Auxiliary Adjunct Position – Dance Department

Winchester, VA
May 20, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Winchester, VAPosted 3 months agoShenandoah UniversityShenandoah UniversityShenandoah University

Auxiliary Adjunct Position – Dance Department

(Rank Dependent Upon Qualifications)

Shenandoah Conservatory at Shenandoah University seeks an exceptional dance practitioner to join the Dance faculty in its intensive and highly collaborative artistic community. This entry-level, auxiliary adjunct appointment (¾ time teaching load, full benefits, with salary in the mid $30Ks) begins August 19, 2019 and runs through May 22, 2020.

About the position: The successful candidate will teach courses in ballet, modern dance technique, choreography (composition) and may teach Pilates (mat). The candidate will teach each semester to support the undergraduate dance curricula, and as a member of an active and artistic division, the candidate will also participate in division meetings.

Requirements: Requirements include a commitment to artistic excellence, passion for mentorship, and orientation towards collaborative work. The successful candidate will either have an M.F.A. in Dance or will possess equivalent professional experience. A proven record of teaching and professional work is expected. Pilates Mat Certification is desirable. Teaching experience within a conservatory or intensive collegiate environment is preferred. To confirm, Shenandoah Conservatory promotes collaboration across all disciplines in a dynamic, hands-on, and diverse environment, and candidates will be expected to demonstrate a record of collaborative work and orientation.

Application: For detailed application instructions, click HERE. Applicants should note that Shenandoah University is committed to enriching its educational experience and culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

All candidates are strongly encouraged to include a statement in their cover letters addressing ways in which they may be able to contribute to that commitment.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Pre-employment background checks will be required.

Shenandoah University prohibits discrimination against and harassment of any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.

A Place for Collaborative and Innovative Artists/Mentors

As a school uniquely committed to rigor, care and also innovation, Shenandoah Conservatory is home to exceptional artists and scholars who are strongly oriented towards collaboration, mentorship, and innovative approaches to the career preparation of students. The upcoming Student Performance Week is but one example of the Conservatory’s embrace of innovation; a (first-in-the country) week-long stoppage of all classes and rehearsals across all programs with the school turned over to students for student-led (and faculty mentored) collaborative projects.

Shenandoah Conservatory and Shenandoah University

Shenandoah Conservatory was founded in 1875 and has an extraordinary legacy of shaping music and the performing arts in Virginia and beyond. Located at the head of the historic Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, VA, 70 miles west of Washington DC, the Conservatory is now home to over 700 students from across the nation and globe enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in the areas of music, theater, and dance, and includes a distinguished faculty of over 125, half of whom are full-time. In the area of music, Shenandoah Conservatory is fortunate to attract performance-oriented students not only through its music performance degrees, but also through offered degrees in Music Education, Music Therapy, and Music Production and Recording Technology. The Conservatory is one of the Mid Atlantic’s leading centers of new music performance, with premier master artists (ranging from composers to ensembles) distributed throughout each performance season.

Shenandoah University is a diverse institution of approximately 3,600 students enrolled in baccalaureate, masters and doctoral curricula in business, arts and sciences, health professions and performing arts. Shenandoah University is an independent, coeducational institution affiliated with the United Methodist Church and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Please visit for more information.

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