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Assistant Professor of Ballet, 38385

University of Missouri Kansas City
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts, Performing Arts, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Arts Administration
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Full Time
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Hiring Department

UMKC Conservatory - Division of Dance

Job Description

Teach ballet technique, dance history, and ballet pedagogy; teach coursework in areas of interest and specialty as needed; create original choreography for students and direct one Conservatory dance concert annually; maintain a professional profile that reflects the career of a distinguished teacher/performer/artist; contribute to the creative/scholarly, academic and service environments characteristic of a Conservatory within a university; enrich the cultural environment of the Kansas City metropolitan community; demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion; participate actively in the intellectual life of the Conservatory and university by serving on committees and engaging in other Conservatory activities; contribute to curriculum development, faculty governance, and administrative activity of the Dance Division.

Minimum Qualifications

Demonstrated successful and innovative experience teaching ballet from a technical and/or theoretical perspective to a diverse student body; demonstrated potential or ability to teach all levels of technique; expertise in at least one of the following areas: dance criticism/aesthetics, composition, pas de deux, contemporary partnering, kinesiology, or world dance forms; evidence of a commitment to the field of ballet as a site of creative and/or scholarly inquiry. Additionally, candidates should have professional experience at the national and/or international level as a performer/scholar and a t erminal degree in dance or equivalent professional experience .

Full Time/Part Time

This is a tenure-track, full-time, benefit-eligible, nine-month academic appointment.

The appointment starts Fall of 2022.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualification and experience

Application Deadline

Review of applications will begin November 8, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Application form, application letter that addresses the candidate’s qualifications, and curriculum vitae including educational background, previous academic appointments, and artistic credentials. See position posting at UMKC Human Resources website. Use search keyword “ballet.”


Reasonable accommodations may be requested during the application and recruitment process. If you need an accommodation, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


The Dance Division of the UMKC Conservatory is committed to performance excellence through specialized training in dance technique, theory, and choreography advancing creativity, performance, scholarship, and learning in the arts. Intellectual and artistic growth is the primary focus of the Dance Division, which is supported by the program in a disciplined and nurturing environment. The education of the student is enhanced by a strong foundation in ballet, modern dance, and choreography. We collaborate to champion the best aspects of the past as we prepare for the future through innovation, enterprise, and arts advocacy. In keeping with the mission of our University, we seek to promote diversity while fostering an inclusive learning environment .For more information about the Conservatory and the Dance Division, please visit


Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to UMKC’s mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, Latino, Italian, Irish, German, Native American, Slavic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City, and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection, and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.

For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students, and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace, and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand learn the beauty of calling Kansas City your home.

Please visit these pages to learn more about UMKC’s engagement in diversity, equity and inclusion

Roos Advocate for Community Change

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion

Annual Report

Multicultural Student Affairs

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:
UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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