Coastal Carolina University — Assistant Professor of Theatre (Dance)

The Department of Theatre at Coastal Carolina University, accredited by NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of Theatre (Dance). This is a 9-month, tenure track appointment to begin August 2022. The Department offers B.F.A. degrees (audition only) in Musical Theatre, Acting, Physical Theatre, and Design and Production, as well as a B.A. degree in Theatre. Located in Conway, South Carolina, just 9 miles from Myrtle Beach, this highly collaborative and rigorous department maintains an ambitious production season, in addition to new works and staged readings in our Maymester series to connect students with working professionals. Department faculty maintain professional careers in their respective disciplines and assist students in seeking summer employment. Senior B.F.A. Students participate in a New York Showcase for industry professionals, Physical Theatre students spend a year abroad in Italy, and Coastal Carolina University offers many other study-abroad opportunities for students and faculty.

We seek an ambitious, energetic, and quality driven teacher-scholar to join one of the nation’s top undergraduate Theatre programs, serving over 170 majors. This faculty member will teach a variety of dance courses including teaching all levels of ballet, jazz, tap, and musical theatre dance styles. Serving as choreographer for one to three musicals per year, recruitment undertakings for the B.F.A. Musical Theatre program, possible contribution to the senior New York Showcase and possible contribution as a director in the mainstage season. Courses may include Fundamentals of Dance, Ballet I, Ballet II, Jazz I, Jazz II, Tap I, Tap II, Musical Theatre Dance Styles I, Dance Company, and two levels of Musical Theatre Scene Study along with a potential of a required course in the university core curriculum. The preferred candidate would collaborate on the creation of curriculum for a new dance minor within the Department of Theatre.

Coastal Carolina University is a public comprehensive liberal arts institution located in Conway, South Carolina, minutes from the Atlantic coastal resort city of Myrtle Beach. Coastal Carolina University enrolls over 10,000 students from 46 states and 53 nations. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the baccalaureate and selective master’s degrees of national and/or regional significance in the arts and sciences, business, humanities, education, and health and human services, a specialist degree in educational leadership, and Ph.D. degrees in Marine Science and Education.

Required qualifications: M.F.A. or commensurate professional experience in the field. Exceptional teaching ability and ability to provide choreography for a variety of productions in a departmental season of musicals.  Demonstrated experience as an instructor at the university level is required.  Candidates should have a strong professional resume and solid contacts within the professional theatre, including proven histories with national and regional theatres, and a current connection to theatres and theatre creatives working in the industry. In addition to having demonstrated the highest standards of professional activity, the preferred candidate will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, student learning, and inclusive pedagogy. Professional affiliations such as AEA are preferred. By March 25th, 2022, interested candidates should submit electronically at Position is open until filled. Salary is nationally competitive.

The Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts at Coastal Carolina University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars who will serve as mentors for our diverse student body and who have a demonstrated commitment to underrepresented and underserved communities as well as the academic success of all our students.

Coastal Carolina University is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from underrepresented groups to apply.

Coastal Carolina University is an EO/AA employer.