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
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.
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