Ball State University — Assistant Professor, Global Dance Teacher and Choreographer

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Ball State University is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who can diversify our current offerings in dance by teaching African Diaspora, Hip Hop and/or North American vernacular dance forms. We will also consider candidates with primary expertise in dances of the Asian Diaspora and/or Caribbean, Latin American, and/or South American forms. The successful candidate will offer secondary expertise in Jazz, Ballet, Musical Theater Dance, or Introduction to Dance History.

The most competitive applicants will have a record of engaging students from diverse backgrounds. The university offers many opportunities for enrichment as an educator and a researcher including the Aspire Grants Program and the nationally renowned Virginia Ball Center for Creative Inquiry. The successful candidate also will have the ability to collaborate on the vision, design, and management of the dance program, mentor student creativity and research, and perform departmental and advisory duties as assigned. Possibilities also exist for future leadership positions within the dance program. All faculty in the College of Fine Arts are expected to be quality teachers, productive scholars and/or creative artists, and to engage in public service activities.

Minimum Qualifications: M.F.A. in Dance (completed by August 1, 2018) from an accredited institution. Ability to teach global dance forms. Secondary teaching experience in jazz, ballet, musical theatre dance, or dance history. One year of teaching at the university/college level.

Preferred Qualifications: Two years of teaching at the university/college level. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Ability to work collaboratively and collegially within a liberal arts setting.

The Department of Theatre and Dance is a BFA/BA/BS undergraduate-only program with 375 theatre majors and 60 dance majors and a full-time faculty of 28 theatre and 7 dance. The Department maintains an active role in the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and the Kennedy Center American College Dance Festival (KCACDF). Theatre and Dance programs are NAST/NASD accredited.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: C.V., cover letter, undergraduate transcripts, Master’s transcripts, and a one-page teaching philosophy of teaching dance in a BFA program. The application requires contact information for at least three professional references. Please address cover letter to Rebecca Pappas, search committee chair. Review of applications will begin immediately. The application deadline has been extended through December 11, 2017. Original, official transcripts will be required at time of hire.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of seven academic colleges that offer 190 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. To learn more about Ball State University, visit our website:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.