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  • 25 Sep 2017 10:46 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Swarthmore College: Music & Dance Department

    Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with Specialization in Taiko

    The Department of Music and Dance at Swarthmore College invites applications for an Assistant Professor or Lecturer in Dance with specialization in Taiko. This is a renewable three-year position with competitive salary and full benefits, beginning in Fall 2018. It is not eligible for tenure. Academic rank will be dependent on educational background.

    This colleague will teach performance courses in Taiko. In addition, this person will  bring demonstrated professional experience in another area such as (but not limited to) Flamenco, Hip Hop, Jazz, Modern, Salsa, or Yoga that would contribute to our globally-focused program that blends theory and practice. Experience teaching dance composition is desirable but not required. The successful candidate will teach three courses per year as well as contribute to the support of student productions and events with visiting artists. Other responsibilities include administrative work and service to the College.  The strongest candidates will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to creative teaching and an active professional program that speaks to and motivates undergraduates from diverse backgrounds.

    Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. The College is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.   For more information on Faculty Diversity and Excellence at Swarthmore, see


    The ideal candidate will hold a M.F.A. in Dance completed by the appointment starting date of August 1, 2018.


    Qualified applicants should submit an online application through Interfolio at by December 2, 2017. Please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three reference letters, one sample of creative work, and a sample syllabus. 

  • 18 Sep 2017 2:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    ABOUT THE SCHOOL OF MUSIC, THEATRE & DANCE: As a comprehensive performing arts school set in one of the world’s finest public institutions of higher education, the School of Music, Theatre & Dance (SMTD) is deeply engaged in the creation, practice, scholarship, and pedagogy of music, theatre, and dance. We aim to provide leadership, nationally and internationally, in all three fields. We assert and celebrate the value of the arts to the mission of the University of Michigan. SMTD is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion as a means of achieving and sustaining excellence.

    POST: Assistant Professor, tenure-track, Department of Dance

    DUTIES:   Primary responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in screen dance, physical practice, repertory, and composition; mentoring and advising undergraduates and graduate students; and fostering a spirit of inquiry in the creative process; and participating in governing faculty responsibilities.

    QUALIFICATIONS:    Seeking applicants with a national and/or international profile in the areas of screen dance/new media, performance, and choreography. Candidates should have a strong commitment to physical practice, to creating choreographic works for a variety of performance settings, and to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Expertise is desired in the teaching of composition and modern/contemporary dance techniques, including those of the Africanist and Latinx diasporas. The ability to collaborate with colleagues, in the Department of Dance and across the University, and beyond, and to share in the governance of the Department through special initiatives and committee assignments is expected. 

    MFA in Dance, or in a related field, is preferred, or equivalent work experience.

    TO APPLY:  Please email a letter of application, complete curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references (letters are not required at this time), a 1-2-page statement of teaching philosophy, and links to 2-3 creative works, including both work created for the stage/live performance and work for the screen to: Please add “Dance” to the subject heading of your email. Application deadline:  December 1st.

  • 11 Sep 2017 1:16 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
    The University of Kansas seeks a tenured or tenure-track faculty member in Dances of the African Diaspora and Community Engagement. This position is a full-time, academic year appointment. The faculty member will participate in the teaching mission of the Department of Dance, including teaching courses in African diasporic dance forms. These may include a modern/ contemporary dance styles, vernacular jazz, hip hop, tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin dance. 

    For additional information and to apply, please click here

  • 21 Aug 2017 12:31 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Serve as dance faculty and department chair; teach graduate and undergraduate courses in dance related to the candidate’s expertise; cultivate and maintain relationships with professional associations and area schools/teachers to facilitate visibility and recruitment; participate in Institute of Dance Scholarship; contribute to development of undergraduate and graduate dance programs; maintain visible profile and active program of scholarly and/or creative activity; engage in appropriate service to the College, the University, and the profession.

    To view the full job post and requirements, click here: Dance Department Chair - Temple University – Boyer College of Music and Dance.

  • 21 Aug 2017 9:53 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of Oregon invites nominations and applications for dean of the School of Music and Dance. Reporting to the provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, the dean is the chief academic and administrative officer, oversees all aspects of the school’s mission and operation, and serves as the chief spokesperson and fundraiser for the school.

    The University of Oregon School of Music and Dance is the premier higher education institution of music and dance in the Pacific Northwest. It is one of nine distinct schools and colleges that compose Oregon’s public flagship research university, offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in music and bachelor’s and master’s degrees in dance. Each year, the school serves more than 400 majors, including approximately 130 graduate students, more than 200 minors, and over 6,000 students from across the university. Additional information may be found at

    The next dean of the School of Music and Dance will be an inspiring, strategic leader and creative professional who will partner with the school’s faculty and other leaders to shape, develop, and implement a vision for enhancing the excellence and vitality of the school. The dean will nurture high-quality scholarship, creative activity, teaching, and diversity as critical components of excellence, building and developing further the school’s outstanding and dedicated faculty and staff. The next dean will also be a visible and compelling advocate for the arts — internally and externally — with a strong capacity for fundraising as well as management of large, complex budgets. In addition, the dean will provide leadership and strategic vision; work well in a collaborative decision-making environment; be passionately interested in students and their development as artists, scholars, and makers; and demonstrate strong organizational and management skills. The dean will possess the academic credentials and a distinguished record of scholarly accomplishments or comparable achievements in their core discipline sufficient to qualify for tenure and appointment at the level of professor in the School of Music and Dance.

    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities, is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The university offers 272 undergraduate majors, minors, and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines across nine schools and colleges. The university has broad-based academic strengths with eight professional programs and 12 doctoral programs ranked among the top 20 percent nationally.

    Confidential inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by October 16, 2017. Candidates should provide a curriculum vitae, letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the leadership profile available at, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. These materials should be sent electronically via email to University of Oregon’s consultants Robin Mamlet, Suzanne Teer, and Melissa Fincher at

    The University of Oregon values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

    This position is subject to a criminal background check.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

  • 17 Jul 2017 10:08 AM | Anonymous member


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 28 Apr 2017 1:36 PM | CORD Office

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

    More information available at

  • 28 Apr 2017 1:34 PM | CORD Office

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

    For complete information, please visit

 Congress on Research in Dance
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