Dance Instructor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
06 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Colorado State University Dance Program: The School of Music, Theatre and Dance has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty as well as 40 adjunct faculty. The Dance Program offers a BA degree in Dance and resides in the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance at Colorado State University. With two full-time and five adjunct faculty members, the program currently enrolls approximately 35 majors along with servicing students from across the university. The dance program produces two formal faculty/guest artist concerts and two student productions per year. The dance program is a member of the American College Dance Association, the National Dance Education Organization, and the Colorado Dance Education Organization. Colorado State University dance alumni are performing, choreographing, and teaching professionally in a variety of national venues. Currently, the dance program is located in the University Center for the Arts, an exquisite venue for music, theatre, dance, and art performances and exhibitions. The University Center of the Arts is a nationally recognized state of the art 350,000 square foot facility, that includes a 550-seat concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 200-seat dance theatre, dedicated rehearsal, production and research spaces, along with classrooms, labs and practice rooms. The University Dance Theatre is a fully convertible theatre that doubles as a 40 X 50’ studio. The theatre is built specifically for dance performances; the only such venue in Northern Colorado and one of only a few in the state. The dance wing also features two beautiful dance studios measuring 60 X 40’ and 40 X 30’, fully sprung Harlequin Liberty Panel dance floors, oak barres, mirrors, audio stations for teaching and rehearsals, grand and upright pianos, world percussion instruments, and natural light. Colorado State University is a land grant institution with a student enrollment of approximately 30,000 students in over 150 programs, and a faculty numbering 1,700. The College of Liberal Arts, within which the school is located, is the largest college in the University. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, Colorado, a beautiful city of 150,000 located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, 65 miles north of Denver. Outside magazine has named Fort Collins an “editor’s choice” for its “America’s Best Towns 2013” edition.

Position Summary

The School of Music, Theatre and Dance seeks full time or part time temporary or special Dance Instructors to teach a variety of courses including technique, choreography, and introduction to dance, etc.

Applicants are added to the pool list throughout the calendar year. Hiring decisions are made during the late spring and early summer for fall semester, during the early fall semester for spring and during the spring semester for the summer term.

Required Job Qualifications

Requirements for this position are a bachelors degree in dance OR equivalent and extensive professional teaching experience in the field

Preferred Job Qualifications

Documented teaching experience at the college or university level.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Application procedure: submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates. All materials must be submitted digitally.

This pool expires December 31, 2017. Individuals wishing to be considered beyond this date must reapply.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

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