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Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Leadership

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 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 Part-Time Lecturer in Dance Leadership. The selected candidate will teach a course on Dance Leadership, specifically related to preparing students for leadership, management and entrepreneurship in the dance world - including structuring companies, marketing choreography, building a brand, obtaining financing as a dance-maker or institution, facilitating dance initiatives, and leading in dance education. The ideal candidate would have experience teaching lecture courses relating to writing for dance or performance as public policy. Professional experience in studio practice is desirable but not required.

STARTING DATE: January 8, 2018. This is a fixed term position for the Spring 2018 semester. Contract renewal is possible but not guaranteed.

REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS: Begin on September 15, 2017 and continue until 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 leadership positions; and (3) names and contact information for three current professional references. 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.


Professional leadership experience in the Dance field


Professional experience in Arts Administration and/or University-level experience teaching Dance Management, Arts Administration or related fields


M.F.A in Dance, MA in Dance Education, MBA

REQ20046920 Posted Date: 07/05/2017 - Thru date - 10/1/2017

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