UC Riverside--Visiting Assistant Professor in Contemporary Choreography

19 Dec 2014 5:51 PM | Anonymous member

Part-Time Position Available:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Choreography, Department of Dance, College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences

Position Summary The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside www.dance.ucr.edu, invites applications for a position in the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) title, to teach in spring quarter, 2015. This position is non-renewable.

Responsibilities will include teaching one graduate level course, DNCE 244 – “Special Topics in Dance Making” and one undergraduate course in practice, repertory or an area relevant to the candidate’s field of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will assist with graduate and undergraduate choreographic research, participate in departmental activities, and give a public presentation of or about their work.

Salary: $14,000 or commensurate with experience (pending budgetary approval)

Starting Date: Spring Quarter begins March 25, 2015. Instruction begins March 30, 2015 and ends June 12, 2015.

Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. in dance; or professional equivalent (BA, and at least 5 years of professional choreography and performance.) Established record of choreography and performance is required, and preference is for an actively working artist. Previous college teaching experience is required, as well as an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment.

Review of applications will begin January 30, 2015; position will remain open until filled.

To Apply, submit a 2-page cover letter addressed to Joel Smith, Search Committee Chair, with a list of three references and contact information; CV; two sample course syllabi; and teaching evaluations if available. Please also include two 7-10 minute excerpts of choreography and performance via an online link (Youtube or Vimeo) with a 50-75 word description of the works embedded in the “Information” section of each hosted video. Each work sample should be one continuous excerpt of the performance, rather than edited with jump cuts to different parts of the piece. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00291. Please contact Katrina Oskie (katrina.oskie@ucr.edu) with questions about your application. Further details about the position can be found at www.dance.ucr.edu.

UCR Department of Dance offers curricula leading to a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs continue to influence the field internationally. The Department of Dance, one of 20 in our College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is housed in the AIA award-winning Arts Building with several large studios. Performance venues include the University Theater, the Performance Lab, the Studio Theater and the new downtown Culver Center for the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 19,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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