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Sessional Instructors, Fall 2022, Division of Dance, School of Creative and Performing Arts

Job ID: 26561

Updated: August 9, 2022

Location: Main Campus

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the traditional territories of the people of the Treaty 7 region in Southern Alberta. The City of Calgary is also home to Métis Nation of Alberta, Region III.

Position Description

The School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Dance invites applications for sessional instructors to teach the following courses in the Fall 2022.

The Fall 2022 term runs from August 29 to December 23, 2022. Individual course dates are noted below; please see the academic schedule for additional important dates and deadlines.

NOTE: THE FOLLOWING COURSE OFFERINGS ARE TENTATIVE, PENDING FUNDING AND SUFFICIENT ENROLMENTS. 

Fall 2022

DNCE 303/305:  Principles of Technique / Elementary Contemporary Dance III 

Course dates: September 6 to December 7, 2022
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 12:00-13:50
Course description: Reinforcement of the basic principles of contemporary dance in preparation for more advanced study. / This completes the sequence of elementary study of the techniques of contemporary dance.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Possession of a Master's or Bachelor's degree in dance with a contemporary dance emphasis OR equivalent professional dance experience in contemporary dance
  • Professional experience recognized by peers in the field.
  • Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. 
  • University and/or professional experience in teaching contemporary dance at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels 

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

  • Certification in an area of body studies (Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, or other)
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching. 
  • The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment. 
  • The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on dance.  

DNCE 321/421:  Elementary Ballet I / Intermediate Ballet I

Course dates: September 6 to December 7, 2022
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 - 11:50
Course description: Elementary study of the techniques of ballet / Intermediate study of the techniques of ballet

Qualifications/Requirements:

Skills Required

  • Possession of a Master's or Bachelor's degree in dance with a Ballet emphasis OR equivalent professional dance experience in Ballet
  • Strong foundation in functional anatomy
  • University and/or professional experience in teaching ballet at the beginner and intermediate levels (Ballet for Contemporary Dancers preferred)
  • Understands the role of ballet training to support a contemporary dance curriculum

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Certification in an area of body studies (Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, or other)
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching
  • The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals 
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment 
  • The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on ballet and contemporary dance  
  • Willingness to become involved in Dance Division activities as part of the faculty team. 

DNCE 405/505:  Intermediate Contemporary Dance II / Advanced Contemporary Dance I

Course dates: September 6 to December 7, 2023
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-13:50
Course description: Further study of intermediate study of the techniques of contemporary dance / Advanced study of the techniques of contemporary dance.

Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Possession of a Master's or Bachelor’s degree in dance with a contemporary dance emphasis OR equivalent professional dance experience in contemporary dance
  • Professional experience recognized by peers in the field.
  • Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities. 
  • University and/or professional experience in teaching contemporary dance at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels 

Desirable Skills and Abilities:

  • Certification in an area of body studies (Yoga, Pilates, Gyrotonics, or other)
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching. 
  • The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment. 
  • The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on dance.  

DNCE 433: Creative Process IV: Choreography

Course dates: September 6 to December 7, 2022
Tuesdays and Fridays 14:00 - 15:50 
Course description: Further study in creating choreographic structures with an emphasis on group forms.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Skills Required

  • Masters Degree or equivalent professional experience in Dance required. 
  • Outstanding professional achievement and substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement (Creative Process IV: Choreography). 
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience in all levels of composition and choreography at the university level. 

Desirable Skills and Abilities

  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment to excellence in teaching. 
  • The willingness to work with students having a wide range of skills, varying abilities, motivations, and academic or vocational goals. 
  • The ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with others in a team environment. 
  • The ability to use instructional strategies designed for diverse learning styles and academic goals. 
  • Demonstrable knowledge of current literature on dance.  


Application Process:

To apply to the above teaching opportunities, please submit your application documents (in pdf form) to the U of C Careers site, using the 'Apply Now' link.

In support of your application, please provide the following:

1.    Current CV (if the SCPA does not already have one on file)
2.    Names and contact information for 3 potential referees; and
3.    Teaching evaluations (if available)
4.    Description of your qualifications in support of each course you are interested in teaching 

If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Kloetzel, Division Lead, Dance, by email at [email protected]   

The application deadline is August 17, 2022

Additional Information

For salary information, please refer to TUCFA's Collective Agreement, Schedule B. As per the Collective Agreement, the Faculty of Arts adheres to the right of first refusal terms (Section 23.12.1 and 23.12.2) for Sessional Appointments.

 

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Additional Information

To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers website.

The University strongly recommends all faculty and staff are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

 

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