The UNCSA English instructional department is a cohort of dedicated teachers who value collaboration, diversity, innovative teaching, professional development, lifelong learning, intellectual rigor, and most importantly, the development of the student artist. Members of the department are offered the autonomy to design curricula and instruction to meet the needs of their unique and diverse students. The English department offers its students the core courses of 9th grade English, 10th grade English, 11th grade Seminar English, AP English Language and Composition, 12th grade Seminar English, 12th grade Film Studies, and AP English Literature and Composition in addition to an elective course in Yearbook and Student Publications. As a service to all students enrolled in the HSAP, the department reserves a course “prep” in Writing Support, wherein the assigned instructor works with classes and individual students, assisting them in drafting, composition, revision, and reflection.
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 English classes at the 11th and 12th grade level.
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.
Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Prior high school teaching experience is preferred. 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 their 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.
Additional Salary Information: The UNCSA program uses the NCSSM salary scale to determine salary figures.
Internal Number: 020206
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.