Assistant Professor of Dance Instruction

Position Information


Position Title Assistant Professor of Dance Instruction
Classification Title Faculty Full Time (.75-1.0 FTE)
Benefits Eligibility

Benefits Eligibility

Department Dance
Job Description

The Department of Dance at Hope College seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Dance Instruction position that will begin July 1, 2024 (but not on campus until August 15, 2024). A terminal degree is preferred but not required. The successful candidate will be a recognized instructor/performer/choreographer with proven tested professional experience, and qualified to teach multiple levels of Hip Hop and tap. Ability to teach additional technique classes (jazz and/or world dance), as well as dance theory courses (dance history, dance pedagogy, etc.) would be beneficial. The applicant should have imaginative and recognized choreography in their field, with an interest in participation/directorship of an affiliate pre-professional company. Individuals with a clear enthusiasm and record of teaching students of various technical levels in both departmental and general education courses in a liberal arts setting are encouraged to apply.


RANK & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Consideration of candidates will begin immediately. Please submit the following electronically to the link provided on the Hope College Human Resources website:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (if applicable)
  4. Contact information for three references
  5. Teaching and Artistic Philosophy
  6. statement describing how they will engage and support the holistic mission of the College, particularly how their commitment to the Christian faith, the liberal arts, and inclusive excellence shapes their approaches and identities as teachers, scholars, and mentors
  7. 7-12 minute video file/link exemplifying candidate’s body of work (i.e. choreography, performance, and teaching).
Is this a visiting faculty position? No
Rank Assistant

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to combine excellence in classroom teaching with other appropriate professional activities. Candidate must express commitment to the goals and objectives of the Dance Department. Candidate must express commitment to the college mission and religious character of the institution.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a commitment to all aspects of Hope’s mission as a liberal arts college. We are grounded in robust ecumenical Christian aspirations and daily strive for inclusive excellence. While Hope students represent a mix of Christian and other (or no) religious backgrounds, the college’s faculty, administration, and staff are committed to the Christian faith as expressed in the ecumenical creeds of the ancient church. As part of the application, we ask all candidates to describe how they will engage and support the holistic mission of the College, particularly how their commitment to the Christian faith, the liberal arts, and inclusive excellence shapes their approaches and identities as teachers, scholars, and mentors.

Physical Demands

This position requires remaining in a sitting or standing position for frequent periods of time; uses office machinery such as a computers, printers, copy machines; Occasionally involves moving items over 10 pounds; frequently will move between different offices/workspaces/buildings; and requires effective communication abilities. In the case of temporary or permanent condition(s) that require(s) accommodation(s), reasonable accommodation(s) may be requested.

Pre-employment Screenings

“All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check. Some positions may have position specific requirements, such as education/licensure/certification verification, a physical, drug screening, credit checks and/or transportation record review.”

Posting Detail Information


Posting Number 2023-074FR
Job Posting Open Date 10/09/2023
Job Posting Close Date 01/01/2024
Open Until Filled No
Is this position available for sponsorship Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A statement describing how you will engage and support the holistic mission of the College.
  • Teaching Statement
  • Artistic/Creative Work Statement
  • Unofficial Transcripts
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Supplemental Questions

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Media File
  5. Teaching Philosophy
  6. Mission Response

Optional Documents

  1. Portfolio
  2. Teaching Statement
  3. Research Statement
  4. Writing Sample
  5. Teaching Evaluations
  6. Research Sample
  7. Publications
  8. Essay Response
  9. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts
  10. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts
  11. Additional Information As Requested