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Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance, Teaching Associate Professor of Dance
East Carolina University

Date Posted Jan. 9, 2020
Title Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance, Teaching Associate Professor of Dance
University East Carolina University
Greenville, NC, United States
Department School of Theatre and Dance
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

East Carolina University

Teaching Assistant Professor of Dance, Teaching Associate Professor of Dance
Vacancy #: 930559
Recruitment Range: Commensurate with qualifications
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The dance area of East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance (ECU SoTD) is a pre-professional training program in a triple-track setting with equal emphasis on ballet, modern, and jazz with additional training in tap and other styles. Students majoring in dance pursue a BFA in dance performance and choreography. The dance area within the ECU SoTD is committed to creating an environment that fosters professionalism, collaboration, scholastic and creative achievement, and technical proficiency. The dance area is committed to preparing dancers for the many facets of the professional dance world via thorough training in dance technique, composition, and supporting lecture courses. The dance area sustains an enrollment of 70 – 80 BFA majors per year and also serves the ECU community with non-major courses.

Job Duties
This is a 9-month fixed-term faculty position as a Teaching Assistant Professor or Teaching Associate Professor. The position requires teaching all levels of ballet technique along with courses in the faculty member’s area of research. The faculty member will support the curriculum and mission of the program while building a strong artistic profile and/or research agenda that expands and complements the existing expertise in the department. Dance faculty must have a strong commitment to creating choreography for departmental concerts and other regional shows as well as mentoring student choreography and research. Other responsibilities include serving on School, College, and University committees in addition to professional service to the field. The faculty member will also be responsible for student advising, coordinating student activities and shows, supporting accreditation, and developing curriculum. The faculty member must be committed to supporting ongoing recruitment efforts while fostering a diverse and collegial faculty, staff, and student environment.

Minimum Education/Experience
The applicant must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in dance or commensurate professional experience. The applicant must at least two or more years of experience in training and educating collegiate, pre-professional or professional level dancers as well as a demonstrated ability to develop or sustain nationally recognized creative activity and/or research.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Preferred teaching qualifications include the ability to teach one or more of the following: pedagogy, dance science, partnering, pointe, composition, improvisation, and global dance forms, including but not limited to those from the African, Latin, Asian and Southeast Asian diasporas.

Special Instructions to Applicant
Application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, web links to online videos of the candidate’s recent choreography and technique teaching, and an unofficial graduate transcript.

For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:
John Dixon, Associate Professor
School of Theatre and Dance
East Carolina University
101 Messick Hall
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 328-1193
E-mail: with the subject line "Dance Faculty Search"

Please be aware that if selected as candidate of choice, 2-3 Letters of Recommendation will be required. An automatic email will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the references section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of Recommendation submitted via the application tracking system will be verified and considered toward meeting this requirement. Official transcripts will also be required. Qualifying degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #930559 to ECU Human Resources at

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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