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Lecturer, Dance (technique, embodied anatomy, music for dance, choreography/improvisation)

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 11th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.



Areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation.

Initial review date: January 25, 2019
Complete your application by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 31st, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the most recent review date will only be considered if the position(s) has not yet been filled.

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for temporary teaching positions on an ongoing basis. Temporary appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance and departmental needs. The department is currently recruiting for spring and summer of the 2018-19 academic year, and fall and winter of 2019-20. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page:

Applicants must possess an MFA degree or 5 years equivalent professional experience at time of application. College or University teaching experience is desired. At least five years teaching experience in applicable specialty (dance technique, music for dance, embodied anatomy, choreography/improvisation) is preferred. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications.

Applications are only accepted online via the UC Recruit system: Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, any work samples you wish to share with the committee, and contact information for 3 references.

This posting will remain open until October 31, 2019 to accommodate department needs. Appointments for fall quarter are usually reviewed in June, winter quarter in September, and for spring quarter in January. The pool will close on October 31, 2019; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: The use of lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be reviewed at this time.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Work Sample - If video samples are to be submitted, please upload a document containing website addresses to view choreography/dance video sample

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)