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  • 08 Oct 2013 11:04 AM | Anonymous member




    Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Dance History

    Responsibilities:The Florida State University seeks to hire an Assistant Professor in dance history to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in a variety of historical periods and to pursue an active program of research in a related domain.  Responsibilities include sharing the teaching of four BFA dance history courses and a variety of MFA and MA history and research courses.  Approaches that link studio movement practices and historical and theoretical underpinnings will be given special consideration.  Research in one or more of the following areas is preferred: dance and cultural history, dance and performance theory, interdisciplinary research. Additional duties include mentoring student research and creative work, academic advising, service on appropriate school, college and university committees, and student recruitment.

    Qualifications: Demonstrated teaching ability and experience in dance history and theory. Established research agenda that has a sustainable trajectory. PhD degree or ABD status in dance or a related field.  Candidates with an MFA degree or comparable professional experience and credentials will be considered if background and experience is especially well matched to the qualifications for the position.

    Anticipated Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

    How to Apply: Applications must be completed online at:

    and all applications should include:

    ·      letter indicating interest and outlining qualifications for the position;

    ·      statement of teaching philosophy and description of research interests;

    ·      curriculum vita;

    ·      names, addresses, phone numbers and e-mails addresses of three professional references.

    Review of applications will begin January 4, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

  • 23 Sep 2013 8:57 AM | Anonymous member

    Grand Valley State University- Dance, (Ballet) Artist Performer / Affiliate Faculty

    The Grand Valley State University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Department of Music and Dance, invites applications for an Affiliate Professor faculty position in dance to begin August 2014.  The position requires a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills along with extensive experience in ballet.  Significant experience as a teacher at the college/university level is required.  An MFA in dance or a PhD or EdD in a related field, as well as evidence of successful achievement and national recognition as a ballet performance artist and choreographer, are preferred. 

    Duties will include teaching all levels of ballet, pointe, and dance appreciation, as well as rehearsing the dance company.  Teaching opportunities may also include other courses related to research interests and areas of expertise.  The position will require choreographing for department concerts and productions; mentoring and advising student dancers and choreographers; and participating in the performance life of the Department of Music and Dance.  All affiliate faculty members of the Department of Music and Dance are expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching.
     The teaching load is typically 15 hours per semester.

    Interested applicants should apply online at and be prepared to submit (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 will be required to submit a representative DVD recording illustrating the applicant’s choreographic techniques and an entire class with the candidate teaching. 

    Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
  • 28 Aug 2013 3:29 PM | Deleted user






    Publication Date:  September 1, 2014, Volume 2

    (2015 JEDS, volume 3, will be comprised only of blind-reviewed papers selected from those presented at the 2014 World Dance Alliance Global Summit in Angers, France.  See: for more information or contact one of the JEDS editors below.)

    The World Dance Alliance announces a call for papers for Volume 2 of JEDS, a double-blind reviewed publication (in English) specifically designed for the needs of emerging dance scholars, those scholars currently enrolled in a graduate program or within 5 years of having graduated from a graduate program in dance or a related field.  JEDS is published online ( ) as an open resource and linked through the World Dance Alliance Websites (, and ).  Articles are selected to assure dance scholarship from around the world is included in each publication.   

    Each article submission is reviewed by two international dance scholars with no more than 16 submissions accepted for the annual publication.  Articles are chosen based on originality of research and the contributions each makes to the future of dance praxis (theory and practice).

    Each submitting author must show proof of membership in World Dance Alliance before the article can be reviewed and edited.  Please contact one of the editors below to determine the appropriate WDA region to join:

    Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, or

    Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas,  

    Guide for Contributors to Journal of Emerging Dance Scholarship (JEDS)

    JEDS elicits articles contributing original scholarship from emerging scholars in the discipline of dance. Authors must be currently pursuing a graduate degree (M.A., M.F.A., Ph.D., or equivalent) or within 5 years of having graduated with a completed degree (the degree does not need to be in dance, but the article must be focused on dance as an evolving discipline).  All articles must be submitted in English at this time.  We hope to open the journal to more languages as we find interested editors in differing geographical locations. 

