As a member of the UNCSA High School English Department, the instructor is responsible for designing their curriculum for four (4) sections of high school English Language Arts classes. While specific course offerings and teaching assignments vary from year to year, current openings include 11th-grade Seminar English, 12th-grade Seminar English, and Writing Support. In addition to teaching their classes, the instructor will be available to students for individual help outside of class as needed, attend faculty meetings, serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and fulfill other duties as assigned by the Dean of the High School Academic Program.
Ideal candidates will have a… - demonstrated passion and knowledge for one’s subject and one’s curriculum with an ongoing commitment to intellectual and professional growth - demonstrated ability to deliver high-quality instruction - demonstrated interest in educating the whole adolescent artist -demonstrated commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion work and be able to speak credibly about what this commitment looks like in one’s classroom - demonstrated commitment to collaboration with colleagues across disciplines
Ideal candidates will be… - emotionally mature with the flexibility and sensitivity to work with diverse personalities and situations
For full consideration of the position please submit a curriculum vitae, a list of three references, and in lieu of a cover letter, please submit written responses to the following three questions in the document listed as other:
1. Why do you want to teach English at an Arts Conservatory? 2. How does your teaching address systemic inequalities and expand access to groups that are traditionally marginalized in an English classroom because of the impact of race, class, language, dis/ability, gender, or other factors? 3. How do your previous experiences distinguish you as an exceptional candidate for this position?
The application deadline is January 10, 2020.
Candidates should hold a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university. If a candidate is hired who does not hold a Master’s Degree, the teacher must earn a Master’s Degree by the end of her second multi-year contract (end of year 7). UNCSA will provide assistance to make this possible. The deadline may be extended due to extenuating circumstances. Candidates should demonstrate a passion for high school teaching, a commitment to collaboration with colleagues, and a dedication to support the artistic and academic lives of students.
Prior high school teaching experience is preferred.
Internal Number: 020234
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts was the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. UNCSA includes approximately 1,300 students in its high school, college, and graduate programs.The UNCSA High School Academic Program provides unparalleled liberal arts training commensurate with the intensive conservatory training of our young artists. Our 17 full-time faculty teach approximately 250 young artists in grades 9-12 across the core disciplines of English, Mathematics, Modern Language, Science, and Social Studies. As such, we have a student-teacher classroom ratio of 14:1. Student-artists earn their diploma from the Academic Program, while also earning a certificate in one of four artistic disciplines: Dance, Drama, Music, or Visual Arts. We are the only public, residential arts conservatory in the country in which many high school students attend arts classes alongside their college counterparts, taught by the same internationally-renowned faculty. Our students then enter their respective arts profession or matriculate to the finest conservatories and universities in the world.
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