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Lecturer of Liberal Studies

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Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission: 1) A letter of interest 2) A curriculum vitae 3) Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers) 4) A diversity statement that addresses the following questions: a) How do you approach the idea of diversity in your teaching? b) What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an urban research campus? and c) How would you facilitate a culturally competent classroom? Teaching videos and academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Additionally, applicants must have three current letters of recommendation, referenced specifically to this position, sent to: Liberal Studies Search Committee Department of Music The University of North Carolina at Charlotte 9201 University City Boulevard Charlotte, NC 28223 Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman, Office Manager, at lnewman@uncc.edu. 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 003331
Working Title Lecturer of Liberal Studies
Classification Title 9-Mo Non-Tenure Track Faculty
College Col of Arts & Architecture (Col)
Department Department of Music
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The UNC Charlotte Department of Music is a community of nationally recognized artists, scholars, and pedagogues who are committed to preparing students of diverse backgrounds and interests for healthy, productive, and successful lives as musical advocates and professionals. We leverage our location within both a major research university and a vibrant cultural metropolis to provide intellectual and artistic leadership through excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative activity, and service.

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 Non-Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate teaching goals.

Teaching – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, and grading student work.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The primary responsibility is to teach large sections of a liberal studies course titled “The Arts in Society: Music,” in which students survey the position of music in selected cultures from around the world. Students experience a wide range of ideas and styles and move toward thoughtful, critical, and creative listening, while also gaining a deeper understanding of the place of music in reflecting, shaping and critiquing society. The specific subject matter of this course varies, depending on the instructor’s interest and background. Additional duties may be assigned commensurate with the candidate’s expertise and the department’s curricular needs.

Minimum Experience/Education

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Candidates must hold a master’s degree in music. Previous success in teaching at the collegiate level, specifically in working with large groups of students, is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching a diverse population of first-generation college students, within the context of an urban research university. Applicants whose teaching incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

UNC Charlotte, the fourth largest of the sixteen institutions within the University of North Carolina system and the largest university in a vibrant metropolitan area of 2.5 million people, offers broad educational opportunities to over 29,000 students. The Department of Music is a dynamic community of nationally recognized artists, scholars, and pedagogues who celebrate diversity as an essential characteristic of healthy, productive, and successful lives as musical advocates and professionals.

Special Notes to Applicants

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) A letter of interest
2) A curriculum vitae
3) Contact information for five references (postal and email addresses, as well as telephone numbers)
4) A diversity statement that addresses the following questions: a) How do you approach the idea of diversity in your teaching? b) What assets do you bring to serving a diverse student population at an urban research campus? and c) How would you facilitate a culturally competent classroom?

Teaching videos and academic transcripts may be requested at a later date. Additionally, applicants must have three current letters of recommendation, referenced specifically to this position, sent to:

Liberal Studies Search Committee
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223

Any questions or individuals with disabilities desiring accommodation in the application process should be referred to Lisa Newman, Office Manager, at lnewman@uncc.edu.

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 12/11/2017
Job Close Date 02/01/2018
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 02/01/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Liberal Studies Search Committee
Department of Music
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
  4. Diversity Statement
Optional Documents