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  • 28 Oct 2015 8:46 PM | Anonymous member
    The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is seeking an Associate/Full Professor in Dance to assume a leadership role and to teach in the Graduate Dance MFA program, and the Undergraduate Dance Major. Responsibilities will include teaching/mentoring (with release time for administrative duties), administration of the dance area, service to the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies, the campus, and the field, and creative or scholarly research that is recognized nationally and/or internationally.

    The University of Maryland is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world. The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at UMD advances and transforms the research and practice of theatre, dance and performance studies through its commitment to excellence and innovative education. Our students are taught and motivated by ideas that develop through collaborations across a variety of academic disciplines, with artists in the community, with other theatre and dance programs, and with artists across the nation and around the world. The University of Maryland is located in one of the most vibrant performing arts regions in the country, and our faculty and staff greatly benefit from the success and reputation of the local venues.

    Minimum Qualifications are:

    • ·      Bachelor of Arts
    • ·      Terminal degree or demonstrated equivalent
    • ·      Administrative experience in dance in higher education
    • ·      10 or more years of teaching or scholarship in higher education in one or more of the following:
      Dance education, somatics, Laban Movement Analysis, cultural dance studies, dance technology, contemporary dance techniques, pedagogy of choreography

    Preferences are:

    • ·      Experience with NASD accreditation and national and international dance organizations
    • ·      Experience and demonstrated success navigating the unique attributes of a diverse body of students, faculty, and administrators
    • ·      Demonstrated ability to balance leadership with collaboration, research, teaching and ambassadorship of the dance program

    For priority consideration, please submit required documents and the contact information for 3 references by December 1, 2015. Go to to apply. Applications will be reviewed from December 1, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Required documents include cover letter, a recent curriculum vita providing professional achievements, unofficial transcripts, one page summary of teaching philosophy and one page summary of creative research. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Stephanie Bergwall at   Position No: 104240

  • 26 Oct 2015 10:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am excited to inform you that the Dance Department at UNC Charlotte has posted a job opening for a Full-Time Lecturer in African Diasporic Forms. 

    You can see the official Job Announcement and application details via the following email address: Then, click on Permanent Faculty (left column); scroll down to find Lecturer-African Diasporic Dance Forms #003749.

    Direct questions to 

  • 26 Oct 2015 2:56 PM | Anonymous member

    Belhaven University now offers an MFA in Dance. This 3-year, 60-credit program emphasizes pedagogical, theoretical, and artistic inquiry within the context of the integration of faith and learning. Belhaven University (accredited by NASD) is the only Christian university in the country to offer an MFA in Dance.

    The MFA program gives graduate students the opportunity to participate in creative work and scholarly inquiry through curricular offerings in technique, performance, choreography, research methodology, critical investigation and philosophy of dance, among others.

    Belhaven's graduate program encourages students to develop career-related skills in teaching, choreography, and presentation of scholarly research. For inquiries, please email program director, Emily Wright, at Please distribute this information to students interested in this unique program!

  • 14 Oct 2015 7:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dance Department, University of Roehampton,

    Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, Full time

    Salary:           £37,633 to £49,354 pa inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

    Applications with research and teaching interests are invited for one full time, without term Lectureship/Senior Lectureship in Dance. We are particularly looking for applicants with teaching interests that are complementary to those of staff in the current team, with a thorough knowledge of western theatre dance. Specialisms in other areas, such as movement analysis, popular/urban dance, practice as research, screen dance, dance and philosophy or a specific dance genre would be desirable. We are seeking applications from highly motivated candidates who will be able to connect their teaching/research with current thinking and practice about dance.

    To find out more information about the role and what we’re looking for, visit the Working at Roehampton section of our website where you will find full details, how to apply, as well as further information about the benefits of working for us.

    The closing date for completed applications is: Monday 2nd November 2015.  Interviews will be held during the week commencing 7th December 2015.

    The University is an equal opportunities employer.

    For more information, contact

    Dr Ann R David 

    Head of Dance, Reader in Dance Studies

    Froebel College

    University of Roehampton

    Roehampton Lane SW15 5PJ

    tel: +44 20 8392 3658;


  • 24 Sep 2015 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Duke University Program in Dance seeks an outstanding dance researcher and artist practitioner who will contribute significantly to the new MFA in Dance: Live Art and Embodied Practice in teaching, research, and the advising of MFA thesis projects. We welcome an individual who will both expand and extend the areas of expertise of the current faculty in terms of research, international engagement, and teaching across degree programs (MFA and BA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by an active artistic practice.

