Instructor (RNTT) - Musical Theatre Dance/Choreography - Theatre and Dance

Southeast Missouri State University

Cape Girardeau, MO

ID: 7087167
Posted: October 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities:
The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance invites applications for a full-time, Instructor of Musical Theatre Dance/Choreography beginning Spring or Fall 2022. The candidate will join an energetic 21-person theatre and dance faculty and staff, with a load equivalent to 15-credit hours per semester in the areas of musical theatre jazz and tap, and may include hip-hop, world dance, and other forms and styles appropriate to the musical theatre repertoire. The candidate will also serve as the primary choreographer for one or two musicals each academic year, mentor musical theatre and dance student choreographers, assistant in conservatory recruitment activities in both musical theatre and dance, as well as advise musical theatre and dance majors and serve on conservatory and university committees as assigned. The musical theatre program is ranked in the top 30 programs nationally, and the conservatory maintains approximately 250 overall BFA/BA majors and operates in the outstanding River Campus facilities as part of the Holland College of Arts and Media. The university is accredited by both NAST and NASD.

Required Qualifications:
MFA in Dance; or Masters with Significant Professional Experience (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university)
Experience teaching in a college or university program as a graduate assistant, instructor, assistant professor, or above
Proven record of successful teaching in musical theatre jazz techniques;
Proven record of successful teaching in tap dance;
Proven record of successful teaching in other areas of musical theatre repertoire;
Proven record of significant professional experience as a choreographer of large-scale musicals;
Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills;
Demonstrated desire to recruit and retain musical theatre and dance majors;
Demonstrated willingness to serve on university and professional committees;
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community; and
Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multicultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities.

Required Information & Deadline:
Application Deadline: This position is available January 1, 2022 (preferred) or August 1, 2022 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials must be received by November 8, 2021.

Required Information: Submit the following items online by clicking on the APPLY button at the top of the page:

Letter of interest addressing position qualifications
Current curriculum vitae
Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
Online link to personal or other websites demonstrating quality work as a choreographer and dancer
Names and contact information of three professional references