Areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation.

Open date: March 30, 2017
Initial review date: April 14, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 31st, 2017
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the most recent review date will only be considered if the position(s) has not yet been filled.

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for temporary teaching positions on an ongoing basis. Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time, beyond the close of the current recruitment period (including summer), with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance and departmental needs. 

Applicant should possess an MFA degree or 5 years equivalent professional experience. College or University teaching experience is desired. At least five years teaching experience in applicable specialty (dance technique, music for dance, embodied anatomy, choreography/improvisation) is preferred. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications. Terms and conditions of employment are subject to UC policy and any appropriate collective bargaining agreement.

Applications are only accepted online via the UC Recruit system: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00879. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, any work samples you wish to share with the committee, and contact information for 3 references.

This posting will remain open until October 31, 2017 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in September, and for spring quarter in January. The pool will close on October 31, 2017; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be reviewed at this time.

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.



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Work sample - If video samples are to be submitted, please upload a document containing website addresses to view choreography/dance video samples (Optional)


3 references required (contact information only)