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  • 25 Jul 2017 1:55 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A., and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students, and staff that make the university what it is.

    The hallmark of the newly-established USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance — as expressed in its motto “The New Movement” — is the development of a new movement model expressed in new media, scholarship, studio practice and choreography for the 21st century. The school provides foundational insight, opportunities for artistic development, a diverse performance repertory, exposure to world-renowned practicing artists, dance conditioning, and strategic career venture skills.

    In the fall of 2015, USC Kaufman enrolled its first cohort of BFA dance majors. USC Kaufman also offers a robust array of non-major and minor offerings in dance open to all USC students. The dance minor is designed to present undergraduate students with a focus on the discipline of dance as an educational tool for study and research, offering students an interdisciplinary experience compatible with a variety of majors. Visit the School’s website at for more information.


    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet Technique. USC Kaufman seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary masterworks. Experience in teaching other areas of dance is desirable but not required.

    Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman at the University as well as within local, national and international dance communities.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.

    STARTING DATE: August 15, 2018. Initial appointment will be for a period of three years. Renewal beyond the initial period of appointment is possible, but not guaranteed.

    REVIEW OF APPLICATIONS to begin September 15, 2017 and continues until the position is filled.

    TO APPLY: All candidates should submit a (1) letter of application; (2) curriculum vitae including teaching experience, courses taught and developed, professional experience for productions and/or choreography; and (3) names and contact information for three current professional references. Additional materials including writing samples and existing course syllabi may be requested at a later date.

    USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. All applicants must be eligible for employment in the United States.


    • MFA or equivalent. Professional experience may be considered in lieu of educational experience.


    • Professional-level experience in teaching all levels of ballet, preferably with experience in a university setting. The successful candidate will have experience as a master teacher (teaching young artists and professionals) with a national reputation as a dancer and/or choreographer..


    • M.F.A in Dance
    • Professional experience, with national recognition, as a performer and/or choreographer.

  • 17 Jul 2017 10:08 AM | Anonymous member


    To All Higher Education Faculty, Full, Part-time, Guest Artist, or Recently Retired

    An Invitation to Participate in a Survey on Gender & Student Auditions

    This survey is intended for current or recently-retired faculty, full, part-time, or guest artist, who have participated in college or university dance auditions within the past five years. Auditions might be for a faculty-directed student dance company, a faculty-directed ad-hoc group with revolving membership, or an individual dance piece to be presented as part of a larger program or on its own, or any other campus audition or selection situation. This survey is anonymous and will be used solely for research purposes.

    The primary purpose of the study is to understand faculty attitudes on gender regarding auditions and casting procedures used at colleges and universities. Secondarily, the study hopes to gain an understanding of the varied selection procedures, including auditions, used in dance departments and programs. The survey takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

    Researcher Bio:  Dr. Wendy Oliver, Professor of Dance at Providence College in Providence, RI.  Oliver, with co-editor Doug Risner, recently published Dance and Gender:  An Evidence-Based Approach with University Press of Florida (2017).  She has also published in Dance Research Journal, Research in Dance Education, and Journal of Dance Education, and serves as Editor-in-Chief of JODE.   She is the author of Writing about Dance, published by Human Kinetics. In 2014, she co-edited Jazz Dance:  A History of the Roots and Branches with Lindsay Guarino at UPF.


  • 07 Jul 2017 1:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    San José State University seeks a strategic, innovative leader and a powerful spokesperson deeply committed to the humanities and the arts for its next dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts.

    San José State University (San José State), located in the heart of California’s Silicon Valley, is the fifth largest of the 23 campuses of the California State University (CSU) System. Founded in 1857, San José State is the oldest public institution of higher education on the West Coast. As one of the 200 top research universities in the nation, San José State offers rigorous course work and research opportunities to almost 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students in seven colleges.

