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  • 31 Aug 2014 12:47 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor: Modern Dance

    San Diego State University

    The School of Music and Dance is seeking a tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level for a Fall 2015 appointment. The position is for a dance artist/educator with expertise teaching contemporary dance technique in ways that consider and creatively approach training for todays emerging dance artists. The candidate will provide leadership and vision in teaching in all areas of dance curriculum including technique(s), dance-making, theory and performance and provide leadership in the technique(s) area of our integrated and evolving curriculum. The candidate is expected to provide leadership in recruiting outstanding students to the dance program and to maintain active and collaborative relationships with public school, community college and university dance programs throughout the state of California and beyond. The candidate will also promote collaborative relationships among the dance area, music area, and across other university disciplines.  Active and sustained involvement in professional growth beyond the university is expected, as is participation in faculty committees and governance. Possible additional coursework depending upon candidate strengths include: embodied anatomy, hip hop/urban dance, technology for dancers, and development of General Education coursework. The candidate will mentor and direct student work, and integrate somatic practice into technique class.



    Earned Master in Fine Arts Dance required with at least one of the following: certification in a somatic modality, on-going engagement with contemplative practice(s), experience facilitating interdisciplinary art-making processes, experience facilitating collaborative dance-making processes, history implementing initiatives connecting dance in/to community(ies). The successful candidate will possess teaching and performing abilities at the highest artistic level. The successful candidate must demonstrate a history of successful recruiting at the university level. The successful candidate will have an ongoing commitment to advancing the profession as reflected in an active research agenda in the area of modern dance. Evidence of commitment to university, public school, and community collaborations is required. The successful candidate must possess superior administrative and organizational skills.


    SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.  SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.



    Appointment will be at the rank of assistant professor with salary commensurate with qualifica­tions and experience.




    Screening for the position will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Evidence of the earned MFA Dance should be in-hand at the start of the appointment. Applicants should apply via Interfolio at:

    and submit the following documents.

    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vita
    • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    • Three current letters of reference that outline the candidate's fit for this position
    • Reference list of five individuals familiar with the candidate's current professional background and experience
    • URLs to at least 2 online video clips (YouTube or Vimeo) of 20-30 minutes of material that (1) demonstrate the candidates teaching skills and techniques and (2) links to a live performance of candidates contemporary modern dance artistic level. Candidates may also submit up to two additional URLs to online videos of unedited (non-commercial) live performances demonstrating their choreographic/performance skills.



    SDSU is an established and acknowledged leader in the twenty-three-campus California State University system. With more than 6,400 faculty and staff and over 34,000 students, it is one of the largest universities in the western United States. Web site:



    The College of Professional Studies and Fine Arts comprises 10 diverse departments/schools committed to the pursuit of excellence in academic and artistic endeavors geared to enhancing the human enterprise. The College is recognized for its excellent academic programs that prepare students for professional careers in a wide spectrum of artistic, cultural, educational, social and technical fields. Web site:



    The School of Music and Dance offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in music (BA, BM, MA, MM, Advanced Graduate Artist Diploma) and dance (BA, BFA.) The School enrolls over 325 majors and serves thousands of general students each academic year through its general education courses, performing ensemble opportunities and public performances. 16 full-time, 15 part-time, and approximately 30 studio instructors deliver comprehensive professional curricula. Web site:

    The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


    SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

    - See more at:


  • 31 Aug 2014 12:42 PM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University, College Station seeks a tenured or tenure-track professor of performance theory and practice. Candidates will have a research program in performance studies with an emphasis in performance praxis (dramaturgy, directing, movement/dance, etc.). We seek candidates with a deep commitment to merging performance theory and practice as well as knowledge of theatre/performance history, contemporary performance praxis, and interdisciplinary approaches to performance research. Applicants whose work extends beyond the United States are encouraged to apply.

    Areas of focus may include activist performance, experimental performance, community-based performance, devised performance, performance history, or performance theory. Standard teaching load is 2/2 with high research expectations and contributions to the development of the Departments new B.A. in Performance Studies.

