Job Postings and Opportunities for Students
- Florida State University
- University of Iowa
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- The Ohio State University
- York University
- Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Dance Studies
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The Florida State University
School of Dance
College of Visual Arts, Theatre and Dance
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: https://jobs.fsu.edu 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.
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The University of Iowa Department of Dance
Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance
The University of Iowa Department of Dance seeks a Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor in Dance. Responsibilities include: Teach all levels of composition and courses in the Dance Studies curriculum, as well as offer new courses in digital dance and/or intermedia. Successful applicants must also possess the qualifications and experience to teach at least one or more of the following: courses in world dance technique(s) or a fusion of World/Modern/Ballet, dance historical and/or cultural studies, kinesiology, somatics, and/or dance pedagogy. Participation in departmental concerts through student project mentoring, performance, choreography, or setting repertory is expected. Responsibilities also include undergraduate student advising, supervision of graduate student independent projects and theses, fulfilling departmental and university service assignments, and possibly, in consultation with the DEO, directing the UI student dance company. Professional creative work and/or research/publication are required. Research or creative work in this field may be conducted in a number of ways. The new faculty member may publish, work as a professional choreographer/performer, and/or serve as an artistic director for professional dance companies or theatres.
To apply for this position go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and refer to requisition #63216 . Supporting materials and contact information for three references will need to be attached during the online application process. Review of applications will begin November 15, 2013 and continue until filled.
The Department of Dance and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are strongly committed to gender and ethnic diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Dance
9071⁄2 West Nevada Street Urbana, IL 61801-3810
The Department of Dance at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is seeking candidates for an Assistant Professor Tenure track position beginning August 2014.
Qualifications: Expert technique teacher in one or more of the following areas: ballet, urban dance styles, jazz, tap, or dances of other cultures; demonstrated record of achievement in dance performance; a focused research trajectory in dance-related scholarship, choreography, and/or performance; strong written and oral communication skills; interest in mentoring undergraduate students.
Minimum Qualifications: MFA (equivalent professional experience considered). At least three years of experience teaching in the university setting.
Preferred Qualifications: Secondary area of expertise such as dance studies/theory, performance studies, pedagogy, or somatics; interest and experience in teaching on-line courses; strong administrative skills with potential for leadership within the department.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities: Teach all levels of technique in primary area of expertise; teach additional undergraduate courses such as Freshman Orientation, Senior Career Seminar, and/or course in area of secondary expertise; choreograph for departmental concerts; occasional directing of departmental concerts; undergraduate advisement; assisting with recruitment activities; academic advising; service on departmental and college committees.
Salary: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Appointment Status: Assistant Professor, 100% appointment Proposed Starting Date: August 2014
Application Procedures: Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following by December 1, 2013 (all required information must be submitted for your application to be considered):
- Cover letter addressing job expectations
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching philosophy
- Name and contact information of three references
- Samples of your research: scholarship, performance, or choreography. Please provide video links to view performance and/or choreography footage, along with written descriptions.
Called a “...hotbed of choreographic innovation” by the New York Times, The Department of Dance at the University of Illinois offers BFA and MFA degrees. Accredited by the National Association for Schools of Dance, Dance at Illinois has ten tenure track faculty, 60 Undergrads and 12 MFA students. Our low student/faculty ratio of 7:1, supports our mission to develop the unique voice of each student.
Our traditions rest in vibrant connections with the professional field — Merce Cunningham was the first dancer-in residence on campus. Katherine Dunham and Alwin Nikolais have honorary degrees. Our award-winning resident performers, scholars, choreographers and educators build on that tradition of innovative work and thoughtful leadership for today’s dance world. Dance at Illinois produces five concert series each year at the world-class Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. The Department of Dance is a part of the College of Fine +Applied Arts, an unusual mix of arts-based disciplines including Art +Design, Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Music, Theater, and Urban Planning. Illinois is a top tier, Research One University with 40,000 students. The University is located two hours south of Chicago, in Champaign-Urbana, a micro-urban community with a thriving arts scene.
Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (www.inclusiveillinois.edu)
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The Ohio State University
Department of Dance Position Opening
We seek a scholar who will advance contemporary notions of the record and representation of dance as a way to make visible, readable and accessible the rich history of the past and the evolving work of the present. We look for a leader with the experience, expertise and vision to forge transformational research in movement and choreographic analysis, innovation in archival practices, dance preservation and documentation, and historical study and/or reconstruction.
Our new colleague will contribute significantly to the doctoral program in teaching, research, and the advising of candidacy exams and doctoral dissertations. We seek an individual who will both expand and extend the areas of expertise of the current faculty in terms of research, international engagement, and teaching across degree programs (PhD, MFA and BFA). We value a colleague whose research is informed by a history of embodied practice, who will strengthen research connections within the department as well as in disciplines outside of Dance, and we encourage applicants who will diversify our curriculum and faculty with regard to race, gender, and ethnicity.