    The College of Humanities and the Arts offers high-quality programs that prepare students to be lifelong learners, skilled critical thinkers and professionals in the arts. It is home to eight departments and one school: Art and Art History; Design; English and Comparative Literature; Film and Theatre; Humanities; Linguistics and Language Development; School of Music and Dance; Philosophy; and World Languages and Literatures. In addition, the college administers and is responsible for San José State’s partnership with the city of San José for operation of the Hammer Theatre Center. The Hammer is a 532-seat state of the art performing arts center in downtown San José. The college’s operating budget is $24 million. It is home to more than 450 full and part-time faculty and staff and 3,800 undergraduate majors and graduate students. The college also serves nearly 16,000 undergraduates per year through its wide range of general education courses.

    Reporting to the provost, the dean of the College of Humanities and the Arts provides leadership and direction for the college’s programs and departments. Through team-oriented and collaborative leadership, the dean defines, articulates and successfully implements an innovative and distinctive vision for the college as it strives to become a national and international leader for the 21st century. As a member of the provost's academic affairs leadership team and the President’s Leadership Council, the dean works with the president, provost, other deans and senior administrators to accomplish the university’s goals.

    The incoming dean will have a strong record of accomplishment and a vision for the future of higher education. Experience as an academic leader with a demonstrated track record of promoting faculty and scholarly excellence will be important, as well as supporting a student-focused learning environment and innovation to improve student success. The dean will have the ability to lead the development and articulation of a clear vision and engender support from internal and external constituents in implementing that vision. The dean will demonstrate the skills to build strong alliances and partnerships across the university and throughout the community. Experience with or strong potential for fundraising and ability to generate new revenue for the college is highly desirable. A terminal degree in a discipline represented by the college's academic programs or equivalent experience is required.

    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by Friday, September 19, 2017. Candidates are asked to provide a CV, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile and the names and contact information of five references. Candidate confidentiality will be respected and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Inquiries and application materials should be sent via email to the search consultants, Zachary A. Smith, Ph.D., Suzanne Teer and Sophie Stava at Questions may also be directed to the consultants through the office of Eden Stroud at 630-575-6154.

    SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

    It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

  • 28 Apr 2017 1:36 PM | CORD Office

    Dance Chronicle is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the 2017 Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring George Dorris and Jack Anderson. The purpose of the awards is to encourage the highest quality scholarship in dance history research (broadly defined) among scholars at the early phase of their careers. Entrants must have attained their doctoral degree between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the award. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00.

    More information available at

  • 28 Apr 2017 1:34 PM | CORD Office

    The Society for American Music invites proposals for (a) individual papers, (b) organized panels of 2-4 papers, (c) lecture-recitals, (d) written papers related to one of the seminar topics, (e) scholarly posters, and (f) interest groups for its 44th Annual Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, to be held 28 February - 4 March 2018. All proposals must be submitted via the SAM web site by 11:59 pm PDT 1 June 2017.

    For complete information, please visit

  • 28 Apr 2017 1:24 PM | CORD Office

    The Research Center of Dance Studies in Cologne will award two stipends of 1500€ each for high caliber and interdisciplinary research explicitly working with the Dance Archive in Cologne. More information is available at

  • 03 Apr 2017 11:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Assistant Professor of Dance, University of Southern Denmark

    The Research Unit of Movement, Culture and Society at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Campus in Odense, Denmark, invites applications for an outstanding scholar to be appointed assistant professor of dance for a period of 3 years. We expect the successful applicant to start as soon as possible and no later than January 1st, 2018

  • 03 Apr 2017 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dance Chronicle is currently seeking manuscript submissions for the 2017 Founding Editors’ Awards, honoring George Dorris and Jack Anderson. The purpose of the awards is to encourage the highest quality scholarship in dance history research (broadly defined) among scholars at the early phase of their careers. Entrants must have attained their doctoral degree between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2017, in order to be considered for the award. The author of the winning essay will receive a cash prize of $1,000.00.  More information is available on the Taylor & Francis Online website

  • 31 Mar 2017 10:11 AM | Anonymous member

    The University of the Arts

    Assistant Professors of Studio Practice (3 openings)

    JOB TITLE: Assistant Professors of Studio Practice (3 openings)

    DEPARTMENT: School of Dance in the College of Performing Arts

    REPORTS TO: Director for the School of Dance

    CONTRACT: 3 year renewable at the Assistant/Associate level to begin September 2017



    The School of Dance at the University of the Arts is part of the College of Performing Arts - alongside the School of Music and the Ira Brind School of Theater Arts. Under the leadership of Donna Faye Burchfield, the school is comprised of 300 talented, self-expressive students, and a faculty of exceptional and accomplished professionals with abilities and experiences that are diverse and far-reaching. We are in the midst of a new, emerging curricular approach that reimagines and reinvigorates the training of young artists. The curriculum takes the depth and rigor of a discipline based dance conservatory while engaging students in open discussions and explorations within their own practice, valuing their voices as capable of developing new critical perspectives and approaches to dance and performance.

