Position: Tenure-track position, UNC Charlotte, Department of Dance. Nine-month appointment beginning August 2018.
Primary Responsibilities: 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.
Degree Required: 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.
Setting: 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.
Department: 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.
AA/EOE: The Department of Dance is actively seeking to increase the participation of underrepresented faculty and strongly encourages minorities and individuals with disabilities to apply.
Application: Complete application materials include:
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.uncc.edu/. Please attach: letter, current vita, transcript, teaching philosophy, and writing samples. The chosen candidate for this position will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree. 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 and continue until the position is filled.