Human Resources

Lecturer, Dance Program

The Alma College Dance Program seeks a faculty member at the rank of Lecturer to join its exciting program and forward-thinking faculty for the 2022-23 academic year. This is a full-time, non-tenure-track position.

The ideal candidate will be able to teach some or all of the following courses during the 2022-23 academic year: Intermediate/Advanced Ballet, Dance Appreciation, Afro-Brazilian Dance (or other African-diaspora form), and Beginning Choreography. In addition, candidates may teach half term courses, ideally Dance Professions and Dance & Communities. The selected candidate will choreograph two dances for the Alma College Dance Company and teach an intensive course of their choosing during the month of May 2023.

Additional faculty responsibilities include mentoring students for the Student Choreography Concert, accompanying students to the American College Dance Association conference (North East region), and helping to produce the Alma College Fall and Spring Dance Concerts.

Required credentials:

  • PhD or MFA in Dance or a related field
  • Experience teaching in higher education
  • Some experience performing or choreographing in a professional realm
  • Commitment to teaching Dance within a liberal arts college curriculum

Please send cover letter, C.V., names of and contact information for three references, a philosophy for teaching dance within the liberal arts, and video links to original choreography, preferably created for and performed by undergraduate students. Materials should be submitted via email to Megan Brown, Executive Assistant to the Provost at brownmm@alma.edu

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate Liberal Arts College committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders. Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and fee to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally.

For more information about the College, visit www.alma.edu.

Story published on April 04, 2022