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Dance, Tenure-Track Faculty

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Work Type: Faculty - Tenure-Track
Location: Murfreesboro, Tennessee
Categories: Fine & Applied Arts

Job Title

Dance, Tenure-Track Faculty


Theatre and Dance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates who are committed to innovative teaching, robust research/creative activity and meaningful service. We also seek to attract a culturally and academically diverse faculty who value working with a diverse student body.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

Middle Tennessee State University's Department of Theatre and Dance invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Dance (#126560) at the rank of assistant/associate professor. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

This position will be responsible for teaching advanced level technique classes in at least two of the following: modern dance, contemporary dance, and/or ballet, and will also teach coursework in kinesiology and dance conditioning. Additional expertise in injury prevention, health and wellness for the dancer, dance science, and somatics will be considered. Position requires the ability to teach all levels of majors and minors, focused on training in a broad range of dance practices, as well as general education students.  This position will also regularly choreograph for MTSU Dance Theatre fall and spring semester concerts, produced as part of our Department of Theatre and Dance co-curricular season. Other services to the program could include undergraduate student advising and mentorship, outreach and recruitment, and departmental and university service assignments. Ongoing professional creative activity and/or scholarship is expected. 

To learn more about the Department of Theatre and Dance, please visit:

Required Education

Terminal degree in Dance or closely related discipline by appointment date

Other Desirables

Applicants who have experience teaching dance majors and minors in an undergraduate dance program, demonstrated ability to teach both practical and theoretical coursework, professional performance and choreography experience, and/or those who have engagement with professional dance organizations will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal:  A cover letter, their curriculum vitae, their Creative Activities List, and their Teaching Philosophy.  ADDITIONALLY, a link to your online portfolio of performance/choreography MUST also be submitted at the time of online application as "Other Document 1" under Applicant Documents.

Special Instruction to Applicants 

If you need help in applying, please contact the Faculty Recruitment Specialist at (615) 898-5128.

If you have position specific questions, please contact Ms. Karla Barnes at

MTSU is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that values diversity in all its forms. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Proof of U.S. citizenship or eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU available at or by contacting MTSU Public Safety at (615) 898-2424.

MTSU is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

This position requires a criminal background check. Therefore, you may be required to provide information about your criminal history in order to be considered for this position.

Application Review Date: 02/22/2021

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