Assistant College Lecturer/Director of Dance

Cleveland State University

Assistant College Lecturer/Director of Dance

  • Institution: Cleveland State University
  • Location: Cleveland, OH US

Assistant College Lecturer/Director of Dance

  • Cleveland State University | Cleveland, OH US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: June 10, 2023
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Job TitleAssistant College Lecturer/Director of Dance

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Faculty

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Location Cleveland, OH US

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Cleveland State University
Assistant College Lecturer/Director of Dance

Theatre and Dance


Job Summary:
The Department of Theatre and Dance at Cleveland State University invites applications for an Assistant College Lecturer beginning August 21, 2023. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

Duties include teaching introductory through advanced technique in modern dance and other classes as needed; direct the CSU dance company including choreography, rehearsals, production and performance, and supervise outreach activities. Director of Dance responsibilities include planning, implementing, and staffing dance course offerings and dance programming in conjunction with the Department Chair.


Additional expectations include advising and mentoring students as well as developing curriculum and community programs. The ability to contribute through creative work, teaching, service and advancement of diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence in teaching is an expectation of all CSU faculty.

Dance at CSU:

The mission of the dance program at Cleveland State University is to make dance accessible to all students and the surrounding community, from novice to professional. Students have the chance to explore a comprehensive curriculum and perform in the CSU Dance Company, as well as learn works by nationally renowned dance artists. Centered in an active dance community, there are many opportunities for engaged learning experiences and to network within the professional community via master classes and workshops including programming with GroundWorks Dance Theater, CSU’s professional dance company in residence. Additionally, the historic CSU Summer Dance Workshop brings in renowned dance artists, representing diverse forms for intensive study, performances, and seminars. The Dance Program emphasizes the art of individuals and ensembles as well as the power of dance for community well-being.

The dance program is housed within the Department of Theatre Dance which resides in the nationally recognized Cleveland Playhouse Square district. The department boasts beautiful, state of the art dance studios and performance venues in the Allen Theater Complex.


Minimum Qualifications:

·       MA in dance or related field;

·       A background of professional creative activity;

·       Two years of prior teaching experience at the university level; and

·       The ability to manage dance curriculum, programming and activities.


Preferred Qualifications:

·       MFA in dance;

·       A strong background of professional creative activity;

·       Five years of proven excellence in teaching at the university level;

·       Previous experience developing, supervising, and coordinating dance programming which includes production, collaborations with other disciplines across the university, partnerships with professional groups, and community outreach activities; and

·       The ability to teach several of the following is desirable: dance pedagogy, dance appreciation, composition, and a somatic discipline.

Applicant Instructions:
Applications will only be accepted online at ( Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted. Preference will be given to applications received by May 26, 2023. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, (David Stoughton at


List of documents applicant is required to submit:

·       Cover Letter

·       Curriculum Vitae

·       List of Courses Taught

·       Teaching Philosophy

·       Optional – Evidence of Teaching Experience

·       Contact information for 3 references – references will be contact to submit a reference letter on your behalf

·       Diversity Statement


Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.


CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.


It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.





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