Job ID: 220876

Assistant Professor of Dance

University of North Carolina, Charlotte

  • Sep. 6, 2023
  • Assistant Professor of Dance
  • Department of Dance
  • University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    Charlotte, NC
  • Open until filled
  • Aug. 14, 2024
  • Assistant Professor
  • Dance


Work Unit: College of Arts+Architecture

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

The Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor to start August 2024. The successful candidate must teach all levels of ballet and pointe technique, from anatomically-informed and criticalperspectives that support the diverse student body served by UNC Charlotte. The successful candidate must choreograph new work and/or restage ballets for student dancers. As a faculty member at an R2 research institution, our new colleague must show promise of a distinguished research agenda, and be prepared to contribute to the department's mission, curriculum development, faculty governance, and the administrative life of the department, college, and university.

Required qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Dance or related area.
  • Demonstrated skill in teaching all levels of ballet and pointe techniques from an anatomically-informed perspective.
  • Demonstrated skill in ballet teaching that engages critical practices in the field, serves a diverse student body in a university of access, and contributes to the department’s mission.
  • Demonstrated ability to contextualize ballet in relation to other dance forms.
  • Demonstrated ability to choreograph and/or restage ballets for student concerts.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to an additional area of the Dance curriculum, such as (but not limited to) creative process/choreography courses, ballet pedagogy, dance history and studies, dance science, or an additional movement practice.
  • Research agenda that shows promise of successful trajectory toward tenure and promotion at UNC Charlotte.

Desired additional qualifications:

  • University teaching experience.
  • Experience in community engaged practices.
  • Experience integrating theory and practice in research and teaching.
  • Professional experience with choreography, performance, and production processes.
  • Ability to work across the college’s interdisciplinary subjects through dance as cultural practice and art form.

The Department of Dance actively seeks to expand dance perspectives across the faculty and to provide a nurturing environment for individuals to thrive. In addition, the Department encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.For priority consideration, applicants should apply by October 15, 2023. Submit the following application materials:

Electronic Application:, Position 5078

1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position.

2. Current curriculum vitae.

3. Teaching statement that addresses the following:

  • Your approach to teaching ballet technique to students of various levels from beginner to advanced,
  • How you facilitate inclusive classrooms, and,
  • Your strategies for mentoring and serving a diverse student population at an urban research university with a mission of access.

5. Transcript of highest degree (official transcripts will be required for finalists).

6. Names and contact information for five professional references.

7. Three letters of reference will be required from finalists.

Review of applications will begin October 15, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance see: Please direct electronic inquiries to Jennifer Jacobs at Additional supporting materials (teaching portfolio, links to choreography and teaching videos, writing/publication samples) will be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research intensive university located in one of the nation's fastest growing metropolitan areas. Charlotte is an arts-integrated city with numerous arts organizations and cultural and entertainment facilities, among them Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Levine Museum of the New South, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts+Culture, and Carowinds. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte is located on an expanding, modern campus. It offers over 30,000 students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Department of Dance is part of the UNC Charlotte College of Arts+Architecture, a community of visual and performing artists and design professionals. The College models excellence in teaching, scholarly and creative research, and performance in five creative disciplines: architecture, art and art history, dance,music, and theatre. The College is a vessel for curious individuals and skilled problem solvers who care about the impact of our work on people and the complex social challenges we face. The Department of Dance provides exemplary, integrated dance training and academic preparation in a diverse and inclusive community that values lived experience, creative process, and performance. Through intersections of artistry, education, and inquiry, the department centers embodied practices, histories, and research to nurture and support individuals. The Department of Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Dance.

  • The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is an AA/EOE and an ADVANCE institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained. It values diversity that includes age, culture, ethnicity, gender, language, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. All candidates are subject to criminal background checks. All qualified individuals are welcome to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Jen Jacobs
    Department of Dance
    University of North Carolina, Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd
    Robinson Hall Room 360
    Charlotte, NC 28223
  • 704-687-0225

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