Assistant Professor Of Practice In Contemporary And Ballet TechniqueThe USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance seeks a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Contemporary and Ballet Technique with expertise in one of the following areas: music, dance history, new media or digital performance.

Where: USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance; Los Angeles, CA USA

Deadline for application: Review of Applications begins December 1 and continues until position is filled.

We are looking for a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of contemporary dance and ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Ideal candidates will have significant experience in contemporary dance or historical modern dance. The candidate will be able to teach and/or stage works of one the following: Lester Horton, Katherine Dunham, Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Merce Cunningham or Gaga technique. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level teaching experience.

Applicants must also have an interest and expertise in teaching theory courses related to one or more of the following fields: music, dance history, dance and new media, or digital performance. (Experience in new media includes having created works involving digital content, moving images, motion capture, image-mapping, gaming, animation, projection and social media delivery, as well as knowledge and expertise in software such as Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Isadora, Max/MSP, Motive, Kinect and Leap Motion). Theory courses will be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise.

Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national and international dance communities.

The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.

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Dr. Sarah Fried-Gintis
Program Manager

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