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The hallmark of the newly-established USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance â as expressed in its motto âThe New Movementâ â 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.
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The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for the position of Part-Time Lecturer in Tap Dance to provide specialized instruction in Tap Dance and related dance forms for elective technique courses, including but not limited to any of the following areas: Broadway styles, Rhythm Tap, and Improvisation. Additional experience in commercial dance and industry work is welcomed.
Candidates will serve a diverse student population, must demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for historically under-served populations, and are expected to contribute to the Schoolâs diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts. 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.
January 1, 2023
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS:Â Â Â
Begins on September 16 and continues until position is filled.
All candidates should submit a (1) letter of interest; and (2) a curriculum vitae, including teaching experience, courses taught and developed, professional experience and/or choreography. Additional materials may be requested at a later date. Letters of interest should describe candidateâs commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in higher education and the performing arts.
Ideal candidate will have significant experience in teaching all levels of Tap Dance techniques within a professional and/or university environment. Professional Experience as a performer and/or choreographer is desired.
Preferred Education: M.F.A. or M.A. in Dance.
Minimum Education: B.F.A or B.A. in Dance. Equivalent professional experience may be considered in lieu of educational experience.Â
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