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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Whitman College
Job Location:
Walla Walla, 99362

Located in the vibrant community of Walla Walla, WA, Whitman College is home to an intellectually diverse, dynamic, and supportive community of some 500 staff and faculty serving roughly 1,500 students from the local region and across the globe. With exceptional students, accomplished faculty and staff, and engaged alumni, Whitman College continues to build on its national reputation for academic excellence as one of the top undergraduate, liberal arts colleges in the country.

The Department of Theater and Dance at Whitman College is seeking candidates for a one-semester position in Dance, at the rank of visiting assistant professor, beginning August 2024. An MFA or Ph.D. is required upon starting the position.

The small, dynamic department welcomes a colleague who has demonstrated excellence in both teaching and collaborative choreographic work. The department is particularly interested in candidates whose expertise would broaden students’ opportunities in areas beyond the current Whitman College curriculum or would deepen student learning within Latinx and/or African or African Diaspora forms. The successful candidate will teach a Beginning-level movement practicum and lecture, an Advanced Contemporary Dance course, and create a piece for the annual dance concert. 

Whitman College is committed to fostering an inclusive learning community that values diverse identities, experiences, and perspectives. In the cover letter, candidates should describe their interest in teaching undergraduates, majors as well as non-majors, at all levels of instruction. In doing so, candidates should address how their lived experiences and classroom and scholarly practices will advance equity and inclusion in the learning environment. 

To apply, go to The online application will prompt you to upload all of the required materials: a letter of application; curriculum vitae; statement of teaching philosophy; a link to a piece of your choreography performed by students, noting the start point for a three minute excerpt, and evidence of demonstrated or potential excellence in undergraduate instruction. The committee will solicit three letters of recommendation from applicants who reach the interview stage.

Review of applications will begin March 6, 2024.

Salary Range: $32,500-$35,000 (for one semester of teaching)

Whitman College offers a competitive benefits package that is designed to attract qualified candidates and retain talented employees. Full-time employees enjoy the following benefits: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurances; basic life, accidental death and dismemberment and long term disability insurances with the capability to elect additional voluntary coverage; 403(b) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan with a 10% matching contribution after eligibility requirements are met; employee tuition waiver for one Whitman course per semester; and an Employee Assistance Program. New faculty receive reimbursement for moving expenses based on the distance of relocation and are compensated $1,500 for attending a required New Faculty Orientation.

Whitman College is cultivating a community built on inclusion and belonging. We recognize the value of those who can offer historically underrepresented perspectives and encourage applications from those whose background, knowledge, and insights from lived experience can add to the College’s working and learning environment. Whitman College is an EEO employer.

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