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Assistant Professor of Ballet, Department of Dance, full-time tenure track

Recruitment Period

Open August 13th, 2018 through December 31st, 2018
If you apply to this recruitment by December 31st, 2018, you will have until January 1st, 2019 to complete your application.



The University of California, Irvine, Department of Dance is accepting applications for a full-time tenure faculty position in ballet. The successful candidate will teach courses in intermediate and advanced ballet. Teach one or more of the following: pointe, men’s class, partnering, repertory, choreography, pedagogy. Choreograph or stage ballets for UCI productions on an annual basis. Supervise ballet Teaching Associates (with other faculty), advise students, serve on graduate and undergraduate student thesis committees. Participate in departmental administration, audition and recruiting efforts, decision-making, community outreach and development; serve on school and campus wide committees. Serve as artistic director of UCI dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty. The anticipated hire date for this position is July 1, 2019, with teaching responsibilities beginning in fall 2019.

Basic qualifications: M.F.A./M.A. in dance, or equivalent professional experience in the field, and some teaching experience preferred which may include; college, university, private studio, or other professional teaching.

Preferred qualifications: More than one year of university level teaching experience, and professional dance experience.

Application procedure:
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In addition, 3 letters of reference are required and should be uploaded directly into UCI's recruiting system by the referees. All applications received by the December 31, 2018 deadline will receive full consideration.

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

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

  • Links to Your Work/Research - Please provide links or web addresses to examples of your work or research.

  • Examples of your course syllabi (if you have college/university teaching experience) (Optional)

  • Course Evaluations submitted by students (if you have college/university teaching experience) (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

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