Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance
The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside (https://dance.ucr.edu/), invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Dance Making and Dance Practice, to teach in person during Fall 2023, Winter 2024, and Spring 2024. Employment start date July 1, 2023.
Starting Date: Fall Quarter instruction begins September 28, 2023, and ends December 8, 2023. Winter Quarter instruction begins January 8, 2024, and ends March 15, 2024. Spring Quarter instruction begins April 1, 2024, and ends June 7, 2024.
Salary: The salary range for a Visiting Assistant Professor is from $70,000 to $90,000 dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a negotiated rate of pay and is not dependent on a UC salary scale, APM 230.
Responsibilities will include teaching the equivalent of 8 units per quarter at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including courses in dance making and movement practice courses based on the candidate's area of specialization. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will mentor graduate student research and give a public presentation of or about their work.
Minimum qualifications: M.F.A in Dance or professional equivalent (BA, and at least 5 years of professional choreography, film, interdisciplinary art-making and/or performance) and an established record of artistic achievement and presentation of work are required qualifications.
Preferred qualifications: Previous college teaching experience and an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment. Preference will be given to artists with an active practice within and expertise to teach courses among the following: Latin social dances, Black improvisatory practices, Indigenous dance practices, South/Southeast/Asian dance practices, and ritual dance practices. Applicants with decolonial approaches to dance pedagogy and dance making will also be given preference.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.
Review of applications will begin May 3, 2023; the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application and supporting materials should be received by May 3, 2023.
Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to submit a 2-page cover letter, 1-page diversity statement, current CV, a list of three references and their contact information; a link to two samples of work (one full length and one 5-10 minute excerpt); one sample course syllabus; and up to three course/teaching evaluations, if available.
Applications and materials will be submitted using UCR's on-line application system located at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01720
Search Committee Chair Joel Mejia Smith,
Department contact: Marcelina Ryneal, email@example.com
UCR Department of Dance offers curricula leading to a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs continue to influence the field of dance and dance studies internationally. The Department of Dance, one of 20 in our College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is housed in the AIA award-winning Arts Building with several large studios. Performance venues include the University Theater, the Performance Lab, the Studio Theater and the downtown Culver Center of the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 26,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.