    Applicants at the Assistant Professor rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an established program of practice and research that clearly demonstrates potential for further research excellence. Applicants at the Associate rank will have a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and a record of nationally prominent scholarship and/or creative work that bridges theory and practice. Appointment at the rank of Full Professor may be possible for applicants with a PhD in Theatre or Performance Studies and an exceptional record of nationally and internationally prominent research and/or creative work across theory and practice. MFA in Theatre welcome in addition to PhD at all ranks. Applicants at the rank of Associate or Full Professor must demonstrate a record meriting tenure at a research university that has a Carnegie classification of RU/VH and is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU).

    Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae; teaching evaluations or
    classroom observations citing excellence and innovation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level, and three letters of recommendation. Further materials may be requested. Review of applications begins on November 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send all materials electronically to Dr. Kirsten Pullen, Theory and Practice Search Committee Chair at

    The Department of Performance Studies, one of twelve academic departments in the College of Liberal Arts, is currently composed of two undergraduate degree programs, one in theatre and one in music, and a master's program in performance studies; in Fall 2015 we will begin admitting students into a new B.A. in Performance Studies. Texas A&M College Station, an AAU Research I university, is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. Texas A&M is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and a Public Records state.

    For more information, please contact Dr. Kirsten Pullen, - See more at:


  • 31 Aug 2014 12:37 PM | Anonymous member

    Hobart and William Smith Colleges

    Assistant Professor, Tenure Track - Posted 05/14/2014
    Department of Dance
    The Department of Dance invites applications for a tenure-track position in Dance (Africanist/African diaspora) at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2015; terminal degree MFA or Ph.D. required. We seek an artist/scholar whose work stems from an Afro-centric perspective to join a vibrant Dance department in an interdisciplinary liberal arts environment. We seek a colleague who can offer studio-based courses and dance theory courses in fairly equal proportions; an artist/scholar whose expertise is based in/informed by a form whose movement roots are Africanist, whether traditional or contemporary, i.e.: African, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-Caribbean or other African diaspora forms.

    • Teach a range (introductory through advanced levels) of dance technique courses
    • Teach dance theory courses, as for example, dance composition, cultural studies, dance history, and/or improvisation
    • Choreograph/set work on students
    • Participate in the artistic, administrative, and scholarly life of the department
    • Advise students and assist in student concert mentorship
    • Participate in departmental curriculum design and development
    • Serve the greater community of the Colleges in various ways

    We welcome candidates who can diversify our current course offerings and provide new curricular contributions. The department values intellectual and artistic diversity and supports interdisciplinarity in teaching and research in keeping with the Colleges' longstanding emphasis on interdisciplinary liberal arts education. We encourage the creative development of new questions, new methods, and new lines of inquiry.

    As a Dance Department within a liberal arts institution we seek to integrate practice and theory in our course offerings and encourage students to explore both disciplinary depth and interdisciplinary breadth in the field of dance. Our dance technique/studio courses emphasize a kinesiologically sound, somatically based approach to training. We offer courses in Dance for majors and non-majors alike, and seek to develop our students' understanding of dance as a complex and multifaceted discipline. Dance majors (BA) may elect a disciplinary Dance Performance and Choreography major, or one of three interdisciplinary Dance major tracks: Dance Education, Movement Studies, or Theory and Performance Studies. The department also offers minors in Dance. Given our emphasis on Dance as a field that encompasses technique, theory, and creative practice we expect our faculty members to be excellent teachers and proficient artist/scholars who embrace the philosophies of liberal arts education. The Dance Department faculty is currently comprised of four tenured professors, one to two adjuncts, and part time accompanists and theater production staff.

    • Terminal degree required
    • Terminal degree in discipline other than Dance with professional experience in dance a possibility
    • Teaching experience in the field
    • Evidence of artist/scholar activity
    • Demonstrated interest in teaching in a liberal arts environment

    Application Instructions:

    Application deadline is October 1, 2014, but we will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Expected start date: July 1, 2015. Please send the following documents to Inter-folio's ByCommittee, which is free to applicants at this link

    • Letter of application which addresses your qualifications for this position and summarizes your artistic/scholarly identity
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Teaching Philosophy statement
    • Teaching Interests statement
    • Names and contact information (telephone and e-mail) for three current references

    Candidates of interest will be asked to submit graduate transcripts, videotapes/dvds of choreographic work, and/or further documentation of artistic/scholarly work through Inter-folio. Please do not submit additional materials unless requested.

