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Lecturer/Assistant Professor of Dance

The School of Art is looking for a highly qualified full time Dance faculty member. Dance is part of the Music program, and cocurricular programs.

Candidates must have the ability to teach in a multitude of the following areas with specialized excellence in teaching ballet/pointe technique, restaging classical works, and choreographing new contemporary works for concerts: Beginning through pre-professional level ballet technique, pointe, choreography, modern dance, dance forms (world dance and/or social dance forms), dance history, pedagogy, improvisation, restaging of classical repertoire and choreographing contemporary and/or classical ballet for concert.


The successful candidate will have an MFA or equivalent professional experience in dance and choreography, significant professional experience in major dance markets, and a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, and service at all levels. Additionally, the successful candidate should have administrative experience and a track-record of curriculum development.

✅ Demonstrated ability to teach one or more of the following: contact improvisation, anatomical-based and/or somatic approaches, dance for camera, ballet, Pilates, hip-hop, world dance techniques, lighting design for dance, music for dance.
✅ Demonstrated ability to directly advise and mentor the aesthetic and scholarly development of undergraduate and graduate dance majors in their creative and academic work.
✅ Demonstrated ability to incorporate technology-based pedagogy into existing courses.
✅ Evidence of experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds.

The Position Benefits

✔ Tax-free salary $25,000 - $40,000.
✔ Home allowance.
✔ Flight ticket for the applicant and his/her family (plus annual vacation).

About the Place

☑ Jimma University is the nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students and 3,000 staff.
☑ The official language of education in Ethiopia is English from high school.
☑ The university has its own farm and dairy and provide fresh natural products to staff.
☑ Jimma city is the birthplace of coffee, where still the world\\\'s high-quality wild coffee grows.
☑ Low cost of living.
☑ The exceptional pleasant weather of Jimma city (normally ranging between 18 - 25 C).
☑ Ethiopia is one of the safest countries in Africa, and the largest ally of the United States.
☑ Ethiopia has the world\\\'s fastest growing higher education, and thus, a golden opportunity for exceptional experiences in academia. 


Application should be submitted online via THIS PAGE only. DO NOT submit application via email.

Official job ad can be found at

Any informal inquiries should be directed to

Professor Ali Eftekhari
Chair, Search Committee
Founding Dean, School of Art, Jimma University (Ethiopia)
Director, National Institute of Arts & Sciences (United States)


Jimma University
Nationally first-ranked university with over 40,000 students, 3,000 staff, 60 departments spread across 7 campuses. City: Jimma
Country: Ethiopia

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