The University of California at Riverside (UCR) is embarking on a major hiring initiative that will add 300 tenured and tenure-track positions in 33 cross-disciplinary areas selected through a peer-reviewed competition. Over the next three years, UCR will hire multiple faculty members in each area and invest in research infrastructure to support their work. This initiative will build critical mass in vital and emerging fields of scholarship, foster truly cross- disciplinary work and further diversify the faculty at one of America’s most diverse research universities. We encourage applications from scholars and artists committed to excellence and seeking to help redefine the research university for the next generation. For more information regarding UCR’s hiring initiative please go to clusterhiring.ucr.edu.
As part of UCR’s cluster hire initiative, the Dance Department will be hiring new faculty in both choreography and critical dance studies over the next several years; this year’s hire will be in choreography. The UCR Department of Dance offers a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs influence the fields of Dance and Dance Studies internationally, and their coexistence in a single department has established a model for connecting the theorization of dance and the making of dances without blurring the lines between them. Poised at an exciting place of expansion and renewal, the Dance Department seeks to continue its record of leadership by cultivating interdisciplinary and discipline-specific approaches to the study of dance and by productively destabilizing the field of contemporary choreography.
Responsibilities of the Choreography hire will include pursuing a professional choreographic agenda; teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the department’s composition, repertory, practice and performance curricula; directing undergraduate concerts; mentoring and advising undergraduate and graduate choreography students; and participating in departmental activities and administrative service at college and campus levels.
Salary and Rank: Commensurate with stage of career.
Starting date: June 30, 2016. Fall Quarter Instruction begins September 29, 2016.
Qualifications: MFA or MA received by June 30, 2016 preferred, or BA plus extensive professional equivalent; strong track record as a choreographer, performer and movement practitioner; college teaching experience; demonstrated administrative, artistic mentoring and producing experience; and a demonstrated ability to successfully work with and benefit a diverse student body.
- Preference will be given to candidates who can extend and diversify the range of compositional approaches, research methodologies and dance forms already offered in the Dance Department. The successful candidate will be nationally recognized for their work, either through reviews/features/articles, grants and/or presentations, and will demonstrate an ability to help build the national and international profile of the MFA program in Experimental Choreography.
To Apply: All applicants apply online via the UCR on-line application system. Assistant Professor candidates will apply at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00485 and Associate Professor candidates will apply at https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00486 . Required components: two-page cover letter plus CV, three current letters of recommendation uploaded directly by the letter writers, two sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations if
available. The applicant must also submit three excerpts from different works, 4-7 minutes each, as well as one full- length piece, all provided via a stable online link and hosted by Vimeo, YouTube or any media player compatible with both Mac and PC computer playback. All video links should also include performance credits and a 50-75 word description of the work.
The UCR 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 productions taking place on campus in the Studio Theater, Performance Lab, University Theater, as well as Culver Center of the Arts located in downtown Riverside. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approximately 20,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.
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. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.