Dance Instructor (Part-Time), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Created 07/10/2024
Reference 243526347
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
City Pittsburgh
Zip 15260
Salary -

University of Pittsburgh School of Education 

Part-time Faculty Position 

Position: Part-time Dance Instructor

Appointment: Part-time instructor for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025

Description: The Department of Health and Human Development at the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh seeks a part-time instructor to teach various dance courses in the newly restructured dance minor and physical education curriculum. We seek an individual dedicated to advancing equity and justice through excellence in teaching and committed to practice and engagement with individuals who desire to engage in dance-related courses to enhance their undergraduate experience or obtain a minor in dance.

The candidate is expected to make multiple genres of dance accessible to the broader university community, engage students in learning dance as both a form of physical activity and further their appreciation of the arts. Dance courses occur in a large dance studio with a sprung floor in the Trees Hall building on the upper campus.

The candidate would teach in a vibrant community in the School of Education at a time of great excitement, synergy, momentum, and action, particularly about our explicit commitment to education equity and justice. We value collaborative work that is not constrained by rigid boundaries but committed to the interconnections of equity and justice among departments, centers, and institutes in the School of Education and with the many partners at the university and in various regional, national, and global communities. The School’s mission/vision can be found at the following link:

The position reports to the Chair of the department. Hiring is on a single-semester basis, dependent on school needs. Part-time instructors must facilitate an environment where active learning is encouraged, and students and instructors collaboratively learn and develop knowledge of course materials.  Professional responsibilities of a part-time instructor include but are not limited to, teaching a course(s), preparing appropriate course materials, and maintaining a professional educational environment. The syllabus must include all policies and aspects of the course(s). Part-time instructors must maintain one scheduled office hour per week per course.

Curriculum responsibilities include designing, developing, writing, and revising course curricula and syllabi, ensuring intellectual integrity of curriculum and syllabi, and ensuring all courses taught follow standard syllabus format. 

Salary and Rank: 

The pay for teaching a 3-credit course is $7,500.00 ($2,500.00/credit), paid in 4 payments on the last working day of each month. Part-time faculty will have access to our Canvas Learning Management System, Zoom, University email, faculty resources on the Pitt portal, and the university libraries.



1. Earned degree in Dance (B.A., B.F.A.) or a closely related field. Master’s degree preferred.

2. Demonstrated commitment to equity and justice

3. Proven excellence and experience in dance education of multiple genres

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Application Process: Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, please submit an application and curriculum vitae. Submit materials online at 

If you have questions about the position or the School of Education, please email Dr. Betsy Nagle at or Dr. Kelli Davis at

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


Employer University of Pittsburgh

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