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Category:: Faculty
Department:: Theatre
Locations:: Binghamton, NY
Posted:: Dec 2, 2019
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
About Binghamton University:

Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character - shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life - promotes extraordinary student success.

Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities to engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.

Job Description:

Binghamton University seeks a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor to teach classical ballet and modern dance technique, beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. In addition to Classical Ballet, the Department would be interested in expertise in one or more of the following in Modern Dance techniques: Graham, Horton, Cunningham, Limon, Humphry-Weidman and Dunham. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in African Diaspora & African American, Asian & Asian American, Latinx, or LGBTQ focused dance. Other specializations in any of a variety of the cultural or social dance areas would be considered as well. In addition to teaching, the candidate will have the opportunity to choreograph for the mainstage season. The ideal candidate will be an artist-teacher, whose teaching, creative activity, and/or professional experience will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equity, and/or which addresses questions of interest to historically under-represented or underserved communities.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to:

- Creative collaboration
- Teaching excellence
- Working towards a national and/or international reputation as a practitioner and/or scholar
- Building a respectful and inclusive environment that uses mentoring techniques designed to increase the likelihood of success for every student
- Organizational duties
- Administrative duties
- Recruitment, retention and guidance of students.

Applicants should have a research agenda that will support and enhance the Theatre Department's offerings, by increasing its range and diversity of curriculum, with the goal of leading to successful tenure. Previous university-level teaching experience is preferred.



- Expertise in Classical Ballet and Modern Dance
- Significant professional/educational theatre dance experience
- Ability to build an inclusive learning environment
- MFA Preferred - Candidates with a BA/BS and substantial professional and teaching experience considered
- Undergraduate and graduate university teaching experience desired
- Choreography experience desired
- An additional specialization in a cultural dance area desired

Additional Information:

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Binghamton University to provide for and promote equal opportunity employment, compensation, and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, religion, disability, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, veteran or military service member status, marital status, domestic violence victim status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or arrest and/or criminal conviction record unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification or other exception.

The State University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As required by title IX and its implementing regulations, Binghamton University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational programs and activities which it operates. This requirement extends to employment and admission. Inquiries about sex discrimination may be directed to the University Title IX Coordinator or directly to the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator and OCR, as well as the University's complete Non-Discrimination Notice may be found here.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Binghamton University is a tobacco-free campus effective August 1, 2017.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae/resume, a statement of teaching philosophy, and link(s) to three works showing dance choreography or creative work. Binghamton University is committed to cultivating a diverse learning community. Applicants should explain how their classroom and scholarly practices will serve to create and sustain an inclusive learning environment. Please also include the names and contact information for three references who are able to speak to the candidate's teaching technique and/or choreographic artistry. This information may be used to solicit reference letters. Review of applicants will begin on January 30th, 2020. The position will remain open until filled.

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