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Lecturer in Dance

Position overview

Position title: Lecturer
Anticipated start: September 22, 2022

Application Window

Open date: July 18th, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Aug 17, 2022 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: Saturday, Dec 31, 2022 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 Dance at the University of California, Riverside (www.dance.ucr.edu) is searching to hire a Lecturer in Critical Dance Studies to teach one class per quarter for the 2022-23 academic year.

Starting Date: Fall Quarter instruction begins September 22, 2022 and ends December 09, 2022. Winter Quarter instruction begins January 09, 2022 and ends March 24, 2023. Spring Quarter instruction begins approximately March 24, 2023 and ends approximately June 16, 2023.

Salary: Approximately $7,147.67 per 4-unit course, pending budgetary approval.

Responsibilities: Fall and Spring Quarters, the candidate will teach DNCE 012: Dance and Popular Culture. This 75-person lower-division undergraduate class introduces students to dance in popular culture and explores its various social, political, and cultural functions and impacts. Students examine popular dance practices across such sites as screens both big and small, fitness studios, dance competitions, dance clubs, protests, etc. The successful candidate will also supervise one graduate student TA, who will run discussion sections for DNCE 012 and assist with grading. Winter Quarter, the candidate will teach DNCE 134: Dance, Genre, Institution, an upper division undergraduate class designed for dance majors. Courses are dependent upon enrollment and budget. http://catalog.ucr.edu.

Instruction is anticipated to be in-person for Fall, Winter and Spring Quarters. However, as we continue to navigate the uncertainty of the global pandemic, instructors may need to teach remotely.

Qualifications: Master’s degree required, Ph.D. preferred, in Dance or a related field, and 1 year of college or university teaching experience. Applicants who are ABD may also apply.

Experience working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment is a preferred qualification. Experience/familiarity teaching in a remote learning environment is also a preferred qualification.
Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. that have experience researching and/or teaching dance and popular culture; expertise in any area of dance and popular culture will be considered. Preference to those whose pedagogical approach aligns with the Department’s commitments to confront exclusions and attempted erasures of Indigenous, Black, and Brown peoples, and others; to accept, embrace, and acknowledge peoples’ bodies in their wide range of capacities, abilities, forms, and qualities; and to be radically inclusive of queer peoples and bodies in the world and in our field.

Review of applications: Will begin August 17, 2022; to ensure full consideration, application and supporting materials should be received by the posted review date. Position open until filled. Internal candidates will be considered first.

To apply: Submit a 2-page cover letter (cover letters should include discussion of the applicant’s approach to teaching a lower division Dance and Popular Culture class, and address how the applicant’s teaching is in line with the Department’s values); a current CV; a list of three references and their contact information; one sample course syllabus; demonstration of teaching (course/teaching evaluations for up to three courses, if available), and a diversity statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching (UCR requirement).

Materials should be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF01597 .

For additional information about the position, please contact: Professor Jacqueline Shea Murphy, Search Committee Chair: jshea@ucr.edu. For questions or help with the online application process, please contact Ana Puello at ana.puello@ucr.edu/ www.dance.ucr.edu.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Master’s degree in Dance or a related field, and 1 year of college or university teaching experience are required. Applicants who are ABD may also apply.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants with a Ph.D. that have experience researching and/or teaching dance and popular culture; expertise in any area of dance and popular culture will be considered. Preference to those whose pedagogical approach aligns with the Department’s commitments to confront exclusions and attempted erasures of Indigenous, Black, and Brown peoples, and others; to accept, embrace, and acknowledge peoples’ bodies in their wide range of capacities, abilities, forms, and qualities; and to be radically inclusive of queer peoples and bodies in the world and in our field.

Interest in and experience working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment are preferred qualifications. Experience/familiarity teaching in a remote learning environment is also a preferred qualification.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letters should include a description of the applicant’s teaching experience and address how the applicant’s teaching is in line with the Department’s values

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

  • Sample Course Syllabus

  • Demonstration of Teaching - e.g., teaching statement, and up to three-course/teaching evaluations.

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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

Applicant will provide names and contacts.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01597

Help contact: anap@ucr.edu

Campus Information

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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified candidates 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.

University of California COVID-19 Vaccination Program Policy
As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy (https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19). All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Riverside, UCR 92521