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Assistant Professor of Dance
Texas Tech University

Date Posted Sep. 29, 2022
Title Assistant Professor of Dance
University Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX, United States
Department School of Theatre & Dance
Application Deadline Nov. 1, 2022
Position Start Date Fall 2023
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

The successful candidate will have experience teaching or documented expertise in at least one of the following areas: dance histories, the practice and/or scholarship of cultural foundations of dance (e.g., African diasporic forms), and dance techniques. Innovative and engaged work with distance education for graduate and undergraduate students is desirable. The successful candidate will demonstrate high academic, artistic, and ethical standards, as well as the ability to foster effective collaboration between the disciplines of dance and theatre. Must demonstrate strong teaching ability, a record of successful scholarly and/or creative endeavors, and potential to leverage a prominent research agenda. Must be willing to engage in student-centered activities within research, service, and/or community engagement agendas such as: choreographing for School productions, production dramaturgy, and mentoring student research (e.g., thesis projects and choreography). The successful candidate will also demonstrate willingness and ability to assist with the administrative duties of the dance program, including supervision of student organizations, curricular and course development, student recruitment, and program auditions. Should be able to work effectively with colleagues, to act as a collaborative School citizen, to perform service to the School and university, and to continue to engage in creative and/or scholarly research. Pursuit of external grants in support of research or creative activity, when appropriate and available in the faculty member’s field, is encouraged. 

Position Requirements: 

1. MFA, PhD, or EdD in Dance or related disciplines 

2. Record of a minimum of five years of relevant professional activity and/or research that demonstrates emerging or established national/international recognition in the fields of dance or dance education 

3. Three or more years teaching in postsecondary education

4. Demonstrated and ongoing commitment to equitable, inclusive, and antiracist pedagogies; demonstrated and ongoing commitment to serving diverse student populations 

5. Ability to teach in at least two of the following dance areas: dance histories, cultural foundations of dance, dance technique(s), and/or critical inquiry 

6. Demonstrated record of professional research/creative activity relevant to the current and future practice of dance or dance education 

7. Evidence of familiarity with current practices in dance, dance education, and across arts disciplines, with a vision toward the evolution of the disciplines and to interdisciplinarity 

8. Ability and desire to direct student research, direct student thesis projects, and to perform service duties including, but not limited to, recruiting, program-building, curricular review, and programmatic assessment 



Preferred Qualifications: 

1. PhD or EdD in Dance or related disciplines 

2. Experience with interdisciplinary approaches to research and pedagogy and ability to work collaboratively across arts disciplines 

3. Demonstrated ability to form partnerships within and outside of the university, regionally, nationally, and internationally 

4. An active record of working with commercial or non-profit arts organizations, including community and/or governmental organizations 

5. Clear potential to support research through extramural funding as appropriate to specialization 

  • As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Texas Tech University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in an inclusive environment. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity of the academic community at Texas Tech University. The university welcomes applications from minoritized candidates, women, protected veterans, people with disabilities, and dual-career couples. The J.T. & Margaret Talkington College of Visual & Performing Arts comprises the School of Art, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre & Dance. With more than 120 faculty members and approximately 1,150 students, the College offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including the terminal M.F.A., D.M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. Our unique Ph.D. program in Fine Arts provides interdisciplinary education for students interested in engaging with multiple art forms or combining methodologies from the arts and sciences or arts and humanities. For more information, visit 

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  • Dr. Ali Duffy
    School of Theatre & Dance
    Texas Tech University
    Lubbock, TX


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