    Position description:

    The School of Dance seeks to hire three full-time Assistant Professors of Studio Practice. The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive pedagogical approaches to the practice and research of dance and dance making in the 21st century.

    Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Teaching studio courses at the undergraduate level
    • Ability to teach one or more courses within the School’s Thinking, Making & Doing and/or Pathways (somatic practices) Curriculum
    • Staging and coaching repertory and/or creating new work for and with students
    • Mentoring senior projects and/or MFA thesis work, and/or leading capstone courses at all levels

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent; they do not purport to describe all functions.  Incumbent may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may change from time to time as necessary.


    Education and Experience:

    • Demonstrated university teaching skills and professional experience within the US and/or abroad
    • MFA degree in dance required

    TO APPLY: Interested qualified applicants should submit a current CV, cover letter, teaching statement, current work samples, and the names and contact information for three references via email to  Please ensure job title is in the Subject line.

     The search will remain open until filled. 

  • 21 Mar 2017 11:14 AM | Anonymous member
    Call for Participation: PSi Working Group on Dramaturgy and Performance, Hamburg 2017.  

    We invite artists and scholars, planning to attend the PSi conference in Hamburg 2017, to participate in an open Working Group meeting on Dramaturgy and Performance. This year we will facilitate discussion in rotating groups around themes and problems drawn from participants' responses to a series of questions.

    Thus we invite each participant to send us a written response to any of the questions highlighted below. These responses will be distributed among all responders. Please forward your response (max. 500 words) and a short bio (max. 100 words) to by May 1, 2017. 

    The PSi working group on Dramaturgy and Performance will engage three broad subjects over the coming years: How we respond to the ways in which new research paradigms have expanded dramaturgy; the forms of emergent and embodied thinking that dramaturgical awareness facilitates; and the ethical dimensions of the choices that dramaturgy enables. In the 2017 session in Hamburg, we address these subjects through a focus on dramaturgical attention to interactions, affect, and forms of agency. There currently are dramaturgical and theoretical tools available to consider an overwhelmingly large amount of factors that inform agency and affect interaction. To offer a few examples these include:         

    -- Understandings of human cognition that enable us to make choices about how we direct attention, facilitate sensory and embodied perception, draw on autobiographical memory, and generate new memories.

    -- Notions of presence that consider implicit memory of skills and new learning active parts of the interactions between collaborators that generate performance.

    -- Approaches that take into account the agency of environments, objects, and processes that are not human-centred and how they act on the embodied perception of human beings as they perform and respond to performance.  

    With this context in mind, we invite the PSi community to join us in responding to the following questions:

    1.    How do we act on this impossible-to-grasp-at-once overflow of factors when dramaturging or researching processes of creation, performance, and audience experience within and beyond the performing arts? 

    2.    Why do we look at some factors and not others and how do we choose positions?

    3.    How do our choices actively shape the attention, relationships, and actions we take part in fostering?

    4.    What are the ethical and political implications of such choices?

    5.    Are we promoting or constituting new hierarchies or relationships between elements in the world?  

    The objective of this Working Group session is to map positions, generate possible answers, and articulate new questions. All members of the Performance Studies community are welcome to contribute in writing, during the session, or both.  

    The PSi Dramaturgy and Performance working group is chaired by Pil Hansen (CA) and co-curated by Imanuel Schipper (GE) and Maaike Bleeker (NL). We would like to recognize the important contribution of the group’s founders, Peter Eckersall and Marin Blazevic, and thank them for trusting us with the future of the group. Questions can be addressed to

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