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Teaching and Research Artist

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Work type: Hourly Wage/Part-Time
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Human Nutrition, Foods & Exercise
Categories: Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Teaching and Research Artist (TRA) at the Embodied Brain Laboratory (EBL) will be responsible for developing and implementing all mind-body-movement research studies. The TRA will spearhead curriculum development and study execution on all EBL studies that involve elements of dance education, as well as somatic experiencing, yoga, Pilates, or other wellness-oriented movement modalities. Areas of research may include – but are not limited to – dance as a mechanism for parent-child interaction, the effects of online/in-person dance instruction as a mental health intervention, and the effects of dance instruction on adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), combat veterans, or trauma survivors. Provide consistency of instruction across all EBL dance-based research studies, as well as to deepen the lab’s understanding of appropriate pedagogical methods for dance-specific research interests.

Required Qualifications

Master’s Degree or higher in Education, Dance, Psychology or other related field. Extensive experience with teaching dance, yoga, mindfulness, Pilates, and/or other somatic awareness modalities

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working with neurodiverse populations (ASD, ADHD). Familiarity with ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) and trauma-informed care. Fluency in Bartenieff Movement Fundamentals. Working knowledge of Laban Movement Analysis.

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The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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