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Adjunct Instructor - Dance (Ballet, Modern)
Cabrillo College

Date Posted Apr. 27, 2021
Title Adjunct Instructor - Dance (Ballet, Modern)
University Cabrillo College
Aptos, CA, United States
Application Deadline May 16, 2021
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Fine Arts - Dance

Cabrillo College

Adjunct Instructor – Dance (Ballet, Modern)
Job# 2021-01168
Salary: See Position Description
Deadline: 9/16/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Full job description and OFFICIAL application available ONLY at:

Cabrillo College is accepting applications in order to fill temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s), and to establish an eligibility pool for temporary, part-time faculty assignment(s), that may become available as follows during the 2021 Fall Semester and 2022 Spring Semester:

DANCE-4 Contemp Mod Dance I
DANCE-5 Contemp Mod Dance II
DANCE-7 Ballet I
DANCE-8 Ballet II
This adjunct position is open through the deadline date above OR until positions are filled; anticipated interviews for applicants who apply prior to the end of May and are selected for interview are slated for mid to late June, 2021. Interviews will include a teaching demonstration via Zoom.

The ideal candidate will share Cabrillo’s commitment to educating its racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. Cabrillo College serves approximately 11,500+ students per term, including LatinX (46.82%), Multi-Ethnic (5.14%), Asian (2.53%), African-American (1.08%), Filipino (0.79%), American Indian or Alaskan Native (0.30%), and Pacific Islander (0.16%) as of Fall 2019. At Cabrillo, 56.66% of students are students of color and 54.91% are economically disadvantaged. In 2006, Cabrillo College was designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution, reflecting the great responsibility that the College has to the educational attainment and economic well-being of the surrounding community.

Cabrillo provides an excellent opportunity to learn, collaborate, create, and make a difference in the lives of its students and community.

Examples of Duties
Teach assigned classes, which may include evening or off-campus assignments
Participate in participatory governance committees, processes, and initiatives such as Guided Pathways
Maintain timely and accurate records of student enrollment, attendance, and academic progress
Provide academic assistance and related services to students during scheduled office hours
Cooperate with and participate as may be required in District investigations and/or student grievance matters of alleged unlawful harassment, discrimination, and retaliation
Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and staff
Complete required District trainings such as Title IX, Mandated Reporter, EEO/Diversity/Elimination of Bias, Workplace Safety, etc.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasis OR
  • Bachelor’s in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, or theater with dance emphasis AND a Master’s in physical education, any life science, physiology, theater arts, kinesiology, humanities. performing arts, or music OR
  • *Equivalent OR
  • Possess a lifetime California Community College Instructor credential in dance

Required Professional Expertise:

  • Currency and depth of knowledge in dance
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach the courses or perform the duties effectively as described above
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds; gender identities, sexual orientations; and students with disabilities
  • Evidence of professional activities and service beyond the primary teaching assignment
  • Development and review of curriculum as well as including assessment of learning
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others
  • Demonstrated responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, academic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning) as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices in the classroom
  • Demonstrated ability to reflect critically on institutional and teaching practices that aim to increase cultural responsiveness
  • Knowledge and understanding of the accountability and critical dimensions of equity
  • Demonstrated ability addressing issues of equity in the classroom

Desired Qualifications/Performance Expectations:

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish desired
  • Successful teaching experience at the community college level
  • Demonstrated ability to employ innovative teaching techniques and methodologies
  • Experience teaching diverse student populations
  • Successful online teaching experience
  • Knowledge of culturally-responsive pedagogical teaching techniques and effective ways for engaging students who are historically under-represented and under-served.

Equivalency Requirements:
*Equivalency to an academic degree shall include the same depth of knowledge in the discipline and breadth of general education that is required for the degree to meet the minimum qualifications. Equivalent preparation for employment shall be considered under any one category or any combination of the categories listed below:

Degree in related field with equivalent course work in the required discipline as indicated by transcripts and/or thesis subject.
Equivalent degrees from foreign universities (as determined by a reputable foreign educational credential evaluation service).
Course work at an accredited institution of higher education AND state-approved continuing education units applicable for maintaining licensure AND/OR an internship for licensure AND/OR equivalent professional or work experience AND/OR equivalent verifiable accomplishments of eminence in the discipline including but not limited to: publications, research, seminars, creative works, professional performances or exhibitions, honors or awards.

Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the graduate student must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form.

Additional Information
Salary: $1,261 – $1,935 per teaching unit, per semester; salary placement determined by documented education and experience. An annual doctoral stipend of $84 per unit is granted to eligible adjunct faculty. Assignments may be at various campus locations; days, evenings, and/or weekends; hours to be arranged.

Cabrillo College is an equal opportunity employer

  • EOE

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