Lecturer in Dance
LASALLE College of the Arts is Asia’s leading contemporary arts and design institution with over 30 diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in arts and design. LASALLE provides a nurturing, interdisciplinary learning environment to inspire the next generation of forward-looking, globally engaged artists, designers and leaders of creative industries. Its faculty comprises a community of award-winning artists, designers, educators and researchers, whose practice-led research sets LASALLE apart as an international centre of excellence. LASALLE is ranked within the top 151-200 institutions globally for art and design (QS World University Rankings 2021). It is set to become part of Singapore’s new university of the arts, which is currently under development.
The School of Dance and Theatre (SoDT) in the Faculty of Performing Arts is a leader in contemporary performance practices in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Dedicated to developing thoughtful, reflective and adventurous talents for the performing arts sector, the School offers a range of programmes in Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre, Performance and Theatre Production and Management. It is well-known for its experimental and interdisciplinary approaches, hallmarked by top-class performance venues for student performances and presentations.
SoDT seeks to appoint a dynamic and energetic full-time lecturer for the Diploma in Dance programme.
Reporting to the Head of School and Programme Leader, you will teach dance classes, choreography classes, supervise projects and, where appropriate, dissertations in various programmes in the School. You will have opportunities to provide technical and artistic guidance and supervise and produce high-quality student performances and productions to meet learning outcomes.
As a lecturer at LASALLE, your key responsibilities include academic preparation; teaching and delivery of specialised knowledge/skills and cognitive based content to ensure the students’ learning objectives are met. You will work collaboratively with the teams within/across programmes and Faculty in enhancing the strategic and organisational plans and ensuring that the programme achieves its strategic ambitions and objectives.
Other responsibilities include coordination of School events with faculty staff, curriculum and repertoire review, timetabling, academic learning activities, academic administration and organisation, feedback on assignments, conducting assessments and marking, student mentoring and recruitment. You will also contribute to the academic development of the programme and work as a team and be involved in specific programme activities/projects/performances and other cross faculty initiatives. You will also implement research/professional practices to share and extend knowledge to benefit the programme and the students.
The ideal candidate should have innovative ideas about integrating theory and practice in dance-making across cultures and art forms. Personal creative practice and an understanding of contemporary critical/cultural practices, especially current trends in dance, is essential. We particularly encourage application from individuals with an established professional and/or research profile. The School welcomes applicants with interests in nurturing emerging dancers to find their performance style and voice.
- Postgraduate qualification preferably at PhD level or equivalent.
- At least 3 years of full-time substantial experience as a professional dancer or choreographer.
- At least 5 years of working knowledge of dance education at a tertiary level or tertiary-level teaching experience.
- Solid understanding of contemporary critical and cultural practices with enthusiasm for emerging and interdisciplinary trends in contemporary dance is essential
- A passion for teaching with ability to nurture and encourage excellence in student learning and ability to teach within a multicultural context.
- Possess excellent communication, organisational and team working skills and academic administration skills.
- A positive attitude to research, and preferably a personal research profile.
Please submit your letter of interest, current curriculum vitae and any relevant supporting materials, indicating current and expected salary and enclosing a recent passport-sized photograph, by e-mail to: email@example.com before closing date 10 August 2021 or in writing (stating clearly the position applied on the envelope) to:
Director & Chief Human Resource Officer
Division of Human Resources & Organisation Development
LASALLE College of the Arts
1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
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