Dance Dixie State University

18 Jan 2015 9:06 AM | Anonymous member


  • Teach all levels of dance technique and composition classes. Technique in varied dance genres with emphasis on ballet. May include modern/contemporary, jazz, and/or non-western forms.
  • Teach 24 credit hours of classes per academic year plus the equivalent of 3 credit hours or more of institutional service as defined by the department and school.
  • Teach upper division courses including Dance History, Dance Pedagogy, Movement Analysis, and/or Kinesiology for Dancers.
  • Regularly teach in the University General Education curriculum.
  • Assist the Artistic Director of Dixie State Dance Company directing the dance productions
  • Choreograph for dance productions.
  • Serve as an academic, choreographic and artistic mentor to students.
  • Attend production and other meetings as required. Participate in tech rehearsals, dress rehearsals and other performance activities as assigned.
  • Fulfill faculty responsibilities including participating in department events and committee meetings, holding regular office hours, and advising students.
  • Ability to adapt courses to current technology and possibly teach in an online or hybrid learning environment.


  • Earned terminal degree (doctorate or MFA) in Dance required, PhD preferred
  • Experience of professional performance and choreography
  • Teaching experience in college/university setting
  • Demonstrated ability of successfully teaching college courses (finalists will be required to demonstrate competence in a teaching module)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of dance production and choreography
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate successfully as a member of a production team and as a member of an academic program
  • Ability to operate contemporary computer programs, and a willingness to be trained in computer applications
  • Ability to employ various communication technologies during teaching responsibilities
  • Ability and willingness to participate in university and departmental student recruitment and retention initiatives
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff and colleagues, both orally and in writing
  • An eagerness to engage with faculty, staff and administrators to develop ways to improve the educational experience of students

  Terms of Contract:  Tenure track (9 month) faculty position.  Salary is based on nationally competitive Dixie State University faculty salary schedule.  Excellent benefits package included.

Electronic Application Procedures:  Application review begins February 9, 2015, open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references (including email), unofficial transcripts and video links to examples of your own performances and choreography work electronically. Please upload all of the requested documents when you submit your application. You will not be able to add to or edit your application once it has been submitted.  Employment may be contingent upon positive results of a background check. If, because of a disability, you need special services or facilities in order to apply for this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435) 652-7520. - See more at:


 Congress on Research in Dance
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