Director/Choreographer and Professor of Music Theatre Dance

Elon, North Carolina, United States
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Job description

The Department of Performing Arts at Elon University invites applications for a new faculty member to serve our music theatre program as director/choreographer and to teach courses for music theatre and dance. The minimum requirement to be considered for the position is a Master’s degree in the field, as well as professional credentials and teaching experience at the college level. Appointment as Assistant Professor or Lecturer at the university will be determined by the candidate’s educational degree and experience. The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience as a director/choreographer and at least three years teaching theatre dance and directing and choreographing musicals with pre-professional college students.

Responsibilities include: teaching of required musical theatre dance courses and of other technique classes in the area of their expertise, such as Fosse, DeMille, or Robbins choreography, jazz, tap, hip hop, etc., teaching courses in the Elon Core Curriculum, and serving as choreographer or director/choreographer of both classic and contemporary musicals. In addition, this position will be expected to participate closely in prospective student recruiting and auditions, student created/faculty-mentored revues, academic advising, and faculty meetings. Professors are also expected to serve on program, departmental and university-wide committees, mentor undergraduate research, and continue their own artistic scholarship.

Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of people and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are encouraged to identify their experiences in their cover letter.

Elon is a dynamic private, co-educational, comprehensive institution that is a national model for actively engaging faculty and students in teaching and learning in a liberal arts-based residential campus. To learn more about Elon, please visit the University website at www.elon.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be received by December 1, 2018 to be assured of consideration.

How to apply

Send letter of application, CV, transcripts, a teaching statement sharing your philosophy of teaching, an artist/scholar statement describing your research interests, three letters of recommendation, and a link to a digital choreographic portfolio (YouTube channel, Vimeo or company website) featuring two examples of musical theatre choreography and 2 examples from shows you have directed (each example not to exceed 5 minutes) to mteposition2018@elon.edu.

Elon University is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff and student body and welcomes all applicants.

Elon University is a selective, independent university renowned as a national model for engaged learning, along with excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs. Elon's beautiful and historic campus in central North Carolina is designated as a botanical garden.