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University of California Los Angeles
  • Position Number: 4638133
  • Location: Los Angeles, CA
  • Position Type: Fine and Applied Arts - Theatre and Dance

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Dance Studies
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08814

The Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance at UCLA invites applications for a full-time tenure track position in the dance studies field at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. The qualified candidate will exhibit a strong scholarly research profile that understands dance as a social, cultural, and economic practice that is situated in a historical context and that potentially intersects with the following: environment, politics, community, technology, and choreography itself as something related to but separate from dance. Preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate a nuanced theoretical mastery of multiple methodological frameworks for the analysis of dance and choreography. A PhD is required and preference will be given to applicants with prior teaching experience. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024.

Responsibilities include teaching core courses in dance studies for the department's BA in Dance and PhD in Culture and Performance, directing independent studies and student projects, serving on and chairing PhD committees, actively engaging with the MFA in Choreography, and standard departmental and university service roles.

Our department embraces diverse perspectives on dance and recognizes the multiple pathways through which dance circulates in the world. Defined by a dynamic blend of theory and practice, we offer a BA in Dance that integrates composition, training, and improvisation, while challenging students to locate dance politically, culturally, and historically. Our MFA in Dance promotes adventurous choreographic inquiry and engages with transnational discourses around the body. The MA/PhD program address theories of corporeality, performance, visuality, and culture, offering interdisciplinary training that fosters independent research.

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See Table 1 [].

The salary range for this position is $74,600 - $197,100. "Off-scale salaries" and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

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