Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside (www/dance.ucr.edu), invites applications for a position as Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Practice, to teach in Spring quarter, 2021. Instruction will be remote during Spring 2021.
Starting Date: Spring Quarter Instruction begins March 29, 2021 and ends June 11, 2021
Salary: $20,000, pending budgetary approval.
Responsibilities will include teaching 2 courses at undergraduate and/or graduate levels from among the following: Dance-Making (includes directing an online student performance); Digital Technologies; and/or Special Topics in Dance. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will mentor graduate student research and give a public presentation of or about their work.
Qualifications: M.F.A in Dance or professional equivalent (BA, and at least 5 years of professional choreography, film, interdisciplinary art-making and/or performance), and an established record of artistic achievement and presentation of work are required qualifications. Previous college teaching experience and an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment are preferred qualifications. Preference will be given to nationally recognized, practicing artists with an active practice within and expertise to teach Black dance and/or African Diasporic dance and performance forms, digital technologies, Hip Hop, street dance, or other social dance. Experience/familiarity teaching in a remote learning environment is also a preferred qualification.
UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification
Because of COVID-19, classes are to be taught online, either asynchronously (with assignments posted and lectures videoed) or synchronously (in real-time zoom meetings with students.)
Review of applications will begin March 5, 2021; position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application and supporting materials should be received by the posted review date.
To apply, submit a 2-page cover letter, diversity statement, current CV, a list of three references and their contact information; a link to two samples of work (one full length and one 5-10 minute excerpt); one sample course syllabus; and up to three course/teaching evaluations if available. Materials should be uploaded using UCR's on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01378 .
UCR Department of Dance offers curricula leading to a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs continue to influence the field of dance and dance studies internationally. The Department of Dance, one of 20 in our College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is housed in the AIA award-winning Arts Building with several large studios. Performance venues include the University Theater, the Performance Lab, the Studio Theater and the downtown Culver Center for the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 26,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: JPF01378
About University of California, Riverside
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is located approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.