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Assistant Professor in Directing

Associate Professor in Dance

Temporary Lecturer


 Assistant Professor of Directing

THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT, University of California, San Diego

Application Window

  • Open date: January 13th, 2022
  • Next review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position Description

Assistant Professor of Directing - UC San Diego

THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND DANCE at UC San Diego (http://theatre.ucsd.edu) invites theatre artists to apply for a tenure-track faculty position within the Ladder Rank Series. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Assistant Professor of Directing, effective July 1, 2022 and instruction beginning September 2022 (Fall Quarter).

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego, located on the unceded territory of the Kumeyaay nation, invites applicants who specialize in directing with a focus in Black performance modalities, and who can teach practice-based and theory courses in directing. As a department, we believe theatre and dance are transformational art forms that have the power and promise to change individuals and society. To amplify this mission, we welcome applicants who work across a range of perspectives and whose practice engages with (but is not limited to) one or many of the following lenses: directing for the 21st century, performance-making of the global majority and/or diasporic communities, history of directing, performance as it intersects with critical race theory, gender, and sexuality studies, trans and/or queer identity and experience, or other pertinent approaches to performance-making. The specific duties of the position will involve teaching a combination of 5 graduate and undergraduate courses, including small seminars in the candidate’s area(s) of specialization, and larger enrollment courses that reach across the department’s BA, MFA, and PhD communities, as well as meet relevant Colleges’ G.E. requirements, along with committee service. Given the department's attention to production as curriculum, we are interested in recruiting and supporting an applicant who has a practice in directing and can mentor MFA and selected undergraduate students in that practice.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Required Qualifications:
  • Applicants should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience; a history of professional productions; evidence of mentorship potential or teaching experience in undergraduate and graduate courses.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong engagement in contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity. We welcome candidates whose pedagogy and practice seek to foster respectful and transformational spaces.

Application Requirements

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

    • Personal Statement (Optional)

    • Statement of Research (Optional)

    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

    • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

    • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Reference requirements
    • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03002

Help contact: gleyva@ucsd.edu

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.police.ucsd.edu/docs/annualclery.pdf. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.


Associate Professor in Dance

THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT, University of California, San Diego

Application Window

  • Open date: January 5th, 2022
  • Next review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
  • Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Description

Associate Professor in Dance – UC San Diego
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE at UC San Diego invites dance makers to apply for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Ladder Rank Series. The academic appointment for this position will be for an Associate Professor in Dance effective July 1, 2022 (service period begins Fall Quarter 2022).

The Department of Theatre & Dance (T&D) at UC San Diego invites exceptional dance makers who emphasize interdisciplinary methodologies and whose research is rooted in Latinx experiences and practices that are varyingly diasporic, multiracial, trans-geographic and intersectional. This position is one of 14 new ladder-rank faculty positions in the Latinx Cluster Hire Initiative (LCHI) at UC San Diego. The LCHI aims to increase faculty diversity, innovative research, and culturally relevant curriculum and mentorship through increased engagement and collaboration between various departments across campus with the Chicanx and Latinx Studies (CLS) and Latin American Studies (LAS) programs.

The ideal candidate is a dance maker who is cutting-edge in the profession, a risk-taker, a fearless collaborator, and a creative responder who poses potent questions through their work. Candidates should have a clearly established, unique artistic vision, identity, voice, and praxis in relation to Latinx experiences and should be ready and excited to develop educational programs in the Dance area through this lens. We welcome applicants whose practice might engage with areas of research such as: the hybridization and fusion of culturally, geographically, and historically diverse dance forms; somatic approaches (i.e., dance training, movement research, improvisation, composition and choreography); 21st-century interdisciplinary performance and aesthetics as they intersect with critical theory, social justice, and cultural, ethnic, and gender studies.

Faculty hired under LCHI will be expected to design and teach undergraduate courses in the T&D Department that align with the CLS and/or LAS academic programs, and will be expected to mentor students in the T&D Department, and serve as faculty affiliates of CLS and/or LAS and mentor in one or both programs. The candidate’s regular teaching load will include courses in the T&D Department as well as the CLS and/or LAS Program.

Faculty hired under LCHI will have multiple opportunities to contribute to UC San Diego’s transformation from an emergent Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) to a full-status HSI that meets the curricular and cultural needs of Latinx, URM, and first-generation students. This includes faculty engagement with scholars across disciplines to address issues of race and racism, access and equity, and social and political debates pertinent to Chicanx, Latinx, and Latin American Studies. The T&D LCHI faculty will work within their home department, professional and local communities, and contribute to the artistic and cultural conversations throughout the university.

We especially welcome candidates whose professional experience, community engagement, and personal background have facilitated their understanding of and ability to better serve students from traditionally underrepresented communities in higher education. Faculty are expected to have an inclusive approach to mentoring and advising that incorporates working with women and underrepresented undergraduate and graduate students. Additionally, the appointee will be expected to participate as a member of the campus community on committees at both departmental and university levels.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

Qualifications

(required at time of application)
  • Applicants should possess an MFA or equivalent professional experience in dance making; evidence of excellence in teaching within a range of educational contexts such as, but not limited to: colleges and universities, workshops, seminars, guest artist, etc.; a history of professional productions.
  • The ideal applicant will have strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/background_check/) for more information.

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

Campus Information

The University of California, San Diego 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, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

The UC San Diego Annual Security & Fire Safety Report is available online at: https://www.police.ucsd.edu/docs/annualclery.pdf. This report provides crime and fire statistics, as well as institutional policy statement & procedures. Contact the UC San Diego Police Department at (858) 534-4361 if you want to obtain paper copies of this report.

Help contact: gleyva@ucsd.edu



TEMPORARY LECTURER

THEATRE & DANCE DEPARTMENT, University of California, San Diego

The Division of Arts & Humanities, at UC San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

We are seeking applicants for temporary lecturer position(s) in theatre or dance disciplines. Appointment(s) may be part-time, full-time, quarterly or annual, with the possibility of renewal contingent on performance and funding availability. Positions available for upcoming quarters.

Candidates are required to possess an MFA, PhD, or equivalent professional experience. Candidates will also have at least two years of teaching experience or specialized field expertise to teach the course, with experience teaching the exact theatre or dance discipline.

Preferred qualifications include strong demonstrated accomplishments or potential in areas contributing to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and a desire to play a role in advancing UCSD’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Proof of eligibility for U.S. employment will be required prior to employment (Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and based on published UC pay scales. We are only accepting applications electronically. To apply, please access RECRUIT, our electronic system at the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02892

Required Documentation for Complete Applications:

(1) Updated CV or Resume

(2) Cover letter explicitly stating your training, teaching interests and teaching experiences.

(3) Teaching evaluations (within 3yrs) OR a letter of reference. Letter must include a discussion of teaching abilities and experiences.

(4) Contributions to Diversity Descriptions. Describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

AA-EOE: The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

JOB LOCATION
San Diego, CA

LEARN MORE
More information about this recruitment: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02892

REQUIREMENTS
Required Documents:
• Updated CV or Resume
• Cover Letter - Explicitly stating your training, teaching interests, and teaching experiences.
• Teaching Evaluations (within 3 yrs) Or a Letter of Reference - Letter must include a discussion of teaching abilities and experiences.
• Contributions to Diversity Description - Describe any teaching strategies you currently use or plan to use to foster a diverse and inclusive learning experience, and to enable all students to excel and fully participate in the learning process.

HOW TO APPLY

1. Go to the UC San Diego RECRUIT and click Apply Now >>

2. Create an ApplicantID

3. Provide required information and documents