    Manuscripts should contribute innovative scholarship into contemporary or historical dance, research methodologies, critical choreographic analysis, ethnographic studies, pedagogical practices, or other topics opening insights into the field of dance.  Research should be original and supported by outside resources.  All quotes from research participants must show compliance with Institutional Human Subjects Review procedures. 

    Submissions must comply with the following procedures:

    • 1.     Create a separate title page with your name, manuscript title, status and name of institutional affiliation (current graduate student institutional status or number of years since graduation with current institutional employment or name of institution granting degree), and current contact information (email address, home address, phone).
    • 2.     Manuscripts should be typewritten in 12-point Arial Font, double-spaced with one-inch margins, and only left margin justification.  Manuscripts should have a minimum of 5,000 words and a maximum of 7,000 words.  All manuscripts must be submitted in English at this time.
    • 3.     Notes and references must follow either APA or Chicago citation style
    • (See: or for specifics.)
    • 4.     All visual materials must be submitted in digital form:  1200 dpi for line art and 300 dpi for photographs; TIFF or JPEG are the preferred formats.  All visuals must be embedded within the text. Authors must obtain permission to publish illustrative materials if by individuals other than themselves and include this information under each visual.  Authors will be required to sign a statement that all visuals are original or have received permission from the original source. (See 2013 JEDS for examples.)
    • 5.     All manuscripts must be accompanied by an abstract of 100-150 words and biographical information of no more than 100 words to include current evidence of expertise in the topic of the article and graduate school affiliation.
    • 6.     Article manuscripts must be accompanied by a statement from the author assuring that the submission has not been published, submitted, or accepted for publication elsewhere.

    The World Dance Alliance copyrights each issue of the journal as a collective work; individual authors retain rights to their individual works.  Authors have the right to republish their work, but must give credit to the JEDS original publication.

    Manuscripts and any questions about submission procedures should be submitted online to either of the editors:

    Dr. Urmimala Sarkar (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific, or

    Dr. Linda Caldwell (World Dance Alliance – Americas,
  • 21 Aug 2013 4:52 PM | Deleted user

    Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus

    College of Arts and Sciences, School of the Arts

    Department:  Department of Dance (

    Title:               Assistant or Associate Professor of Dance

    Job Code:       13AS-DAN01            

    Date Closed:  Review of applications will begin November 4, 2013, 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   References must include the position/job code and candidate’s name in the subject line.


    The Department of Dance At Texas Woman’s University is seeking highly qualified applicants for the position of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Dance starting in August 2014. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in dance or a related field with a strong emphasis in dance. She or he must have college-level teaching experience in studio and theory courses, a record of scholarly productivity (choreography, performance, and/or research), and a service record commensurate with appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor in a nationally accredited dance program. The department seeks an individual with innovative ideas about the integration of theory and practice in art making, research, and pedagogy, as well as a commitment to transdisciplinary inquiry and the examination of methodological issues in a variety of research contexts.  Candidates should have a personal scholarly agenda (creative or writing), the interest and ability to facilitate inquiry that will lead others to discovering and developing their own research interests, and should demonstrate strong potential to attain a national reputation in the field of dance as an educator, scholar, and leader.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Primary-teaching responsibilities will include teaching some combination of the following: technique and other studio courses (world dance forms and/or contemporary dance techniques at all levels, movement analysis, compositon, or repertory), undergraduate and graduate-level pedagogy (to include outreach and/or innovative technological approaches), undergraduate and graduate-level theory courses, and courses for the University Core Curriculum.  Teaching formats may include online and hybrid courses in addition to face-to-face instruction. In addition to teaching responsibilities, contributions to the department in the following areas is expected: advising and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students; service on MA, MFA, and PhD committees; program development and assessment; participation in department and University shared governance forums; and active involvement in recruitment and retention initiatives.  Scholarly productivity in art making and/or research/writing is required.


