Instructor, Dance

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Golden West College


Instructor, Dance

Job# 5-G-20

Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually

Deadline: 02/01/19


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The Dance Department is currently seeking a full-time tenure track Dance Instructor commencing with the 2019 fall semester.  The primary teaching assignment involves assigned courses in one or more of the following primary dance disciplines, techniques or styles at beginning, intermediate and/or advanced levels:  Ballet, Modern, or Jazz/Contemporary.  Additionally, instructor must have experience as a choreographer of Ballet, Modern, or Jazz/Contemporary and experience in dance concert production.  This assignment also includes curriculum and program development, participation in department, division, college committees, and participatory governance activities assuming leadership roles both within the department and in the institution as a whole; collaboration across disciplines and the leveraging of student support resources; and participation in ongoing professional development.

The assignment may be day, evening, weekend, online or off campus and is subject to change as needed.  The ideal candidate for this position embraces the overall mission of the Coast Community College District, with a clear, focused commitment to supporting teaching and academic excellence, and student learning and success through the work of ­the Dance department.


Examples of Duties: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Provide instruction in primary dance disciplines, techniques or styles at beginning, intermediate and/or advanced levels of Ballet, Modern, or Jazz/Contemporary in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide instruction and demonstrate experience as a Ballet, Modern, or Jazz/Contemporary choreographer in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide instruction and demonstrate experience in dance concert production in accordance with established course outlines.

• Provide leadership in the development and implementation of marketing and publicity of and for the Dance department.

• Provide leadership in the development and revision of Dance curriculum.

• Participate in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation; participate in and develop programs to measure student performance.

• Maintain current knowledge in the subject matter areas.

• Maintain appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.

• Fulfill the professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member including, but not limited to the following: teach all scheduled classes unless excused under provisions of Board Policy; follow the department course outlines; keep accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and progress; submit student grades according to established deadlines; post and maintain scheduled office hours; participate in departmental meetings and college and/or district-wide activities and committees as assigned.

• Assignment may include day, evening, weekend, and online sections.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum: (HR will assign)

1. Must meet one of the following qualifications under (a) through (d): 

• Possess the California Community College Teaching Credential for this subject area. 

• Possess a Master's degree from an accredited institution in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasis. 

• Possess a Bachelor's in any of the above AND Master's in physical education, any life science, physiology, theater arts, kinesiology, humanities, performing arts or music.

• Or, possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent to the above.  Candidates making an application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials. 

2. Demonstrated cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

3. Ability to contribute to campus and district-wide professional responsibilities and activities.

4. Ability to complement existing staff, student and community demographics in terms of professional and personal skills.


Desirable Qualifications:

Successful course work in dance.

• Practical performing experience in Dance at the college or professional level.

• Practical choreographic experience in Dance at the college or professional level.

• Practical experience in the production of dance concert performance at the college or professional level.

• Documented significant teaching experience with a minimum four years of recent experience teaching Ballet, Modern, or Jazz/Contemporary Dance at the college or professional level.  Must be able to teach beginning through advanced levels.

• Documented teaching experience in beginning through advanced levels in two or more of the following areas:  Conditioning/Pilates, Ballroom, Tap, Hip Hop, or World Dance styles at the college or professional level. 

• Exposure to, and involvement with, the professional dance community.

• Evidence of and a strong commitment to quality teaching, motivation of students, student success and academic excellence.

• Broad knowledge of academic or occupational area, including ability to design curriculum to address a wide range of learning levels.

• Evidence of ability to adapt teaching pedagogy to the knowledge level (developmental through transfer) and personality of each individual and class.

• Evidence of ability to self-reflect and respond to an evidenced-based assessment of student learning.

• Evidence of innovation, scholarship, or leadership in the teaching of Dance.

• Desire and demonstrated ability to participate actively and take leadership roles in department, division, and college committees and in the shared governance of Coast Community College District.

• Ability to work with computers, and use the Internet and interactive technologies to engage students in on-campus and online courses (where academically appropriate); and intrinsic motivation and ability to develop and teach online courses.

• Evidence of an ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.






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Posted: 12/14/2018
Application Due: 2/1/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $52,394.00 - $124,911.00 Annually