Dance Program: Assistant Professor in Dance

Edinburg, TX
Oct 21, 2020
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Details

Faculty TitleAssistant ProfessorJob Class Code10031FLSAExemptPosting NumberFRGV1066Working TitleDance Program: Assistant Professor in DanceNumber of Vacancies1LocationEdinburg, Texas Division/OrganizationProvost - Academic AffairsAppointment Period for Non-Tenure PositionTenure StatusNon Tenure TrackFTE1.0Scope of Job

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in Dance, with a specialization in Ballet Folkórico and Mexican Dance, to start in the Fall 2021. The standard academic teaching load for Assistant Professors is nine student credit hours (9 SCH) per semester. The successful candidate will be directing the UTRGV Ballet Folkórico Dance Company.

Visit our Dance program website ( The facilities of the Dance Program include three spacious dance studios, an intimate 300-seat Jeffers Theatre, a Library Auditorium, and a newly constructed 1,000 seat Performing Arts Center.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college, and program missions, as well as a commitment to UTRGV’s guiding principles (, which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Minimum Qualifications

An MFA in Dance from an accredited institution.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications

A background in Ballet Folkórico and Mexican dance traditions.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching college-level Dance classes.

License or Certification Required?NoSalaryCommensurate with Qualifications and ExperienceDesired Start Date09/01/2021EEO Statement

EEO Statement
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date10/20/2020Close Date01/12/2021Additional Information

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

*Date of Birth
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Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. This is a security sensitive position. All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Please Note

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to
demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based
test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of
English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the
International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications
will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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    Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
    1. Teaching Philosophy
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. List of 3 References
    4. Letter of Interest
    5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
    Optional Documents
    1. Resume
    2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
    3. Writing / Publication Sample
    4. Reference Letter 1
    5. Reference Letter 2
    6. Reference Letter 3
    7. Multi Media
    8. Certifications and Licenses
    9. Training Certificates
    10. Other Document
    11. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness
    12. Unofficial Transcripts 2
    13. Unofficial Transcripts 3
    14. Teaching Statement
    15. Research Statement
    16. Additional Document
    17. NCCPA Certification
    18. State Licensure

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