The doctoral program in Dance Studies at OSU is designed to foster the study of dance through methodologies specific to the discipline. Our PhD begins with dance, allowing other inquiry to proceed outward from the rich investigation of movement, not excluding scholarly lenses drawn from the social sciences, literary studies, or other humanities disciplines. The department has a rich history of leadership in movement analysis and Laban Studies, and familiarity with this body of work would be desirable.
Our new faculty member will contribute: In Research: conducting historical and theoretical scholarship; developing systems for analysis, documentation, recording or seeing dance; giving evidence of a research agenda situated inside the history, theory and literature of dance as a concert and social form, while drawing on adjacent areas of knowledge.
In Teaching: working in areas that might include movement/choreographic analysis; dance/movement theory; dance documentation; creative uses of technology in archival practices; cross-cultural dance research; writing about dance; and dance history, among others.
In Service: demonstrating leadership in Dance Studies, literacy and history; advising and governance within the department, college and university; leadership at the national and international levels.
Position: Assistant Professor, full-time, tenure track.
Qualifications: PhD required; prior university teaching experience preferred. Application deadline: Applications must be received by December 1, 2013. Date of Hire: Autumn Semester 2014.
Send Letter of Application, Curriculum Vitae, two work samples, one of which must be a written document, and a list of three recommenders with contact information; letters of recommendation will be solicited from short-listed candidates at a later date.
Applications will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.or g/ajo/jobs/3510
To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women. EEO/AA Employer.
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Faculty of Fine Arts
Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in Digital Performance
Digitally Mediated Performance | Embedded Performance Systems
The Faculty of Fine Arts at York University invites applications for a tenure-track position in the area of Digital Performance at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level with a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) appointment to commence on July 1, 2014. One of North America's leading schools for the arts, The Faculty of Fine Arts offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Dance, Design, Digital Media, Film, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts. finearts.yorku.ca
This pan-faculty position will attract a well-established, hybrid research-practitioner with an innovative programme of research and technology development in the area of digital performance, which explores how digital media is transforming performance practice, as well as how the experience of digitally mediated performance is increasingly animating and transforming cultural expression.
The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise examining, contributing to the development of, and defining new directions in one or more of the following:
the creation and use of digital technologies in live and recorded performance for dance, moving image, music, performance art, and theatre (e.g. augmented, multimedia and immersive environments for the expanded stage, embedded and interactive performance systems, real-time ambisonic and wavefront synthesis, virtual reality, motion capture, interactive digital video, mechatronics, robotics, and telepresence in performance); (2) the investigation and creation of technologies that facilitate individual and collective performance of identity and social engagement through their enactment, reading, and contextualization in digitally mediated environments (e.g. online interactive and social networks, distributed reality, locative media and mobile technologies, apps development, wearable technology and embodied interaction).
Linked to the new University Strategic Research Plan, which identifies Digital Cultures as a compelling opportunity for development by pushing “technological boundaries while critically investigating the social and cultural impacts” of new technologies on human activity and interaction. The successful candidate will play an active role in, Sensorium: Centre for Digital Arts and Technology Research, a new research unit based in the Faculty of Fine Arts finearts.yorku.ca/sensorium/.
The successful candidate will have a PhD or equivalent in the areas of Performance, Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance, Music, Film and Media Studies, Digital Media, or a related Fine Arts or Computer Science discipline, an outstanding research record, demonstrated excellence or the potential for excellence in teaching, and must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies. The candidate is expected to provide leadership by fostering collaborative research, securing external funding, making links across art, computer science and engineering, and generating national and international academic, community and industry partnerships. The Chairholder will be placed in a Department(s) which most closely reflects their experience.
This appointment is subject to approval by the CRC program review process. The Canada Research Chairs program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to achieve the highest levels of research excellence in the global, knowledge-based economy. Tier 2 Chairs have five-year terms, are renewable once, and are intended for exceptional emerging researchers (fewer than 10 years post terminal degree) who have the acknowledged potential to lead their field of research. Information about the CRC program can be found at www.chairs.gc.ca.
York University offers a world-class, interdisciplinary academic experience in Toronto, Canada's most multicultural city. York is a centre of innovation, with a thriving community of almost 60,000 faculty, staff, and students who change the ordinary and deliver the unexpected. www.yorku.ca
All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval. York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York’s website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at +1 416 736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
Applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of contribution to research and teaching, links to creative and/or scholarly work, and three letters of reference. The deadline for receipt of applications is December 06, 2013.
Applications should be sent to:
Secretary, FFA CRC Search Committee
Faculty of Fine Arts, GCFA 201
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3
Tel: +1 416 736-2100 x 20033
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A consortium of three research universities — Brown, Northwestern, and Stanford — seeks to appoint Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in Dance Studies for the academic year 2014-15. Fellows will be associated with humanities centers on each campus and will teach two undergraduate courses. In addition, fellows will attend intensive week-long seminars, held the summer before and after the fellowship year, devoted to strategies for interdisciplinary research and teaching. International applicants are welcome, as are applicants from Ph.D.s in all fields in the humanities and humanistic social sciences that border dance studies.
The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. no later than July 15, 2014 and no earlier than July 15, 2011. Campus placement and departmental affiliation will be determined by the Search Committee.
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