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Part-Time Latin American Social Dance Lecturer

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Position: Lecturer, 40%

Dates: Winter Quarter 2018. Instruction begins January 8, 2018 and ends March 16, 2018.

The Department of Dance at University California, Riverside is searching for a lecturer in Latin American Social Dance.

Responsibilities: Candidate will teach two multi-level studio dance courses (DNCE 075A, DNCE 075B) to meet twice weekly for winter quarter of Academic Year 2018. Instruction is scheduled on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:40-2:00 p.m. and 2:10-3:40 p.m.

Qualifications: The successful candidate must have 5 years teaching experience either in professional dance studios or college environments. Preference will be given to candidates who can relate movement instruction to cultural and historical context. A history of choreographing for performance is a plus.
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

Salary: $7120 per quarter, pending budget approval.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by October 1, 2017.

To Apply, submit a 1-2 page cover letter addressed to Joel Smith, Search Committee Chair; a CV; three references; one sample course syllabus; Statement of Contributions to Diversity; and teaching evaluations if available. Please also submit an online link (Youtube or Vimeo) showing a demonstration of up to 10 minutes of teaching and/or performance; please include a 50-75 word description of the material embedded in the “Information” section of each hosted video. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at For additional information about the position, please contact: Associate Professor Joel Smith, Search Committee Chair: For questions or help with the online application process, please contact Katrina Oskie: 121 Arts Building University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 USA /

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 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 new downtown Culver Center for the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 19,000 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.

Job location

Riverside, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - 1-2 pages, addressed to Joel Smith, Search Committee Chair

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

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • 1 Sample Course Syllabus

  • Online Link Demonstrating Teaching/Performance - Upload YouTube/Vimeo link. Up to 10 minute sample of teaching/performance. Include 50-75 word description of material embedded in the "Information" section of each hosted video.

  • Teaching Evaluations - (If available)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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