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Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant/Associate Professor of Dance
Vacancy #: 930559
Recruitment Range:  $58,000 - $61,500
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

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:

We 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.

Through 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 Belonging
We 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 Risk
The 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.

We 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.

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.

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 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.

Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy #930559 to ECU Human Resources at

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.

East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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