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.
- 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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Assistant Professor of Dance
Reed College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Dance Studies to begin Fall 2015.Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research.
We seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level and a lively program of scholarship. The position is focused in Dance Studies but will include a limited amount of studio teaching.The successful candidate would teach five courses over two semesters, including introductory dance history, junior seminar in dance studies, and three additional dance studies and studio courses in the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. The candidate will also contribute to the development of an incipient dance major program that recognizes the cultural diversity of the field. Our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to enhance work in the classroom with embodied activities and work in the studio with contextual study.As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty contribute to the supervision of undergraduate capstone theses and production of performances and events with students and visiting artists.Candidates must have Ph.D. in hand or near completion. Information on the department is available at http://academic.reed.edu/dance/
Reed College is a small, distinguished liberal arts institution committed to excellence in teaching and scholarship. Reed students are known for their outstanding intellectual engagement and creativity. Reed’s new Performing Arts Building, opened in Fall 2013, provides a vital facility for new initiatives in the performing arts and for fostering interdisciplinary opportunities across the college. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival. The expansion of Reed’s dance program will allow us new opportunities to interface with Portland’s artistic community.
Please submit a letter of application describing your teaching, scholarly and/or artistic interests, CV, sample syllabi for an introductory dance history course, upper-division dance studies course and studio course, examples of scholarly and/or artistic work, and three letters of recommendation to http://apply.interfolio.com/28066.// Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your letter of application, please address how your scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and/or community service might support Reed College’s commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in the College’s diversity statement (http://www.reed.edu/diversity/).
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Denison University Department of Dance
Denison University (Granville, OH) Department of Dance seeks a full-time, three-year replacement position in a small but vibrant department that balances Eurocentric and Africanist values, movement practices, and dance studies.
We are most keen on hiring someone with writing expertise, and for whom contributing to the teaching of writing in the discipline will be a priority. The successful candidate will be able to teach all levels of modern/postmodern movement technique, and any three of the following: Composition, Cultural Studies (a topics course on some aspect of dance history), Movement Analysis (Laban-based), and Somatics (Body-Mind Centering, Feldenkrais, Ideokinesis, etc. preferred). Preference will be given to candidates who are certified in either movement analysis or somatics. The department also offers a Seminar in Production and Performance courses; these are very welcome additions to the candidate’s teaching expertise.
PhD/PhD(abd) or MFA is required; PhD is preferred. Denison University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster a diverse campus community, which recognizes the value of all persons regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or socio-economic background.
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