Now Accepting Applications! Lecturer Positions in Dance


Position title: Lecturer

Salary range: See Table 15 ( for the salary range for this position. The actual appointment percentage is variable, derived from an estimated full-time (100%) annual salary range of $66,259 - $70,295
Percent time: Variable
Position duration: The department is recruiting for the possibility of teaching during the 2023-24 academic year (Fall/Winter/Spring Quarters), dependent upon performance and departmental needs.


Open date: July 31, 2023
Next review date: Monday, Aug 14, 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.



Possible areas of specialization: Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, gaga, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, Choreography/Improvisation

The Department of Theater and Dance invites applications for lecturer positions on an ongoing basis. Appointment positions are variable in terms of percentage of time with the possibility of reappointment that is dependent upon performance and departmental needs. The department is currently recruiting for fall, winter, spring, and summer of the 2023-24 academic year.

Information about the UCSB Department of Theater and Dance is available through the Department’s web page: 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 use of lecturer pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the review date specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be reviewed at this time.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MFA degree or 5 years professional experience in the candidate's area of specialization at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications

5 years teaching experience in applicable specialty including Technique (ballet, modern, street dance, gaga, hip hop and/or jazz), Music for Dance, Embodied Anatomy, and Choreography/Improvisation.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Choreography/Dance work sample showing technique/teaching ability/choreography - Video samples are strongly encouraged. To submit, please upload a document containing website addresses to view choreography/dance video sample


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

References will only be contacted for the proposed candidate after that candidate has been identified.

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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 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, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


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