Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track) - Department of Dance

The Department of Dance in the College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is accepting applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance (tenure-track) with an anticipated start date during the 2023-2024 academic year.  

The successful candidate is an active dance artist and will need to teach technique as well as courses from among Dance Science/Dance Wellness, Choreography, Pedagogy, Costume Design and Construction, Dance Appreciation and Dance History.  

The technique classes offered by the department draw from 20th century modern (Graham, Limon) yet infused with a contemporary vision.  The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of Modern/Contemporary dance technique classes closely aligned and compatible with the department’s biomechanical, principled, and artistic/aesthetic approach.

Importantly, the department maintains a highly successful and significant investment in dancer wellness as well as dance and technology which align with the university’s “Think Big” initiatives.  Ideally, the candidate would have a background in either or both of these fields in order to actively participate and/or contribute to these programs/initiatives. Visit our website at

The candidate should also have a body of creative work that demonstrates commitment to dance as a performing art and be able to choreograph and/or serve as rehearsal director for the annual Faculty and Guest Artist concert; effectively contribute to production oversight; competently advise both undergraduate and graduate students; serve as faculty advisor for student clubs, assist with student recruitment, and contribute service to the department, college, and university.  The candidate is also committed or has experience working with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.

Candidates at the Assistant Professor level should demonstrate promise for creative work/research and teaching excellence whereas Associate Professor candidates should have established a significant professional reputation.

Candidates must hold an MFA in Dance preferably from a 3-year graduate program, have a pedagogical and professional profile, advanced professional training and experience, and a minimum of 3 years of successful teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.  

A complete initial application will include:

  1. A letter of interest in the position,
  2. Curriculum vitae, 
  3. Graduate academic transcript(s), 
  4. Three letters of recommendation submitted by the referee 
  5. A diversity statement that explain how diversity, equity, and inclusion inform the applicant's past and/or future professional experience (scholarship, teaching, service).

Candidates may be invited to send a video sample of teaching and creative work as well as additional materials at a later date. 

Letter of interest and other application materials should be addressed to:

Gary Galbraith
Acting Chair, Department of Dance
Case Western Reserve University
10900 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106  

Application materials should be submitted via Interfolio at To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted by June 30th, 2023.

The College of Arts and Sciences at Case Western Reserve University is committed to advancing an inclusive community in which everyone is welcome, respected, valued and heard.

Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment. All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age and genetics.

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disability are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Equity by phone at 216.368.3066 or by email at Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.