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Lecturer, Dance History and Appreciation

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. The actual appointment is part-time (67%), derived from an estimated full-time (100%) annual salary range of $64,329 - $68,247 .
Percent time: 67%
Position duration: The department is recruiting for the possibility of teaching the full 2023-24 academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters), though single quarter appointments will also be considered, dependent upon performance and departmental needs.

Application Window

Open date: June 28, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 17, 2023 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, Mar 31, 2024 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

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a temporary teaching position in the following areas of specialization: Dance History and Performance. The department seeks an individual passionate about teaching Dance 45: Dance History and Appreciation, a large lecture course in dance history (500+ students per quarter, consisting of both majors and non-majors), with the possibility of teaching the full academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters). Dance 45 is in its 27th year as one of the most popular General Education courses on campus, serving a campus-wide need for lower division Arts electives.

Work will be in person on the UCSB campus; compensation will not include travel and housing expenses. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page: 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.

Please note: The extended recruitment date after the initial review does not guarantee that the open position exists at the time you are applying. Refer to the next review date specified in UC Recruit to indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in Dance/Performance Studies/History or related field, except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A PhD in Dance/Performance Studies/History or related field is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Teaching experience at the college or university level.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Dance Studies Syllabus

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

References will only be contacted for the proposed candidate after that candidate has been identified as a finalist for the position.

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About UC Santa Barbara

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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, California