Adjunct Instructor of Dance Appreciation

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Adjunct Instructor of Dance Appreciation

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Adjunct Instructor of Dance Appreciation.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionSchool of Performing and Visual Arts Position TypeFaculty Employment StatusPart Time Grant FundedNo Posting Close DateIndefinitely

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications for Adjunct Faculty will be accepted on an ongoing basis and will be reviewed as needed. Applicants should indicate which campus or teaching sites they are willing to accept these interim assignments at in their cover letter. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy, and list of three references with contact information.

Job Summary
This position instructs DAN 130/Dance Appreciation for non-majors. DAN 130 is part of the USM General Education Curriculum. DAN 130 is taught in a variety of formats and platforms, including online, face to face, during the regular semester and during the intersession.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Teach DAN 130/Dance Appreciation
  2. Provide interim and final grades for enrolled students
  3. Provide data for General Education Curriculum assessment based on student achievement in the course
  4. Be available to student through office hours (face to face or virtual)
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications MFA in Dance.

Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesKnowledge of the history of dance and of the influence of dance on culture.

Preferred Qualifications Ability to teach in online platform. Previous experience in teaching Dance Appreciation. Ability to guide students through writing and performance projects.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-driven university with a proud history and an eye on the future. A dual-campus university, Southern Miss serves students on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, in addition to five teaching and research sites in Mississippi and through Online at Southern Miss. Since 2006, our students have collected three Truman Scholarships and 18 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. USM students also lead Mississippi with 21 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Our Drapeau Center for Undergraduate Research affords our students meaningful research opportunities, and as a proven leader in innovation, we conduct transformative research that translates into real-world solutions. As one of only 36 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music, we are a haven for creativity and artistic expression. In the classroom or lab, on the playing field, or in the performance hall, we strive to have a positive impact not only on our students, but also the world around us. Further information is found at

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 5/4/2019
Application Due: 9/29/2020
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