UC Riverside is seeking a Visiting Assistant Professor Position in Choreography in the Department of Dance

19 Aug 2016 10:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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 Fall quarter, 2016 and Winter quarter, 2017. 

Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate composition courses and additional courses 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: $36,000 or commensurate with experience (pending budgetary approval).

Starting Date:
Fall quarter begins September 19, 2016. Instruction begins September 22, 2016 and ends December 2, 2016.

Winter quarter instruction begins January 9, 2017 and ends March 17, 2017.

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: Initial review of applications will begin August 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by August 31, 2016.

To Apply: submit a 2-page cover letter addressed to Taisha Paggett, Search Committee Chair, with a list of three references and contact information; CV; two sample course syllabi; teaching evaluations if available; and a diversity statement. 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. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00611.

For additional information about the position, please contact: Search Committee Chair, Assistant Professor Taisha Paggett at: taisha.paggett@ucr.edu. For questions or help with the online application process, please contact Katrina Oskie: katrina.oskie@ucr.edu, 121 Arts Building University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 USA / 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.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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