Adjunct Professor, Dance – HigherEdJobs

Company Description:

Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private
university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where
students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and
boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the
practical skills that today’s employers demand. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving
University College based in Providence as well as Rhode Island’s only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating
and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth
for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.

Job Description:

Roger Williams University is seeking Adjunct Professors to teach in its Dance and
Performance Studies Program. Teaching assignments include dance technique classes- including Modern/Contemporary and/or Hip-Hop, depending
on applicant expertise and curricular need.

The Dance and Performance Studies Program is part of RWU’s Performing Arts Department,
and is part of the University’s School of Humanities, Arts, and Education.  Professors who teach within the Dance Program most often teach a
mixture of Dance majors and minors who range from low intermediate to advanced levels. Professors who enjoy engaging with liberal arts
students of varying backgrounds, levels, and reasons for moving are highly sought. Many of our Dance majors are double majors who seek a
life-long relationship with dance, whether it be a professional track or otherwise; because of this one’s ability make connections to other
disciplines and contextual lenses is highly valued – whether they be other art forms, the sciences, technology, and/or cultural studies.

RWU’s Dance and Performance Studies Program values diversity and freedom of expression in all forms. It has a reputation for being one of
the most dynamic programs on RWU’s campus, and is known regionally for developing strong technicians over the course of a student’s
undergraduate career. 

The program often engages in embodied service-learning projects that stimulate public discourse around issues
of diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as environmental sustainability and community activism. The program’s guest artist rosters,
which are abundant, aim to reflect these values of access and health – as do our aims for new faculty.


Master’s Degree or Equivalent Teaching Experience.
Professional dance experience including
performing, choreographing, and/or somatic practices that focus on anatomical sustainability and holistic health.
commitment to student success and collegial collaboration.
Demonstrated excellence as a studio teacher – and an interest in possible
community engagement projects that bring dance outside of the studio as a means to foster health and sustainable growth within individuals
and communities.

Additional Information:

Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,
color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other
basis protected by applicable state and federal law. For information on our Non-discrimination policy, visit here.

RWU prohibits all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities and is required by Title IX of
the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Complaints of Title IX
sexual harassment should be reported to the Title IX Coordinator at the contact information listed below. Details regarding the formal
complaint process can be found here: Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures. All complaints of sexual harassment will be taken seriously and
responded to promptly. TITLE IX COORDINATOR: Dr. Jen Stanley, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI 02809 / Phone Number: (401)
254-3123 /Email Address: [email protected]

Salaries for new hires at Roger Williams
University usually fall between the minimum and midpoint of the salary range.


Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references. In your cover letter/letter of
interest, in addition to listing how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position, please include information about how you
would be able to contribute to RWU’s diversity, inclusivity, and equity goals.

All employees must submit a vaccination card or
complete an exemption form (available upon request) in order to provide a clear and accurate picture of campus vaccine prevalence. Please be
assured that RWU closely safeguards the confidentiality of employee medical information, including documentation or other confirmation of
the COVID-19 vaccination.

Roger Williams University is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to inclusive excellence and encourages applications from underrepresented populations.

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