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Sessional Instructor, Dance 343 Sem 02, Special Topics DNCE Practice I, Faculty of Arts

Job ID: 17276

Updated: January 12, 2019

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Current Offering:

Spring 2019: SEM 02 MW 13:00-16:50, Lab 02 TR 13:00-16:50 in KN 163

*Course runs May 27-June 4, 2019* 

Course Description: Possible topics include Contact Improvisation, African Dance, Mixed Ability Dance, Site Specific Dance.

Topic 10: DJD Intermediate Jazz Repertoire: The study of select intermediate jazz dance repertory leading to performance.

Course Hours: 3 units; H (2S-2)

Prerequisite(s): One junior level dance course and consent of the Division Chair, Dance.


  • Significant experience as a professional dancer in jazz dance with Decidedly Jazz Dance Company
  • Possession of a Master's or Bachelor's degree in dance, physical education with a dance emphasis, theater with dance emphasis, or their professional equivalent
  • Outstanding professional achievement or substantial training in the field specified in the job announcement (DJD technique and repertoire)
  • Ability to communicate effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful teaching experience at the university or professional 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

Application Process: To apply to the above teaching opportunity, please submit a letter of application to the email account indicating which course(s) and session(s) you are interested in teaching.

In support of your application, please provide the following:

  • current, up-to-date CV (if the SCPA does not already have one on file)
  • 3 references (required if you have not taught for the SCPA before)
  • description of your qualifications in support of each course you are interested in teaching, as well as any restrictions (e.g. scheduling day or time constraints) that would need to be taken into consideration

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa Monteros, Division Chair, Dance, by email at  or by phone at 403-220-8983.

The application deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their academic and professional success while they are here. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following question: Are you a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

Additional Information

To learn more about academic opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Academic Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Arts visit Careers in the Faculty of Arts.

About the University of Calgary
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