Fitness and Injury Prevention for the Dancer Faculty & Open Fitness Coordinator

Adjunct Faculty - 150030 Los Angeles, California


AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts is one of the foremost performing arts colleges in the country with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City. The school offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degree programs in Acting, Musical Theatre, Dance Theatre and Performing Arts as well as two year conservatory programs.

AMDA is seeking qualified part-time/adjunct instructors to teach Fitness and Injury Prevention for the Dancer course, and coordinate our Open Fitness classes. Teaching assignment(s) may include any of the curriculum approved courses within the disciplines of Fitness and Injury Prevention. The instructor is responsible for providing quality instruction to students through well prepared classes, relevant assignments, fair and holistic assessment of learning, clear documentation of student progress, and support of the academic success for all students.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules;
  • Creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking;
  • Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and assessing student work;
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics;
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas;
  • Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/adjunct faculty member;
  • Maintaining accurate academic records.

Required Educational Credentials:

  • Master’s degree in a related field.

Required Professional Expertise:

  • A minimum of three years of teaching fitness and injury prevention in a post-secondary setting.
  • Recent, successful teaching experience in the subject area.
  • Experience with or willingness to explore innovative teaching methodologies in addition to lecture mode.
  • Currency and depth of knowledge in the applicable professional field.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at in higher education institutions, including effective use of technology.
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning.
  • Have sensitivity to, and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in learning styles.
  • Successful candidates will be able to apply their fitness and injury prevention expertise in a manner/context that is relevant to emerging performing artists and dancers.
  • Effective lesson planning, delivery of assignments, and weekly Canvas course management (learning management system)

Desired Qualifications

  • Doctorate in a related field preferred, with at least 18 graduate credits in the focused area.

Diversity and Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, including disabilities that may affect students' learning styles.
  • AMDA is fully committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the teaching and learning process. We encourage applications from individuals who have extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Instructors who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

COVID19 Vaccine Policy:

AMDA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccine policy (including the booster) as of Fall 2021 for all employees who will be working on campus. 

For information regarding requests for religious or medical accommodations, please contact the Human Resources Department at [email protected]

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