Assistant Professor of Dance -- East Carolina University

17 Nov 2014 9:40 PM | Anonymous member

Full-time, tenure-track position beginning August, 2015

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins December 8, 2014 and continues until position is filled.


This is a 9-month tenure-track faculty position with an academic rank of Assistant Professor. The position requires teaching all levels of 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. The faculty member will also be responsible for choreographing works for faculty concerts, student mentoring, 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.



The applicant must have a terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in dance.  The applicant must have substantial experience 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 teaching qualifications include all levels of ballet and/or contemporary/modern dance technique along with the ability to teach dance history and one or more of the following: music for dancers, partnering, somatics, improvisation, composition, jazz dance, social dance, hip hop, or dances of the African diaspora.


Application Procedures: Applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system at In addition, applicants must submit the documents requested in order to be considered for the position.


Application materials should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a 3 5 minute weblink to online videos of recent choreography and/or performances, three letters of recommendation, and an unofficial graduate transcript.


For more information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee:

Teal Darkenwald, Assistant Professor

School of Theatre and Dance

Mail Stop 553

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Phone: (252) 328 - 1193

E-mail: with the subject line Dance Faculty Search


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University and accommodates individuals with disabilities. Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.

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