Part-Time Assistant Adjunct Professor of Dance - Essential

Job description

Category:: Faculty
Locations:: Oakland, CA
Posted:: Mar 15, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Exempt
Position ID:: 129078

About Mills College:

Located in Oakland, California, in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, Mills College is a liberal arts college for women and gender non-binary students, with graduate programs for all genders. Consistently ranked one of the top master's universities and one of the best value colleges in the West by U.S. News & World Report, Mills also has been named one of the Best Colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The Mills experience is distinguished by small, interactive classes, one-on-one attention from exceptional faculty, a culture of creative experimentation, and cutting-edge interdisciplinary learning opportunities which empower students to make a statement in their careers and communities. As one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, we have a strong record of academic success with first-generation students, students of color, Latinx students, LGBTQ students, and other underrepresented students. Mills College has recently become a Hispanic Serving Institution. Applicants with expertise and experience in supporting and promoting success for Latina/o students are encouraged to apply.

Mills College encourages diversity in hiring and particularly welcomes applications and nominations from women, gender non-binary individuals, and minorities. Mills College seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice and our desire to maintain the excellence of our faculty. In so doing, we offer our students not only the opportunity to learn about varied disciplines but to engage with diverse perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. For more information, please visit

Job Description:

Through dance at Mills College, we aim to move the edge of what's possible. Our faculty of noted choreographers and scholars dedicates itself to training and enlivening the whole artist, and we invite students to relate their physical practice to their creative and scholarly work and allow each distinct way of knowing to inform the other. We believe that thinking bodies require moving minds. We also support contemporary artists as mirrors reflecting and altering pressing issues in and beyond the field. These range from social justice, embodiment, and presence and telepresence to life at the margins and utopian futures.

Course Description:
DNC 003/103 Ballet (R) 1 class credit
Classical ballet technique for intermediate and advanced level students, with an emphasis on the physics of the technique, stressing musicality, clarity of line and movement, and a broad range of ballet vocabulary.

For faculty new to Mills, compensation is $6,500 per course with a terminal degree and $6,000 per course without a terminal degree. Adjunct compensation is governed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement and increases with seniority at Mills College.


Minimum Qualifications
MFA or equivalent experience. Extensive background training in and teaching anatomically and somatically informed technique, preferably at the college level, to bodies of all kinds and proficiencies. An understanding of multi-modal teaching is preferred.

Additional Information:

This is an exempt, part-time position. The compensation includes state-mandated benefits including Social Security, State Disability Insurance, Workers' Compensation Insurance, Unemployment Insurance and Sick Day accrual. Employees also receive free admission to campus events, use of the pool, fitness center, and tennis courts.

Mills College does not permit discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, race, religious creed, color, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. For more information on Mills' non-discrimination policy, please go to

All positions are subject to a background check. Prior to the first date of employment, an applicant's background check must be cleared.

Application Instructions:

Click the "Apply Now" button below and follow instructions to submit the following documents:

  • Employee Application
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for 3 References
  • Salary Requirements
  • Link to teaching ballet if available

Please note that you can only upload 6 "Other" documents. You can consolidate multiple pages/documents into one file upload. The file size limit for each upload is 10Mb.

Review of applicants will begin immediately; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/17/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time