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Dance Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Choreography
University of California Los Angeles

Date Posted Nov. 23, 2021
Title Dance Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Choreography
University University of California Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Department of World Arts and Cultures
Application Deadline 1/1/2022
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Dance
Dance Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Choreography

University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07063

The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) in the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant or Associate Professor) position specializing in choreography/dance. The ideal candidate has an active choreographic profile, is committed to time-based performance as a form, and is preferably working from a perspective and practice not currently represented by the existing tenured faculty in our department. Responsibilities could include teaching composition courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, introductory dance studies courses, practice classes, participation on graduate committees, student advising, service at the departmental and university level, and contributions to other activities necessary to the pursuit of an artistic career, and to the ongoing sustainability of the department.

The WACD Department offers a BA in Dance, a BA in World Arts and Cultures, an MFA in Choreographic Inquiry and a PhD in Culture and Performance. The candidate should be able to serve students in these degree programs, embracing the connection between practice and theory, between written scholarship and movement based art-making. In addition to maintaining an active profile in artistic practice, we seek candidates who are committed to public higher education and who will actively contribute to the Department and University by fostering and supporting an equitable campus community that is diverse in cultural and other backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. We actively encourage assistant-level applications. To ensure full consideration, candidates should have a terminal Degree (MFA or PhD in related field) or equivalent professional experience of 4 years or more, and apply by January 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Clear evidence of professional activity as an artist
  • Strong command of bodily training technique(s)
  • Vision of what dance can contribute to society
  • Experience at teaching

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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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,

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