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Assistant Professor of Dance

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance.  

Position Details
Location                          Hattiesburg
Division                           Dance
Position Type                  Faculty
Employment Status         Full Time
Grant Funded                  No
Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary
Southern Miss offers a nationally accredited Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance in performance and choreography and in dance education in a growing and vigorous atmosphere. We believe in rigorous training that prepares the artist/educator for the professional field. The dance program currently has approximately 75 undergraduate dance majors. There are seven full-time faculty in dance.  Candidate will be capable of collaborating with faculty in departmental curricular activities.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities  
Teaching dance techniques at the undergraduate level, dance appreciation and one or more of the following: dance history, introduction to dance education, composition, choreography, dance production. Candidate must be committed to training and mentoring young artists and to developing excellence in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications 
Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) and ability to teach dance techniques, including all modern/contemporary and ballet, and at least two of the following: dance history, pedagogy, composition, choreography, dance production;ability to work effectively with diverse groups of majors and non-majors.

Preferred Qualifications  
Teaching experience in higher education is preferred.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud historyand an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss.  Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 17 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply. 


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