    Texas Woman’s University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women.  Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education.  The College of Arts and Sciences, with over thirty-five percent of TWU’s graduate and undergraduate population of over 14,700, prepares students for success in a global world.  TWU operates three campuses:  Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues.  Additional information about the University is available at

    Texas Woman's University, an AA/EEO employer, supports diversity.  Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.  All offers of employment will be contingent on the candidate’s ability to provide documents which establish proof of identity and eligibility to work in the United States.  All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.


    Please submit via email a cover letter; CV; evidence of teaching ability (may include student evaluations, peer evaluations, teaching awards, etc.); a sample of work (creative and/or writing); all graduate transcripts; three letters of recommendation; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three additional references.  Submit materials to References must include the position/job code and candidate’s name in the subject line.

    Texas Woman's University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

    Texas Woman's University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, or against qualified disabled persons.

    “All positions at Texas Woman's University are deemed security sensitive requiring background checks.”

  • 21 Aug 2013 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

    Assistant Professor of Modern/Contemporary Dance    

    Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College Consortium, invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor of Modern/ Contemporary Dance to begin July 1, 2014.  

    We seek a dance artist/scholar actively engaged in the practice and theory of modern/contemporary dance with a record of excellence as a performer-choreographer and educator. Excellence in teaching modern/contemporary dance technique and choreography-composition at all levels of instruction is required. Desirable subfields include Laban Movement Analysis, dance science, and additional dance techniques. Other areas of interest such as experimental or site-specific choreography, dance in the community, and dance history and performance studies would be welcome. The ideal candidate will integrate technical, creative, historical, cultural and scientific dimensions of dance into his or her teaching, and will have a broad knowledge of current practices and discourse in dance.  An MFA (or its equivalent) in dance is required. Applicants should demonstrate an aptitude for innovative undergraduate teaching and advising, and the ability to work effectively within a culturally diverse and multidisciplinary campus community.  In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to choreograph/set work on students, serve as artistic director of dance concerts, mentor student choreography and research, collaborate on the vision, design and management of the Hampshire Dance Program and help advance the mission of the Five College Dance Department.

    The Hampshire College Dance Program is a member of the Five College Dance Department, comprised of the programs at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. This consortium makes the FCDD the largest dance program in New England. The FCDD curriculum encourages students to balance performance and creative studies with a broad understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of different dance traditions. They may shape their studies in either traditional or interdisciplinary ways, reflecting the wide range of career options and new directions of the contemporary field. The Department offers over 100 courses a year, numerous performing opportunities and a performing arts calendar equal to a major metropolis.

    Hampshire College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.

    Candidates should submit via our website a letter of application with a statement of teaching and choreographic interests; CV; sample course syllabi; the names and email addresses of three references (at least two of which will be able to speak to teaching expertise) and web links to his or her professional choreographic and performance work (preferably to also include work set on student dancers). Finalists might be asked for web links to samples of their teaching. No hard copies will be accepted. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

    Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment

  • 25 Jul 2013 2:29 PM | CORD Office

    To be published in

    ** Dance and Literature: Interwoven and Untangled **

    Dance and literature weave the stuff of everyday human life - movement and language - into art. They share the common goal of communication, embracing processes of questioning, theme-formation, exploration, investigation, articulation, feedback, and revision. Yet their materials, forms, and domains of expression and response are often distinct. This special theme issue will explore how these textures and threads are woven into both literary and choreographic works, and how patterns of expression shift, highlight, or obscure the partnering of these forms.

    We invite research submissions to a special issue of Dance Chronicle devoted to the theme, “Dance and Literature: Interwoven and Untangled,” to be edited by Lynn Matluck Brooks and Joellen A. Meglin. Papers might address such subjects as those listed below and other related topics proposed by authors:

