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  • 23 Jan 2017 12:04 PM | Anonymous

    Special Issue of Studies in Musical Theatre: Dance in Musical Theatre 

    In defining musical theatre as a genre, Pamyla Stiehl argues that a show must contain three components: music, text, and dance, or what she calls the “golden triangle” (Stiehl 2008). Of these three, dance has received the least scholarly attention. When one leg of the “golden triangle” goes unstudied, the whole cannot fully be seen. The wonderful alchemy of a musical occurs when its constituent parts converge, and without understanding how dance contributes to the functioning of a show, deeper knowledge of that show’s meanings get lost. As the fields of theatre studies and musicology have gradually moved away from textual analysis and toward performance analysis, understanding the body in motion has only become more crucial to articulating what happens in live performance and how it differs from the text on the page. Therefore, the time is ripe for an in-depth scholarly discussion of the role of dance in musical theatre. 

    This special issue of Studies in Musical Theatre will help define and expand a scholarly subfield, creating space for dialogue among academics interested in dance in musical theatre. We also aim for the issue to serve as a resource for all scholars of musical theatre. We are open to historical period and geographic location; while we are particularly interested in expanding beyond the Golden Age, even the musicals of de Mille, Fosse, Robbins, and others from that period still warrant greater in-depth critical attention and analysis. 

    We welcome scholars from all disciplines to contribute. Topics might include: 

    -Dance in musicals beyond Broadway 

    -Broadway dance before, during, and/or beyond the Golden Age 

    -The “dansical” phenomenon 

    -Offstage contributions to dance (dance arrangers, dance assistants, casting personnel) 

    -The politics of reconstructing/restaging dances; choreographic copyright 

    -Re-thinking the canon 

    -Dance and design (costume, lighting, set) in musicals 

    -Dance and class, race, gender, and/or sexuality in musicals 

    -How dance in musicals uses virtuosity and spectacle 

    -Non-Anglo/American approaches to dance in musicals 

    -The role of social dance on the musical stage 

    -Training the triple threat performer 

    -The relationship between concert dance and Broadway 

    -Musical theatre dance and disciplinarity 

    Abstracts of 250-500 words are due by April 1, 2017 and should be submitted via this formIf you have any questions, contact the editors at Selected abstracts will be invited to be developed into articles of 5,000-6,000 words, which will be due by November 2017 for a projected publication date of January 2019. Submissions will undergo full blind peer review, which will determine final selection.

  • 04 Jan 2017 2:08 PM | Anonymous member

    The Faculty of Arts School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Division of Dance, and the Faculty of Kinesiology invite applications for a joint tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Dance Science. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2017.

    The University of Calgary’s combined Bachelor of Arts (Dance) / Bachelor of Kinesiology degree, the first of its kind in Canada, highlights the relationships between the sciences, arts, and humanities, emphasizes the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promotes a holistic paradigm for examining human movement. The successful candidate will serve as the liaison between the Dance Division of the School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) and the Faculty of Kinesiology and will provide leadership and mentoring to students enrolled in the combined program. See the full job description HERE  

    Application deadline: February 15, 2017.

    Best wishes,



    Pil Hansen, PhD

    Assistant Professor: Drama, Dance

    School of Creative and Performing Arts

    University of Calgary


  • 16 Dec 2016 1:48 PM | Anonymous member

    The School of Dance seeks to hire three full-time Assistant Professors of Studio Practice. The positions are 3-year appointments with potential for renewal. Candidates should bring to the curriculum expansive pedagogical approaches to the practice and research of dance and dance making in the 21st century. Principal duties and responsibilities include teaching studio courses at the undergraduate level, ability to teach one or more courses within the School’s Thinking, Making & Doing and/or Body Pathways (somatic practices) curriculum, staging and coaching repertory and/or creating new work for and with students, mentoring senior projects and/or MFA thesis work, and leading capstone courses at all levels. In keeping with the expansive reach of the School, we seek innovative candidates with strong leadership skills and pedagogical goals informed by consistent artistic practice and research. Requirements: demonstrated university teaching skills and professional experience within the US and/or abroad and MFA degree in dance. 

