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Full-Time Faculty of Contemporary Dance Technique/Choreography


Position Category: Academic
Position Title: Full-Time Faculty of Contemporary Dance Technique/Choreography
School/Department: The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
Reports To: Dean
Time: Full Time
Term of Employment:
Appointment: Regular
Position Starts: 09/01/2013
Search Closes: 01/15/2014

Information & Responsibilities


Full-Time Faculty of Contemporary Dance Technique/Choreography

California Institute of the Arts - The Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance is seeking candidates with significant experience in contemporary dance technique and choreography for a full-time faculty position.

Established professional artistic background as a contemporary dancer and choreographer with significant experience in teaching contemporary technique and dance composition.
The candidate must exhibit leadership abilities and compatibility with an art centered educational environment, and be willing to actively engage in the creation and production of experimental work, fostering rigor, and modeling and facilitating artistic creativity within the student body.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Responsibilities include teaching contemporary dance technique, choreography and one or more of the following: improvisation, contact improvisation, additional specific dance form(s), somatic practice(s), dance repertory and/or dance technology. Duties also include student mentoring, choreographing on students, coaching student creative work for dance concerts, graduate student thesis advising, and Institute and Departmental service.


The successful candidate will join a faculty of engaged practicing artists, producing new work in professional contexts and choreographing for students.

How to Apply

Position begins September 1, 2014. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Submit cover letter, artist statement, curriculum vitae, online links of choreographic work (including entire works), and three current professional references to Mimi Kite â„… Dance Search Committee at mkite@calarts.edu
Review of applications begins November 2013 and will continue until position is filled.
For more information, visit dance.calarts.edu.
The CalArts School of Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance and is a member of WASC. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Equity & Diversity

CalArts is proud of its diverse student body and deeply committed to
supporting the cultural and artistic aspirations of all its students. A
commitment to increasing opportunities for low-income students and
currently disenfranchised groups is necessary, as is the desire to work
to support institutional goals of equity and diversity in an ongoing
way. CalArts is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). In our efforts to reach a diverse application pool, please follow the link to fill out an optional survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Eq_Div

Further Information

CALARTS is an independent college with a strong commitment to the contemporary arts. Schools of Dance, Music, Visual Art, Theater, Film/Video and Critical Studies interact in a lively, interdisciplinary atmosphere. The School of Dance with a combined BFA/MFA enrollment of approximately 90, encourages all students to take full advantage of the diverse creative environment of CalArts, where the educational experience goes beyond formal curricular boundaries. Cross-disciplinary collaborations are an integral part of the activities at the School, and students work with a variety of art forms and media, including interactive and digital technologies. The school exhibits a diverse student population and is committed to cultivating a multiplicity of aesthetic interests. The School of Dance is affiliated with REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown LA performance venue for experimental work in all the artistic disciplines.

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