We're Hiring! Lecturer, Dance History & Appreciation


Position title: Lecturer

Salary range: See Table 15 for the salary range for this position. The actual appointment is part-time (67%), derived from an estimated full-time (100%) annual salary range of $64,329 - $68,247 .
Percent time: 67%
Position duration: The department is recruiting for the possibility of teaching the full 2023-24 academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters), though single quarter appointments will also be considered, dependent upon performance and departmental needs.



Open date: June 28, 2023

Next review date: Monday, Jul 17, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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.


The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for a temporary teaching position in the following areas of specialization: Dance History and Performance. The department seeks an individual passionate about teaching Dance 45: Dance History and Appreciation, a large lecture course in dance history (500+ students per quarter, consisting of both majors and non-majors), with the possibility of teaching the full academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters). Dance 45 is in its 27th year as one of the most popular General Education courses on campus, serving a campus-wide need for lower division Arts electives.

Work will be in person on the UCSB campus; compensation will not include travel and housing expenses. Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page: http://www.theaterdance.ucsb.edu/. The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Salary is based on UC’s salary scales and depends on qualifications.

Please note: The extended recruitment date after the initial review does not guarantee that the open position exists at the time you are applying. Refer to the next review date specified in UC Recruit to indicate the next potential upcoming opening. If there is no future review date showing, your application may not be considered at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) in Dance/Performance Studies/History or related field, except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A PhD in Dance/Performance Studies/History or related field is required by the time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Teaching experience at the college or university level.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Dance Studies Syllabus

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

References will only be contacted for the proposed candidate after that candidate has been identified as a finalist for the position.

Apply link: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF02519

Help contact: fvalinsky@ucsb.edu


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 status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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