Assistant Professor

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Position Number007599Working TitleAssistant ProfessorClassification Title9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollegeCol of Arts & Architecture (Col)DepartmentDepartment of DancePosition DesignationFacultyEmployment TypePermanent - Full-timeMonths per year9Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Dance provides exemplary liberal arts educations for students who desire professional and personal engagement with dance as cultural practice, art form, and interdisciplinary subject. Dance works in support of four goals:

1) Inspire creativity and intellectual growth in students as future artists, teachers, scholars, and global citizens through degree and certificate programs in dance.
2) Contribute knowledge in bodily practices to the broad range of skills needed to achieve career goals, commit to life-long learning, and enrich quality of life.
3) Model professionalism, diversity, and mutuality through faculty achievement, curricula, and departmental culture.
4) Provide meaningful and inspiring opportunities for dance students and university and local communities through public performance of artistry and scholarship and community partnerships.

Vacancy Open toAll CandidatesDescription 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.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The ideal candidate will deepen the Department’s curricular commitment to African Diasporic dance forms by teaching street and/or concert styles such as hip hop, jazz, and tap and contribute to the curriculum in another area of study. As a faculty member at an R2 research institution, faculty in the Department are expected to demonstrate and maintain a robust research agenda, and be prepared to contribute to curriculum development, faculty governance, and the administrative life of the department, COAA, and the university.

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

Faculty seek a colleague who demonstrates expertise in

1. street (especially hip hop), and/ or percussive dance styles, and/ or jazz in community and/or professional settings

2. an additional pedagogical area. Needed contributions include choreographing for musical theatre productions and Department of Dance student concerts, and teaching choreography, modern/contemporary dance, or digital skills for artists (creating and editing websites, dance video, and sound scores for dance).

Additional skills valued by UNC Charlotte Dance: • experience and expertise with community engagement practices; • experience integrating theory and practice in research and teaching; • professional experience with choreography and production processes; and • demonstrated ability to work across dance as cultural practice, artform, and interdisciplinary subject, and to teach a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting

As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate must: • maintain successful teaching and creative/research activities with continued engagement in the profession; • participate in curriculum development, faculty governance and the administrative life of the department, COA+A, the university, and in Charlotte-based communities; • demonstrate commitment to collaboration and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and • be reviewed annually; along with third year reappointment review and sixth year tenure/promotion review

Necessary Licenses/CertificationsSpecial Notes to Applicants

Review of applications will begin February 15, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.
Please upload the following documents:
1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests
4. Official transcript of highest degree
5. Three references; No letters needed at this stage

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree and will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date12/19/2019Job Close DateOpen Until FilledYesDate Review of Applications will Begin02/15/2020Proposed Hire Date08/01/2020If time-limited, please indicate appointment end dateContact InformationPosting Specific Questions

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Other Document
  5. Contact Information for References
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    Posted: 7/31/2020
    Application Due: 9/29/2020
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