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Adjunct Instructor - Dance

Apply now Job no: 497819
Work type: Part-Time
Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

About the Dance Program:

The Dance program at Drexel University offers a four-year BS (Bachelor of Science) in Dance, which offers four tracks for students. Three of these tracks prepare students to pursue graduate programs: an MS in Education (an accelerated 5 year program) through Drexel’s School of Education, an MA in Dance/Movement Therapy, or a Doctorate in Physical Therapy through Drexel’s college of Nursing and Health Professions. The fourth track of the major, the Custom Designed Track, supports students in performing, choreographic, and administrative careers in dance. The Dance program not only offers a Dance Major, but also serves more than 250 students from the entire University each term. The program also sponsors three student dance companies, one which tours at local elementary schools, and two which perform fully-produced concerts twice yearly in the state-of-the-art Mandell Theater. The program also participates in several ongoing community engagement projects in the Philadelphia public schools and community settings including the Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships. A unique aspect of the Drexel Dance program is that it requires all students to participate in a six-month co-op experience in their junior year which has them working full-time in the dance or related fields.

About the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design:

The Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design is dedicated to the education of students in the areas of design, media and the performing and visual arts. The Westphal College offers 17 undergraduate and eight graduate majors, housed in award-winning, technologically enhanced facilities, and taught by distinguished faculty who have worked at the top of their fields. The College values a studio approach that incorporates six months of required co-op work experience for all undergraduate students. Westphal is home to a virtual reality and immersive research lab, two theaters, an art gallery, a notable collection of over 17,000 historic costumes, a record label, a television station, and numerous cutting-edge making spaces. Westphal educates students to find their place as leaders in today's rapidly changing world by teaching the diverse skills needed to conceptualize and implement creative thinking. The synergy of Westphal’s creative programs, strong foundation curriculum and diverse minors, and stewardship of University assets and enterprises enhances the strength of the College in this interdisciplinary age. The College actively participates in community-based learning programs that allow students and faculty to study the issues affecting our world in collaboration with neighboring communities. As the center for creativity at Drexel, the Westphal College’s collaborative community of scholars, creatives, thinkers, and doers are uniquely positioned to face the world’s challenges and define the creative careers of the 21st century. Westphal is dedicated to building a community where everyone is welcome and a multiplicity of voices are celebrated.

Job Summary

The adjunct faculty member will employ a variety of strategies to foster student artistic development, learning and discussions, as well as encourage active learning in all students, maintain proper course-related records, and evaluate student work and provide students with feedback as to the progress toward meeting the objectives of the course. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively teaching students in the assigned classroom, studio or remote settings. Each adjunct faculty member is responsible for effectively implementing the mission of the Department of Performing Arts within Drexel’s Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Responsibilities may include teaching days, evenings, nights, and weekends, with the potential for online only, in-person only, or a combination of both.

Essential Functions

  • Teach required number of credit hours per quarter based on their contract
  • Teach studio, lecture, and/or practicum courses in dance per their contract
  • Plan and provide instructional experiences that reflect an understanding of the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum of the dance program
  • Evaluate student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes
  • Maintain communication with the program director regarding any course or student issues
  • Perform other similar duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Dance, or equivalent professional dance experience.
  • 2 years of teaching or professional experience.
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, or day time classes as needed.

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter that indicates your strong areas of expertise when submitting your application.

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