Lecturers in Dance


University of California, Riverside
Due November 19, 2021

Lecturers in Dance

The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside (www.dance.ucr.edu) is seeking to hire a pool of Lecturers in Dance to teach a range of undergraduate, studio-based practice courses in Winter and/or Spring quarters 2022.

Starting Date:
Winter Quarter instruction begins January 3, 2022 and ends March 18, 2022. Spring Quarter instruction begins March 23, 2022 and ends June 10, 2022.

Salary:
Salary is approximately $6,326.59 per 4-unit course, or $3,796.33 per 2-unit course, pending budgetary approval.

Responsibilities:
Will include teaching up to three 2-unit undergraduate, studio-based practice courses, or up to two, 4-unit undergraduate, studio-based practice courses in the applicant’s area of expertise. Courses are dependent upon enrollment and budget.

Applicants in a variety of dance or other embodied practices will be considered, including, but not limited to those with the ability to teach courses in Latin social dances, Black improvisatory practices, Indigenous dance practices, South/Southeast/Asian dance practices, ritual dances, non-Eurocentric approaches to contemporary/modern/postmodern dance and jazz, and decolonial approaches to ballet. http://catalog.ucr.edu

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

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.F.A, or B.S.) and at least 5 years of teaching experience are required qualifications. Previous college teaching experience 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.

Preference will be given to applicants whose pedagogical approach aligns with the Department’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes practices and approaches that confront exclusions and attempted erasures of Indigenous, Black, and Brown peoples, and other non-dominant communities and traditions; those that accept, embrace, and acknowledge peoples’ bodies in their wide range of capacities, abilities, forms, and qualities; and those that are radically inclusive of queer and trans peoples and bodies in the world and in our field.

Review of applications:
Will begin November 19, 2021; To ensure full consideration, application and supporting materials should be received by the posted review date.

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Bachelor’s degree (B.A., B.F.A, or B.S.) and at least 5 years of teaching experience are required qualifications.

Preferred qualifications

Preference will be given to applicants whose pedagogical approach aligns with the Department’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This includes practices and approaches that confront exclusions and attempted erasures of Indigenous, Black, and Brown peoples, and other non-dominant communities and traditions; those that accept, embrace, and acknowledge peoples’ bodies in their wide range of capacities, abilities, forms, and qualities; and those that are radically inclusive of queer and trans peoples and bodies in the world and in our field.

Previous college teaching experience and 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.

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.

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, up to three course/teaching evaluations, or a link to a video teaching sample.
  • 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)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Applicant will provide names and contacts.

Apply link: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01488

Help contact: ana.puello@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. 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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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