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Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Choreography

University of California, Los Angeles
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Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Choreography
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF07063

The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance (WACD) in the School of the Arts and Architecture at UCLA invites applications for a tenure-track (Assistant or Associate Professor) position specializing in choreography/dance. The ideal candidate has an active choreographic profile, is committed to time-based performance as a form, and is preferably working from a perspective and practice not currently represented by the existing tenured faculty in our department. Responsibilities could include teaching composition courses at the graduate and undergraduate level, introductory dance studies courses, practice classes, participation on graduate committees, student advising, service at the departmental and university level, and contributions to other activities necessary to the pursuit of an artistic career, and to the ongoing sustainability of the department.

The WACD Department offers a BA in Dance, a BA in World Arts and Cultures, an MFA in Choreographic Inquiry and a PhD in Culture and Performance. The candidate should be able to serve students in these degree programs, embracing the connection between practice and theory, between written scholarship and movement based art-making. In addition to maintaining an active profile in artistic practice, we seek candidates who are committed to public higher education and who will actively contribute to the Department and University by fostering and supporting an equitable campus community that is diverse in cultural and other backgrounds, experiences, and viewpoints. We actively encourage assistant-level applications. To ensure full consideration, candidates should have a terminal Degree (MFA or PhD in related field) or equivalent professional experience of 4 years or more, and apply by January 1, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Clear evidence of professional activity as an artist
  • Strong command of bodily training technique(s)
  • Vision of what dance can contribute to society
  • Experience at teaching

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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, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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