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Pro Tempore Instructor of Dance - Open Pool

University of Oregon
Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 25, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Pro Tempore Instructor of Dance - Open Pool

Job no: 533133

Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: 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.
  • Please submit a brief cover letter outlining your skills and desired teaching area.

    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, 2024.

    Department Summary

    The Department of Dance is part of the UO School of Music and Dance and offers programs leading to the bachelor of fine arts, bachelor of arts, and bachelor of science degrees. Curriculum includes coursework in dance history, dance science, improvisation, composition, and pedagogy. The performance curriculum has a modern dance emphasis with a strong supporting area in ballet.

    Our program offers frequent opportunities for students to perform in works by faculty, guest artists, and students. Performances are produced throughout the year by companies such as the Dema African Dance Ensemble, and the UO (University of Oregon) Student Dance Collective. These student companies tour Oregon and the Northwest presenting live concerts as well as lecture demonstrations and master classes for public schools, colleges, universities, civic organizations, and community concert series. Collaborations with local dance groups, the Department of Theater Arts, and groups within the School of Music and Dance provide multidisciplinary performance opportunities.

    The Department of Dance has four large-capacity dance studios with sprung floors and vaulted ceilings for classes and activities in dance. In addition to serving as classrooms and rehearsal spaces, two studios in Gerlinger Annex are designed to create the M. Frances Dougherty Dance Theatre, which seats 200 people.

    Dance is a department within the School of Music and Dance (SOMD), which has over 800 music and dance majors and minors, a faculty and staff of 85, and about 70 graduate employees. The SOMD offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs, from the baccalaureate through the doctorate, including studies in dance, music performance, collaborative piano, music education, composition, theory, musicology, jazz studies, piano and string pedagogy, conducting, music technology, and music with a liberal arts emphasis. The school is known for being the only comprehensive school of music and dance in Oregon. It is also home to the internationally recognized Oregon Bach Festival and ChamberMusic@Beall performance series.

    Position Summary

    The Department of Dance invites applications for Pro Tem Instructor positions in dance. The pool is for part-time, temporary, limited-duration teaching appointments not to exceed one year, but with the possibility of renewal for up to three years.

    We seek qualified teachers of a range of idioms: African, ballet, contemporary, contact improvisation, hip hop, improvisation, jazz, salsa, and dance theory courses. Positions may also be available for musical accompaniment for technique classes.

    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.

    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.

    In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at

    To apply, visit


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