The City University of New York/Hunter College seeks Chair of the Department of Dance/Professor
The City University of New York/Hunter College
JOB VACANCY NOTICE: Chair of the Department of Dance/Professor
The Department of Dance seeks a Department Chair that is an inspirational visionary, expediter,
proven leader, entrepreneur, writer, artist, organizer, facilitator, and developer of partnerships.
Thanks to a generous donation to Hunter College, the individual selected for this position this
position will have the opportunity to expand the Program in Dance into a full-fledged academic
department. This will entail building upon the existing BA program, integrating the MA in Dance
Education/Certification Program, and developing a new MFA Program.
Qualified candidates must have a broad familiarity with and an ability to foster meaningful
connections to the NYC professional dance and dance teaching communities and understand the
range of dance programming possible in a liberal arts college. The candidate must further
demonstrate a proven commitment to dance learning in both PreK-12 and higher education, and
prepare Hunter dance students for a high level of artistry and professional success as performers,
choreographers, dance educators, and dance scholars.
• Providing the strategic vision for the continuous improvement of programs, services, and
• Teaching undergraduate and graduate level classes
• Developing and maintaining strategic partnerships including supporters, donors, friends
• Facilitating working environment of consensus and collaboration
• Overseeing staff, budget, facilities, and ongoing program evaluation
• Representing the Department of Dance within the college and community with attention
to maintaining the Hunter Brand
• Recruiting and nurturing the next generation of dance artists, educators, and scholars
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or MFA degree in area(s) of experience (preferred) or equivalent
commensurate with ability and experience.
Candidates should have extensive experience in multiple areas that might include: administrative
experience; teaching experience in K-12 or higher education settings; professional performing
experience; a record of professionally produced choreography; a record of program development;
evidence of published curriculum, assessments, and/or standards.
UNIVERSITY INFORMATION: Hunter College, located in the heart of Manhattan, is the
largest college in the City University of New York (CUNY). Founded in 1870, it is also one of
the oldest public colleges in the country. More than 23,000 students currently attend Hunter,
pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 170 areas of study. Hunter's student
body is as diverse as New York City itself. For more than 140 years, Hunter has provided
educational opportunities for women and minorities, and today, students from every walk of life
and every corner of the world attend Hunter.
TO APPLY: Click on the link below and select “Faculty” under “Employment", the Dance
position is currently listed on the second page of the listings.
From our job posting system, select “Apply Now”, create or log in to an account, and provide the
requested information. All items to be uploaded must be combined in a single document. If you
are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site
and search for this vacancy using the Job ID 11611.
Candidates should provide a CV reflecting recognized achievement in multiple areas such as:
Performance, Choreography, Teaching (higher education community, K-12), Program
Development, and Dance/Arts Administration/Management, cover letter; statement of leadership
philosophy; and 3 references.
CLOSING DATE: The committee will begin reviewing applications on October 27, 2014. The
search will remain open until the position is filled.
JOB SEARCH CATEGORY: CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: We are committed to enhancing our diverse
academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and
women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence
through diversity and inclusion. EO/AA Employer.