• Temple University Institute of Dance Scholarship
  • UC Riverside Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Choreography, Department of Dance
  • Loyola University New Orleans— Dean of College of Music and Fine Arts (CMFA)
  • UC Santa Barbara— Assistant Professor of Dance
  • Barnard College— Assistant Professor of Dance Studies
  • UCLA — Dean of School of the Arts and Architecture
  • Oberlin College— Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance
  • The Putney School— Director of the Dance Program
  • California Institute of the Arts— Dance History, Aesthetics and Pedagogy Faculty
  • University of Roehampton, London

  • Temple University Institute of Dance Scholarship Call for Applications Scholar-in-Residence Program Spring 2017

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    UC Riverside Part-time Visiting Assistant Professor, Contemporary Choreography, Department of Dance

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    Dean of College of Music and Fine Arts at Loyola University New Orleans

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    UC Santa Barbara Assistant Professor of Dance

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    Barnard College Assistant Professor of Dance (Tenure-Track)

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    University of California Los Angeles
    Dean of School of the Arts and Architecture

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    Oberlin College
    Visiting Assistant Professor in Dance

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    The Putney School
    Director of Dance

    The Putney School seeks a full-time Dance program head to begin in Fall 2016. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, boarding school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont. The school has a longstanding commitment to arts education, inter-disciplinarity, and diversity. For a complete job description please click here.

    California Institute of the Arts - Sharon Disney Lund School of Dance
    Dance History, Aesthetics and Pedagogy Faculty

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    University of Roehampton, London
    Vice Chancellor’s Scholarships—Eligible PhD Projects in Dance

    In the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014), the Department of Dance was ranked number 1 in the UK for dance research. Our fully funded PhD studentships allow you to work with internationally recognised scholars and practitioners on subjects of contemporary relevance, and engage with the largest doctoral dance community in the world. For information on the Centre for Dance Research and our PhD supervisors, go to www.roehampton.ac.uk/Research-Centres/Centre-for-Dance-Research.

    Eligible Projects:

    Folk Dance Revival through Oral History (with English Folk Dance and Song Society), with Professor Theresa Buckland
    Using oral history as its methodology, this project explores the revival of British folk dance through its various stages during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It takes note of the most recent resurgence of interest, fuelled by a return to traditional acoustic folk music in the 1990s and aided by media attention such as the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as and films and documentaries charting the revival of dance forms.
    Interdisciplinarity & Collaborative Practice for the Independent Dance Artist (with Independent Dance and Siobhan Davis Dance), with Professor E Claid
    Collaboration and interdisciplinarity will be the common broader areas of research that this PhD project could address. The practice-as-research project will be shaped in further detail by the applicant in dialogue with the supporting partners and the University of Roehampton, and we would expect the researcher to find ways to embed their practice and research into the activities of ID and SDD. As with any p-a-r project, the researcher would outline the types of outcomes they imagine would emerge from their practice.
    Professionalisation of Indian Dance in the UK: Akademi's pioneering role (with Akademi of Indian Dance), with Dr Ann David
    For over 30 years, Akademi has pioneered new visions of dance, synthesizing traditional and contemporary influences and cultural exchange and becoming part of the artistic DNA of the UK. This project examines the professionalisation of Indian dancers and the pioneering roles Akademi, and other Indian dance institutions have played in this significant change and perception of these performers.
    Constructing a Legacy: British Black Dance (in partnership with ADAD – African Dance of the Diaspora), with Dr Stacey Prickett
    ADAD is a national organization that supports the practice and appreciation of the dance of the African Diaspora. Its work enables such dance genres to be visible and to be valued as part of the British cultural experience. This scholarship would help raise the profile of dance of the African diaspora in Britain, mapping how the work of ADAD sits within a larger global framework.
    Curation as a Form of Artistic Practice (in partnership with Dance Umbrella), with Dr Efrosini Protopapa
    Founded in 1978, Dance Umbrella is internationally recognised for its annual October festival. In addition, projects supporting artists and engaging with the public with choreography now take place year-round. To date, DU has reached audiences of over one million people in London. As a curator of outstanding, experimental and newly created works, DU's work is unparalleled. This project seeks to understand artistic practices and decision-making in the current global climate of dance performance.

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Studies in Dance History SDHS’s monograph series, published by University of Wisconsin Press, answers a growing demand for works that provide fresh analytical perspectives on dancing, dancers, and dances in a global context. Read more...

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  • 2016 SDHS + CORD Joint Conference
    Beyond Authenticity & Appropriation: Bodies, Authorship and Choreographies of Transmission
    Nov 3-6, 2016
    Pomona College, Claremont, CA

  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
    Call for Proposals will be posted in November 2016
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Conversations call for contributions: Dancing the African Diaspora. Guest Editors: Takiyah Nur Amin and Thomas F. DeFrantz. Note that the deadline for submissions has again been extended. It is now July 15, 2015.

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