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Dance Instructor - Part Time Adjunct

Southwestern Michigan College

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Dance Instructor - Part Time Adjunct

Posting Number: 20110425-1
Job Category: Adjunct

Job Description Summary:
The dance instructor is primarily responsible for teaching beginning to intermediate dance in areas such as ballet, jazz, and/or hip-hop. Develop student's technical dance skills and knowledge. Teach dance combinations and routines.

  • Teach effectively and responsibly using a variety of instructional methods
  • Ensure safety protocols are met and proper technique is followed to prevent injury.
  • Be accessible to students and respond timely to their inquiries
  • Grade assignments and course(s) in accordance with the College's guidelines/timelines
  • Utilize the College's learning management system (Moodle) to post assignments, attendance, and grades
  • Provide the department with student performance data that is required for regular outcomes assessment
  • Work comfortably and respectfully with diverse students and College populations
  • The duties listed in this job description are not all-inclusive, but a list of the major responsibilities. Additional duties not noted in the job description may be assigned by a supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
· Experience teaching dance.· Proficiency with computer technologies, including Microsoft Office and email applications.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Associates degree or higher in Physical Education, Dance or related area· Community college teaching experience

Other Information:
All applicants must demonstrate the ability to promote active and collaborative learning through a variety of teaching methods, as well as relate to students. Excellent organization and communication skills as well as the demonstrated use of instructional technology are required.

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Working at Southwestern Michigan College


Since joining the ranks of other prestigious Michigan colleges in 1964, Southwestern Michigan College has continually expanded its curriculum and now offers more than 30 Associate degrees. Accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, Southwestern Michigan College is also a member of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Colleges and universities periodically engage in a process of self-study and external review in order to renew their accreditation status. Southwestern Michigan College completed its self-study and was re-accredited through 2021.

Core Values

The core values of Southwestern Michigan College describe the beliefs that direct the college in all that it does.

  • “Excellence with a Personal Touch” is a working principle guiding our actions.
  • High quality is inherent in all that Southwestern Michigan College does.
  • We have a commitment to be responsible managers of college resources: human resources by promoting growth, satisfaction, and empowerment; financial resources by operating with a balanced budget and investing in the future; physical resources by maintaining a high quality physical plant.
  • We believe in “Knowledge for all.” As the only institution of higher education in the district, Southwestern Michigan College has the dual responsibilities of providing postsecondary career preparation for those who are seeking immediate employment and college coursework and degrees for those seeking baccalaureate degrees.
  • We have a commitment to being a learner-centered college, developing students through a total college life experience and providing them with 21st century services.

Mission Statement

The mission of Southwestern Michigan College is to serve our community by providing affordable local access to high quality postsecondary career preparation and college education – including the total college life experience.


A Michigan community college that averages in the top 5 percent for student transfer success, Southwestern Michigan College offers programs that lead to Associate degrees and/or certificates.

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