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Pro Tempore Instructor of Dance - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 9, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
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Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tempore Instructor of Dance - Open Pool

Job no: 530661

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Education, Music/Dance, Instruction

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

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise

Special Instructions to Applicants

To ensure consideration, please include the following with your online application:
  • Current resume/curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter clearly indicating your area(s) of interest, your education, training, and/or professional experience.

    You will also be asked to submit the names and contact information for three professional references.

    Screening of applications will occur as positions become available and continue until positions are filled. This pool will remain active through December 31, 2023.

    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, dance science, improvisation, composition, and pedagogy. The performance curriculum has a modern dance emphasis with a strong supporting area in ballet.

    Position Summary

    The University of Oregon Department of Dance periodically hires non-tenure-track pro tempore instructors and solicits applications for qualified teachers of a range of idioms: African, ballet, contemporary, contact improvisation, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, salsa, and dance theory courses. Positions are also available for musical accompaniment for technique classes.

    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.

    Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis. Screening of applications will take place as positions become available and continue until positions are filled.

    Minimum Requirements

    For dance instructor positions:
  • Master's degree in dance or related field. Significant professional experience can substitute for a degree.
  • University-level teaching experience.

    For musical accompaniment positions:
  • Master's degree in dance, music, or related field. Significant experience can substitute for a degree.
  • Experience accompanying dancers in an instructional or professional setting.

    Professional Competencies

    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.

    University of Oregon students and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. For additional information see:

    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. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    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 Civil Rights Compliance, 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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