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Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

Johnson C. Smith University
Charlotte, NC

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Visiting Assistant Professor Dance Academic Year 2023

The Johnson C. Smith University Dance Program seeks to hire a Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance to teach a full-time load of courses for various levels, advise students, set choreography, and recruit majors for the program. Position is expected to begin August 2023.



  • Experience teaching African Diasporic Dance forms.
  • Teach all levels of Modern technique and either Hip-hop, Jazz or Dance in World-Cultures as well as research based writing and creative processes within the arts.
  • Co-directing and choreographing for program Dance Concerts as well as local travel for student performances.
  • Knowledge and ability to integrate technology in the classroom.
  • Teach and assess a broad range of levels in techniques for Dance majors, minors, and non-major Dance classes.


  • Teach 12-16 hours of courses per semester.
  • Advise students within the Dance major, and Dance minor.
  • Participate in Department, College, and University meetings and committees.
  • Engage in recruiting activities for the major and minor programs.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Assist in program assessments and curriculum planning.
  • Qualifications

    Terminal degree in Dance (MFA or PhD). 2 years of recent and successful teaching experience in higher education.

    Supplemental Information

    Salary and rank commensurate with candidate’s credentials and experiences.

    To Apply:

  • Send a letter of application describing qualifications and experience
  • Current curriculum vita
  • Graduate transcripts
  • Three current letters of recommendations
  • Statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of research interests
  • A separate attached document with three links to choreography samples including title and premier dates.

  • Finalists for this position are subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.


    Johnson C. Smith University, a 155-year-old historically black liberal arts college dedicated to serving a diverse student body, is located in Charlotte, NC. The University has a rich history and is heralded as one of the best of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the nation, serving 1400 students in undergraduate, graduate, non-traditional and adult programs. Johnson C. Smith University continues to gain a strong national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences and technology. For more information, please visit http://www.,

    Johnson C. Smith University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran’s status as it relates to student enrollment or hiring. Johnson C. Smith University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master's degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Johnson C. Smith University.

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