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Dance (Salsa/Folkdance) - Adjunct Instructor

Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA

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Employment Opportunity

Cabrillo College is accepting applications in order to fill temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s), and to establish an eligibility pool for temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s), that may become available as follows for 2021 Summer & Fall Semesters:

  • DANCE-15A Salsa Dance l
  • DANCE-15B Salsa Dance ll
  • DANCE-15C Salsa Dance llI
  • DANCE-17A Latin Dance l
  • DANCE-17B Latin Dance lI
  • DANCE-17C Latin Dance lII
  • DANCE-17A Latin Dance IV
This adjunct position is open through the deadline date above OR until positions are filled; anticipated interviews for applicants who apply prior to the end of May and are selected for interview are slated for mid to late June, 2021. Interviews will include a teaching demonstration via Zoom.
The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo's commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including LatinX (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African-American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.
Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.Examples of Duties

  • Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
  • Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
  • Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
  • Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
  • Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
  • Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.
  • Minimum Qualifications


    • Any associate's degree AND six (6) years of professional experience OR
    • Any bachelor’s degree or higher AND two (2) years of professional experience OR
    • Master’s degree in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasisOR
    • Bachelor’s degree in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasis AND a Master’s degree in physical education, any life science, physiology, theater arts, kinesiology, humanities. performing arts, or music OR
    • *Equivalent OR
    • Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in dance
    Required Professional Expertise:
    • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field
    • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities, sexual orientations; and students with disabilities
    • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment
    • Development and review of curriculum as well as including assessment of learning
    • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
    • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom
    • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
    • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
    • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom
    Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:
    • Bilingual in English/Spanish desired
    • Successful teaching experience at the community college level
    • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
    • Experience teaching diverse student populations
    • Successful online teaching experience
    • Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.
    Equivalency Requirements:
    *Equivalency to an academic degree shall include the same depth of knowledge in the discipline and breadth of general education that is required for the degree to meet the minimum qualifications. Equivalent preparation for employment shall be considered under any one category or any combination of the categories listed below:
    • Degree in related field with equivalent course work in the required discipline as indicated by transcripts and/or thesis subject.
    • Equivalent degrees from foreign universities (as determined by a reputable foreign educational credential evaluation service).
    • Course work at an accredited institution of higher education AND state-approved continuing education units applicable for maintaining licensure AND/OR an internship for licensure AND/OR equivalent professional or work experience AND/OR equivalent verifiable accomplishments of eminence in the discipline including but not limited to: publications, research, seminars, creative works, professional performances or exhibitions, honors or awards.
    Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master's degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the graduate student must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form.Additional Information

    Starting Salary: $1,348 - $2,070 per teaching unit, per semester; salary placement determined by documented education and experience; maximum initial salary step placement on the Adjunct faculty salary schedule is step 9. An annual doctoral stipend of $90 per unit is granted to eligible adjunct faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.

    Application Process

    Completed applicationResume detailing teaching and work experienceAttach one of the following:Unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, photos, and downloads are acceptable). Foreign transcripts must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency at the applicant’s expense - click here for more information ORCopy of a Lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in Coaching OREquivalency Form - click here (optional). Submit this form with supporting materials if you do not possess the minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement and feel you have the equivalent education and/or experience.
    Attention ApplicantsOnly completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee. Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed. Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials. Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. Cabrillo is unable to sponsor work visas.
    Selection ProcedureThis adjunct position is open through the deadline date as noted above OR until the position has been filled. A search committee will review application materials and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview.Conditions of EmploymentSelected candidates given a conditional offer of employment are required to submit tuberculosis screening clearance results, official transcripts, proof of eligibility to work in the United States, and present their Social Security card upon hire (for payroll purposes). EEO StatementCabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status. AccommodationsPersons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources at [email protected]


    About the College: Situated on Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is highly regarded for its success of transfer and career education, and currently serves over 11,400 students each semester. Cabrillo College transfers many of its students to three nearby universities – the University of California at Santa Cruz, San Jose State University, and California State University at Monterey Bay. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby agricultural and farming industries as well as the Silicon Valley business environment. Employees at Cabrillo support quality programs and services to students that promote their diverse and evolving needs as they progress toward their individual educational goals. Come join us in our vision to improve the world, one student at a time!

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