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Assistant Professor - Dance

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Assistant Professor of Dance

Effective Date

August 18, 2014 (Fall semester)

Salary Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.F.A. or Ph.D. in Dance, or official notification of completion of degree by August 1, 2014
  • Evidence of successful teaching in various levels of contemporary modern dance technique in a university setting
  • Evidence of successful teaching in dance composition and/or improvisation in a university or professional workshop setting
  • Evidence of a choreographic body of work on a regional, national, or international level
  • Demonstrated ability to teach courses in one or more of the following areas: Dance Pedagogy, Creative Dance for Children, Dance Appreciation, Jazz, or African Dance
  • Commitment to and/or expertise in educating a diverse student population

Desired/Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to teach one or more of the following: contact improvisation, anatomical-based and/or somatic approaches, dance for camera, ballet, Pilates, hip-hop, world dance techniques, lighting design for dance, music for dance 
  • Demonstrated ability to directly advise and mentor the aesthetic and scholarly development of undergraduate and graduate dance majors in their creative and academic work
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate technology-based pedagogy into existing Department of Dance courses 
  • Evidence of experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds


  • Teach all levels of studio courses in contemporary modern technique, dance composition, improvisation and other course(s) in areas of expertise
  • Contribute to the teaching of General Education courses
  • Choreograph for Department concerts
  • Direct department concerts or events
  • Serve on department, college, and university committees
  • Participate in student recruitment
  • Advise graduate candidates and undergraduate dance majors or minors

The Department of Dance at California State University, Long Beach is committed to building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation.  We seek applicants and nominations from those who have experience teaching, mentoring, and developing research in ways that effectively address individuals from historically underrepresented backgrounds. California State University, Long Beach is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Required Documentation

  • Letter of application clearly addressing minimum and desired/preferred qualifications and duties listed above
  • A one to two page statement of teaching philosophy
  • Curriculum vitae with current email address
  • Three examples of recent choreographic works in their entirety on DVD format
  • Three to five current letters of recommendation, and a copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC-1 form, three to five current letters of recommendation (if not already submitted) and an official transcript.
  • All required documentation must be submitted as hard copies

Applications, required documentation, and/or requests for information should be addressed to:

Professor Keith Johnson, Search Committee Chair

California State University, Long Beach

Department of Dance

1250 Bellflower Boulevard

Long Beach, CA 90840-7201


Application Deadline

  • Review of applications to begin November 15, 2013.

  • Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, political affiliation, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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