    The preferred method of application is through Interfolio's ByCommittee ( Questions may be directed to Professor Cynthia J Williams, Search Committee Chair, Dance Department, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, 300 Pulteney Street, Geneva, NY 14456. Contact email:; Contact telephone (315) 781-3495.


    Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

    Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission. - See more at:


  • 28 Jul 2014 10:56 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus
    College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts

    Department: Department of Dance  (

    Title:  Assistant Professor of Dance

    Job Code:  14AS-DAN01

    Date Closed:  Review of applications will begin November 3, 2014, and position will remain open until filled.

    Please submit via email a cover letter; curriculum vitae; copy of graduate transcripts; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations; teaching awards; teaching philosophy, etc.); a sample of work (creative or writing); three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references.  Submit materials to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number  - 14AS-DAN01.

    The Department of Dance at Texas Woman’s University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Dance starting in August 2015. The successful candidate must have a terminal degree (M.F.A., Ph.D. preferred) with expertise in dance technique, dance education, student teacher mentorship and community education.

    The candidate should have teaching experience in high school and/or university and an ability to teach in the studio program. The successful candidate will be an inspiring teacher who can work collegially with others and demonstrate an ability to work with individuals from a variety of communities and educational contexts. The candidate is expected to contribute to the department, school and university through committee service and faculty shared-governance responsibilities. Dance education leadership and program assessment skills desirable.

    Primary teaching responsibilities will include courses such as Dance Technique, Theories of Teaching, Children’s Dance, Dance & Community Practice, Dance History, Graduate Pedagogy and Current Trends in Dance Education, and Research, as well as, advising undergraduate and graduate students and coordinating dance education programs and outreach. This faculty member should maintain artistic/pedagogical research and have an interest in collaborating with Denton/Dallas/Fort Worth high school dance departments and participating in national/international dance education organizations.

  • 03 Jul 2014 7:15 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Each season New York Live Arts (Live Arts) commissions two (2) writers to produce written pieces known as “Context Notes” to accompany each show on the season. Context Notes are published in Live Arts programs and are intended to frame questions, spark discussion, and explore/expand the experience of seeing work on the Live Arts stage. This year, Live Arts seeks to include new voices and diverse perspectives by issuing an open call for writers.

    Interested applicants must be engaged in an active writing practice and demonstrate a compelling history of publication (whether in print or online, self-published or by existing media outlets). Applicants must have an avid interest in live art, and be engaged with the form as writers, scholars, makers, curators, and/or educators. Applicants will be considered for the quality of their writing, ability to engage readers, and professionalism. Applicants interested in using new media and technology to supplement and/or interface with their writing are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Each writer will cover approximately five (5) shows across the season, writing a short 600-word piece on the artist and work being presented. The notes are not required to provide any specific information about the artist or their work. Aside from editing for factual errors, the works are not edited for content by the artists whose work is being discussed. Additionally, each writer will produce two (2) blog posts for the Live Arts blog, on topics of their choice that relate to Live Arts, the performing arts community in New York and abroad, and current events. Context Notes writers will receive an honorarium of $700, as well as a complimentary ticket to each Live Arts presentation on the 2014/2015 season for which they are writing. Samples of past context notes can be found here on the New York Live Arts blog.

    To Apply:

    Please send your application to as a single PDF file.

    Please include, in order:

    • Statement of Intent (no more than one page).
    • Why is participation in this program of interest to you? What do you hope to bring to Live Arts’ Context Notes program? What approach(es) do you use to engage your audience?
    • Resume of relevant experience (no more than two pages).
    • Please include experience relevant to writing in a professional capacity, including past publication, education, and research, as well as other non-writing experience that informs your work.
    • 2 samples of your writing on the topic of a specific performance or artist creating body-based work. Samples must be work that has been published in the public domain within the past 4 years.

