School of Theatre & Dance (2021-113)

  • San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jul 08, 2020
Part Time Education and Training Museum and Arts

Job Description

DNCE 350 - Learning Through the Moving Arts

Academic Year: 2020/2021
College: College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department: Dance Studies Program, School of Arts

The Dance Studies Program at CSUSM seeks an experienced teaching dance artist for an Upper Division General Education, 3-unit practice-theory course:

DNCE 350: Learning Through the Moving Arts: Dance and Media Art

Applicants should have ample experience working in higher education and demonstrate an understanding of dance practice in a contemporary context. Improvisation-based practices and decolonized values form the basis for hybrid learning in this course.

DNCE 350 satisfies CSUSM's Upper Division General Education Requirement and is a mainstay of the Liberal Studies Elementary Subject Matter Requirements for K-8 teaching. Applicants must have an ability to impart the CORE Requirement for Dance Proficiency for K-8 teachers. The course develops artistic awareness by learning about Dance as well as Media Art through practice and theory. The lecturer will impart these forms for arts integration and creative instruction for K-8 students.

Candidates specializing in Dance Pedagogy are especially encouraged to apply. Because Media Art is a component to the course, candidates should have demonstrated capacity in at least one media art technology (e.g., digital art, video, audio, mobile technology).

The Dance Studies Program at CSUSM is committed to offering students an experiential understanding of contemporary movement practices and performance within an artistic, political, social, and historical context. Dance Studies will hire an instructor committed to creative practice, cultural intelligence, inclusivity, and imparting dance activism in a non-competitive atmosphere. Lecturers committed to social justice and arts education should apply.

Course description: Develops artistic awareness by learning about dance and media art through practice and theory. Investigates the impact of these art forms as applications for arts integration and creative instruction for K-8 students through perceptual practices, choreographic studies, curricular development, and written responses.

The course meets on Fridays from 9:30-12:30 and is both lecture/theory and lab/studio practice with an on-line learning component (video screenings/research). Due to Covid19 and the CSU Chancellor's mandate, nearly all CSUSM courses will be virtual in FALL 2020. For Fall 2020, DNCE 350 is coded as SYNCHRONOUS VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION. The Lecturer will be required to meet on zoom for 75- minutes as a class during the approved course time. The remainder of the course time is used at the discretion of the Lecturer. This time is encouraged for instructor mentoring, to offer time for any collaborative student work, and/or to share projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.A. or extensive professional experience in the field as stated above

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. or M.F.A. or M.A.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching (this language must be included in the preferred qualifications).


To apply, please submit the following to

A completed faculty application
Curriculum vita
Two current references
Letter of interest
Optional survey

Timeline: A review of applications will begin on July15, 2020; however, the position will remain open until filled.

The University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 (revised July 21, 2017) as a condition of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form. Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

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