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Assistant Professor of Dance

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Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission: 1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and research agenda 2. Current Vita 3. Copy of highest degree transcript 4. Statement of teaching philosophy and approaches 5. Two publication or writing samples 6. Three references must each directly mail an original and confidential letter addressing candidate’s creative/scholarly work, impact on the field, and teaching potential References should be sent via U.S. Mail to Gretchen Alterowitz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Dance, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-001. Please direct electronic inquiries to Gretchen.Alterowitz@uncc.edu. For more information please access: http://coaa.uncc.edu/. Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 005056
Working Title Assistant Professor of Dance
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department Dance
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. It is part of one of the oldest public university systems in the United States. UNC Charlotte offers over 28,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Department of Dance offers exciting and rigorous approaches to dance in higher education with a commitment to diversity and engagement with dance as cultural practice, art form, and interdisciplinary subject. We have 10 full-time faculty and hire part-time adjuncts, guest artists, and accompanists. There are approximately 90 majors, and the program offers a B.A. degree in Dance with two concentrations: Performance, Choreography, and Theory, and Dance Education. The Department resides within the College of Arts and Architecture, a community of visual & performing artists and design professionals who work in both intellectual and material practices. We maintain relationships with professional companies including Charlotte Ballet. In conjunction with that prestigious company, the Department offers a Professional Training Certificate in Dance for those specializing in ballet performance. The Department also offers a Certificate in Advanced Dance Studies for students to deepen and focus their study by developing a specialized area of interest and undertaking a final project. Robinson Hall, our state-of-the-art performing facility, includes a generously sized dance studio and a large dance lab/smart classroom fully equipped for performances. The Dance survey course is taught in a multi-media lecture hall. Faculty and guest artist works are regularly performed in the Anne R. Belk Theater, a proscenium-style theater which seats 340. The theater’s orchestra, mezzanine, and box seating offer patrons an environment that is both intimate and elegant.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committee

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance. Essential duties and responsibilities are listed:

Maintain an active research agenda. Teach the Department’s arts and society-themed general studies course, dance history, and dance studies. Contribute critical and intercultural perspectives to curriculum planning and revisions. Teach and stage dance forms that support our commitment to diversity and broaden our course offerings. Participate in creating and teach interdisciplinary and honors coursework for the College of Arts and Architecture and the Honors College. Teach other courses in area of expertise. Serve on committees for department, college, and university. Contribute to diversity initiatives.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

PhD. in Dance, Dance Studies, or related field preferred; other terminal degree with commensurate experience considered; and significant university teaching experience.

Desirable Additional Experience: Contribute to Dance Education curriculum and/or hold K-12 teaching licensure; teach and use new media technologies; teach large, online, or hybrid classes; interest or experience fostering intercultural relationships with other departments across campus and groups in the community; community-engaged scholarship.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1. Cover letter addressing qualifications for the position and research agenda
2. Current Vita
3. Copy of highest degree transcript
4. Statement of teaching philosophy and approaches
5. Two publication or writing samples
6. Three references must each directly mail an original and confidential letter addressing candidate’s creative/scholarly work, impact on the field, and teaching potential

References should be sent via U.S. Mail to Gretchen Alterowitz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Dance, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-001.

Please direct electronic inquiries to Gretchen.Alterowitz@uncc.edu. For more information please access: http://coaa.uncc.edu/.

Review of applicants will begin November 1, 2017.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 10/19/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 11/01/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Gretchen Alterowitz
Search Committee Chair
Department of Dance
UNC Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-001

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Writing Sample
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3