Dance Instructional Staff
The School of Theatre Arts at Illinois Wesleyan University is seeking applications
for a full time Dance Instructional Staff beginning August 2022. We are seeking candidates with breadth of knowledge, familiarity with the speed of
theatrical production, facility for collaboration and ability to pass on skills and
knowledge to our students. Ideally, experience in higher education and a Bachelors/BFA
degree are required, MFA preferred. Candidates with evidence of these skills at a
professional level are also encouraged to apply. This position combines both teaching
and production responsibilities.
- Teaching: The successful candidate must be able to teach in two or more areas of
dance technique: ballet, contemporary, tap, jazz, broadway repertory, ballroom, world
dance (which may include one or more areas of hip hop, pop-lock, Afro-Caribbean, West-African,
emerging dance forms, etc - this list is not exhaustive). A typical teaching load
is 2.5 courses each semester.
- Choreography: The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate sophistication,
ethical production practice and collaboration when staging dance for theatrical work
(plays, musicals, dance concerts, devised projects) as well as the ability to mentor
- Administrative: The successful candidate will contribute to the work of the School
of Theatre Arts by: academic advising of students, managing the dance spaces for the
school, advising the annual student choreographed dance concert, participating in
decisions regarding school policies, working in collaboration with the coordinator
of the dance division and by assisting with student recruiting efforts for the school.
The School of Theatre Arts seeks candidates whose artistic work, teaching, or service
has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion in higher
education. Diversity in our environment embraces the acceptance of a multiplicity
of diverse backgrounds and worldviews. We translate these values into action by seeking
individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues,
and constituencies, as we believe that such experiences are both institutional and
service imperatives. We encourage applications from individuals with demonstrated
knowledge of and relevant abilities working with diverse communities.
Review of applications will begin July 1, 2022 and continue until position is filled.
Send application electronically, including in your cover letter a statement describing
your perspectives on and, preferably, experience with promoting inclusion, curriculum
vita, school transcripts of highest degree earned, three letters of reference, and
portfolio/video portfolio or Website address to: Jean Kerr, Director, School of Theatre
Arts, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL 61702-2900. email@example.com For further information see: www.iwu.edu/human-resources/job-openings