NTTR Lecturer/Advisor Theatre and Dance Sought by NKU SOTA

NKU_SOTA logoWorking Title: NTTR Lecturer/Advisor Theatre and Dance

Department: School of the Arts

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks excellence by enriching its educational environment and culture through the diversity of its administration, faculty and staff and by embracing inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive excellence.

Purpose of Position
The Theatre and Dance program seeks applications for a Non- Tenure Track Renewable Lecturer/Academic Advisor beginning Fall 2022.

Additional information about the program can be found in the web page

Primary Responsibilities
This is primarily an advisor position with a teaching requirement depending on advising loads. In addition, participation in orientation and recruiting events, advising luncheons, and Master Advisor training is required. Participation in program and university service is expected.

Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills are required. The ideal candidate must be committed to delivery of high-quality academic advising to a diverse college student population, possess the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, and learn and communicate continually changing and detailed information.In addition to preparing for and holding classes [face-to-face, hybrid, and/or online], teaching involves keeping current in the content area related to the teaching assignment, evaluating students’ work, assessing student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records, and holding office hours.

This is an academic year appointment. Some summer advising and retention work may be needed and if so, it will be covered by a separate stipend.


  1. A Master’s Degree in theatre or dance is required; preference will be given to applicants who have experience/can teach in traditional and/or non-traditional dance forms, and/or musical theatre performance, and/or who have experience as a director or choreographer in musical theatre.
  2. Prior advising experience is preferred; ability to effectively communicate in all platforms with a broad range of student backgrounds and experiences is essential along with organizational skills to track approximately 150 advisees.
  3. Teaching experience at the college level is preferred.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a varied student population and an eye toward inclusive excellence are required.
  5. Applicants must have a working knowledge of Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint and Excel. Familiarity with SAP (NKU’s information system) and /or Navigate-Student Success Collaborative is desirable.

For full consideration, applications must be submitted by April 7, 2022. Applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching and advising philosophy, personal philosophy on diversity and inclusion that emphasizes their importance in higher education, and the names, email, and phone numbers of three references. Application materials should be submitted electronically at Questions regarding this position and search should be directed to Candice van Loveren Geis at, chair of the search committee. Questions regarding the application process should be directed to NKU Human Resources at or call (859) 572-5200.

Any candidate who is offered this position will be required to go through a pre-employment criminal background check as mandated by state law.

Minimum Education: Master’s Degree

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