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Theatre and Dance (Dance), Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty

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

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Theatre and Dance, Full-Time Lecturer, Faculty


Theatre and Dance

University Expectation

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


Salary commensurate with education and experience

Job Summary/Basic Function

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Middle Tennessee State University invites applicants for a full-time, temporary (non-tenurable) faculty position (#210050) at the rank of Lecturer in Dance. This is a one year appointment with possible annual renewal for up to three years total. Start date for the position is August 1, 2021. Position contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching African/African diaspora, indigenous and/or global dance forms in a contemporary dance-training context. Studio courses will include African diaspora influence on jazz dance techniques, as well as courses in the instructor's specialty area. This position will also teach historical/theoretical coursework for both dance majors and general education students and will contribute to broadening the practical and theoretical frameworks for dance as a field of academic study. 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's Dance Theatre's fall and spring semester concerts, produced as part of our Department of Theatre and Dance co-curricular season.

Required Education

A terminal degree in Dance or related discipline is required by appointment date

Other Desirables

Applicants that have experience teaching dance majors and minors in an undergraduate dance program; demonstrated ability to teach both practical and theoretical coursework including critical dance studies; and/or professional performance and choreography experience will receive special consideration.

Documents Needed to Apply

In order to successfully apply, applicants are required to include a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, and a statement of Teaching Philosophy at the time of online application. 

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 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: 04/06/2021

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