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  • 30 Sep 2014 7:28 PM | Anonymous

    Open Rank Professor of Performance Theory and Practice


    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 Department’s 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; we anticipate creating a B.A. program 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,

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:04 AM | Anonymous member

    Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for a full time tenure track faculty position in Dance to begin August, 2015. We seek a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and inter-personal skills coupled with extensive experience in dance performance and pedagogy. A terminal degree in Dance, or a related Dance discipline, as well as significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required. ABD candidates, who are otherwise exceptionally qualified, may be considered for an interim appointment at the Instructor rank. Evidence of past or the potential for future achievements leading to national recognition as a performance artist, choreographer and scholar is required. 

    Duties will include teaching all levels of modern, history, and composition
    and two or more of the following: ballet, jazz, pedagogy, kinesiology, dance technology, dance production, or improvisation. The position will require the individual to choreograph for department concerts and productions; mentor and advise student dancers and choreographers; and participate in the administrative and performance life of the Department of Music and Dance. All members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and be active in performance, research or other creative endeavors.

    Review will begin on October 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  

    Attach (1) a letter of interest addressing how the candidate meets the qualification requirements as outlined above; (2) a detailed curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of the candidate's teaching philosophy; and (4) contact information for five professional references. Candidates who advance in the search should be prepared to submit on short notice a representative DVD or web-based video recording illustrating the applicant's choreographic techniques and showing an entire class with the candidate teaching.

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:01 AM | Anonymous member

    Brigham Young University (BYU), a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located in Provo, Utah, invites application for the position of Cataloger of Music and Dance, a continuing faculty status track (BYU equivalent of tenure) position in the Harold B. Lee Library.

    The mission of this position is to provide accurate and prompt bibliographic records in local and international cataloging databases for the Harold B. Lee Library General and Special Collections materials that relate to music and dance subject areas. This covers all formats including text, digital, audio-visual, and serial, with a growing emphasis on digital manifestations. The mission also includes participating in scholarship, creative works, and other professional development activities associated with faculty status.

    Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church. The Library is seeking a dynamic individual who can perform well in a rapidly changing environment. 


    For complete job announcement and to apply go to:  


    Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014. 

  • 29 Sep 2014 9:00 AM | Anonymous member

    Part time Faculty Pool - Dance

    Portland Community College

    Job Summary
    This posting represents anticipated ongoing part time instructor openings in Dance.

    Your application may be considered for substitute assignments as well as full class assignments.

    Term pay rate may vary by course. Actual term pay is based on the course catalog contact hours multiplied by the appropriate hourly rate. All newly hired part-time Faculty will be placed on Step 1.

    These positions are included in the bargaining agreement between Portland Community College and the Portland Community College Faculty Federation Employees. Employment in these positions will require, as a condition of employment, payment of monthly union dues or a monthly fair share fee in lieu of dues through automatic payroll deduction.

    Portland Community College will hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All new employees will be required to complete the designated Immigration Service Employers Verification I-9 form.

    -Instruct students, using approved course outcome guides developed by college-wide subject area Faculty.

    -Assess and grade student achievement of learning outcomes.

    -Use student feedback to improve teaching.

    -Be available for a reasonable amount of student contact to respond to questions and to resolve problems related to the course through time spent before or after class or through telephone or e-mail exchanges or office hours where facilities and schedules permit.

    -Attend one staff meeting per term as directed by the College and when notified by the Division Dean.

    -Provide additional hours of course-related student conferences or tutoring over and above classroom instruction when courses are designated as requiring such.

    Minimum Qualifications
    Master's degree in Dance.


    3 years of professional dance experience (performing, choreography, teaching) to include 2 years of dance teaching experience.

    *Instructors shall have earned required academic credential at a regionally accredited institution.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Experience teaching adult students of various technical levels.

    Open Date

    Job Close Date
    These are Open and Continuous Pool Positions

    Position Status
    Part time Faculty

    Hours of Work

    Various Locations

    Various Locations

    Full Time/Part Time
    Part Time

    PCC Employees Only?

