Dance Associate (P/T) Instructor - Middle Eastern Dance - Immediate opening for Fall 2021
Company: MiraCosta College
Posted on: May 14, 2022
Dance Associate (P/T) Instructor - Middle Eastern Dance -
Immediate opening for Fall 2021 Before applying, be sure to read
the "Application Procedure" section below. Job Title Dance
Associate (P/T) Instructor - Middle Eastern Dance - Immediate
opening for Fall 2021 Type of Assignment Part-Time Faculty
Assignment Category Temporary Assignment The college is accepting
applications for an instructor to teach the following class:
DNCE 130, 131, 230 - MIDDLE EASTERN DANCE I, II, III
Fall Semester 2021 (late-start class Sept - Dec)
Mondays, 6:00 pm - 7:20 pm
Description: This combined course provides a concentrated study of
Middle Eastern dance within its cultural context. Students learn
dance techniques, correct alignment, body isolations, arm
movements, and rhythmic coordination necessary to perform Middle
Eastern dances. Topics include Raqs al Baladi, Raqs Sharqi, Taqsim
and basic drum solo patterns. The course includes basic Middle
Eastern rhythms and covers both traditional and contemporary
influences. The more advanced courses include learning dance
choreographies, more complex drum solos, playing finger cymbal
patterns, and veil work. Compensation Compensation is based on
education. To view the current Associate (part-time) Faculty Salary
Schedule, please select "Salary Schedules" to the left on the
navigation bar or go to
Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of
paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via
electronic fund transfer. Application Procedure Applications will
be reviewed by the department as they are received.
In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the
1. An application.
2. A cover letter discussing methods, theories, or technologies
especially relevant to your teaching style and describing any
qualifications not evident in your resume or curriculum vitae.
3. A resume/CV summarizing your educational background and
a. Transcripts of ALL college degrees/coursework needed to qualify
for this position; unofficial or legible copies are acceptable but
must indicate that the degree(s) has been conferred, if applicable.
An equivalency narrative and supporting documentation should be
submitted at the time of application if you do not possess the
EXACT degree major(s) listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.
(View the instructions for equivalency requests at
All degrees and units used to satisfy the minimum qualifications
must be from postsecondary institutions accredited by an
accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of
Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. If your
degree/coursework is from a college or university anywhere outside
of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a
professional evaluation agency. A partial list of agencies can be
found at http://www.ctc.ca.gov/credentials/leaflets/cl635.pdf .
Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation
to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
b. If needed to meet the minimum qualifications, a copy (front and
back) of your fully satisfied, lifetime California Community
College credential authorizing service in the appropriate
Applicants will not be contacted unless selected for interview.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is
contingent upon: 1) submission of a current TB test clearance, 2)
proof of eligibility to work in the United States, 3) fingerprint
clearance, and 4) submission of official transcripts indicating
appropriate degree(s) awarded or submission of a valid appropriate
California Community College credential. Minimum Qualifications The
transcripts you are attaching to provide evidence that you meet the
minimum qualifications below must state the degree title, major,
and date awarded.
Master's degree in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis,
or theater with dance emphasis;
OR master's degree in Theatre and Dance (Dance Theatre) - an
approved comparable degree at MiraCosta College;
OR bachelor's degree in any of the above AND master's degree in
physical education, any life science, physiology, theater arts,
kinesiology, humanities, performing arts, or music;
OR a valid appropriate California Community College Credential in
the discipline area.
OR the equivalent*.
AND have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic,
socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of
community college students.
*Applicants wishing to claim equivalence to the minimum
qualifications should follow the instructions and guidelines at
Under direction, plan, organize and teach assigned courses in an
instructional field or discipline in accordance with approved
course outlines, education code requirements and faculty contract
provisions; provide feedback and guidance to students and evaluate
student performance; and perform related duties as assigned. The
duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the
various types of work that may be performed. The omission of
specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to
1. Plan, organize and develop instructional materials including
presentations, lectures, demonstrations, homework assignments,
laboratory exercises and project assignments consistent with
approved course outlines; teach courses utilizing sound pedagogical
methods and instructional strategies most appropriate to
communicating subject matter to students to meet learning
objectives; modify, as necessary, instructional methods to meet
diverse student needs; participate in the development, assessment,
and evaluation of student learning outcomes (SLOs); use available
instructional technologies such as the internet, online learning
and interactive technologies to enrich and facilitate student
learning; participate in the review and selection of textbooks and
other student materials for assigned courses.
