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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DANCE in African Diasporic vernacular and concert dance
UNC Charlotte

Date Posted Jan. 23, 2020
Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN DANCE in African Diasporic vernacular and concert dance
University UNC Charlotte More About This Institution...
Charlotte, NC, United States
Department Department of Dance More About This Department...
Application Deadline Reviewing applications February 15, 2020
Position Start Date Aug. 17, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance

The Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte invites applications for a
full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 2020. 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.

The Department of Dance actively seeks to increase its number of underrepresented faculty. At
the same time, we understand that African Diasporic forms are practiced globally by people of
many heritages and invite applications from all artists / scholars with a commitment to these

Required Qualifications
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the
teaching discipline or a related discipline; professional experience as a performer,
choreographer, and /or community arts practitioner/ artrepreneur; established research agenda
with the promise of national and international distinction; and two years of teaching at the
university level.

Essential Skills
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.

  • 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:

Please reference in your cover letter when
applying for or inquiring about this job announcement.

Contact Information

  • Kaustavi Sarkar, Assistant Professor
    Department of Dance
    UNC Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd
    Robinson Hall 360
    Charlotte, NC 28223


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