Associate/Full Professor and Chair of the Division of Dance


Rank/Title:  Associate/Full and Chair

Position Number: 0006582

The Division of Dance invites nominations and applications for the position of associate/full professor and chair. This position is an opportunity to be involved in the on-going shaping of innovative, dynamic curriculum and performance practice. Strong leadership skills, creative energy, intellectual strength and professional and teaching experience are essential.  We welcome candidates from all backgrounds. The candidate selected will be expected to be a significant partner in connecting the Division to an increasingly diverse and globally-connected community at the university and in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Extraordinary candidates at the associate/full professor levels will be considered.

Minimum qualifications: Terminal degree or significant professional accomplishment in the field; minimum 3 years of administrative experience; expertise to teach courses in one or more areas of the Dance curriculum; and demonstrated creative/scholarly achievement.

Preferred qualifications: Experience that includes: a strong record of administrative leadership at the level of chair or higher; curriculum development; performance and production management; integrating engaged pedagogies and new technologies into curriculum; strategic planning; recruitment; and fund raising.  

Position begins July 1, 2018.


Please submit the following: letter of application highlighting qualifications, complete curriculum vitae, links to choreography and/or performance, three letters of recommendation. The Division uses Interfolio ByCommittee for applications and digital uploads. Use the following link to apply and upload materials: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2017.  To ensure full consideration for the position, the application must be received by October 31, 2017, but the committee will continue to accept applications until the position is filled.  The committee will notify applicants of the employment decision after the position is filled.  Hiring is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of a background check.


The Division of Dance has a long tradition of excellence and is a forward thinking, vibrant community of artists/scholars. Our students and faculty excel in creating concerts of high artistic standards that encompass new works as well as masterworks. Our alumni perform in concert companies as well as Broadway and commercial venues and hold faculty and leadership positions in academia. We award a BFA and a minor in Dance Performance.  Visit us at


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