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Theater Arts: Lecture Pool - Dance (Ongoing)

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The Theater Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for an on-going pool of qualified temporary instructors to teach full- or part-time, either during the academic year or Summer Session. We seek applications from outstanding candidates with experience to teach dance courses and with strengths in the following areas: Modern Technique, Improvisation, Composition, Movement for Performers, Dance History and Theory, Ethnic Dance.

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching. Candidates accepted to our pool may be approached by other units to teach in areas related to their demonstrated areas of expertise.

RANK: Lecturer

SALARY: $6,126 to $7,105 per 5 unit course in the academic year, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The campus operates on a schedule of three 11-week quarters per academic year. A full-time appointment is based upon an eight-course equivalency (i.e., $49,012- $56,840 annually). Compensation for Summer Session courses may vary from this amount.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: M.A. or equivalent foreign degree in Theater, Performance or Dance; or four years of equivalent professional experience with a record of performances and exhibitions in theater venues or alternative venues engaging the general public, and evidence of scholarship in peer-reviewed journals, web and/or book publications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: M.F.A. or equivalent foreign degree in Theater, Performance or Dance. University teaching experience.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As openings occur, appointments contingent upon availability of funding.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit on-line system, and must include 1) letter of application that addresses scholarly background; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) one sample syllabus 4) Please arrange to have three confidential letters of recommendation* sent directly via the UCSC Academic Recruit on-line system. Applicants are also strongly encouraged to submit a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.

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Refer to Position #JPF00277-15P in all correspondence.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at

CLOSING DATE: Ongoing. As this is an ongoing recruitment, applicants must update their files every three years if they are interested in remaining in the pool.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 459-4300.

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If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


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Document requirements
  • Letter of Application - Addressing your scholarly background

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

  • Sample Syllabus

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity.

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required