    Applications are due by 5pm on Monday July 7, 2014. No late applications will be accepted.

    Please direct all questions to Jaamil Kosoko, Associate Curator, Humanities and Special Projects at No phone calls please.

  • 02 May 2014 12:47 PM | Anonymous member

    "I wanted to explore things that related to my life; less about the studio, more about what’s outside the studio."

    Charles Atlas (2011,

    This is a call for papers for volume 5 of the International Journal of Screendance. The theme for this volume will be community and screendance, and we are interested in papers that test the ways in which a broad range of ideas about community influence screendance practices, philosophy, debates and work, and, indeed, how screendance practices and critical thinking might help us to question or subvert the nature and value of community.

    Topics could include (but are not limited to):

    • Interior positions

    What happens to screendance practices when makers work from the inside of communities such as companies, collectives, and other organisations? Rather than standing outside existing works, dance companies, and artistic processes and outcomes, what are the ramifications of adopting an interior position? For example, how might thinking and methods from documentary practices and art film practices such as those used by Charles Atlas and Chantal Akerman suggest new strategies and approaches towards screendance?

    • Community dance

    Community Dance was once a label that signified choreographic processes and products which valued the social more than the artistic. What screendance practices have helped to question or redefine community arts practices? For example, practitioners like Andy Wood (UK) and Doug Rosenberg (USA) create work with and for their communities (and often with their friends). How is screendance being made through ideas of community? What are the community practices of screendance and why might they be important? Might these relatively small-scale community-oriented screendance practices be considered radical as our understanding of the idea of the social is stretched by the global reach of social media?  

    • Beyond and because of the computer

    Ubiquitous personal computers – particularly laptops – with free video editing software lie at the heart of post-production techniques in film-making and screendance. These techniques happen, for the most part, alone. What might this solitude reveal about community in screendance? If working in your bedroom through a single screen is also about accessing the work of other people in your screendance community, then how does this change and feed our practices? From online tutorials, to the sharing of practices, tests and films, as we work alone we are part of various social interfaces that inform, nurture, and change our thinking and practice.  

    • Crowd funding

    Has the rise of crowd-funding generated new or alternative economies that might support radical practices, emerging practice and minority practices? What alternatives exist, and how might work with – or experiences of – crowd funding generate or facilitate critical thinking about how our practices are part of social economies of practice, support and presentation?  

    • Support and collaboration

    What mechanisms and approaches through various types of communities allow us to practice and thrive as individual artists with distinct visions, and how do such communities allow us to support each other? What collaborative screendance practices are emerging as artists respond to complex and demanding socio-economic environments?

    • Screenings and festivals

    Screendance festivals are the most common platform for screendance artists to develop and participate in communities around the world. They are where we show and discuss work, meet other practitioners, and have our work placed alongside other works in programs that are curated to a greater or less extent. But what of other methods for showing work? For example, how might single screenings build, disrupt or broaden our understanding of community?  Further to this, what role do screenings of canonical screendance works – Maya Deren, Stan Brakhage – have to play in developing community-based dialogues about our discipline?

    We invite contributions of scholarly research, interviews, reviews, provocations, viewpoints, visual essays, and work by emerging scholars on the theme of community. For the purposes of review, please indicate which of the above categories best characterize your contribution. Please note: scholarly papers are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process, and should be 3500-6000 words. All other contributions will be reviewed by the editorial board. The deadline for all contributions is 1 August 2014. The volume will be published online in March 2015 following the peer-review and editorial process.

    Previous issues of the IJSD are available at

    Volume 5 of IJSD will be published online using the Open Journal System at This site is not yet active but will be ready to receive submissions by 1 June 2014.

    Very best wishes

    Harmony Bench and Simon Ellis (editors, Int J. of Screendance)

  • 17 Mar 2014 4:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    Selma Jeanne Cohen Prize in Dance Aesthetics
    In memory of Selma Jeanne Cohen, the American Society for Aesthetics established a $1000 biennial prize in dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Begun in 2008, the next prize will be for a critical article or book of distinction published in English in the biennium from July 2012 to June 2014.

