Job ID: 209969

Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (non-tenure track)

Tufts University

  • Apr. 28, 2023
  • Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (non-tenure track)
  • School of Arts & Sciences: Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies
  • Tufts University
    Medford, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Dance

The Tufts University Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies seeks applicants for a one-semester part-time lecturer position in Dance.  We are inviting a number of dance lecturers to visit Tufts for one semester over the course of the next two-three academic years, commencing with the Fall 2023 semester.  Responsibilities include teaching one undergraduate introductory course in a genre specific dance technique.


  • Bachelor’s degree in dance, dance education, or a dance research-related field, or equivalent professional experience
  • A minimum of one year full- or part-time college/university teaching experience in designing and teaching semester-long studio courses that include viewing, reading, and written work; and placing dance in its socio-historical context, addressing issues of equity and justice that have impacted or are reflected by current concerns in the form.
  • Expertise in one or more genre specific dance form (such as, but not limited to, African; Asian, South/South East Asian, Polynesian dance; Middle Eastern; Global Folk traditions; Latinx; Indigenous forms; T’ai Chi; Ballroom and Social Dance; Hip Hop and street styles; Tap and Jazz dance forms; improvisation and/or Somatics; Modern dance).

Application Instructions

Please submit the following materials through Interfolio at;  a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and a list of three references. Applicants should indicate in which semester(s) in AY2023-24 and/or AY2024-25 they would be available for this position.  Our department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and candidates should address, across their materials, how they will promote these priorities in their professional career.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct any questions to Jaclyn Waguespack, Director, Tufts Dance Program, Department of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, Tufts University. 

All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

  • Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research, and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally, and globally. Tufts University has also committed to becoming an anti-racist institution and prides itself on the continuous improvement of diversity, equity and inclusion work. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students. Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. See the University’s Non-Discrimination statement and policy here If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617-627-3298 or at Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at

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