Assistant Professor of Dance Studies (507229)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Marcos
  • San Marcos, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Public Health

Job Description


Rank: Assistant Professor
Department: Dance Studies
Starting Date: Fall 2022

Minimum Qualifications:
  • M.F.A, M.A. in artistic field, or Ph.D.
  • Demonstrated record and ongoing creative practice/embodied scholarly research
  • Somatics training/practice reflective of diverse cultural traditions
  • Interest in mentoring students and in making a positive impact toward equity and inclusion
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Interest in ongoing curricular development and the development of a major

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Record of work that embodies themes of diversity through culture, identity and/or art activist approach
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching at the undergraduate college level or in an equivalent professional setting
  • Demonstrated experience in program and curriculum development


Candidate is expected to engage in service, research and creative activity and teaching duties. Dance Studies at CSUSM is currently a minor that meets the needs for General Education on our campus and supports Liberal Studies curricular needs with regards to mandated K-12 state core-requirements knowledge. The ideal candidate would be expected to regularly teach general education courses in Dance Studies, have experience working with underserved communities and can adeptly bring current topics to the classroom. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-create and vision for a Dance Studies Major and Department.

Application Procedure:

Click Apply Now to complete the CSUSM Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter specifically addressing minimum and preferred qualifications.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Narrative statement describing your commitment to working effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural/multiethnic urban campus environment with a substantial population of first-generation students.
  • Three professional references.
  • Links to three samples of work within the last 3 years

Review of applications will begin January 18 , 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

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The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised December 22, 2020 as a condition of employment.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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