2. Provide prompt feedback on student assignments; evaluate student
performance fairly and consistently; assign grades and maintain
course/student records in accordance with district standards,
policies and procedures; submit and post grades and submit other
records following appropriate procedures by established
3. Be available to students by telephone, email, course learning
management system, or personal conference to answer questions and
provide encouragement and assistance in completing course
assignments and projects; meet scheduled meeting and office hours
as established for assigned courses; maintain a flexible schedule
to meet student needs; refer students to other faculty or campus
resources to resolve problems/issues beyond the purview of
4. Maintain accurate and complete course records as required by
law, regulations and district policies and procedures; record
student attendance and other data using course management software;
submit attendance and other records by required deadlines.
5. Maintain the confidentiality of student information.
6. Contribute to maintaining a collegial environment and
collaborate with department chairs and other faculty to participate
in developing policies, standards, curricula changes and other
matters; demonstrate willingness to substitute for other faculty
when needed to meet college or student needs.
7. Play an active role in campus life; attend faculty and staff
meetings; participate in activities that contribute to the
educational goals of the college and its constituents; serve on
campus committees or task forces.
8. Meet professional responsibilities in accordance with
contractual obligations. Other Duties 1. Stay current in academic
or program discipline, including maintaining licensure,
certification or continuing education requirements where
2. May make arrangements for and lead field trips and attendance at
other events associated with course of study.
3. Perform related duties as assigned. Knowledge of 1. Theory,
concepts, principles, techniques and conventions applicable to
assigned academic disciplines and courses at an advanced level.
2. Teaching and instructional techniques and strategies applicable
to student learning at varying levels of subject matter and
3. Trends, developments and uses of educational technologies
including online learning and course management systems such as
4. State education code, Title 5 and other applicable laws related
to curriculum requirements and approval and reporting
5. Instructional and tutorial techniques and methods applicable to
a diverse range of students including those with physical,
emotional and learning disabilities.
6. District organization, operations, policies and objectives, and
resources available to support student success.
7. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
Ability to 1. Clearly convey, interpret and explain theories,
principles and relevant content of assigned academic disciplines to
a diverse student population.
2. Employ available instructional technologies in ways that
maximize student learning.
3. Encourage the development of critical thinking, problem-solving
and communication skills through the use of appropriate teaching
strategies and student assignments.
4. Evaluate student performance fairly and consistently and return
student work promptly to promote student progress.
5. Examine the effectiveness of teaching methodologies being used,
in terms of student learning outcome measures, and modify as
appropriate to meet diverse student needs.
6. Maintain accurate records of student progress and submit grade
and attendance records according to established deadlines.
7. Maintain the confidentiality of student information.
8. Meet all teaching and other scheduled responsibilities such as
office hours and meetings at the designated times, while keeping a
flexible schedule to facilitate student access and learning.
9. Stay abreast of current scholarship and other developments in
assigned academic fields through professional development
10. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
11. Operate a computer and standard business software.
12. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse
academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability
13. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all
those encountered in the course of work. Physical Effort The
physical efforts described here are representative of those that
must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential
functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to
enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending
and stooping; occasional light lifting and carrying of objects
weighing up to 25 pounds; ability to work at a computer, including
repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse and other control
devices; ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off
campus as needed to conduct district business. Emotional Effort
Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships
involving interactions and communications personally, by phone and
in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups from diverse
backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to work
effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while
meeting established deadlines and changing priorities. Working
Conditions Primarily classroom and business office environments;
subject to frequent public contact and interruption; intermittent
exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; may work
at any district location or authorized facility with occasional
evenings and/or weekends on an as-needed basis. Occasional local
travel may be requested. Required fields are indicated with an
- * Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
- * MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a
commitment to diversity. We strive to be a model for equity and
inclusion, effectively supporting students and employees from
diverse socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds who possess a range
of abilities, academic preparation, and life experiences. Please
reflect on two or three examples of how you have or would create,
modify, and/or perform one or more of the following to meet the
needs of a diverse student population: (1) curricula; (2) learning
activities; (3) teaching/counseling practices; (4) library
reference services or collection development; (5) literary efforts
(e.g., original scholarly works); or (6) budgetary or planning
processes. (Open Ended Question) Documents Needed to Apply Required
- Cover Letter
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae
- Transcript 1 Optional Documents
- Transcript 2
- Transcript 3
- Transcript 4
- Formal Agency Evaluation - Non-U.S. Transcripts
- Equivalency Narrative
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