School of Theatre & Dance (2021-112)

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

Job Description

DNCE 101 - Introduction to Dance

Term: Fall 2020
College: College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences
Department: Dance Studies Program, School of Arts

The Dance Studies Program at CSUSM seeks a dance artist to teach a Lower Division General Education, 3-unit practice-theory course:

DNCE 101: Introduction to Dance

Applicants should have extensive experience working in higher education and demonstrate an understanding of dance practice in a contemporary context. Social Somatics training and decolonized values form the basis for practice-based learning in this course. This course satisfies CSUSM's Lower Division General Education Requirement and the Minor in Dance Studies. It also serves as a recruitment course for the Minor.

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 cultural intelligence, inclusivity, and imparting dance activism in a non-competitive atmosphere.

Lecturers who have extensive experiential training and professional experience to impart several genres of dance are encouraged to apply.

Lecturers able to teach a hybrid or on-line course especially welcome at this time. Depending on the status of the COVID19 pandemic in Fall 2020, the course may be completely on-line.

Letters of application, Curriculum Vitae, 2 Letters of Recommendation, and a web-link to applicant's work should be submitted electronically according to the University Guidelines.

Please indicate any additional locations the ad will be posted by the department (i.e. journals, conferences, etc.):

The Dance Studies Program at California State University San Marcos seeks a part-time lecturer for Fall 2020 to teach DNCE 101.

Course Description:

There are two sections of this course. Section 01 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 and Section 02 meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:15. This course includes both lecture/theory and lab/studio practice with an on-line learning component (video screenings and self-guided research). Due to Covid19 and the Chancellor's mandate, this course will be a virtual course in FALL 2020.

Catalog Description: Survey of dance on the stage and off, in the studio as well as in the club, and performed by everyday and famous people. Focusing primarily on movement in the United States, investigates dance as a cultural and historical phenomenon. Course includes: lectures, demonstrations, dance performances, research papers, and collaborative presentations.

Minimum Qualifications:

B.A. or extensive professional experience in the forms stated above

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. or M.F.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 July 15, 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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