    Requisition Number

    How to Apply For complete job description and application instructions, visit:

    As an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity institution, PCC is actively seeking qualified minorities, women, disabled veterans, veterans and individuals with disabilities to enhance its work force and to reflect the diversity of its student body. Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need. - See more at:


  • 29 Sep 2014 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts


    In a city renowned for its internationalism, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts has played a unique and influential role in developing generations of performing, screen and technical artists. The Academy's six Schools, Chinese Opera, Dance, Drama, Film and Television, Music, and Theatre & Entertainment Arts, make the Academy a vibrant centre of practice, teaching and practice-based research. Its outstanding international reputation is reinforced by the quality of its performers and its partnerships with other centres of excellence locally, regionally and internationally. With international residencies, visiting artists and alumni, which number amongst them some of the most respected professionals in the industry, the Academy is prolific in its creativity and dedicated to the training of future world-class performers, filmmakers and cultural leaders.

    The School of Theatre and Entertainment Arts offers a dynamic range of production-related courses in performing and entertainment arts. From theatre to theme parks and live events, the School's professionally-orientated programmes are designed to prepare students for exciting careers in entertainment and cultural industries.  In addition to its degree and sub-degree programmes, the School also offers a new programme of Fast-track courses in Theatre Lighting, Theatre Sound, Technical Management, Costume Technology and Property Making, recognizing today's and tomorrow's needs for top production people by local and regional entertainment companies.

    The postholder will be responsible for the academic programme in costume technology, teaching theoretical classes, conducting practical application workshops and tutorials, and supervising students during rehearsal and performing periods.  In addition to these responsibilities, the postholder will be expected to assist with curriculum planning and course development.

    Required Qualifications are:
    (a)    Preferably, MFA or professional training to an equivalent level.
    (b)    Significant and proven professional experience in the postholder's areas of theatre specialism, especially in costume shop management and leadership.
    (c)    Teaching experience at post-graduate or graduate level desirable.

    Appointment will be on a two-year contract, with possibility of renewal, subject to mutual agreement.  A gratuity payment equal up to 15% of basic salary earned during the contract period will be payable upon satisfactory completion of contract.  Fringe benefits include leave, medical, and dental benefits.  Housing subsidy will be provided to the eligible appointee.  The current standard rate of income tax in Hong Kong is 15%.

    Interested parties should forward their applications with detailed curriculum vitae to:
    The Deputy Registrar (Corporate) and Director of Academic Links
    The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts
    No.1 Gloucester Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
    Fax: (852) 2584 8953

    Closing date for application is 15 November 2014. Please quote reference code 'SL(CVTech)' on the envelope.  Information is also available on the Academy's website

    Personal data collected will be used for recruitment-related purposes only.
    The Academy reserves the right to make appointment by nomination or invitation. - See more at:


  • 28 Sep 2014 11:35 AM | Anonymous member

    The Williams College Dance Department invites applicants for a full time tenure-track position in Dance History and Theory beginning Fall 2015. Responsibilities will include teaching dance history and theory from a global perspective. Scholar/artists with performance and significant dance teaching experience are especially welcome to apply. Additional teaching could include anatomy/kinesiology, dance media and technology, choreography/improvisation, Laban Movement Analysis, and/or ensemble directing. In addition to sustaining scholarly and/or creative research, the successful candidate will collaborate with department faculty to expand curricular offerings and to develop innovative pedagogy that engages multiple disciplines at the college. Ph.D. or MFA should be in hand or expected by September 2015.

    All applications should be submitted through Interfolio Application components must include a cover letter addressed to Sandra Burton (Chair), a curriculum vitae, three letters of reference, a teaching statement, and other pertinent materials (e.g, reviews of professional projects, writing sample, media sample). Cover letters should speak to the candidate’s ability to work effectively with a student population that is broadly diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Application deadline: December 1, 2014

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  • 26 Sep 2014 11:51 AM | Anonymous member

    The department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies at Brown University invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor with a theatre, dance, or performance studies Ph.D. to join a vibrant department that emphasizes the intersections of scholarship and practice. Areas of specialty are open, but may include dance studies, non-Western performance, transnational studies, and queer studies. 


    Candidates should have a strong record of professional activity and a commitment to publication, as well as a commitment to and demonstrated excellence in teaching. The ability to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels is a plus but not required. 

