The Dance Area of the Department of Performing Arts invites applicants for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor position beginning fall 2019. The position carries with it the possibility of conversion to tenure track.

Where: Ogden, Utah, USA

When: Fall 2019

Deadline for applications: December 21, 2018

The Dance Area offers students individualized attention and small class size in a liberal arts setting through BA and BS degrees and minors in Dance Performance and Dance Education. In addition to the study of a range of dance forms, creative process and theory, the Dance Area has an active and innovative community engagement component connected with Weber State University’s Center for Community Engaged Learning. This community component fosters interdisciplinary/collaborative projects that are central to the Dance Area mission and offers students the opportunity to hone broader skills such as oral communication, teamwork, and interfacing with those in other fields and disciplines in the context of movement studies and embodied learning.
The Dance Area is also interested in making use of special skills and interests of applicants, both creative and scholarly, and candidates who contribute to diversity and equal opportunity within the Dance Area and the broader campus.

Minimum qualifications include MFA or doctoral degree and experience in higher education, as well as experience teaching Modern Technique, facilitating community engagement, and choreographing in a variety of contexts.

Desirable qualifications include (but are not limited to) web/technology, professional dance experience, experience with other dance forms (ballet, hip-hop, dance for musical theatre, etc.), focus on wellness or dance therapy, experience mentoring students, and interest in teaching Dance History.

To apply, please complete the online application at and attach a letter of application (including a succinct description of teaching philosophy), CV, four references that can be reliably contacted, and a copy of transcripts.

Screening of applications will begin December 21, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.
Criminal background check required as a condition of employment.
Questions can be directed to Professor Erik Stern, Chair, Visiting Professor of Dance Search Committee, via email ( or phone (801-626-6615).
Weber State University, an AA/EO employer, is located 35 miles north of Salt Lake City at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains. The area is rich in both cultural and outdoor recreational opportunities. These include the Park City Film Festival, Utah Symphony, Utah Opera, Ballet West, a network of hiking trails adjacent to campus, fly-fishing streams within 10 minutes, and skiing at the site of the 2002 Olympic downhill races just 18 miles from campus.
Performing Arts is housed in the Telitha E. Lindquist College of Arts & Humanities, in the renovated Val A. Browning Center for the Performing Arts, which includes three theaters that afford a range of performing options.

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