University of Utah Visiting Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Proposed Faculty Rank Visiting Assistant Professor

Department 00076 - School of Dance


Track Non Tenure Track

New Position to Begin August 2018


The School of Dance in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Utah invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in our Ballet Program, to begin August 2018.

The Ballet Program is in an exciting period of growth with the largest number ofBFAin Ballet students in history, a recently updated curriculum that balances physical practice with academic rigor, and a reinvigoratedMFAin Ballet program. As such, we seek candidates who demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of ballet from classical to contemporary iterations. Successful candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the teaching demands for tenure in a research university and must clearly communicate a personal research agenda that clearly contributes to the continued development of the field of ballet as a site of creative and/or scholarly inquiry.

Qualified candidates must: 1) have anMFAand/or commensurate professional experience in the field of dance; 2) have at least three years of experience teaching ballet at a pre-professional level; 3) exhibit expertise in teaching ballet technique, men’s class, and partnering; and 4) have experience in either ballet choreography or re-staging repertoire.

As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the program through teaching, committee work, curriculum development, faculty governance, and the administrative life of the School of Dance.

Special consideration will be given to candidates who demonstrate one or more of the following: experience staging repertoire from the classical canon; experience staging work from an established choreographer; experience as a choreographer. The School of Dance is interested in candidates who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in education through their teaching and service.

The University of Utah isNASD-accredited. The School of Dance is one of five units in the College of Fine Arts. The internationally acclaimed School of Dance offers a comprehensive program of study in two concentrations (Ballet and Modern Dance) and maintains a balanced emphasis on both performance and scholarship while presenting students with the training necessary to excel within their chosen field. The School’s student body is comprised of approximately 200 undergraduates and 20 graduate students seeking the following degrees:BFA,HBFA, andMFA. A commitment to excellence in dance education, performance, and research is the hallmark of the programs known worldwide for their versatile and gifted alumni.

EEO/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information. This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 01/25/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN00214CF

Type Faculty