Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor -- African Diaspora Dance Practices

16 Dec 2015 12:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


The faculty of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte seek a colleague who demonstrates

• broad knowledge of contemporary African diaspora dance practices;

• inspiring teaching in African diasporic dance forms as expressed in the Americas. These must include a modern/ contemporary dance style such as Dunham Technique or Umfundalai, and vernacular jazz/ hiphop and might include tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin movement vocabularies;

• strong commitment to and skills in community engagement; interest in developing community alliances and internships for students;

• the ability to create and/or stage dances for concert presentation using African diasporic forms; and

• commitment to and experience in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting.

Additional skills

Successful candidates might also demonstrate

• the ability to teach courses in other areas, including additional movement techniques or styles, improvisation, somatic practices, Laban Movement Analysis, or lecture courses in general education/ liberal studies initiatives and, potentially, special topics or honors courses.

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 gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in dance or related field; professional experience as a performer, choreographer, and /or community arts worker; established research agenda with the promise of national and international distinction; and four years of teaching at the university level.

For priority consideration, applicants should apply by Jan 15, 2016. Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

Application Materials
Electronic Application: Position 002284

1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests

US Mail: Department of Dance, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

1. Official transcript of highest degree
2. Three original confidential letters addressing teaching and potential for this specific position (attention Karen W. Hubbard, Search Chair)
Please direct electronic inquiries to Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts+Architecture website:

The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

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