    The Duke University Dance Program currently offers a BA and a minor in dance. The Dance Program is an independent unit within the University’s School of Arts and Sciences.

    Start date: August 1, 2016

    Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

    Applicants are requested to send a letter of application including a statement of teaching and choreographic interests; curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and if applicable, a DVD of choreography and teaching. Applications received by January 15, 2016 will be guaranteed full consideration.

    For further information and to submit application materials online via the Academic Jobs online portal go to

    For inquiries, please contact:

    Prof. Purnima Shah

    Director, Duke University Dance Program

    205 Bivins Building, 2 Brodie Gym Drive

    P. O. Box 90686

    Durham, NC 27708

    EEO / AA Policy: Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

  • 22 Sep 2015 11:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Call for Poster Presentations at the Symposium: 

    The Other “D”: locating ‘D’ance in Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies in Canada 

    What is the Story of Your Research? 

    How does dance figure into your work? What are your discoveries? What are your methodological challenges? What are your questions? What knowledge can you share with other performance scholars? What is the story of your dance research? 

    We invite you to contribute your answers to these as well as your own questions pertaining to dance research for a dynamic poster session. As the call for papers explains, one of our main goals of the symposium will be to move towards productive and positive exchanges between and within Dance, Theatre, and Performance Studies, and sharing our stories in visual form is a great way to raise awareness about the scope of Dance Studies and of dance-based research happening across and/or about Canada. 

    We encourage junior and senior scholars at any stage in their research, and from any discipline to share their story so that we can all benefit from considering overlapping, conflicting and intersecting methodological and practical approaches to dance-focused and dance-inclusive projects. We want to know how dance is being approached today and what challenges and discoveries researchers and scholars within a variety of disciplines are making about working in and through dance. 

    In the interest of practicality and economics all posters will be printed on site. Posters will consist of 4 11 x 17 panels and can include full colour 

    Sharing the posters will take place in 3 ways. First, posters will be displayed in the Robert Gill Theatre Lobby for the duration of the conference. Second, there will be a poster session at which poster makers will present their research to a group for 10 minutes. Each poster will be assigned a respondent. Third, there will be a sociable sharing and networking event for researchers to discuss their poster presentations with conference attendees. 

    Questions regarding how the session will be conducted should be sent to If your proposal is accepted, a full outline of the event and the poster requirements and limitations will be sent to you. 

    Submission Requirements 

    Please send proposals to: by October 15, 2015 

    Please indicate in the subject heading that it is a Poster Proposal 

    Please include: 

    - an abstract of no more than 150 words that outlines the research you intend to present 

    - 150 word bio 

    - a statement regarding what stage of inquiry you are at for this project 

    - a bibliography of 4-5 texts OR a brief (100 word) description of the practical research you are conducting 

    Please note that final poster files must be submitted to no later than January 8, 2016, so that they can be printed. 

    Committee Members: Seika Boye (Chair), Evadne Kelly, Heather Fitzsimmons-Frey 

    Advisors to the Committee: Stephen Johnson, Allana Lindgren, Nikki Cesare Shotzko 

  • 16 Sep 2015 5:35 PM | Anonymous member


    deadline extended to October 1, 2015


    The annual meeting of the


    Western Society for

    Eighteenth-Century Studies (WSECS)


    February 12-13, 2016 • University of California, Riverside


    Keynote address by Dr. Paula Radisich, Whittier College


    We invite submissions from all disciplines for the 2016 WSECS conference focused on the theme of “Encounter(s).” We invite proposals for papers that address encounters ranging from the political to the intimate and from commerce and migration to literary and artistic productions in the long 18th century (late 17th to early 19th centuries).


    Papers should be 15-20 minutes long. The program committee will cluster 3-4 individual papers to a 75-minute panel, including 15 minutes for Q&A following the last paper. Submission of proposals for pre-formed panels should follow this format. We especially welcome submissions by graduate students and independent scholars. All paper topics will be considered.


    DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 1, 2015. Please provide a narrative proposal of 250-300 words. Include contact information, name, institutional affiliation, title of your paper, email address, and any audio/visual needs. Proposals for pre-formed panels should include the same info for each presenter, and a cover page with the panel title, topic, and statement of how the papers speak to that topic. Designate one person as the liaison with the program committee.                                                                                 


    Send submissions to both Dr. Aurora Wolfgang ( and Dr. Linda Tomko (


    The conference program committee members are Aurora Wolfgang, CSU San Bernardino, French; Linda Tomko, UC Riverside, Dance; Ted Ruml, CSU San Bernardino, English; George Haggerty, UC Riverside, English; and Jonathan Eacott, UC Riverside, History.


