Detailed Job Description
Candidates are currently being sought for a Lecture position in the Department of Dance at Utah Valley University. Responsibilities include teaching all levels of Ballet Technique and Theory, Pointe, Pas de Deux, and at least two or more of the following: Choreography, Improvisation, Music for Dancers, Men's class or Pedagogy.
Additional responsibilities include choreographing original works and re-staging classical works for student performances, as well as, directing student performance groups and coordinating formal and informal concerts. Works closely with the Ballet Program Coordinator assisting with administrative responsibilities, advising and mentoring students pursuing a BFA in Dance, Ballet emphasis. Contributes to departmental, school and college meetings, various functions, and committee service.
Requires graduation from an accredited college or university with an M.F.A. or the equivalent of 6 years minimum professional experience. Evidence of teaching and performance excellence with professional experience and at least 2 years of university teaching experience preferred. Expertise in all levels of Ballet Technique and Theory, Pointe, Variations, Pas de Deux. Experience directing student performances and mentoring student choreography. Must have additional expertise in two or more of the following areas: Choreography, Men's class, Improvisation, Mussic for Dancers or Pedagogy. Grant writing and administrative skills highly desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Demonstrate ability to:
- Design and teach courses in all levels of Ballet Technique and Theory, Pointe, and Pas de Deux.
- Design and teach courses in at least two of the following areas: Choreography, Men's class, Improvisation, Music for Dancers or Pedagogy.
- Plan, prepare, and follow an approved course of study with measurable objectives for each course taught.
- Prepare instructional materials.
- Instruct and supervise individuals and groups in classroom/labs/rehearsals.
- Evaluate instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical and performance tests.
- Maintain a student-oriented approach to education.
- Advise and mentor students.
- Direct student performing groups.
- Maintain office hours.
- Assist in recruitment, advisement, and placement.
Educate in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve learning objectives. Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department, School of the Arts, and the university, and collective individual interest of its staff and student body. Support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the university embodied in the Philosophy, Mission, Values and Vision adopted by UVU.
Selective Placement Factors
Must submit a DVD of Choreography and/or works staged for performance.
3 letters of Reference.
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, copies (official or unofficial) of transcripts, a list of 2 references, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of scholarly/creative work, and a DVD with samples of choreography and/or performance direction.
- To be considered an applicant for employment you must apply online through the UVU.Jobs website.
- To receive full consideration for post-secondary education, please submit copies of transcripts or diploma of highest degree earned. Transcripts do not have to be official copies.
- To be considered in the first screening, the online application and required application documents (see below) must be submitted by the screening or closing date.
- Our system can only accept supplemental documents (such as cover letters or transcripts) in PDF or Word format. The file size of documents must be less than 2MB. It is strongly recommended that you take documents that are not in an electronic form and scan them into a separate black and white PDF file so you can attach them electronically to the online application. You can get help with this at a local copy center if needed.
- Any offer of employment will be contingent upon the results of a background check, which includes a criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
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