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Job Opening: Visiting Faculty, Specialization in Music and Accompaniment

Published June 23, 2021

Visiting Faculty, Specialization in Music and Accompaniment
School of Dance, College of Fine Arts

The Florida State University School of Dance seeks a visiting faculty member specializing in music theory, composition, and accompaniment for dance. The person filling this position should be prepared to work with our current faculty and staff in preparing our students for success by actively helping them to explore and understand diverse ways to integrate scholarly research and creative activities into performance.

The term(s) of this appointment would be for fall semester, spring semester, or both.

The primary responsibilities will include:
Accompaniment for major level studio practice and technique classes spanning multiple dance genres. (One to two classes per day/four days per week.)
Teaching or co-teaching up to two classes per semester. This position has historically taught
Fall 2021
DAN 2611, Music and Choreography for undergraduates.
Spring 2022
DAN 2610, Rhythmic Analysis for undergraduates.
Teaching or accompaniment of an additional course each semester based upon experience

Required qualifications include:
A terminal degree in dance or music from an accredited institution or equivalent professional experience and recognition.
A successful history of accompaniment for dance classes at the professional or university level or equivalent experience.

Additional preferred qualifications include:
A record of successful teaching at the university level.
A record of creating musical compositions for dance works.
A demonstrated ability in improvisation.

Application process.
Send an e-mail with the following to the Chair of the School of Dance, Anjali Austin (
Cover letter
Curriculum vita
List of three references that we may contact.
FSU is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer. FSU’s Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:
Applications accepted until the post is filled
The university requires a criminal background check if the application is successful.

The FSU School of Dance was established almost ninety years ago and has offered a professional dance major for more than fifty-five of those years. From the beginning, it has been recognized as a leader among college dance programs. Graduates of our programs include dancers, teachers, scholars, and leaders in companies, schools, universities, and art organizations in the United States and abroad. Our facility, Montgomery Hall, is one of the best in the nation. The Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) is an internationally recognized dance research center, and it is a part of the School of Dance. This unique and visionary institute brings a steady stream of prominent and emerging dance artists to campus to create and develop the work that the rest of the world will experience in years to come. Add to this mix an esteemed faculty and talented students, and it is easy to see why we are excited for what is to come. Join us.