Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Job description

Job Title:

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Position Number :

SoTD Dance Instructor

Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH School of Theatre and Dance

Department Homepage :


Advertising Department :


Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Working Title :

Dance Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, Teaching Professor

Number of Vacancies :


Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Salary Range:

Commensurate with qualifications

Position Location (City) :


Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Primary Function of Organizational Unit :

The School of Theatre and Dance is dedicated to providing undergraduate students with superior, professional training in theatre and dance. In our rigorous, conservatory-style training within a liberal arts setting, students are taught and mentored by a diverse faculty of active professionals, who work to prepare them intellectually, artistically, and practically, to be leaders in their chosen profession. The ECU School of Theatre and Dance is a dedicated undergraduate BFA program with an emphasis on professional preparation. ECU seeks to create an environment that fosters recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff, and administration and strongly encourages woman, minorities, and historically underrepresented groups to apply.

Job Duties :

East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time temporary Fixed-Term Teaching Instructor, Teaching Assistant Professor, Teaching Associate Professor, or Teaching Professor to begin August 16, 2021, for one or more semesters. As a means to broaden and deepen the scope of the dance program’s scholarship, this position will contribute to the commitment of the program to embrace diversity, equity and inclusion within its faculty, students, scholarship, and practice.

The teaching load for the position is 12 credits per semester with an expectation for creative contribution to mainstage performances. The candidate’s area of expertise will be prioritized within the teaching load alongside their contributions to teaching courses in ballet technique and dance science.

This appointment is contingent upon available funding.

Minimum Education/Experience :

The applicant must have a terminal degree (MFA, PhD or international equivalent) in dance or commensurate professional experience. The applicant must have had two or more years of experience training and educating pre-professional or professional level dancers.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

Preferred teaching qualifications include the ability to teach one or more of the following: pedagogy, dance somatics, partnering, pointe, creative process, hip hop and global dance forms including but not limited to those from the African, Latin, Asian and Southeast Asian diasporas. An interest in developing or sustaining nationally recognized creative activity and/or research is preferred as well.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Candidates must apply online at https://ecu.peopleadmin.com

Application materials include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three references, and weblinks to online videos of the candidate’s technique teaching and recent choreography or other creative work. Please submit electronic application materials only.

Proper documentation of identity, employability, and official transcripts are required upon offer of employment.

Two-three letters of recommendation are required for employment. Please be aware if selected as candidate of choice an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of recommendation submitted via the applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. Information about the ECU School of Theatre and Dance can be found at www.ecu.edu/theatredance/.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Initial Screening Begins :


Rank Level:

Not Applicable

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time