Description of Work Unit
The School of Music, Theatre and Dance at Colorado State University has 36 tenured and tenure-track faculty, 40 adjunct faculty, and 23 staff members. The Dance Program within the School of MTD offers a BA degree in Dance and currently enrolls 40 majors along with students from across the university. The dance program produces two formal faculty/guest artist concerts and two student productions per year. Collaboration thrives in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance with students, faculty, and staff engaged in frequent collaborative projects featuring performance, choreography, and theatrical production and design for dance concerts, operas, musical theatre, and plays. 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 enjoy professional careers as performers, choreographers, teachers, physical therapists, directors, and in other related fields. The dance program is located in the University Center for the Arts, a unique venue for music, theatre, dance, art, and fashion design/merchandising 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 music concert hall, a 275-seat organ and chamber music recital hall, a 320-seat thrust theatre, a 100-seat black box theatre, a 192-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 dance facilities also feature 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.
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.
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)
Required Job Qualifications
Requirements for this position are a bachelor’s degree in dance OR a minimum of 5 years of extensive professional teaching and performing dance experience.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Documented teaching experience at the college or university level.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Application procedure: submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 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, 2018. 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.
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.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Search Contact Heather Bellotti, Heather.Bellotti@colostate.edu