Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Dance (DANCE 112) West African Dance

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7245706 (Ref.No. 5264366)
Posted: May 17, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Location: Moraga, CA
Open Date: May 16, 2024
Deadline: May 30, 2024 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 Dance department is seeking an instructor for DANCE 112 West African Dance in the Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 terms.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:50 - 11:20 AM

This course will be taught in person, on campus.

COURSE DESCRIPTION Course Description: This course will be taught in person, on campus. This course introduces students to the art of West African dancing from Ghana as well as providing the necessary skills

and understanding for an appreciation of the artistic, athletic, and social qualities of dance. Throughout the course, students will learn various concepts surrounding dance including music, history of dance, culture, etiquette, and application in social settings as well as stage


The successful candidate will have several years of experience teaching West African Dance at the college level and be able to serve as the accompanist for the class as well.

Applicants must reside in California.

Salary: $2,482 - $3,436 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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