Faculty, Assistant Professor, Ballroom Dance - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah 84058

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Educates in a variety of learning environments and activities that provide opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential and achieve their learning objectives. Participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the department and college/school, and collective individual interest of its staff and student body. Support and seek always to fulfill the guiding concepts for the college embodied in the Philosophy, Mission, Values and Vision adopted by UVU.
-Designs and teaches assigned courses in all levels of Ballroom Dance technique, theory, teaching methods, and choreography. Choreographs, directs, and mentors students in Ballroom Dance performing groups. Teaches courses in Orientation, Dance as an Art Form, and Senior Capstone I/II.
-Plans, prepares, and follows an approved course of study with measurable objectives. Prepares instructional materials such as; course outlines, syllabi, exams, audio/visual aids, and other instructional materials as necessary.
-Instructs, manages, and supervises individual and groups in classrooms and laboratories by the following methods: demonstration, discussion, visual aids, audio aids, conferences, and field trips. Evaluates instruction and learning by means of written, oral, practical, and performance tests. Maintains a student-oriented, engaged approach to education.
-Assists in recruitment, advisement, placement, and follow-up of students. Maintains and submits accurate and current reports and records involving student accountability, attendance, performance, and follow-up.
-Establishes and maintains office hours and advises students during this time and at other times as needed. Assists Department of Dance academic advisor, department chairperson, faculty, and department staff in maintaining an effective program.
-Attends Department of Dance faculty meetings and Ballroom Dance Program meetings. Serves on department, school, and university committees. Improves professionally and maintains currency in the courses taught. Serves as program coordinator in rotation with other full-time faculty.
-Keeps abreast of new development trends, and techniques through participation in workshop seminars, actual work experience, and exchange programs with business and industry to maintain skills, state of the art, and knowledge.
Maintains engaged classroom conditions.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in Dance or closely related professional experience. Five years teaching experience and directing Ballroom Dance formation teams. Five years experience directing/coordinating a Ballroom Dance program. Ability to teach courses in Orientation to Dance, Dance As An Artform, and Senior Capstone I/II. Ability to teach all levels of Ballroom Dance choreography, theory, and technique, including International Style and American Style. Experience with student participation, supervision, and coordination of competitive Ballroom Dance events. Experience in dance production and performances. Experience planning and coordinating tours and student travel. Experience planning and working within a budget. Experience advising students academically.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

1) Knowledge of subject matter and course content.
2) Skill in effective instructional strategies and techniques.
3) Ability to manage, motivate, and evaluate students and instruction.
4) Effective interpersonal, problem solving and decision making skills.
5) Ability to communicate effectively.

Special Instructions to Applicants

- 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 credentials check, an employment check, and criminal records check. A criminal conviction is not necessarily a bar to employment.
- For questions contact Human Resources at HREmployment@uvu.edu.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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