Instructor/Lecturer in Dance – 22542

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salary; Exempt; Faculty, Full Time, Renewable

DEPARTMENT: Theatre and Dance


Alma College Department of Theatre and Dance seeks applicants for a full-time lecturer in Dance to begin August 2024. Experience teaching advanced physical practice classes rooted in American modern dance and contemporary floorwork is required. The ideal candidate will also have demonstrated experience adapting their physical practice research for a range of experience levels including beginning dancers. Candidate must have experience choreographing group dances and be prepared to create at least two works for Alma College Dance Company throughout the 24-25 school year. Additional expertise in at least two of the following areas is required: Dance History, Dance Criticism, Pedagogy, and Community Dance Practices. The normal teaching load is six courses per year, split between Fall and Winter semester and sometimes the focused one-month Spring term. The selected candidate will support recruitment efforts and audition events throughout the year.

This is a full-time lecturer position with a yearly, renewable contract based on performance and college need. Employees are eligible for full benefits.


An M.F.A. in Dance with professional and/or academic experience is required.



• Experience working with underrepresented, first-generation, Pell-eligible, and diverse populations.



Please send an email with the following documents attached in Microsoft Word or PDF format: Curriculum Vitae (C.V.), a cover letter, teaching statement, and 3-5 samples of choreography ranging from professional work to works created on students, and contact information for three professional references to Alma College Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs ( Letters of recommendation will be solicited from selected applicants later in the process. Applications are being accepted through July 1, 2024.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students 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.

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