The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for the Claude and Alfred Mann Professorship in Dance. This is a part-time position for an internationally acclaimed artist with expertise in Choreography, Composition, and/or Concert Dance. Selected artist will succeed multi-dimensional artist William Forsythe as holder of the Mann Professorship and will be expected to spend 6-12 weeks in residence at USC Kaufman each year. Initial appointment is for 3-5 years with possibility of renewal. USC Kaufman seeks a visionary, collaborative, dynamic and innovative thought-partner to provide instruction to students in the BFA in Dance program. Involvement may include but is not limited to teaching dance technique, choreography, repertory and performance, improvisation and composition, colloquium, senior seminar, as well as staging and/or creating work.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.
Successful candidates will: (1) be an established artist in the international dance community (2) possess significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching dance forms.
About USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.
The hallmark of the newly-established USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance — as expressed in its motto “The New Movement” — is the development of a new movement model expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice and choreography for the 21st century. The school provides foundational insight, opportunities for artistic development, a diverse performance repertory, exposure to world-renowned practicing artists, dance conditioning, and strategic career venture skills.
In the fall of 2015, USC Kaufman enrolled its first cohort of BFA dance majors. USC Kaufman also offers a robust array of non-major and minor offerings in dance open to all USC students. The dance minor is designed to present undergraduate students with a focus on the discipline of dance as an educational tool for study and research, offering... students an interdisciplinary experience compatible with a variety of majors. Visit the School’s website at kaufman.usc.edu for more information.