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UNC School of the Arts Seeks Artist/Teacher of Guitar

Posted By Connie Sheu, Friday, February 15, 2013
The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is accepting applications for an outstanding artist and teacher to fill the position of Artist/Teacher of Guitar. This full-time and multi-year contract position will begin in August 2013. The long-standing and vibrant UNCSA guitar program, with two full-time guitar faculty members, enrolls 22 or more guitar performance major students at the undergraduate, graduate and high school levels. Responsibilities will include recruiting, teaching and advising approximately 12 guitar major students, leading weekly performance classes, teaching a guitar history/literature course, and coaching chamber music as needed. The selected applicant will also work to collaboratively oversee the general guitar curriculum and planning, participate in campus faculty governance, and retain a high professional profile as an active artist/teacher.

Minimum Qualifications:
· Master's degree or equivalent professional experience.
· In-depth knowledge of classical guitar repertoire and comprehensive guitar pedagogy.
· Demonstrated excellence and experience as a performing artist and teacher.

Preferred Qualifications:
· Demonstrated ability to serve as an active recruiter of qualified students for the School of Music.
· Demonstrated effectiveness as a teacher of guitar students of varying backgrounds from high school through graduate levels.
· Significant accomplishment as professional performing artist and clinician.
· Experience in one or more of the following areas is desirable: teaching jazz, guitar pedagogy, or entrepreneurship.

About the UNC School of the Arts:
A constituent campus of the University of North Carolina, The University of North Carolina School of the Arts is the first state-supported, residential school of its kind in the nation. Established as the North Carolina School of the Arts by the N.C. General Assembly in 1963, UNCSA opened in Winston-Salem ("The City of Arts and Innovation") in 1965 and became part of the University of North Carolina system in 1972. More than 1,100 students from high school through graduate school train for careers in the arts in five professional schools: Dance, Design and Production (including a Visual Arts Program), Drama, Filmmaking, and Music. UNCSA is the state's only public arts conservatory, dedicated entirely to the professional training of talented students in the performing, visual and moving image arts. The guitar department was part of the school’s founding profile, placing it among the longest-standing programs of its kind in the U.S.

To apply, please visit: to file electronic application and upload letter of intent, CV, and names and contact information for three references. Criminal background check required. Review of applications will begin March 8, 2013 and will continue until position is filled.

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