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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, One-Year Appointment Non-Tenure Track
Butler University

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2018
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance, One-Year Appointment Non-Tenure Track
University Butler University
Department Jordan College of The Arts
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2018
  • Indianapolis, IN
    United States
  • Visiting Professor
  • Dance

EFFECTIVE DATE: Beginning August 2018 (Fall term)

  • Primary responsibilities include teaching undergraduate dance courses at various levels, including but not limited to Dance History, Modern (Contemporary) Dance Technique, Ballet Technique, Pedagogy Advisement, and Professional Practices.
  • Choreographing for Butler Ballet, the student performance ensemble, is also expected, as is attendance at casting meetings, rehearsals and performances.
  • Academic advising, student mentoring, committee participation, and community service are expected of the successful candidate.


  • Evidence of excellence in Modern and/or Ballet Technique
  • Demonstrated research interests/experience in pedagogy and/or other dance subjects stated above
  • At least three years of university or professional teaching experience.
  • Evidence of a professional career.
  • M.F.A or equivalent preferred
  • The successful candidate will demonstrate ballet as a first language and exhibit a breadth of understanding of new disciplines.

Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate experience working with students of color.

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APPLICATION: Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three current letters of recommendation, and a list of references. Please send application materials as a single PDF scan to:
Marie Gray, Administrative Specialist, Department of Dance

Review of applications will begin June 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

Butler University, one of the nation’s leading master’s comprehensive universities, was founded in 1855 by abolitionist Ovid Butler on the principle of equal access to higher education regardless of gender or race. Butler encompasses six colleges with an enrollment of 4000 undergraduates and 500 graduate students, and emphasizes a liberal arts education with more than 60 majors.

The Jordan College of the Arts, which includes the departments of art, dance, theatre, arts administration, and the School of Music; a graduate program in music; and the Butler Community Arts School, provides focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences within the context of a strong liberal arts university. We emphasize the development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders in arts and society.

Butler University is located north of downtown Indianapolis, the nation’s fifteenth-largest city, and is the only Midwest Regional University to earn the U.S. News designation as Most Innovative School, according to the magazine’s 2018 rankings. For the eighth consecutive year, Butler ranks No. 2 overall among 171 Midwest Regional Universities.

The Department of Dance has a strong ballet focus within a liberal arts education and offers BFA, BA and BS degrees in performance, pedagogy, and dance-arts administration, with major emphasis on performing and the training of highly employable dancers. The program is also committed to providing a strong background in teaching and choreography.

Butler University is a fully accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Dance.

  • Butler University is committed to enhancing the diversity of the student body and our faculty and staff. In addition hiring decisions are made on the basis of an individual’s qualifications, past experience, overall performance, and other employment-related criteria. Butler University provides equal opportunities for employment and advancement for all individuals, regardless of age, gender identity, race, religion, color, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected category.

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Contact Information

  • Marie Gray
    Jordan College of the Arts
    Butler University
    4600 Sunset Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46208


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