Position #5085: Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance Dance Education Program Coordinator, tenure track

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Appointment beginning July 2019
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • Terminal degree in Dance, Dance Education, or Arts Education; or MA in Dance Education with significant K-12 dance teaching experience preferred.


Demonstrated, successful: 

  • Development of research in dance education with potential for distinguished contributions to academic literature and to national initiatives in education.
  • Contributions to diverse educational and community environments.
  • Program leadership. Examples might include cohort- and community-building; creating successful professional development experiences for K-12 and student dance educators; creating and sustaining relationships among university and local communities or organizations; organizational and communication skills.
  • Experience training and coaching students for teacher licensure, preferably in North Carolina.
  • Ability to contribute to regional and national education communities.
  • Teaching of lecture/ seminar and clinical courses at the university level and/or significant experience teaching dance in K-12 schools.
  • Knowledge of NC Standard Course of Study for K-12 Dance Education, lesson plan design, and dance education curriculum.


Additional Experience Desired:

  • Experience with edTPA or other state assessments for dance educators.
  • Teacher certification in North Carolina or the ability to become certified.
  • Certification in Laban Movement Analysis (CMA) or somatic practices.
  • Ability to contribute to other areas of the curriculum such as contemporary dance technique, traditional dance forms, and creating work for student dancers.


Primary Responsibilities: 

  • The individual will develop and lead our dance education concentration program, recruit students, create a student cohort, refine and teach our curriculum, and develop relationships with local K-12 schools and other organizations.
  • The individual will develop a distinguished research record that contributes to national conversations in dance education, maintain a productive teaching agenda, and be an active participant in the multiple service responsibilities of a busy faculty.


Teaching responsibilities include:

  • Undergraduate methods classes in dance education, other dance courses, and supervision of undergraduate field experiences and student teaching.
  • Development of graduate program possible.



The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation’s fastest growing metropolitan areas.

UNC Charlotte offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs to over 29,000 culturally diverse students.

Department: The Department has a full-time faculty of nine and hires many part-time guest artists and accompanists. There are approximately 70 Dance majors and 50 minors. Two professional academic advisors support student registration and orientation. The Department offers a B.A. in Dance with a concentration in Performance, Choreography and Theory, a concentration in Dance Education, certificates in Advanced Dance Studies and in Professional Training with Charlotte Ballet, and a minor in Dance.

Facilities include a 340-seat theatre, two dance studios, and a dance lab equipped for performances.


Review of applications:

begins August 15, 2018 and continues until the position is filled.

Applicants should apply electronically at https://uncc.edu, job number 5085. Only electronically submitted applications will be reviewed.

Applications should include current vita, cover letter addressing the position, and teaching philosophy. Applicants should also submit official transcript of highest degree and three original reference letters that address the position. One reference should be from a former student.


Send letters to: 

Tamara Williams, Assistant Professor
Chair of Assistant Professor Search
Department of Dance
University of North Carolina Charlotte
9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223-001


For more information please access: http://dance.uncc.edu.



As an EOE/AA and an NSF ADVANCE Institution, UNC Charlotte strives to create an academic climate that respects the dignity of all individuals. We encourage applications from all underrepresented groups. We actively seek applicants who can contribute to our University’s Diversity Plan.


For questions or concerns please contact Tamara Williams, Chair of Assistant Professor Search: TWILL260@uncc.edu

Comments are closed.