    The prize winner will be selected by a committee of three members appointed by the President of the ASA and will be notified by September 2014.The award will be announced publicly during the national meeting of the ASA on October 29 to November 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas.The winner will be encouraged but not be required to attend the meeting. The prize may not be awarded if, in the opinion of the judges, no nomination of sufficient merit and appropriateness is received.

    The ASA selection committee welcomes published work of distinction that contributes to dance aesthetics, dance theory, or the history of dance. Publication is understood to mean publication in venues with peer review recognized by the scholarly community and that are permanently available to the interested scholarly community of students and researchers. Nominations will be judged based on significance of the topic or issue, quality of the research, quality of the writing, originality, and contribution to the dance literature.

    Submissions should be directed to Dabney Townsend, ASA Secretary/Treasurer, at PO Box 915, Pooler GA 31322 or The nominated article or book must be submitted in full. Electronic submissions are strongly preferred, in PDF format replicating the original publication. If electronic submissions are not available, two copies must be submitted, whether books or articles. The deadline for receipt of nominations is August 1, 2014.

  • 12 Mar 2014 11:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Middlesex University

    Media and Performing Arts Research Studentships, 2014.

    The School of Media and Performing Arts, led by the Dean, Professor Carole-Anne Upton, has recently benefited from major investment in its research areas. We enjoy an exceptional group of Professorial and senior research staff in Media, Cultural Studies, Dance, Music and Theatre Arts and a strong research culture within which our PhD candidates are centrally positioned.

    Performing Arts celebrated considerable success in RAE2008, and includes the internationally-renowned Centre for Research into Creation in the Performing Arts ( ). Research in Media focuses on Cultural Theory and Communication Studies, with particular interest in Gender and Sexualities.


    Alongside traditional approaches to doctoral studies, we have particular expertise in practice-as-research. We offer two forms of practice-led research degrees, a “mixed-mode” PhD in which the integration of theory and creative practice is foregrounded, and a Doctorate of the Arts (80% expert arts practices), which is suitable for experienced practitioners.

    We welcome innovative and interdisciplinary proposals from excellent candidates that reflect the research interests of Middlesex Media and Performing Arts staff.  Applicants are advised to consult the School web pages and our staff profiles:


    Research areas of particular interest include:

    ·       Cultural studies: gender and sexuality, film and philosophy, cultural theory 

    ·       Dance:  choreography and improvisation, pedagogy, theatre dance histories and philosophies

    ·       Language and writing: creative writing, language and linguistics

    ·       Media industries: practice and analysis of policy and practice

    ·       Music: musicology, composition, performance

    ·       Theatre Arts: devising and dramaturgy, translation for performance, applied theatre and philosophical concerns

      We look forward to receiving your proposals.


    Any queries should in the first instance be directed to Prof Vida L Midgelow, Director of Research Degrees (School of Media and Performance):


    Full details and application forms:


    The deadline for receipt of applications is 11.59pm on 14th March 2014 and interviews will be held in April/May 2014.


  • 05 Mar 2014 12:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The Society for Ethnomusicology invites you to apply for the Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck Fellowship. The Nadia and Nicholas Nahumck fellowship supports research on dance-related subjects and is open to established scholars, recent PhDs, or PhD candidates who have completed all degree requirements except dissertation research. Preference will be given to applicants planning to enhance their research findings with movement notations such as Labanotation and/or with digital media. The fellowship consists of a $4,000 research fellowship and $1,000 award for publication. Applications are due April 1, 2014.  For more information on application materials and submission procedures, visit
  • 05 Mar 2014 12:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The American Society for Theatre Research is now seeking nominations for the Biennial Sally Banes Publication Prize.  This prize honors the publication (book or essay) that, in the opinion of the prize committee, best explores the intersections of theatre and dance/movement in the previous two calendar years. Deadline for submission is March 15, 2014.  Submission information is available at:
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