Open Faculty Positions

Open Faculty Position

Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

The Dance Department of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts invites applications for a full-time Visiting Assistant Arts Professor position in Music for Dance to begin in Fall, 2018. This is a multiyear, non-tenure track appointment, renewable based on performance. 

Primary teaching responsibilities will include BFA and MFA courses on basic musicianship for dancers, music appreciation in relationship to dance, and music history. Additional responsibilities may include: departmental, school and university service, student advising, dance concert mentoring and supervision, and other administrative responsibilities as designated by the Department’s leadership. 

The candidate should demonstrate significant previous teaching experience and internationally recognized achievement in music composition and performance, particularly relating to the field of dance. Previous work in a performing arts department on the university level is a plus.

We seek a creative individual who is committed to developing relationships with the professional field locally, nationally and internationally. Faculty and students value an interdisciplinary perspective, and an active interest in creative and scholarly investigations of music and dance. We encourage applicants who will add a significant artistic voice to our curriculum and faculty, and foster a broad, relevant perspective on music appreciation and dance musicianship, including world music/dance traditions.  


The Tisch School of the Arts Department of Dance at New York University consistently ranks as one of the top programs in the country. The department, a three-year BFA program and a 2-year MFA program, is comprised of approximately 125 students.  We offer intense training for students committed to their futures as internationally acclaimed dancers and choreographers.

Courses include training in contemporary dance, traditional ballet, and choreography as well as theory, composition, kinesiology, dance science, history of dance, music, acting and dance, and new media, all taught in a challenging, yet nurturing, environment. The Tisch interdisciplinary philosophy approaches the training of the dancer as a thinking, creative artist, and allows for numerous opportunities to collaborate with musicians, designers, and media artists throughout Tisch. Tisch dancers graduate with physical virtuosity and the experience of groundbreaking performance work; they are ready to impact the globe as fearless artists.

POSITION: Visiting Assistant Arts Professor

QUALIFICATIONS: MFA degree, professional experience in both teaching and music composition

SALARY: commensurate with experience

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 15, 2017 or until position filled

DATE OF HIRE: Fall Semester, 2018

New York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. New York University is committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth (or related medical condition), sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, caregiver status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other legally protected basis. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. 

EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.


Applicants should present evidence of effectiveness in teaching, as well as representative work samples to demonstrate skills and accomplishments in their area or areas of expertise.

Please ensure that the following components are uploaded to this link:

1) Cover Letter that specifies areas of expertise particularly relevant to the position, addressed to:

2) Curriculum Vitae;
3) Three (3) letters of reference, accompanied by a bio or CV from each Referrer; and
4) 3-5 work samples that best represent areas of expertise outlined in the Cover Letter. Samples may include recordings, videos, published materials, etc.


For more information on the dance department, please visit our web site

If you have any questions, please email Dance Department: 

Administrative Director: Daria Kendus at or call 212-992-9302.

Search Committee Chair: Dr. Andy Teirstein at or call  845-399-3567.