    For more information about the position, please visit:

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:14 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance seeks a Non Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance Studies with scholarly expertise in at least one of the following areas: Dance History, Origins of Jazz Dance, Dance As An Art Form, World Perspectives on Dance, and Dance and Popular Culture with additional teaching in Contemporary Technique. Additional experience in Laban Theory preferred.

    Additional duties include student mentoring, non-major program oversight; collaborating with student assessment, participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating rehearsals, directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental committees. Candidate will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national, and international levels.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: 

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:12 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance seeks a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Dance and New Media. He or she will have scholarly expertise in Dance and New Media or Digital Technology for Dance, and Dancing On Screen. Additional experience in one or more of the following: Laban Theory, Music for Dancers, Dance Management and Entrepreneurship, and curricular development are preferred.

    Experience involving digital content, moving images, motion -capture, image-mapping, gaming, animation knowledge and expertise in software such as: Premiere, Avid, Final Cut Pro, Isadora, MaxMSP. Specific courses will be determined by the departmental needs and the candidate’s particular area(s) of expertise in these areas.

    Additional duties include student mentoring, non-major program oversight; collaborating with student assessment, participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating rehearsals, directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental committees. Candidate will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national, and international levels.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit:

  • 05 Dec 2016 4:10 PM | Anonymous member

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance invites applications for a Non-Tenure Track, Assistant Professor of Practice in Ballet TechniqueUSC Kaufman is looking for a collaborative, dynamic and innovative artist-scholar to teach all levels of ballet technique for undergraduate dance majors, non-majors, and minors. Successful candidates will have significant professional and/or university-level experience in teaching ballet technique, men’s ballet technique, classical male variations, classical partnering and contemporary partnering as well as teaching and/or staging classical and/or contemporary master works. Additional experience in teaching other areas of dance is encouraged and preferred. Possible other fields of expertise could include the teaching of Dance History and/or Dance for New Media.

    Additional duties include student mentorship; non-major program oversight; collaborating with faculty on student evaluation, grading and assessment; participating in recruitment and selection of prospective student dancers; facilitating visiting artist residencies; assisting in rehearsals; directing dance productions on a rotating basis with other faculty; and serving on departmental and university committees. Applicants will be expected to represent USC Kaufman both within the university as well as the local, national and international dance communities.

    The USC Glorya Kaufman School of Dance is interested in recruiting candidates who have demonstrated an ongoing, successful engagement with the highest standards of scholarship and/or creative activity, consistent with the expectations for excellence in a Research I university.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: 

  • 01 Dec 2016 7:03 AM | Anonymous member

    The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University at Buffalo invites applications for a tenure track Associate or Assistant Professor of Dance who specializes in African Diasporic Dance techniques and Choreography. 

    We seek a dance artist and teacher with significant professional and academic experience who will maintain a robust creative and/or scholarly research agenda, continue to develop professional relationships/affiliations nationally and internationally and further distinguish themselves as a leader and innovator in the field. This individual will contribute to our new MFA in Dance and expand our nationally known BA/BFA undergraduate programs through the integration of traditional and contemporary African Diasporic Dance (practices, histories, theories and aesthetics). This individual will also contribute through curriculum development, student mentorship, and artistic and administrative leadership. In addition to teaching Dance Making and African Diasporic Dance, our new colleague will be expected to teach additional theory and physical practice courses, participate in recruitment activities, and help strengthen transdisciplinary connections within the university.

    The Dance program at the University at Buffalo is launching a new MFA in Dance starting Fall 2017, with an emphasis on Choreography. This program will attract students with diverse interests who want to expand their dance making skills in an interdisciplinary environment that supports collaborative artistic creation. This program complements our dynamic undergraduate and graduate program offerings that include BA & BFA in Dance, MA & PhD in Theatre & Performance, and BAs & BFAs in Theatre, Music Theatre, and Design Technology. MFA program highlights include: Close faculty mentorship; Core courses in Dance Making, Physical Practices, Theory, Pedagogy and Dance Science; Student crafted secondary area of study selected from the broader university offerings; Opportunities to work withnational and international guest artists; and production opportunities throughout the year at the fully equipped Center for the Arts and the intimate Katharine Cornell Theatre.