    • Particular literary works have been sources of choreography. How does analysis of the relationship between a work of literature and its adaptation to dance reveal ways that these expressions overlap and diverge? 
    • Dance has played a role in many works of literature and poetry (think of William Butler Yeats, Willa Cather, or Jane Austin, or Gustave Flaubert for example). What makes dance a pivotal element in literary unfolding?
    • Dancers have written their own manifestos, letters, and, more recently, blogs and websites. How do dancers think as writers? 
    • Some choreographers engage writing in the creative processundefinedtheir own and that of their collaborators (dancers, musicians, and others). What are the functions and results of such writing-to-dancing practices? 
    • Since the early twentieth century, dancers have explored use of text in choreography. What role does text play for dance in these cases? What does it add to a dance? What does it say that dance alone cannot? How do audiences respond to this admixture?
    • The roots of Western ballet lie in musical-theatrical forms with written scenarios or libretti. What led to separation of dance from this theatrical/literary context? What has it gained, and what lost, as a result? Does this context endure in some form?
    • Dance is often referred to as a language. What makes it like or unlike verbal language? Is this analogy appropriate? Is it misleading?
    • Can modes of literary analysis be applied to dance analysis? Can dance-specific methodologies help us to understand embodiment in literary works?
    Authors may wish to consider Taylor & Francis’s capacity of publishing material electronically concurrently with the printed version, so that readers can follow digital recordings of music and dance (examples) referred to in the article text. All manuscripts will receive double blind peer review. Submissions will be accepted at any time before Mar. 1, 2014. Send manuscripts or inquiries to Lynn Matluck Brooks at or Joellen Meglin at

    Style and formatting guidelines are available as “Instructions for Authors” at:

  • 23 Jul 2013 4:32 PM | Anonymous

    Press release about new research on "marking" in dance. The study is published in Psychological Science, the highest ranked empirical journal in psychology.

  • 29 May 2013 12:05 PM | Deleted user

    Submissions are invited for a special edition of the AFRICAN PERFORMANCE REVIEW on Popular and Social Dance in and out of Africa

    The edition will be guest-edited by
    Dr Sarahleigh Castelyn (University of East London, United Kingdom)


    Central Theme of the Special Edition:

    The main objective for this special edition of African Performance Review is to provide a useful introduction to current popular and social dance practices from Africa or that emerge as a result of the African Diaspora to a wider international community of students, scholars and practitioners. This proposed edition is a necessary response to the inclusion of a number of African and African Diasporic dance practices in performance, theatre, and dance studies programmes worldwide. The edition aims to not single out any one particular popular or social African/ African Diasporic dance style, nor a specific geographical location, nor a dance company or crew that makes use of popular and social dance forms in their choreography, rather the edition hopes to stress the current diversity and complexity of popular and social dance practices in and out of Africa; a snapshot of dance, dancers, and dance-makers at work today in this area.


    Structure and Content:

    The structure of the journal will map the landscape of current popular and social African and African Diasporic dance practices. The articles might involve a study of a social dance from a particular region, an examination of a training system used to support a popular dance practice, an investigation into how a dance practice explores African or African Diasporic youth identities, or, perhaps a study of the relationship between African-American and African dance practices. I am very much interested in the edition reflecting the current diversity and complexity of popular and social African and African Diasporic dance forms.



    Should you be interested in submitting material, please take note of the foreseen timeline:


    30th of July 2013

    Deadline for Initial Submissions

    19th August 2013

    Send out to peer review

    30th of September 2013

    Reviewed submissions with peer review reports back to editor

    14th  of October 2013

    Peer review reports to authors

    11th of November 2013

    Reworked submissions back to editor for finalisation

    December 2013

    Publication of special edition of APR


    Please note that all correspondence regarding to, and submissions for this special edition of APR must be submitted to the following e-mail address:

    Please note in the email heading: APR

    Please do contact me for more information if need be.
  • 23 May 2013 8:10 PM | Anonymous member

    University of Maryland Libraries "Speaking of Books” by Campus Authors  featuring a conversation with Judith Lynne Hanna about NAKED TRUTH:  STRIP CLUBS, DEMOCRACY, AND A CHRISTIAN RIGHT, April 10, 2013, 4:30 pm – 6,  McKeldin Library Special Event Room  -- open

    to public is recorded on


  • 15 May 2013 9:31 AM | CORD Office
    All CORD members are encouraged to vote in the 2013 CORD elections.  To access the ballot, please go here.  You will be required to log into the website to cast your ballot.
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