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Part-time Lecturer in Dance (Gaga)

Glorya Kaufman School of Dance Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is a world-class research university. Founded in 2012, the USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance (USC Kaufman) is the first new school at USC in close to 40 years. In four short years, USC Kaufman has quickly emerged as an epicenter of excellence in the interdisciplinary study of dance creation and dance performance. Featuring a rigorous curriculum within a conservatory style environment, USC Kaufman is housed in the 54,000-square-foot Glorya Kaufman International Dance Center, where students work and collaborate with world-renowned artists and study in a range of dance styles.

Led by Dean Robert Cutietta, Vice Dean Jodie Gates and including acclaimed choreographer William Forsythe, USC Kaufman has a renowned faculty and a roster of Artists in Residence including leading dance innovators such as Zippora Karz, Victor Quijada, and Desmond Richardson, among others. USC Kaufman faculty are highly regarded in the field and have an unparalleled depth and diversity of experience. Under the faculty’s tutelage and through their work with many guest artists, BFA students receive the highest caliber of training, as well as the unique opportunity to learn and perform a wide variety of acclaimed repertoire. Students have worked with and performed works by some of the most profound artists in dance, including George Balanchine, Aszure Barton, Alejandro Cerrudo, William Forsythe, Martha Graham, Bill T. Jones, Jiří Kylián, Dwight Rhoden, Paul Taylor and many more. 

The hallmark of USC Kaufman – as expressed in our motto “The New Movement” — is the development of new movement models for dance, where intersecting dance techniques create hybrid forms to be expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice, and choreography. The school’s exceptional students and faculty are creating a confluence of ideas, artistry, and innovation that will prepare the next generation of dancers to shape the future of the art form in compelling ways.

Apply to join our New Movement and visit the School’s website at for more information.


The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for the position of Part-Time Lecturer in Dance (Gaga) to provide specialized instruction in Gaga to dance majors and non-majors. Preferred candidates will have worked with Batsheva Dance Company under the direction of Ohad Naharin within the past 10 years. Additional experience in teaching other areas of dance is encouraged. Possible other fields of expertise could include teaching one of the following: contemporary dance, repertory, improvisation and ballet.


January 8, 2018. This is a fixed term position for the Spring 2018 semester. Renewal beyond the initial period of appointment is possible, but not guaranteed.


Begins October 1, 2017 and continues until position is filled.


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 (2) names and contact information for three current professional references (to be included on the CV). Additional materials 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.


• B.F.A in Dance. Equivalent professional experience may be considered in lieu of educational experience.


• Professional experience staging repertory, performing Ohad Naharin’s work and teaching Gaga to students and/or professionals.

REQ20050150 Posted Date: 09/01/2017

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