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Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique
USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance
Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is
located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private
employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you
will be part of a world-class research university and a member of
the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students,
and staff that make the university what it is.
The hallmark of the newly-established USC Glorya Kaufman School
of Dance - as expressed in its motto "The New Movement" - is the
development of a new movement model expressed in new media,
scholarship, studio practice and choreography for the 21st century.
The school provides foundational insight, opportunities for
artistic development, a diverse performance repertory, exposure to
world-renowned practicing artists, dance conditioning, and
strategic career venture skills.
In the fall of 2015, USC Kaufman enrolled its first cohort of
BFA dance majors. USC Kaufman also offers a robust array of
non-major and minor offerings in dance open to all USC students.
The dance minor is designed to present undergraduate students with
a focus on the discipline of dance as an educational tool for study
and research, offering students an interdisciplinary experience
compatible with a variety of majors. Visit the School's website
at for more information.
The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for
a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in
Ballet Technique. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative,
dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet
technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors.
Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or
university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men's
ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering
and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging
classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching
other areas of dance is desirable but not required.
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 at the University as well as within 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.
STARTING DATE: August 15, 2018. Initial appointment will be for
a period of three years. Renewal beyond the initial period of
appointment is possible, but not guaranteed.
REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS to begin September 15, 2017 and continues
until the position is filled.
TO APPLY: All candidates should submit a (1) letter of
application; (2) curriculum vitae including teaching experience,
courses taught and developed, professional experience for
productions and/or choreography; and (3) names and contact
information for three current professional references. Additional
materials including writing samples and existing course syllabi may
be requested at a later date.
USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal
opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial
and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be
eligible for employment in the United States.
• MFA or equivalent. Professional experience
may be considered in lieu of educational experience.
• Professional-level experience in teaching
all levels of ballet, preferably with experience in a university
setting. The successful candidate will have experience as a master
teacher (teaching young artists and professionals) with a national
reputation as a dancer and/or choreographer..
• M.F.A in Dance
• Professional experience, with national
recognition, as a performer and/or choreographer. Category: Education , Keywords: Dance - Assistant Professor

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