    We will notify presenters of their papers’ acceptance by the end of October 2015. Conference registration and WSECS membership fees are due by December 1, 2015 for those on the conference program.

    The keynote address will begin Friday, February 12 at 1:00 PM. Panels will follow with drinks reception 7-8 PM. Saturday, February 13, panels begin at 9 AM; lunch will be hosted by WSECS. Final panels will conclude by 6 PM. Full details about the conference, accommodations and area attractions will be published on the WSECS website:


    Illustration: Ivan Petrovich Argunov, Portrait of Kalmyk Girl Annushka (1767)

  • 13 Sep 2015 11:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cornell University’s Department of Performing and Media Arts seeks an assistant professor, with expertise either in the area of media/film production or in the area of dance/choreography, for a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2016.  We are particularly interested in candidates whose work has a global focus or reach. Please note that the candidate must have either an MFA or Ph.D. officially awarded no later than July 1, 2016. The candidate needs to demonstrate excellence in only one of our target areas, media/film production or dance/choreography, not both.

    We are looking for a dynamic and innovative artist or artist-scholar with a wide range of interests. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate students in our major and minor in Performing and Media Arts, which combines theory and practice in film, dance, theatre, performance, installation, devised work, and transmedia, increasingly in unusual and experimental ways.  Courses – which would uphold and challenge training traditions in a range of media/film production or dance techniques, respectively – would be determined by departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise; the successful candidate will teach two courses each semester, participate in the department’s production work as either a filmmaker and instructor of filmmaking or as a choreographer, and pursue a professional career beyond Cornell.  We are interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.  Our Department is committed to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity.

    Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation to:  Candidates holding the Ph.D. should submit a dissertation abstract and a scholarly writing sample of approximately 20-25 pages. All candidates should additionally submit a sample of artistic work (url links preferred), and they are encouraged also to produce a statement  1) summarizing their artistic vision and teaching philosophy within an undergraduate liberal arts environment and  2) describing how their professional artistic and/or scholarly work may contribute to their future candidacy for tenure. Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2015.  Complete applications must be received no later than November 15, 2015.  

    Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

  • 13 Sep 2015 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    St. Mary's College of Maryland’s Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in theater, dance, and movement to begin Fall 2016.

    The ideal candidate is able to teach courses in movement for actors, modern dance, dance history, and choreography, as well as courses such as traditional African dance, hip hop, jazz, dance for the camera, stage combat, mask work, or introductory acting and directing.  Position is responsible for directing, coaching, and choreographing in the department’s main-stage production season. Candidates with interdisciplinary and cross-cultural interests and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications: an M.F.A. or equivalency; strong teaching ability, a record of successful creative endeavors; and potential for research activities. Applicants should be actively engaged in creative activity and theoretical inquiry, with an emphasis on movement/dance technique and its application to performance, pedagogy, community engagement, dance literacy, and/or health and science.  Position will also contribute leadership in undergraduate programs, curriculum development, advising, and governance.

    St. Mary’s College embodies diversity and inclusion in its mission.  We create an environment that recognizes the value of individual and group differences and we encourage inquiries from applicants who will contribute to our cultural and ethnic diversity.  Please apply at  (details provided there).

    Application review begins October 1, 2015 and continues until the position is filled.  Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check. SMCM is an AA/EEO employer.

  • 24 Aug 2015 11:39 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Department of Performing Arts at Washington University in St. Louis invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Modern Dance at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in the fall semester of 2016. A Ph.D. in dance, performance studies, or a closely related field and at least three years of experience as a dancer/choreographer required at the time of appointment. Applicants should have an active focus on research and publication. A global perspective on dance, interests in interdisciplinary approaches to dance study (dance sociology, performance studies, gender, etc.) and in Contemporary Dance are also welcome. Duties will include teaching assigned courses in dance theory, history and technique; conducting research; writing for publication; engaging in creative activities; advising students; participating in department governance; and university service.

    Application materials should include a CV, transcript, writing sample, statement of ongoing and future research and teaching goals, 3 letters of reference.  A performance video is optional.  Applications by email are preferable:  Mailed applications may be sent to Cindy Kahn, Assistant to the Chair, Performing Arts Department, Campus Box 1108, Washington University, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

    Full consideration and priority will be given to application materials received by November 15, 2015, but materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

    Washington University in St. Louis is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and especially encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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