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Temporary Teaching Positions in Dance

Application Window

Open date: January 25th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Feb 10, 2021 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: Sunday, Oct 31, 2021 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.

Position description

Areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, gaga, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation (JPF01940)

Initial review date: February 10, 2021
Complete your application by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: October 31st, 2021
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 2020-21 academic year, and fall and winter of 2021-2022. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page:

Applicants must possess an MFA degree in Dance or related field that is relevant to the teaching specialization they are applying for, or 5 years equivalent professional experience in Dance or related field 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 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. Submission of all applicant materials (including optional) are strongly encouraged in order to be considered a finalist

This posting will remain open until October 31, 2021 to accommodate department needs. 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Choreography/Dance work sample showing technique/teaching ability/choreography - Video samples are strongly encouraged. To submit, please upload a document containing website addresses to view choreography/dance video sample(s) online.


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

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA