Temporary Teaching Positions in Dance Available


Position title: Lecturer

Percent time: Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time.
Anticipated start: The department is currently recruiting for winter, spring and summer of the 2021-22 academic year and fall and winter of 2022-2023.
Position duration: One academic quarter with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance and departmental needs.


Open date: November 10th, 2021
Next review date: Wednesday, Nov 24, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Monday, Oct 31, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for temporary teaching positions in the following dance areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, flamenco, gaga, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation.

Work will be in person on the UCSB campus; compensation will not include travel and housing expenses. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page: http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must possess an MFA degree in Dance or related field, or 5 years equivalent professional experience in Dance, or related field that is relevant to the teaching specialization they are applying for, at time of application.

Preferred qualifications

Teaching experience at the college or university level.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Choreography/Dance work sample showing technique/teaching ability/choreography - Video samples are strongly encouraged. To submit, please upload a document containing website addresses to view choreography/dance video sample(s) online.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

References will only be contacted for the proposed candidate after that candidate has been identified.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02102

Help contact: dvance@theaterdance.ucsb.edu


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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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