University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Theater and Dance seeks a contemporary ballet artist who embodies international developments in choreography, training and performance. The successful candidate will collaborate with faculty artists, scholars and staff in a vibrant department that offers BA and BFA degrees in Theater and Dance, and a top-ranked MA/Ph.D. degree in Theater, Dance and Performance Studies. S/he will teach all levels of ballet technique and contribute to the development of curriculum. Creative research in choreography and/or performance on a national/international level is expected. Other opportunities for UC creative research may include choreography, interdisciplinary collaboration, and interface with the university’s professional, resident dance company, Santa Barbara Dance Theater. See

Substantial professional performance experience at a national/international level or an MFA in Dance are required, and university teaching experience is preferred. PhD’s are welcome to apply. Application materials must include: a cover letter summarizing qualifications and approach to choreography/creative research and teaching; a current CV; contact information for 3 references to write letters of recommendation; and a weblink to digital samples of performance and/or choreography and teaching samples; scholarly writing samples are optional. All materials must be submitted online:
Deadline to apply: November 1, 2016.

Employment begins 7/1/17. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

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