Assistant/Associate /Full Professor of Dance (TT)

The University of Akron
Ohio, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate /Full Professor of Dance (TT)

The University of Akron



The University of Akron, Department of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration seeks a dynamic ballet specialist with the skill set to drive UA dance to new heights. The successful candidate will possess qualifications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Dance starting in Fall Semester of 2021.


Duties include: teaching ballet technique courses; recruiting and retaining high-level undergraduate students; contributing to the continued development and success of the department through leadership in service, teaching, and research; coordinating with the Dance Institute, NCCAkron, and other local dance organizations to advance and further a healthy regional arts ecology; and supporting and promoting the continuing growth and development of outstanding academic curricula in undergraduate programs.


Required Qualifications:

MFA in Ballet or equivalent; professional ballet performing experience; experience teaching ballet technique and other related dance classes in a university or professional setting; and evidence of creative / scholarly / research activities at the local, regional, and / or national levels.


Preferred Qualifications:

Teaching or performing expertise at the regional or national level; demonstrated ability to contribute to the diversity of the dance program and university; ability to assist with coordination of the dance area; experience with curriculum development, fundraising, and / or student recruitment; ability to choreograph and stage student productions; demonstrated clear and consistent communication skills; ability to collaborate with colleagues with diverse artistic, aesthetic, and philosophical viewpoints and practices; and familiarity / experience with NASD standards and procedures.



The School of Dance is part of the Fine Arts Division of Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and has a long history of excellence in performing, professional practice, and teaching. Founded in 1970 (known then as the College of Fine and Applied Arts), Akron created the Chamber Ballet (later known as the Ohio Ballet Company) and was led by Heinz Poll. Today, the School of Dance has 7 state-of-the-art dance studios, technology-enhanced classrooms, a design lab/studio, training room, physiotherapy, and locker room facilities. Performance facilities include E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall and Paul A. Daum Theatre.


Alongside the Dance Program at the University of Akron, the Dance Institute of The University of Akron (D.I.) is a multi-disciplinary dance program that provides both pre-professional and recreational classes, performance opportunities, and guest artist residencies for its students ages 3-18. The Dance Program and Dance Institute are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Dance. UA is also home to The National Center for Choreography. NCCAkron is a discrete non-profit organization and the second choreographic center in the country providing professional artists full access to research facilities and opportunities to develop new work alongside the academic environment. More information can be found at


About UA:

Located in Akron, Ohio, The University of Akron (UA) is one of the largest employers in the region and offers an array of employment opportunities. Here you'll find a metropolitan setting that places you in the heart of a dynamic, regional economy and in sync with the pulse of business, government and the community.


We're committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff by including individuals from varied backgrounds and characteristics, including age, gender, religion, ethnicity, disability, national origin, sexual orientation and socioeconomic background. We're also committed to offering competitive salary and benefits packages to qualified candidates.


Application deadline:

Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin March 2, 2021.


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The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (


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