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  • 19 Aug 2016 10:57 AM | Deleted user

    Fellowships 2017-2018

    The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

    Areas of Special Interest. Most of the Center’s fellowships are unrestricted. Several, however, are designated for particular areas of research, including fellowships for environmental studies, English literature, art history, Asian Studies, theology, and a young woman in philosophy. The Center also invites applicants from scholars in inter-disciplinary fields, including African American Studies, area studies, Cultural Studies, and Media Studies.

    Stipends. The amounts awarded are individually determined, according to the needs of the Fellow and the Center’s ability to meet them. The Center seeks to provide at least half salary and covers travel expenses to and from North Carolina for Fellows and dependents.

    Facilities and Services. The Center provides a rich environment for individual research and the exchange of ideas. Located in the progressive Triangle region of North Carolina, near Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh, the Center affords access to the rich cultural and intellectual communities supported by the area’s research institutes, universities, and dynamic arts scene. The stunning Archie K. Davis building includes private studies for Fellows, conference rooms, a central commons for dining, lounges, and reading areas. The Center's unparalleled, comprehensive library service supports Fellows by fulfilling thousands of requests for books and other research materials from out partner institutions in the Triangle, usually within 24 hours, and libraries around the world. Library staff also provide reference assistance and instruction in new online research tools.

    Support. Fellowships are supported by the Center’s endowment, private foundation grants, contributions from alumni and friends, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

    Deadline and Application Procedures. Applicants submit an application form, a curriculum vitae, a 1000-word project proposal, and three letters of recommendation. The application form and instructions may be found at the Center’s website: Applications and letters of recommendation must be submitted online by October 18, 2016.


    The National Humanities Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, religion, national or ethnic origin, handicap, sexual orientation, or age. We are dedicated to fair treatment, diversity, and inclusion.

  • 19 Aug 2016 10:41 AM | Deleted user

    Part-Time Position Available:

    Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Choreography, Department of Dance

    College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
    Position Summary: The Department of Dance at the University of California, Riverside, invites applications for a position in the Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) title, to teach in Fall quarter, 2016 and Winter quarter, 2017. 

    Responsibilities will include teaching undergraduate and graduate composition courses and additional courses in practice, repertory or an area relevant to the candidate’s field of expertise. In addition to teaching, the successful candidate will assist with graduate and undergraduate choreographic research, participate in departmental activities, and give a public presentation of or about their work.

    Salary: $36,000 or commensurate with experience (pending budgetary approval).

    Starting Date:
    Fall quarter begins September 19, 2016. Instruction begins September 22, 2016 and ends December 2, 2016.

    Winter quarter instruction begins January 9, 2017 and ends March 17, 2017.

    Qualifications: M.F.A. or M.A. in dance; or professional equivalent (BA, and at least 5 years of professional choreography and performance.) Established record of choreography and performance is required, and preference is for an actively working artist. Previous college teaching experience is required, as well as an interest in working in a diverse, multi-ethnic, international environment.

    Review of applications: Initial review of applications will begin August 31, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by August 31, 2016.

    To Apply: submit a 2-page cover letter addressed to Taisha Paggett, Search Committee Chair, with a list of three references and contact information; CV; two sample course syllabi; teaching evaluations if available; and a diversity statement. Please also include two 7-10 minute excerpts of choreography and performance via an online link (Youtube or Vimeo) with a 50-75 word description of the works embedded in the “Information” section of each hosted video. All materials must be uploaded using UCR’s on-line application system located at

    For additional information about the position, please contact: Search Committee Chair, Assistant Professor Taisha Paggett at: For questions or help with the online application process, please contact Katrina Oskie:, 121 Arts Building University of California, Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521 USA /

    UCR Department of Dance offers curricula leading to a B.A. in Dance, an M.F.A. in Experimental Choreography, and a Ph.D. in Critical Dance Studies. These innovative programs continue to influence the field internationally. The Department of Dance, one of 20 in our College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, is housed in the AIA award-winning Arts Building with several large studios. Performance venues include the University Theater, the Performance Lab, the Studio Theater and the new downtown Culver Center for the Arts. Established in 1954, the UC Riverside campus today has a fast-growing population of approx. 19,000 students, the most diverse undergraduate student body in the UC system, and one of the most diverse in the nation.

    UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

  • 11 Jul 2016 12:03 PM | Deleted user

    Loyola University New Orleans seeks a dean to lead its world-class College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA). 

    As chief executive officer of the college, the dean is its intellectual and artistic leader and reports directly to Provost Marc Manganaro.

    The new dean will arrive at Loyola University at a time of great strength as well as potential for the College of Music and Fine Arts. With responsibility for the college’s academic and artistic programs; its faculty, staff, students, and facilities; and its performance and exhibition programs, the dean will further the mission and expand the resources of the college with broadly delegated authority from the Provost. The Dean will articulate a shared vision that defines the standards of excellence, direction of growth for the college, and new and multi-disciplinary connections that are possible across the university. The successful candidate will be results oriented, entrepreneurial, and visionary, skillful at leading through change and building a future which faculty colleagues have collaborated to shape and are invested in and support, and proficient at both the large picture and the details that support optimal efficiency and effectiveness.

    Loyola University New Orleans is a Catholic institution founded in 1912 that emphasizes the Jesuit tradition of educating the whole person. One of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the United States, Loyola has a rich history and Jesuit influence dating back to the early 18th century when the Jesuits first arrived among the earliest settlers in New Orleans. Loyola is located in the Uptown section of New Orleans, one of the city’s most prestigious residential neighborhoods and 15 minutes from downtown and the historic French Quarter.

    The College of Music and Fine Arts occupies a position of prominence within the university, a prominence particularly distinctive among Jesuit institutions. The college’s national reputation, its contributions to the world of visual and performing arts, and its role in supporting and reinforcing the fabric of New Orleans are at the heart of Loyola New Orleans’s identity.

    Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by September 1, 2016.  Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in this leadership profile, and the names and contact information of five references. This search will be conducted with the utmost respect for confidentiality, and references will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates. Materials should be sent electronically via e-mail to the Loyola University New Orleans’s consultants Sheila Murphy and Melissa Fincher at The leadership profile is available at

    Loyola University New Orleans seeks excellence through diversity in its students, faculty, and staff; applications from all underrepresented groups are actively encouraged.

  • 11 Jul 2016 11:57 AM | Deleted user

    Assistant Professor of Dance Studies at Barnard College (tenure track)

    The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for an outstanding scholar to appoint as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies starting July 1, 2017.

    Founded in 1889, Barnard College is a private women’s liberal arts college affiliated with Columbia University. The Barnard College Department of Dance is the center for dance scholarship, research, and performance for all of Columbia University and as such, provides the artistic and academic programming to support majors, minors, and concentrations offered by the undergraduate divisions of the University (Barnard, Columbia College, School of General Studies, School of Engineering).

    The ideal candidate will have expertise in theatrical dance history (preferably with specializations in ballet, African-American dance, and/or contemporary choreography), as well as innovative critical and methodological approaches to one or more of the following areas of research: social or popular dance; dance theory, ethnography and/or dramaturgy; relationships between music and dance; and/or intersections between the performing arts and policy, diplomacy, and/or activism. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in dance or related discipline at time of appointment, a distinguished record of scholarly publication or promise of such, proven capacity for teaching excellence at the college level, and ability and desire to perform service within the department, college, and university.

    Position is full-time.  Posting Number:  2016-00024-F

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in dance or related discipline at time of appointment, a distinguished record of scholarly publication or promise of such, proven capacity for teaching excellence at the college level, and ability and desire to perform service within the department, college, and university.

    Applicants must submit the following:
    1. letter of application
    2. CV
    3. statement of research/scholarship
    4. statement of teaching philosophy (specify dance studies courses taught)
    5. sample syllabus
    6. graduate school transcript
    7. writing sample (PDF of a dissertation/book chapter, a published scholarly article, etc.)
    8. three letters from professional references. (Submit names and contact info of your references to the online application system, which will automatically prompt references to upload letters directly to the system.)

    To apply, see

    Please include complete URLs wherever they appear in your application materials to avoid hyperlink corruption during the uploading process.

