MU353: Inclusive Arts for Children - Dance Instructor - 1.0 Credit (Spring 2023)

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Location: Waterloo, CA

Company: Wilfrid Laurier University

Faculty/Academic Area: Faculty of Music 

Department: Music Academic 

Campus: Waterloo 

Employee Group: WLUFA 

Requisition ID: 5525 



Position Title: MU353: Inclusive Arts for Children - Dance Instructor (1.0 Credit)

Term: Spring 2023

Days/Times: See Below

Hours per week/Hours Total: See Below

Anticipated Class Size: 20

Additional Course Requirements: TBD

Posted on: March 15th, 2023

Posting ends: March 30th, 2023


Position Summary:

The Faculty of Music, Wilfrid Laurier University, requires part-time contract teaching faculty (CTF) to teach the course listed below in the Spring Term 2023 to be taught at the Waterloo campus. Following is a brief description of the course to indicate the content and level of difficulty. Application items below suggested as optional are strongly recommended. Inclusion and assistance is also required regarding any teaching work that follows AODA guidelines for students requiring and requesting assistance with their coursework and learning. We would be happy to provide additional information that may be required. Instructors are provided with a course syllabus by the Laurier Undergraduate Music Therapy coordinator; the inclusion of a sample syllabus as part of the application process is not necessary.



MU353: Inclusive Arts for Children – Dance Instructor

Through experiential modules in visual art, music, dance, and drama, students engage in these artistic practices while exploring the developmental relevance and therapeutic impact of children's active participation in the creative arts. Students apply their theoretical and practical learning from these modules in order to design accessible activities for, and then provide leadership at, a week-long inclusive creative arts day-camp entitled "Arts Express".

Exclusion: MU380E


Dates of Instruction:

June 12 & 13, 2023 (6 hours total instruction)


Additional Administrative work: 11 hours. This dance instructor position entails 8 hours of administrative responsibilities at KidsAbility and WLU (plus 3 hours of planning meetings) for the Arts Express camp (July 4 – 7, 2023).


Additional Materials Required with Submission:

1-page teaching philosophy statement


Qualifications – Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Dance; Masters Degree preferred.


Qualifications – Preference: Applicants who are certified creative arts therapists, or who have leadership experience working with children with disabilities, will be given preference.



Salary: $1474.81. Administrative work during Arts Express camp week to be paid separately.


Application Deadline: March 30, 2023


Submit with Application:


Required for All Applicants

  • CV (required)

Required for External Applicants

  • Names and Contact Information for Referees
  • Evidence of Good Teaching (may include but not limited to: reference letters, teaching evaluations, list of student successes etc.)


  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Sample Course Outline (2-pages maximum)

Applicants will be required to submit proof of academic credentials for highest degree prior to being awarded a contract. It is highly recommended that applicants include this verification with their application.


Questions about applications may be emailed to:

Renée Ellis:


Application Materials may be addressed to:

Renée Ellis

Faculty of Music

Wilfrid Laurier University

Waterloo, Ontario


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This appointment is in accordance with the Contract Teaching Faculty and Part-time Librarians Collective Agreement, for which the Wilfrid Laurier Faculty Association (WLUFA) is the exclusive bargaining agent.  All applicants are assessed using both the “Appendix H: Assessment of CTF Candidates under 13.6.1” in the collective agreement and the program specific rubric. Candidates should review these documents and ensure the information required is easily accessible in the application.


Please Note:

For Supplementary Remuneration for large classes or multi-section courses, see Article 28.3

Pursuant to Article 13.5 of the Collective Agreement for Contract Teaching Faculty (CTF) and Part-time Librarians, all applicants shall apply electronically. Applications must be received by 23:59 local time of the date on the posting.

Wilfrid Laurier University endeavors to fill positions with qualified candidates who have a combination of education, experience, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position while demonstrating Laurier's Employee Success Factors.

Diversity and creating a culture of inclusion is a key pillar of Wilfrid Laurier University's Strategic Academic Plan and is one of Laurier's core values. Laurier is committed to increasing the diversity of faculty and staff and welcomes applications from candidates from equity deserving groups. Indigenous candidates who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Candidates from other equity deserving groups who would like to learn more about equity and inclusive programing at Laurier are welcomed to contact Equity and Accessibility at We have strived to make our application process accessible, however if you require any assistance applying for a position or would like this job posting in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources at

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  In accordance with the requirements of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, the successful applicants will be required to prove they are legally able to work in Canada.

Members of the designated groups must self-identify to the appropriate Dean(s) to be considered for employment equity.

All course offerings will be contingent on adequate student registration and subject to budgetary funding.

Members of the Contract Teaching Faculty bargaining unit:

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