Assistant Professor of Dance

Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University
Washington D.C.
Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Oct 6, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Assistant Professor of Dance - Modern Dance
Tenure Track, Renewable Appointment (initial appt period) - 08/01/2023-05/31/2026
Proposed Start Date: 08/01/2023

Position Description Summary:

The Program of Theatre & Dance, part of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design at George Washington University, invites applications to fill a tenure-track position in Dance at the rank of assistant professor beginning in fall 2023. The program seeks an experienced educator and practitioner of contemporary dance form(s). We welcome applicants who possess expertise and embodied knowledge as choreographer, performer, and teacher with the ability to teach a diverse student population using inclusive course materials and culturally responsive teaching strategies.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will contribute to scholarly and creative practice within the program, the school, and the field beyond GW. They will make choreography and engage students in performance, teach courses in the current curriculum (such as, choreography, dance technique(s), improvisation and dance history), and develop courses in their areas of expertise. This position invites candidates who will collaborate with colleagues to create a forward thinking program.

Minimum Qualifications:

Applicants must have:
• A terminal degree (MFA or PhD) in dance or a related field by date of appointment, OR equivalent professional experience.
• Experience teaching.
• Experience as a dance practitioner.

Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University offers more than 20 degree programs in the fields of Art History, Design, Interior Architecture, Music, Museum Studies, Studio Arts, and Theatre and Dance. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, we embody and exemplify the College’s Engaged Liberal Arts credo, which strives to link disparate fields and better prepare our graduates for rich, multidimensional careers in the evolving world we live in. The Corcoran School’s home in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C. provides opportunities for our students and faculty to tap into both a vibrant, historic local city and a nerve center of international culture and government. We have a strong track record of initiating new ventures and collaborating with some of D.C.’s most prestigious institutions, galleries, museums, companies, and firms.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered please submit an online application and upload:

  • A cover letter.
  • A current C.V.
  • Teaching Philosophy: A statement describing the relationship between your creative work and/or scholarship and your work as a teacher.
  • DEIA Statement: A statement describing your past, present, and future efforts to promote diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in your work as an artist, scholar, and educator.

Only complete applications will be considered. We will request letters of recommendation and additional materials from those candidates selected for the second round of review. Review of applications will begin on November 3, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

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The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.


The Corcoran School of the Arts & Design at the George Washington University prepares its graduates to be the next generation of global leaders. Part of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the school functions as an incubator for artists, designers and scholars, who learn from internationally renowned faculty at the intersection of creativity and social innovation. It is an academic experience like no other—inspiring students to research, create and innovate with the potential to shape the world around them.

We are a community of civically engaged artists and practitioners, aiming to impact the world through social change. Our students are poised to not just join the creative field of their choice, but to define it for themselves as they become well versed in both practice and research.

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