The Research Unit of Movement, Culture and Society University of Southern Denmark - Assistant Professor of Dance

Assistant Professor of Dance for a period of 3 years. For more information, visit

The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - $7,500 Fellowship

Fellowship is for the final six months of 2017. For more information visit

University of Minnesota Duluth - Dean of the School of Fine Arts

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Reed College - Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance

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Stockton University - Assistant Professor of Dance (Tenure Track)

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UC Riverside - Assistant Professor- Dance

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UC Riverside - Assistant Professor of Critical Dance Studies

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Texas Christian University - Intructor in Dance

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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 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

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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SDHS publications

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...

[cover of 2015 Conversations] Issued yearly in early spring generally, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies reflects the dynamic and diverse membership of SDHS. We seek to bring you themes and debates current in the field of dance studies and the profession, alongside news from the international community of scholars in dance and related disciplines. Read more...

  • 2017 Special Topics Conference
    Dancing East Asia: Critical Choreographies and Their Corporeal Politics
    April 7-8, 2017
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
    This conference is free and open to the public. No registration required.
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  • 2017 CORD + SDHS Joint Conference
    Transmissions and Traces: Rendering Dance
    October 19-22, 2017
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio USA
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