Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Performing Arts: Dance (PERFA 378) Somatic Movement Studies

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7104768 (Ref.No. 3210510)
Posted: July 7, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Jul 06, 2022
Deadline: Jul 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

Description:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for an adjunct position for the MFA in Dance: Creative Practice. We seek candidates with expertise in dance and somatics.

Responsibilities:

The MFA in Dance Program is looking for an adjunct faculty member to teach

PERFA 378-01: Somatic Movement Studies in Fall 2022.

Saint Mary's College of California invites applications for an adjunct position for the MFA in Dance: Creative Practice. We seek candidates with expertise in dance and somatics.

The MFA in Dance educates the whole dance artist. Through the lens of a liberal arts curriculum, the program's values are shaped by the quest for truth, authenticity and community building in a holistic model that integrates mind, body and spirit. The MFA in Dance offers two unique MFA degrees in dance: Creative Practice and Design & Production. Creative Practice has a low-residency option and the Design & Production MFA is the only one in the country specifically for dance.

Responsibilities: The MFA in Dance Program is looking for an adjunct faculty member to teach PERFA 378-01 (cross-listed with PERFA 379-01): Somatic Movement Studies. II/III

Course description: Online study of somatic practice, as directed and guided by the instructor and built upon by the student's work individually based on the guidance they receive. This class allows students to further their development in Somatic Movement Studies that they have received previously at Saint Marys through Somatic Movement Studies and Somatic Movement Seminar.


Qualifications:
Applicants must have an MA, MFA or other terminal degree in the appropriate field or equivalent knowledge and experience in the field of dance and somatics. They must demonstrate a strong commitment to student-centered teaching in the liberal arts tradition, and show evidence of teaching effectiveness among graduate students. Prior teaching experience and/or professional experience is preferred.

Instructor must be available to teach the course via Zoom Fall Term 2022, including synchronous sessions on Saturday’s.

Applicants must reside in California.



To apply, visit https://apply.interfolio.com/109404jeid-b38875be0febd440912f5c10ad48ef01

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