Five College Visiting Lecturer : Community Outreach & Dance in Education, Mt Holyoke

The Five College Dance Department invites applications for a half-time, two-year (duties only during the academic year) appointment at Mount Holyoke College in Dance in Education and Community Outreach, to begin in Fall 2013. We seek an experienced expert in this field who will help us energize and consolidate our course offerings in dance in education and our outreach efforts to engage new and underserved populations in the broader community. The candidate should also demonstrate a proven commitment to undergraduate teaching in rigorous liberal arts programs.

The appointee will teach one course each semester, teaching at a different one of four of our five campuses over the two years of the appointment. Duties include helping the Department develop a regularized sequence of courses drawing on current faculty resources and a network of community and institutional partnerships that will support
community engagement through dance and dance education beyond the term of the residency. The appointee will work closely with the FCDD Community Outreach and Dance in Education committee to coordinate course offerings and develop connections with individual campus organizations, area K-12 schools, community organizations and other institutions.

About the Department:
The Five College Dance Department (FCDD – is a collaboration of the dance departments and programs from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. This consortium is founded on a commitment to honor, respect and support the individual perspectives on dance characteristic of each campus. The FCDD curriculum emphasizes in-depth study of a broad spectrum of dance as an art form, including technical, creative, historical, cultural and scientific study. Students are encouraged to balance performance and creative studies with a broad understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of different dance traditions. They may shape their major studies in either traditional or interdisciplinary ways, reflecting the wide range of career options and new directions of the contemporary field.

About the College:
Mount Holyoke is an undergraduate liberal arts college for women with 2,100 students and 210 faculty. Half the faculty are women; one fourth are persons of color. It is located about 80 miles west of Boston in the Connecticut River valley, and is a member of the Five College Consortium consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Skills & Qualifications:
An advanced degree (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., or D.F.A.), preferably in dance, in such fields as dance education, community-based arts, arts and social development, among others, is required. Interested applicants can apply online at: Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Mount Holyoke is committed to fostering multicultural diversity and awareness in its faculty, staff, and student body and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and persons of color are especially encouraged to apply.

Catherine O’Brian
Coordinator, Arts Education & Arts in Health Care Grants & Programs
NH State Council on the Arts
19 Pillsbury Street, 1st floor
Concord, NH 03301

Phone: 603-271-0795
Fax: 603-271-3584