Department of Dance Chairperson
The College of Arts + Architecture at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites nominations and applications for the Chairperson of the Department of Dance. The Department of Dance currently enrolls 80 undergraduate majors and 40 undergraduate minors in Bachelor of Arts in Dance or Dance Education degree programs.
The Dance Department Chairperson 1) provides leadership in developing and fulfilling the Department's strategic plan and artistic mission; 2) represents the Department and serves as its liaison with other University administrative units; 3) coordinates teaching and advising; 4) advances the department through admissions, recruitment, assessment, and accreditation; and 5) manages the departmental budget and faculty resources including personnel review procedures. In addition, the Chairperson initiates projects and makes connections that tie the Department regionally, nationally, and internationally to professional and allied organizations.
The Department of Dance is committed to a culturally and intellectually diverse environment that offers a broad range of opportunities for professional development and creative work. We are dedicated to rigorous collegial discourse, meaningful community service, and exemplary teaching that prepares our students to be effective leaders, educators, and artists. We celebrate diversity that includes, but is not limited to, ability/disability, age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status.
Applicants should hold a MFA, Ed.D., or Ph.D in a dance field and have a record of significant professional activity in dance or related fields as well as proven record of academic and professional leadership. They should be qualified to add breadth and innovation to the curriculum and must be able to think systemically, act decisively, and support others in their work.
All applications must be completed online at: UNC Charlotte Jobs Website. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter of intent addressing: a) a vision for the department informed by national trends in Dance and an understanding of the goals of the College, and b) a clear statement outlining their educational philosophy; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) a list of 3 references with full contact information. Please direct any inquiries to Ann Bennett, Office Manager, Department of Arts and Architecture, 704‑687‑0090 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please access: COA+A Homepage. Review of applications will begin November 16, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
Music for Dance Lecturer
The Dance Department of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for a full-time Music for Dance Lecturer. 2-year, renewable appointment beginning August 2013.
Primary Responsibilities and Abilities:
The expected expertise and responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
• Experience providing piano accompaniment for Ballet and Modern dance classes;
• Teaching undergraduate level Music for Dance courses, and related music courses in area of expertise;
• Ability to read music, sight-read, and improvise;
• Experience in various musical styles and repertory;
• Understanding of dance terminology used in technique courses.
Desirable Additional Abilities:
• Experience accompanying Jazz and World Dance classes;
• Experience in percussion and/or other instruments;
• Experience in music composition and creating sound scores for choreography.
• Master degree in Music and university teaching experience. Consideration may be given to well qualified candidates with Bachelor degrees and extensive experience accompanying dance classes and teaching in a university.
Attend faculty meetings; service to the department; train, schedule and supervise department accompanists; maintain department instruments.
The Department of Dance in the College of Arts and Architecture has a full-time faculty of 8 and enrolls approximately 100 majors and 50 minors. The program offers a B.A. degree in Dance and a B.A. degree Dance Education. Robinson Hall, our state-of-the-art performing facility, includes a large dance studio and a dance lab fully equipped for performances. Faculty, student, and guest artist works are regularly performed as part of the season of fully produced main stage productions in the Anne R. Belk Theatre.
All applications must be completed online at: UNC Charlotte Jobs Website. Applicants should submit the following: 1) a letter addressing your qualifications for the position; 2) a curriculum vita; 3) 3 original letters of recommendation. Please have letters of recommendation mailed to: Assistant Professor Gretchen Alterowitz, Department of Dance, UNC Charlotte, 9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223. Address any inquiries to: Assistant Professor Gretchen Alterowitz, email@example.com. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled.
UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. UNC Charlotte welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.