    To receive full consideration, application materials and reference letters must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Please direct any questions to

  • 10 Jun 2016 1:19 PM | Deleted user

    Ever since Degas’s dancers twisted and reached their bodies through codified regimens of movement practice and everyday studio rituals, the intimate relation between dance and the visual arts has entered into discussions of modernism.  The mysteries of motion in dance have challenged visual artists to create new forms:  Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge performers seem to bend space with their very movements; and Matisse’s cut-outs of dancers and other subjects seem to transcend their materiality by literally detaching themselves from the page.  Dancers, in turn, have pushed the boundaries of their art form to respond to theories and currents in the visual arts.  Yvonne Rainer’s post-modernist manifesto, “The Mind Is a Muscle,” propounds that dancers ought to apply the minimalist tendencies of contemporary sculpture to dance to chart new territory, and she did just that in her choreography The Mind Is a Muscle, Trio A.

    With this in mind, we invite research manuscript submissions for a special issue of Dance Chronicle on the theme of “Kinetic, Mobile, and Modern: Dance and the Visual Arts,” to be edited by Joellen A. Meglin and Lynn Matluck Brooks.  We want to explore the ways in which dance and the visual arts have intersected, converged, dialogued, and propelled one another forward, whether through felicitous collaboration or the unique visuo-spatial talent of an individual.

    Learn more

  • 04 Jun 2016 8:26 AM | Anonymous member


    TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music

    International conference, 4th edition

    Huddersfield, United Kingdom

    September 14-16th, 2017


    The TCPM international conference September 14-16, 2017 brings together researchers interested in artistic creativity and the study of processes of musical and sound creation. Researchers working on this cluster of problems are now welcome to submit proposals for presentations. 

    The Call is open to a wide variety of disciplines, such as dance, theatre, film, history, music analysis, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, sociology, ethnomusicology and anthropology. 

    Please see below for further information.  The conference website will be up and running from September 1, 2016.

  • 05 May 2016 10:10 AM | Deleted user

    Engagement: Philosophy of Dance in an Interdisciplinary Dynamic
    An interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance

    Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    September 8 - 10, 2016

  • 13 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

     Visiting Position in Dance, Williams College

    The Dance Department at Williams College seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor in dance history and theory for a one- year appointment in 2016-17.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be in the final stage of their doctoral dissertation. Teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester. The fall semester includes a 100 level Dance History course (co-taught) and a 200 level offering on Writing for Dance. The spring semester includes a 200 level course on Global Perspectives in Dance and a 200 level course on Gender and the Dancing Body.

    Applicants will participate in other aspects of department life and join a community of colleagues and students dedicated to the study of dance as an evolving human practice through embodied, creative and research practices. The department’s home is the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. We offer studio and seminar courses, workshops, lectures, performances and field trips.  We collaborate with other departments and area institutions including the Williams College Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

    This position is eligible for the full package of faculty benefits.

    We are interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching and service.

    The deadline for application is May 6, 2016 Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references via

    Letters should be addressed to

    Sandra L. Burton, Lipp Family Director and Chair of Dance
    ’62 Center for Theater and Dance
    Williams College
    1000 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267

    Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the college website (

  • 07 Jan 2016 2:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre

    Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

    The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre beginning July 1, 2016.

    Application Deadline: February 3, 2016; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at  See ASU’s Title IX policy at  

    For complete qualification/application information, see:

  • 19 Dec 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous

     Newly Published: Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century


    New on our bookshelf today:

    Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy
    Andrea Mantell Seidel

    Part artistic study, part intimate memoir, this book illuminates the technique and repertory of American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) and her enduring legacy from the perspective of an artist and scholar who has reconstructed and performed her work for 35 years. Providing an overview of modern activities and trends in the teaching and performance of Duncan’s dance, the author describes her own work directing The Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, the company that sought to implement Duncan’s mission to create not a school of dance but “a school of life.”

    Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7795-1

    Buy Now!

    Price: $40.00                                                   

    About the Author(s)

    Andrea Mantell Seidel is a professor emeritus of dance, associate professor of religious studies and former founding director of the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. She lives in Miami.

    Thirty-five years of learning, teaching, performing, and staging Duncan’s repertoire impel this lucid, luminous rendering of the inner, emotional work required to animate Duncan’s dances, and the inner workings of a dance company dedicated to doing so. In a seamless narrative, Seidel weaves accounts of Duncan’s life, philosophy, and art through relevant dance scholarship and Seidel’s own dance experiences to offer a heart-felt tribute to Duncan, an inspiring gift to fellow Duncan followers, and a compelling invitation to Duncan dancers of the future.

    Kimerer L. LaMothe, PhD, author of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming and Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values




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