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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance

East Carolina University

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Job Details

Job Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH School of Theatre and Dance

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance

Working Title :

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$58,000 - $61,500

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Position Type:

Faculty (Teaching)

Job Category :

Faculty (Teaching)

Organizational Unit Overview:

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 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 guided by the following core principles:ExcellenceWe strive to maintain a high standard of excellence in our classrooms, rehearsal halls and stage productions, celebrating the individual strengths, talents and dreams of our students while providing professional quality productions to Eastern North Carolina.ProfessionalismThrough a nurturing yet demanding work environment, centered on adhering to performance industry standards, we seek to create graduates who are competitive in their chosen field and also fully prepared to transfer their skills to related fields.Culture of Care and BelongingWe give all students the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society. We want our stories to resonate with a broad representation of persons and perspectives.Artistic RiskThe essence of making art is to take risks. We ask our students to challenge themselves and allow them the space to make both their successes and failures spectacular. We believe this is how new and innovative forms of creative expression are made.CommunityWe recognize and value the impact artists and arts education can have on a community. We encourage our students to be artists, as well as fully engaged citizens, who understand the responsibility and eagerly accept the opportunity to make an impact in their field, our community, and the global community.

The School of Theatre and Dance endeavors to create a safe and accepting teaching and learning environment and a programmatic series that expands the visibility of all choreographers, educators and performers. This includes hiring, casting, and auditioning and continually working toward a more inclusive environment.

Job Duties :

East Carolina University’s School of Theatre and Dance seeks applicants who are collaborative, dynamic, and student-centered for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position in Dance to begin in August 2024. The School of Theatre and Dance seeks to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. We are seeking actively engaged artists and educators with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in their area of expertise in dance.

Responsibilities:The teaching load for the position is 12 credits per semester with an additional expectation for creative contribution to Playhouse season performances . The candidate’s area of expertise will be emphasized within the teaching load alongside their contributions to teaching courses in ballet technique.

This position 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 as well as an interest in developing or sustaining nationally recognized creative activity and/or research.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

We encourage candidates who have demonstrated expertise in any area of dance practice or scholarship to apply. Potential areas of expertise include but are not limited to hip hop, commercial dance, dance history, pedagogy, somatics, partnering, pointe, improvisation, composition and global dance forms including but not limited to those from the African, Latin, Asian and Southeast-Asian diasporas. Priority will be given to candidates who broaden and/or expand existing expertise within the faculty.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

Applicants must complete a candidate profile. Applicants must also submit a curriculum vitae/resume, a list of at least three references with contact information, a cover letter, and web links to online videos of recent teaching and choreography as part of their online application. Applicants will remain active during the stated open period (until the job close date listed below). Official transcript(s) and two to three current original signed letters of reference are required prior to employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals listed by the applicant in the References section within the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference that are submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference that are not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, original signed letters will be required prior to employment.

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:


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Rank Level:

Associate Professor, Assistant Professor

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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

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 Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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