Adjunct Faculty - Musical Theatre Dance

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7202526 (Ref.No. 23D332236)
Posted: December 19, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Department of Performing Arts at Rider University seeks an adjunct instructor of musical theatre dance for the thirteen-week spring semester. This position is to teach Beginning Jazz Dance I (1:10-2:40pm) and Advanced Jazz Dance I (2:50-4:20pm) on Rider’s Lawrenceville, NJ campus weekly, Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, January 24th.

The ideal candidate will be an individual with innovative ideas about the teaching and practice of dance technique, as well as a commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry and entrepreneurial learning practices within the art of dance. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellence in inclusive approaches in the area of musical theatre, jazz, and commercial dance techniques with specific attention to the training of future performers. 

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in dance, musical theatre, or related discipline or equivalent professional experience (ex: Broadway)
  • One year of demonstrated teaching experience at the university/college level, company or studio or a minimum of 3 years professional dance performance.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching musical theatre dance, jazz, and commercial dance.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Master’s degree in dance, musical theatre, or related discipline

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

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