Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Dance (DANCE 684) Somatic Movement Seminar

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7183350 (Ref.No. 4641216)
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.

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

DANCE 684-01: Somatic Movement Seminar in January 2024.

Adjunct Professor in MFA in Dance: Creative Practice

Mondays through Friday, 1:30-3:30pm

Position Description:

The MFA in Dance is seeking an adjunct faculty member to teach Somatic Movement Seminar during the January term. The instructor must be available to teach from January 3rd-30th, with in person modality from the 8th-19th on campus in Moraga. This course is a combination of movement, seminar style discussion and student led experiential learning.

Course description: This course focuses on Somatic Movement Education as it applies to dance, well-being, personal processes of transformation and the holistic understanding of the human body. Emphasis is given to historical antecedents of the field of Somatics, what defines somatic theory and the practice that characterize specific modalities of somatic movement education. Sessions include seminar style discussion of readings; embodied practices, creative projects, and reflections.

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. Other certifications in somatic practice including CMA, CTBMD, DEP, EdD, MFLCI, and RSMT are preferred. 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 January 8th- January 19th (January 15th is a Holiday). Instructors must be available to teach remotely January 3rd-5th and will commence grading by February 11th.

Applicants must reside in California.

The salary is $7,447 - $10,008, depending 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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