Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Dance (DANCE 510) Lighting

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7183349 (Ref.No. 4641209)
Posted: September 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: Sep 27, 2023
Deadline: Oct 11, 2023 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 creative practice.

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

DANCE-510 Lighting I in January 2024. Monday through Friday, 4:00-6:00pm

Adjunct Professor in MFA in Dance: Creative Practice

Position Description:

The MFA in Dance is looking to hire an instructor for the Lighting I course during the January term. This course is a two unit course which introduces many students to lighting as used in a theater setting, specifically as it applies to dance. The students will be introduced to light lab, and other elements through hands-on instruction.

Course Description: Hands on training in technical and stage skills related to lighting design. The focus of this course will be on lighting basics, and specifics as it relates to lighting a dance piece for a theater show. Students will learn the knowledge they need to work with a lighting designer in the future, and to start on their journey to light their own pieces.

Applicants must have an MA, MFA or other terminal degree in the appropriate field or equivalent knowledge and experience in the field of dance, design or production for stage or dance. 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.

Instructors must be available to teach the course in person forJanuary 8th-19th term and remotely January 22nd-30th. Applicants must reside in California.

Salary: $4,965-$6,672 dependent on qualifications. The salary range for this position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the College and SEIU, Local 1021, available here.

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