    Minimum Requirements

    MFA and/or PhD in Dance or related field with a significant record of professional creative activity as a choreographer and performing artist and significant university teaching experience.

    Preferred Qualifications

    The successful candidate will have expertise teaching Choreography and traditional and contemporary African Diasporic forms (West African, Hip Hop, classic comparative jazz dance and/or other techniques). Knowledge of lineage-based vernacular jazz movement is preferred with additional expertise in one or more of the following areas: improvisation, contemporary partnering, somatic techniques (Laban preferred), pedagogy, anatomy/kinesiology, modern/postmodern dance, ballet, or dance studies. 

    The teaching load is 2 courses per semester. We are especially interested in individuals committed to collaboration who will contribute to the graduate program through course development, advising, and recruitment. Additionally, all Dance faculty mentor student research and creative activities; contribute to departmental dance concerts as director or choreographer; provide service to the department or university as appropriate; and actively support the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    To apply:

    Please submit a cover letter; detailed CV; research statement; teaching statement; 2 sample syllabi; a pdf listing digital links to two creative work samples (7-10 minutes each); and a reference page with contact information for three references via:

    Review of applications begins January 1, 2017. Questions should be directed to Karen Cleary at 285 Alumni Arena, Buffalo NY, 14260, The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all individuals to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

  • 30 Nov 2016 3:29 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Reed College Dance Department Visiting Position in Dance

    The Reed College Dance Department invites applications for a half-time, one-year visiting position in Dance, beginning Fall 2017. Salary is competitive, including benefits and support for travel and research. Though the position is focused in dance technique, choreography, and performance, our pedagogy emphasizes the integration of theory and practice; the ideal candidate would seek to contextualize studio activities with discussions and assignments that make use of related readings, viewings, and other source materials.

    The successful candidate would teach three courses over two semesters, including contemporary technique, choreography, and a course in the appointee’s area of interest. We especially encourage candidates who have expertise beyond the Western concert tradition, especially in African diasporic or Latin American dance practices, who can also address contemporary concert dance. As a small, collaborative department, members of the dance faculty also contribute to the supervision of senior thesis projects as well as the production of performances and events with students and visiting artists. Above all, we seek candidates with a strong commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level, a lively artistic and intellectual engagement with the field, and an interest in contributing to a vital and diverse curriculum. Ideal candidates will have Ph.D. in hand or A.B.D. by the start of the appointment, or will have an M.F.A. and an extensive professional background.

    Reed College is a community that believes cultural diversity is essential to the excellence of our academic program. In your application materials, we welcome a description of how, as a scholar, teacher, or community member, you would engage and sustain the commitment to diversity and inclusion articulated in Reed College's diversity statement

    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. Having newly instituted a major in Dance in Fall 2016, the program has begun to accrue a cohort of serious dance students. Portland, Oregon has a thriving artistic community, numerous dance companies, a major dance presenting organization and an international performing arts festival.

    Please send an application letter, CV, two sample syllabi, 2-3 examples of relevant professional work and/or scholarship (1 article or book chapter), and three letters of recommendation to These materials may include links to professional or scholarly works available online. Review of applications will begin on January 9, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Carla Mann, chair of the search committee, at An Equal Opportunity Employer, Reed College values diversity and encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.

  • 14 Nov 2016 12:26 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University

    POSITION: The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance (SCCD) at Texas Christian University seeks candidates for an Instructor I in Dance. Instructor I is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable and promotable position with a primary responsibility in teaching a full 12 credit hour course load each semester.

    QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE: The SCCD seeks candidates who are experienced, committed, engaged, and passionate educators who will provide a balance of expertise with current faculty members. The ability to engage both dance majors and non-majors in a range of studio and lecture-based coursework is essential. Graduate degree required. MFA in dance preferred. MA in Dance considered. Two years minimum university teaching experience preferred.

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Candidates should be prepared to teach studio-based and lecture format courses that include contemporary technique, functional anatomy, creative dance for children, dance in education (K-12), and survey courses in world dance. Additionally, candidates who can teach improvisational dance forms and/or support existing Pilates teacher training coursework and/or Gyrotonic® coursework are encouraged to apply. The ability to teach additional studio coursework in jazz, hip hop, and/or global dance forms is desirable as is experience in concert production, community engagement, department service, and professional development.

    SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

    STARTING DATE: August 15, 2017

    GENERAL INFORMATION: TCU is a major teaching and research institution that prioritizes the teacher/scholar model and values diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements of academic excellence in higher education. The School for Classical & Contemporary Dance has eight full-time faculty members, over sixty BFA majors, and serves over 700 students annually through its general population course offerings. The Fort Worth/Dallas area offers rich cultural opportunities.

    TCU encourages applications from diverse candidates and is dedicated to an inclusive learning community.

    As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

    Complete application includes: letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation, one of which should directly address the candidate’s teaching. Letters must be sent to the separate email listed below. Additional materials, including a video of the candidate teaching, may be requested.

    Complete applications received by November 1 will be given first consideration. The University will retain materials submitted by applicants. Position open until filled.

    Applications not submitted online will not be considered. Apply online at

    Three confidential letters of recommendation must be emailed directly from the reviewer or dossier service to

  • 14 Nov 2016 11:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Dance, Tenure Track, Starting September 1, 2017

    Stockton University seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance for their Performing Arts Program beginning September 2017.   Salaries are competitive and may be higher depending upon qualifications and experience; excellent benefits.

    Teach beginning to advanced levels of modern and/or ballet techniques, Dance Composition, and courses in the General Studies curriculum.  Teaching load: five courses, plus choreographic and production work equal to a sixth course.  Beyond modern and/or ballet technique and dance composition, expertise in two or more of the following areas is desirable: Dance History, Movement for Actors, Contemporary Partnering, Dance Criticism, Dance Production, Anatomy/Kinesiology, Pilates, Cultural Dance Forms, and Social Dance.  Costume Design and Construction skills a plus. Duties will include choreographing for and helping produce Dance Program productions; assisting with administrative duties of the Dance Program that include concert production, student advising, grant writing, and the supervision of student organizations and sponsored off-campus activities.

    Terminal degree is required by date of appointment, with professional and/or choreographic experience. A successful candidate will demonstrate high artistic, academic, professional, and ethical standards; a record of successful creative and academic endeavors; a strong professional background; and a record of teaching excellence in dance technique. Candidates must present clear evidence of the ability and willingness to work as a collaborative colleague and to fill leadership roles in program and university activities.   The successful applicant will also be expected to engage in sustained scholarly research and/or creative work appropriate to the position.  Academic experiences with culturally diverse populations desired. 

    The Dance Program functions within the liberal arts tradition at Stockton University.   Students in the Dance Program major in one of six different tracks that relate to their specific areas of interest, including performance, choreography, studio ownership, physical therapy, teaching, etc., and pursue careers in those areas.  The emphasis in the department is on encouraging students to create, perform, and think about movement in a manner that connects with their experiences in the other fine and liberal arts. For more information about Stockton’s Dance program, please visit

    Screening of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    To apply please visit: electronic documents will be accepted.  Please complete the on-line application in addition to providing the following required documents.  All required documents must be submitted in order for your application to move forward.  You may upload documents using; Word, PDF or Videos either as one single file or as individual attachments.  Address applications to Dr. Lisa Honaker, Dean of Arts and Humanities.  Submissions should be sent as a single PDF document; references should be sent separately. Please include the job title and Reference ID #-- in the subject line.

    1.) A cover letter

    2.) A curriculum vitae

    3.) Link to online video of complete recent choreographic work (not a reel)

    4.) Three current letters of recommendation-dated 2016 (By providing these letters you agree that we may contact your references)

    5.) Unofficial copies of transcripts from highest earned degree, and statement of teaching philosophy

    • All offers of employment are contingent upon a favorable background check.
    • Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact: Sharon Hunt, Recruitment Manager at 609-652-4384.
    • In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c.70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees in certain positions are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment. Applicants must meet the requirements listed.
    • Prospective employees may access the Annual Security Report for the University at or contact the Campus Police department at 609-652-4378 to request a hard copy of the report.
    • Stockton University is an equal opportunity institution encouraging a diverse pool of applicants, visit;  Additionally, pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Stockton University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.
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