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Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre

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College / VP Area: College of Arts & Sciences
Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: Theatre, Full Time




The Department of Theatre ( seeks an exceptional, dynamic colleague to teach in the popular and expanding Dance Minor ( The Assistant Professor of Dance will join a vibrant community of artist-teachers and scholars who provide dynamic learning experiences for a diverse and inclusive community of students.



The successful candidate will possess a broad perspective on the field of dance, be committed to creative/scholarly and pedagogical practice, and contribute to the development and teaching of a diverse and inclusive undergraduate dance program. Desirable experience includes choreography skills, technology/digital skills, and community-based/socially engaged practice.



The successful candidate should have a terminal degree (MFA and/or Ph.D.) or equivalent professional experience in dance, dance studies, or a related field; demonstrated excellence in post-secondary teaching; and evidence of an active, ongoing program of creative or scholarly research. Skills in choreography, technology, and participation in community-based/engaged practice are desirable. Responsibilities include teaching dance at all levels, participate in concert performances, attend dance faculty meetings, and advising. Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.



Housed within the Department of Theatre, in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Delaware, the Dance Minor ( provides students with a comprehensive dance education that includes opportunities to perform, choreograph & conduct research, and teach in school and community settings. The curriculum includes technique, composition & choreography, with elective choices in the historical, cultural, pedagogical, and somatic areas of dance. Coursework is flexible and adaptive for a large range of students. A unique aspect is a required interdisciplinary capstone wherein students combine their dance interest with content from their major course of study. For qualified students, the capstone may be the basis for an honor’s senior thesis.


The College of Arts and Sciences  ( at the University of Delaware offers exceptional educational experiences including integrated instruction, research and public engagement. With 24 academic departments and more than 25 centers, programs and institutes, the College serves close to 7,000 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students with CAS majors, but also every single University student through foundational course work. The College’s 600 faculty members emphasize the enduring value of an arts and science education and share a deep commitment to excellence in scholarship and all forms of creative and intellectual expression. The College has departments in the arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, and features outstanding research and teaching facilities. Faculty and staff encourage, and support innovative interdisciplinary collaborations and students engage local, national, and global audiences through research and creative activity. With annual research expenditures of approximately $38 million and growing, the College currently houses several large, interdisciplinary grants with significant funding from the NIH and NSF.


The University of Delaware  ( is one of the nation’s oldest institutions of higher education, combining tradition and innovation. The university recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the experience of its employees and in supporting its academic mission.  We are committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and we strongly encourage applications from educators from under-represented groups. UD provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.



Review of applications will begin on May 20, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. Please upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references at For additional information, please contact Dance Minor Program Director, Dr. Lynnette Overby at



Compensation packages are highly competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications. The UD benefits package ( is one of the best in the nation.



The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at





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The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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