Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Dance

Webster University

United States

December 23, 2021


Posting Details Posting Number F0287

Job Title Assistant Professor of Dance, Department of Dance Department Dance

Location St. Louis/Webster Groves, MO

Job Description Summary

It is expected that the candidate will teach all levels of ballet and jazz technique classes, choreograph for the Webster University Dance Ensemble, advise students, and lead recruitment efforts. Knowledge in the following fields is considered necessary: Composition, Performance Techniques, and Digital Performance.

Minimum Qualifications

MFA required, with extensive professional performance, choreographic, and teaching experience. Experience with curriculum development, budget management, minimum 3 years of administrative experience, experience with youth programming, experience in recruiting and retention and a demonstrated commitment to equity in higher education that supports a diverse student body.

Preferred Qualifications

Significant experience in teaching all levels of ballet and jazz, and mentoring students in choreography and research.

Physical Demands

Instructional = be physically active for long periods of time. Administrative = within the range of a normal office environment. Frequently lifts 25 pounds and is occasionally exposed to external conditions

Essential Duties

It is expected that the individual filling this position will assist/lead in the program's continuing and further growth while ensuring its continued excellence and move towards prominence and prestige.

This faculty member will bring their expertise to expand the dance program's offerings into growing areas, which could include digital performance.

This position also serves as a mentor for student choreographers and performers in five productions annually. Each summer, the Dance program offers two programs: Webster Summer Dance Intensive (ages 13+) and Junior Summer Dance Intensive (ages 10 – 13). A Winter Workshop is also offered annually in February. The position would also oversee outreach programming to St. Louis area schools.

This position also works collaboratively with visiting guest artists, and maintains alumni relations.

Full Time (>30 hrs/wk) or Part Time (<30 hrs/wk) Full Time Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should forward: (1) a letter of interest which addresses the identified qualifications, (2) an expanded resume or curriculum vitae, including dates, (3) contact information for 3 references, (4) Link to video that shows Choreographic/Performance History. (upload 3 & 4 as supporting documentation)

Open Date 11/18/2021

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • What is the highest level of education attained?
  • GED
  • High School Diploma
  • Associates Degree
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Masters Degree
  • Doctoral Degree
  • Requisite degree earned by position start date
  • How many years of experience do you have?
  • 0 to 1 year
  • 2 to 4 years
  • 5 to 7 years
  • 8 to 9 years
  • 10+ years
  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Cover Letter-Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Supporting documentation
  • Optional Documents

  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation 1
  • Letter of Recommendation 2
  • Letter of Recommendation 3
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