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 http://art.ju.edu.et/jobs/lecturer-assistant-professor-dance.html
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)