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Department of Theatre and Dance

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Administrative Assistant

Position Description
This position serves as the Administrative Assistant in the Department of Theater and Dance. Will assist with and oversee the human resources and fiscal affairs actions in the Department. Duties will include performing a variety of human resources, financial, budget, procurement, travel, accounts payable, contracts and maintenance records. Assists with department communications.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree, or high school diploma and 4 years work experience that is directly related to the area of employment; or equivalency.

Preferred Qualifications
Knowledge of university human resources, accounting, and purchasing policies and procedures.  Knowledge of human resources, purchasing policies and procedures. Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment. Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, most notably Microsoft Word and Excel, preferred.

To Apply
Applicants must  submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page via the link below:



Associate or Full Professor of Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of South Carolina invites applications for a nine-month tenure track faculty position at the level of Associate/Full Professor of Dance with a start date of August 16, 2018.

The position will require teaching across the dance curriculum and choreographing original work and/or restaging repertory for the University of South Carolina Dance Company. The teaching load will include three courses per semester and/or two courses and choreography for one dance concert. Teaching responsibilities are based on areas of expertise and could include the following areas: dance techniques such as ballet, contemporary, and jazz, specific world dance forms, dance history, kinesiology, introduction to dance in the collegiate environment, and/or dance pedagogy. In addition to teaching, departmental service will include student advising and recruitment as well as contribution to curriculum development in dance.

The successful applicant will have a PhD or MFA in Dance and exhibit the teaching experience, scholarship, and service record worthy of a tenure/tenure-track appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor within a nationally-accredited dance program at a Carnegie R1 Institution.

Interest in developing innovative curricula that reflects current trends in the field, as well as university initiatives, is expected. A strong record of scholarship, both creative and theoretical work, and a demonstrated record of professional stewardship in the field at the national level is required.

Preferred qualifications of successful candidates should include a proven record of academic leadership with knowledge of assessment and program evaluation, production and/or artistic management, and mentoring of students within the university setting. A candidate possessing these qualifications will have the potential opportunity of leadership in the future development of the dance program.

To apply, upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, two-page teaching philosophy, vision of academic leadership statement, three current letters of reference, and the names and contact information for three additional references.

Review of applications will begin in early January 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must submit an employment application through the University's Employment Opportunities page.



The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status.