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Pro Tempore Instructor of Dance - Open Pool

Apply now Job no: 520122
Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Arts/Theater/Museum, Instruction, Music/Dance

Department: School of Music and Dance
Rank: Instructor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins
May 2, 2017; pool closes April 10, 2018

Special Instructions to Applicants
Complete online applications must include a letter of application identifying your areas of expertise, a current résumé/curriculum vitae, and the names and current contact information for at least three professional references. (Additional materials, including recordings and letters of recommendation, may be requested after initial screening.)

Department Summary
The Department of Dance is part of the UO School of Music and Dance and offers programs leading to the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees. Curriculum includes course work in dance history, improvisation, composition, and pedagogy. The performance curriculum has a modern dance emphasis with a strong supporting area in ballet. The School of Music and Dance offers courses in choreography-performance, dance education, dance history, dance science, liberal arts studies in dance, music education, music performance, pedagogy, composition, conducting, jazz studies, music theory, musicology, ethnomusicology, music history-literature, music technology, and liberal arts studies in music. The school is designated as the only full-range professional school of music and dance in the state of Oregon. Through student ensembles, studio instruction, and non-degree courses, the school services one quarter of the university's student body.

Position Summary
The University of Oregon Department of Dance periodically hires pro tempore instructors and solicits applications for qualified teachers of modern, ballet, jazz, hip hop, African, folk, ballroom, Swing, Latin, tango, tap, improvisation, and dance theory courses. Positions may also be available for musical accompaniment. All applications are of limited duration. Positions will be filled for one term (ten weeks) or multiple-terms not to exceed nine-month appointments. There is the possibility of renewal for up to three years depending on need, funding and performance. These appointments are contingent on funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Requirements
For dance instructor positions: Relevant university-level teaching experience or professional experience is required. For musical accompaniment positions: applicant must have experience accompanying dance classes.

Successful candidates for both categories must have the ability to work effectively with students, staff, and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in a relevant field in dance is preferred. In exceptional circumstances, significant professional experience in a relevant field may substitute for college degrees.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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