Instructor - Dance and Theatre

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Theatre and Dance Program within the Department of Visual and Performing Arts in the College of Letters, Arts & Sciences and the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks a dance focused interdisciplinary artist and scholar to begin fall semester 2018. The programmatic ethos of integration in theatre and dance is important to our faculty and a central focus of this new position. The ideal candidate will be expected to help guide the growing dance program with a goal of developing it from a minor to a major track. The program is experiencing extensive growth and about to move into the brand new, state of the art, 90,000-square foot Ent Center for the Performing Arts, providing opportunity for residencies and master classes by nationally renowned dance artists. Website:

The successful candidate will teach a range of classes including dance history, world dance, dance special topics, and theatre/dance integration, work with the Director of Theatre and Dance and the dance faculty in developing a robust dance major, help plan and schedule a season of dance performances and events in the dance studio in the Ent Center for the Arts, and assist the Director in advising dance students. The academic year teaching load will be seven courses (3-4 or 4-3). Academic year salary ~$40,000.

Applicants must have an MFA or PhD in dance, movement theatre, or related field; be accomplished as a dance or movement artist; and have professional and academic choreography experience. Preferred qualifications include 5 years of academic or professional experience and movement research and writing.

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae inclusive of educational experience and professional practice, and unofficial transcript(s). Preference will be given to those who submit these materials by October 31, 2017. Specific questions may be directed to Kevin Landis at

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MFA or PhD in dance, movement theatre, or related field
Accomplished as a dance or movement artist
Professional and academic choreography experience

Preferred qualifications:
Five years of academic or professional experience
Movement research and writing

Special Instructions to Applicants:Upon request, please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applications must be submitted through CU Careers; applications received by email or surface mail will not be considered. Position is open until filled. Applications received by October 31, 2017 will receive full consideration. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40237 - LAS Theatre

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 14, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kevin Landis

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00738648