The Department of Theatre and Dance at The University of Texas at El Paso seeks to fill a full-time, 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance position to start in September 2020.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate will be able to teach at least one of the following forms at all levels: Urban and/or African Diasporic forms as well as a theory/history course based on the candidate’s expertise. The successful candidate will be expected to offer courses/programs that support the university’s interdisciplinary African American Studies Program. Must also be able to teach one or more of the following: improvisation, choreography, performance studies, dance history. The successful tenure track hire will have the opportunity to teach other courses of interest.

Additional responsibilities include concert direction, student mentoring, department service, community engagement, and choreographing for seasonal dance concerts. All tenure track faculty at UTEP engage in research, teaching and service.

MFA or PhD in Dance or related disciplines with significant professional training and experience, a record of creative and/or scholarly activities, and a minimum of one year prior teaching experience (part-time acceptable) at the college or university level. As a Carnegie R1 and Community Engaged doctoral research university, UTEP seeks to hire distinguished faculty members with outstanding qualifications who are developing and maintaining an ongoing professional career. The candidate must possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, and have expertise in building collaborations at multiple levels and with diverse constituencies.

Additional Information:
Hiring decisions are based upon budget approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, the University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. 

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. 

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP’s Equal Opportunity Office at

Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit the following information:

Comprehensive CV including brief descriptions of courses taught
Cover letter
A statement of no more than 500 words about your research interests
A statement of no more than 500 words about your teaching methodology
A statement of no more than 750 words about your commitments to diversity, equity, inclusion, and access as these relate to your research, teaching, service, and mentoring
Three references (contact information – no formal letters)

Links to creative work or video of a dance class
Published article or book chapter

To ensure full consideration all application documents must be submitted by December 1, 2019.  For questions concerning this position, please contact Dr. Cristina Goletti at

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