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Part-time Lecturer in Modern Dance

Recruitment Period

Open February 4th, 2019 through March 6th, 2019


The Department of Dance at University of California, Irvine is accepting applications for a part-time instructor to teach undergraduate and graduate level modern technique courses. The successful candidate has in-depth knowledge and university teaching experience in one or more codified modern techniques such as Cunningham, Horton, Graham, Dunham, Limón, or Taylor. M.F.A./M.A. in dance or equivalent professional experience in the field required. More than one year of university level teaching experience, and significant professional dance experience preferred.

This is a part-time position for all or part of Spring Quarter 2019. The quarterly full time rate is $18,246. The actual salary for this part-time position will be determined by instructional need.


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT: The Claire Trevor School of the Arts, Department of Dance at the University of California, Irvine enrolls 165 undergraduate dance majors and 20 graduate students in B.A., B.F.A., and M.F.A. degrees in Dance. The department, with 15 full-time and several part-time faculty, has been recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding dance programs. UCI alumni have danced with professional dance companies, in film and television, on Broadway, in national tours, and are employed as university dance faculty nationwide and internationally. The department’s facilities include six dance studios, a motion capture studio, and a Dancer Wellness/ Pilates Suite. Students perform in three theatres (including an Experimental Media Performance Lab) and participate in collaborative telematic projects. Irvine is located in Orange County, about 45 miles south of Los Angeles and five miles from the Pacific Ocean. Visit our website at

Job location

Irvine, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Syllabi from courses you have taught - If you have previously taught courses at a college or university, please provide syllabi from up to five different courses you have taught.

  • Student Evaluations of Teaching - Please provide official course evaluations submitted by students if you have previously taught at a college or university. Please provide at least one quarter or one set of semester course evaluations.

  • Links to a Recent Video of Your Teaching - Provide a link to a website that contains a recent video of you teaching a class. Videos that are password protected or not available to the search committee for another reason will not be considered.

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

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