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THEATRE & DANCE / Arts and Humanities / UC San Diego
Open date: January 5th, 2022
Next review date: Tuesday, Feb 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Final date: Monday, Feb 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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Associate Professor in Dance – UC San Diego
THE DEPARTMENT OF THEATRE & DANCE at UC San Diego (https:// theatre.ucsd.edu)
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
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.
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community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of
knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all
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Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or
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Basic 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
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