    Application Instructions

    Please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation and one writing sample. The deadline for applications is December 15, 2014. The term of appointment will begin July 1, 2015.

  • 26 Sep 2014 11:49 AM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo,, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies. We seek a dance scholar who will maintain a robust research agenda and establish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will significantly contribute teaching expertise to our graduate study and undergraduate Dance programs and will actively participate in ongoing curriculum development, including the design and implementation of a new MFA Dance program.


    Minimum requirements: Ph.D. in Dance Studies, Performance Studies, or related field; and college teaching experience. Candidates with an MFA degree will be considered if background is well matched to the responsibilities of the position.


    Specialization is open, but we are particularly interested in candidates whose research focuses on the integration of theory and practice; embodied inquiry; and/or social, cultural and/or global perspectives. Our new colleague will teach a regular course load (4 per year), including history and theory, with opportunities to develop courses in the candidate's area of specialization. Individuals with additional expertise in teaching studio courses are highly encouraged to apply. All Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; and provide service to the department or university as appropriate.  We strongly encourage applicants who will enhance the diversity of the University at Buffalo through their research, teaching, and service.


    Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching philosophy; two work samples (one of which must be a written document); one sample course syllabus; and a list of three references with contact information via:  All materials are due by December 1, 2014. Digital work samples and questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, UB is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans to apply.

    - See more at:


  • 23 Sep 2014 11:54 AM | Anonymous member

    The Gaius Charles Bolin Fellowships at Williams College are designed to promote diversity on college faculties by encouraging students from underrepresented groups to complete a terminal graduate degree and to pursue careers in college teaching.

    The Bolin Fellowships are two-year residencies at Williams, and two scholars or artists are appointed each year. Fellows devote the bulk of the first year to the completion of dissertation workundefinedor in the case of MFA applicants, building their professional portfoliosundefinedwhile also teaching one course as a faculty member in one of the Colleges academic departments or programs. The second year of residency (ideally with degree in hand) is spent on academic career development while again teaching just one course.

    Eligibility: The Bolin Fellowships are awarded to applicants from underrepresented groups, including ethnic minorities, those who are first-generation college graduates, women in predominately male fields, or disabled scholars.

    Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who intend to pursue a professorial career in the U.S. Ph.D. candidates must have completed all doctoral work except the dissertation by the end of the current academic year. MFA candidates must be recent recipients of the degree; only those with degrees granted in 2014, or to be granted in 2015, are eligible to apply.

    Terms: The annual stipend for the position is $38,000. The College will also provide health and dental benefits, relocation and housing assistance, academic support including office space and a computer, and an annual allowance of $4,000 for research-related expenses.

    During the period of residence at Williams, the Bolin Fellows will be affiliated with an appropriate department or program and will be expected to teach one one-semester course each year, normally in the fall semester of year one and the spring semester of year two.

    Candidates should apply via Interfolio before November 15, 2014 with:
        · a cover letter with a description of your teaching interests; this letter should also explain how you fit the eligibility criteria for the fellowship;
        · a full curriculum vitae;
        · an official graduate school transcript and three confidential letters of recommendation;
        · PhD applicants: a copy of the dissertation prospectus, preferably limited to 10-15 pages and a timetable for completion of the degree.
        · Post MFA applicants: project description, as described below:
    o Writers: 2-3 short stories, 10-15 poems, or novel passages not to exceed 50 pages;
    o Visual Artists: 20 images;
    o Theatre Artists: sample of design portfolio;
    o Musicians: complete list of works or significant performances;
    o Choreographers/Dances: documentation of performance;
    o Film and Video: links to works.

    - Find more information and appropriate links at:


  • 22 Sep 2014 2:22 PM | Deleted user



    Papers, Lec/Dems, Panels, Roundtables, Film Screenings,

    and other formats are welcome


    “Dance and Culture” Area of the annual joint conference of the

    Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association

    The New Orleans Marriott

    New Orleans, LA

    April 1-4, 2015


    Area Chairs: Jen Atkins and Celeste Fraser Delgado


    Proposals are accepted online only via

    Detailed instructions to submit your abstract to the Dance and Culture area are available here:


    Final deadline for proposals is November 1, 2014

    More Information

 Congress on Research in Dance
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