Assistant Professor of Dance Education , Dept. of Physical Education & Human Performance

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor of Dance Education

Department of Physical Education and Human Performance

Dance Education Program

Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenured track position as an Assistant Professor of Dance Education beginning in August 2021. The Dance Education Program is housed in the Department of Physical Education and Human Performance. The successful candidate will teach a variety of dance courses that may include, but not limited to Creative Dance in Education, Psycho-social Aspects of Dance Education, Dance History, Methods in Dance Education, Choreography, and dance technique classes. CCSU faculty is expected to contribute to the mission of the university, as well as the department by engaging in scholarship, service, and student advisement. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body.

Required Qualifications:

  • Appropriate terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, MFA)* in dance education or closely related field; candidates currently enrolled in an appropriate terminal degree program must complete the degree within 3 years of the start date of the appointment. For candidates currently enrolled in an appropriate terminal degree program, a letter from advisor stating anticipated completion date is required with application materials.
  • Minimum of one-year experience teaching undergraduate dance education courses.
  • Record of scholarly/creative activity and community engagement.
  • Commitment to serving a culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student body and community.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a leadership position within a professional dance company and/or a dance education program.
  • Experience in the direction and production of dance performances and related events.
  • Knowledge of state and national dance education requirements for PK-12 educators.
  • Ability to teach additional courses that might support the other programs in the department (Physical Education, Exercise Science)

The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls 11,880 students. This includes 7,605 full-time undergraduates, 1,949 part-time undergraduates, 648 full-time graduate students, and 1,678 part-time graduate students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-three percent of the students are from Connecticut. An increasingly residential campus, 64 percent of Central’s first-year students live on campus; 24 percent of all undergraduates live on campus. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit .

The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of some 70,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas in the region. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Known as “Little Poland,” 17 percent of its population are of Polish background. It is the home of three Polish language newspapers and one television station, and annually hosts the Little Poland Festival. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rican, Italian, and Irish backgrounds. Currently, 37 percent of its population are Hispanic; 11 percent are African American; 25 percent live below the poverty line.

In addition to all that Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Mass., two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.

Application and Appointment : For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2021. Target start date: August 23, 2021 - Academic Year 2021-2022.

To begin the application process, click on the Apply button and submit the following:

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
  • Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable; if selected, official copies will be required)
  • For candidates currently enrolled in an appropriate terminal degree program, a letter from advisor stating anticipated completion date.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision and prescription plans, a multi- plan retirement, retirement health care, deferred compensation, Dependent Care Assistant and Med Flex spending accounts, supplemental benefits such as long term, short term disability, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. E-mailed or mailed applications will not be accepted.

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.

For more information, contact Matthew Orange, Search Committee Chair at 860-832-2169 or

As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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