Adjunct Faculty - Dance

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7199720 (Ref.No. 23D332236)
Posted: December 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

The Department of Dance at Rider University seeks an adjunct instructor of Dance for the SPRING 2024 semester beginning January 22, 2024, and ending on April 26, 2023. This position is to teach Music for Dance and Dalcroze Education.

Position Requirements

Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach an intermediate level of music for dance class that represents a robust 21st century approach to a healthy dance practice. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach the necessary vocabulary to analyze, develop, and communicate musical ideas allowing students to explore the basic elements of music through the study of rhythmic structures, fundamental music theory, critical analysis of compositions & choreography of various genres, and experiential activities that combine music & movement. Applicants will also be expected to teach elementary musical notation, scoring, and accompaniment skills needed by dancers.  Demonstrate ability to be inclusive in dance to create environments for all students. Professional music performance career and professional or higher education teaching experience required. 

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

Applicants who are fluent in both Western and Non-Western music forms are preferred

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University is consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News and World Report, The Wall Street Journal and The Princeton Review. For more than a decade, Rider has also been recognized in The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges for its sustainability efforts.
Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity. 

Special Instructions to Applicants

The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.