Adjunct Instructor of Dance

School of Theatre & Dance

The Millikin University School of Theatre and Dance is accepting applications for an adjunct position in Dance to begin in August 2024.  Millikin is a small, private, comprehensive university of approximately 1800 students located in Decatur, Illinois.  The nationally recognized School of Theatre and Dance is a vibrant and highly visible component of the campus community serving 160 students in five-degree programs including a BA in Theatre and BFAs in Acting, Design and Production, Musical Theatre, and Stage Management.  The school is housed in a new $29 million facility, the Center for Theatre and Dance, which opened in 2020. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Teach courses in Ballet, Jazz, Modern, or other styles as expertise allows
  • Work collaboratively with other dance faculty and director of the School of Theatre & Dance

Required qualifications:

  • BA or BFA in Dance, Theatre, and/or related field
  • Demonstrated experience teaching dance
  • Demonstrated dance performance experience
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office communication tools such as Teams, Sharepoint, and Outlook

Desired Qualifications:

  • MA or MFA in Dance, Theatre or related field
  • University level teaching experience
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations.
  • Teaching and collaborative practices related to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Access

Application Materials:

  • Letter of Application
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy and Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access
  • 3 Professional References
  • Website, if available

Application Deadline:

Review of applicants will begin June 14, 2024 and will continue until filled.

Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply by going to Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. 


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