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Theatre and Dance (Dance), Tenure-Track Faculty

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

Job Title

Theatre and Dance (Dance), Tenure-Track Faculty


Theatre and Dance

University Expectation

MTSU seeks candidates 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.


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, tenure-track faculty position (#130290) in Dance at the rank of assistant/associate professor. The start date for the position is August 1, 2023. The position is contingent upon funding.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching advanced-level technique classes in at least two of the following: modern dance, contemporary dance, jazz, and/or ballet, and will also teach coursework in choreography, kinesiology, and dance history. Additional expertise in somatic practices, dance conditioning, and pedagogy will be considered. The position requires the ability to teach all levels of majors and minors, focused on training in a broad range of dance practices and general education students. This position will 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 responsibilities include undergraduate student advising and mentorship, outreach and recruitment, and departmental and university service. Ongoing professional creative activity and/or scholarship are expected.

Required Education

Terminal degree in Dance or a 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

To successfully apply, applicants must include the following documents as separate attachments at the time of online application submittal: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of research or creative activities (as appropriate to the discipline).

Special Instruction to Applicants 

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

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

MTSU offers a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to the following:  

  • Sick Leave  
  • 13 paid University holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Retirement plans
  • Optional 401K and 403B Deferred Compensation Plans
  • Educational benefits for the employee and their spouse and dependents
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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 before employment (Immigration Control Act of 1986). Clery Act crime statistics for MTSU are 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 to be considered for this position.

For individuals requiring reasonable accommodation to apply: In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position with MTSU, please call 615-898-2929 or email

Application Review Date: 10/31/2022

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