The Butler University Department of Dance, in the Jordan College of
the Arts, is inviting applications and nominations for Assistant
Professor of Dance, tenure-track.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Providing dynamic, excellent teaching in Modern Dance,
Improvisation, Choreography, and one or more of the following:
Dance History, Laban Movement Analysis, Somatic Practices, Anatomy
and Physiology, or any area that would enhance current curricular
offerings to undergraduate dance majors.
- Choreograph for the Butler Ballet, which would include both
classical and contemporary works.
- Continue to stay creatively relevant in the dance profession
through choreography or research.
- Academic advising; student mentoring; attendance at faculty
meetings (department, college, and university); committee
participation and other service to the university, community, and
profession; and a high profile of local, regional, and
national/international creative activity is expected of the
- Two of Butler’s key strategic goals are “to create an
intentionally diverse, inclusive, and equitable campus community,”
and to “build a culture of empowerment, engagement and
accountability.” The successful candidate will actively contribute
to building an inclusive learning environment for an increasingly
diverse student population, including the teaching of diverse
repertoires. Inclusive and evidence-based pedagogy is expected at
Please indicate your previous experience with and commitment to
inclusive and evidence-based pedagogies in your cover letter.
Continuing excellence in teaching, creative/scholarly activity, and
service is expected to qualify for reappointment, tenure, and
- A strong professional career that has evolved into a commitment
to the development of students’ technical training and evidence
- An M.F.A. in Dance is preferred, or equivalent professional
- At least three years of university or professional
- A significant record of choreographic work.
Review of applications will begin October 23, 2023, and will
continue until the position is filled. Applications should include
- Cover letter
- Current curriculum vitae
- Links to examples of scholarly and/or creative professional
work (please attach links to word document)
- Contact information for four references.
Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Competitive and commensurate with
experience and qualifications
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ABOUT BUTLER UNIVERSITY :
abolitionist Ovid Butler in 1855 on the principles of diversity,
equity and inclusion, Butler University is a private, nationally
recognized comprehensive university consisting of the College of
Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Education, the Lacy
School of Business, the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences,
the Jordan College of the Arts, and the College of Communication.
Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate and doctoral
students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 24
countries. Ranked #1 in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World
Report and recognized for “best undergraduate teaching” and “most
innovative schools,” Butler is located just five miles from
downtown Indianapolis, a cultural center of the state and country.
Indianapolis is home to many national music organizations including
the American Pianists Association, Music for All/Bands of America,
Percussive Arts Society, Drum Corp International, as well as the
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphonic Choir,
Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and Indianapolis Opera.
The department of dance is a performance-based, undergraduate dance
program with a strong ballet focus offering a BFA in Dance
Performance, a BA in Dance (Pedagogy), and a BS in Dance (Arts
Administration). Within these three degree plans, the major
emphasis is on performing and the training of highly motivated
dancers as well as the development of choreographic and teaching
skills. The Jordan College of the Arts is home to the Department of
Art, the Department of Arts Administration, the Department of
Dance, the Department of Theatre, and the School of Music. JCA also
houses the Butler Community Arts School, an arts education program
where Butler students serve as Teaching Fellows. JCA provides
focused professional study and collaborative, creative experiences
within the context of a strong liberal arts education. We value an
inclusive and welcoming environment with a diverse range of
artists, traditions, ideas, and audiences, and we emphasize the
development of students as artist-citizens who will become leaders
in arts and society.
Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We
celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and
equitable environment for all employees. We welcome applications
from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity,
sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status,
sexual orientation, national origin, or any other legally protected
September 15, 2023