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  • 11 Jul 2016 11:57 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Assistant Professor of Dance Studies at Barnard College (tenure track)

    The Department of Dance of Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City, invites applications for an outstanding scholar to appoint as a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Dance Studies starting July 1, 2017.

    Founded in 1889, Barnard College is a private women’s liberal arts college affiliated with Columbia University. The Barnard College Department of Dance is the center for dance scholarship, research, and performance for all of Columbia University and as such, provides the artistic and academic programming to support majors, minors, and concentrations offered by the undergraduate divisions of the University (Barnard, Columbia College, School of General Studies, School of Engineering).

    The ideal candidate will have expertise in theatrical dance history (preferably with specializations in ballet, African-American dance, and/or contemporary choreography), as well as innovative critical and methodological approaches to one or more of the following areas of research: social or popular dance; dance theory, ethnography and/or dramaturgy; relationships between music and dance; and/or intersections between the performing arts and policy, diplomacy, and/or activism. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in dance or related discipline at time of appointment, a distinguished record of scholarly publication or promise of such, proven capacity for teaching excellence at the college level, and ability and desire to perform service within the department, college, and university.

    Position is full-time.  Posting Number:  2016-00024-F

    Applicants must have a Ph.D. in dance or related discipline at time of appointment, a distinguished record of scholarly publication or promise of such, proven capacity for teaching excellence at the college level, and ability and desire to perform service within the department, college, and university.

    Applicants must submit the following:
    1. letter of application
    2. CV
    3. statement of research/scholarship
    4. statement of teaching philosophy (specify dance studies courses taught)
    5. sample syllabus
    6. graduate school transcript
    7. writing sample (PDF of a dissertation/book chapter, a published scholarly article, etc.)
    8. three letters from professional references. (Submit names and contact info of your references to the online application system, which will automatically prompt references to upload letters directly to the system.)

    To apply, see

    Please include complete URLs wherever they appear in your application materials to avoid hyperlink corruption during the uploading process.

    To receive full consideration, application materials and reference letters must be received by September 30, 2016.

    Please direct any questions to

  • 10 Jun 2016 1:19 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ever since Degas’s dancers twisted and reached their bodies through codified regimens of movement practice and everyday studio rituals, the intimate relation between dance and the visual arts has entered into discussions of modernism.  The mysteries of motion in dance have challenged visual artists to create new forms:  Toulouse-Lautrec’s Moulin Rouge performers seem to bend space with their very movements; and Matisse’s cut-outs of dancers and other subjects seem to transcend their materiality by literally detaching themselves from the page.  Dancers, in turn, have pushed the boundaries of their art form to respond to theories and currents in the visual arts.  Yvonne Rainer’s post-modernist manifesto, “The Mind Is a Muscle,” propounds that dancers ought to apply the minimalist tendencies of contemporary sculpture to dance to chart new territory, and she did just that in her choreography The Mind Is a Muscle, Trio A.

    With this in mind, we invite research manuscript submissions for a special issue of Dance Chronicle on the theme of “Kinetic, Mobile, and Modern: Dance and the Visual Arts,” to be edited by Joellen A. Meglin and Lynn Matluck Brooks.  We want to explore the ways in which dance and the visual arts have intersected, converged, dialogued, and propelled one another forward, whether through felicitous collaboration or the unique visuo-spatial talent of an individual.

    Learn more

  • 04 Jun 2016 8:26 AM | Deleted user


    TCPM 2017 – Tracking the Creative Process in Music

    International conference, 4th edition

    Huddersfield, United Kingdom

    September 14-16th, 2017


    The TCPM international conference September 14-16, 2017 brings together researchers interested in artistic creativity and the study of processes of musical and sound creation. Researchers working on this cluster of problems are now welcome to submit proposals for presentations. 

    The Call is open to a wide variety of disciplines, such as dance, theatre, film, history, music analysis, psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, sociology, ethnomusicology and anthropology. 

    Please see below for further information.  The conference website will be up and running from September 1, 2016.

  • 05 May 2016 10:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Engagement: Philosophy of Dance in an Interdisciplinary Dynamic
    An interdisciplinary symposium investigating philosophy and dance

    Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas
    September 8 - 10, 2016

  • 13 Apr 2016 12:00 PM | Anonymous

     Visiting Position in Dance, Williams College

    The Dance Department at Williams College seeks to hire a visiting assistant professor in dance history and theory for a one- year appointment in 2016-17.

    Candidates should have a Ph.D. or be in the final stage of their doctoral dissertation. Teaching experience is preferred. The teaching load is two courses each semester. The fall semester includes a 100 level Dance History course (co-taught) and a 200 level offering on Writing for Dance. The spring semester includes a 200 level course on Global Perspectives in Dance and a 200 level course on Gender and the Dancing Body.

    Applicants will participate in other aspects of department life and join a community of colleagues and students dedicated to the study of dance as an evolving human practice through embodied, creative and research practices. The department’s home is the ’62 Center for Theater and Dance. We offer studio and seminar courses, workshops, lectures, performances and field trips.  We collaborate with other departments and area institutions including the Williams College Museum of Art, MASS MoCA, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

    This position is eligible for the full package of faculty benefits.

    We are interested in individuals who have experience with diverse populations who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Williams through their research, teaching and service.

    The deadline for application is May 6, 2016 Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references via

    Letters should be addressed to

    Sandra L. Burton, Lipp Family Director and Chair of Dance
    ’62 Center for Theater and Dance
    Williams College
    1000 Main Street
    Williamstown, MA 01267

    Williams College is a coeducational liberal arts institution located in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. The college has built its reputation on outstanding teaching and scholarship and on academic excellence of its approximately 2,000 students. Please visit the college website (

  • 07 Jan 2016 2:14 PM | Anonymous member

    Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre

    Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University

    The Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at Arizona State University (ASU) invites nominations and applications for the position of Director, School of Film, Dance and Theatre beginning July 1, 2016.

    Application Deadline: February 3, 2016; if not filled, every two weeks thereafter until search is closed.

    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. See ASU's complete non-discrimination statement at  See ASU’s Title IX policy at  

    For complete qualification/application information, see:

  • 19 Dec 2015 3:06 PM | Anonymous

     Newly Published: Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century


    New on our bookshelf today:

    Isadora Duncan in the 21st Century: Capturing the Art and Spirit of the Dancer’s Legacy
    Andrea Mantell Seidel

    Part artistic study, part intimate memoir, this book illuminates the technique and repertory of American dancer Isadora Duncan (1877–1927) and her enduring legacy from the perspective of an artist and scholar who has reconstructed and performed her work for 35 years. Providing an overview of modern activities and trends in the teaching and performance of Duncan’s dance, the author describes her own work directing The Isadora Duncan Dance Ensemble, the company that sought to implement Duncan’s mission to create not a school of dance but “a school of life.”

    Print ISBN: 978-0-7864-7795-1

    Buy Now!

    Price: $40.00                                                   

    About the Author(s)

    Andrea Mantell Seidel is a professor emeritus of dance, associate professor of religious studies and former founding director of the Intercultural Dance and Music Institute of the Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University. She lives in Miami.

    Thirty-five years of learning, teaching, performing, and staging Duncan’s repertoire impel this lucid, luminous rendering of the inner, emotional work required to animate Duncan’s dances, and the inner workings of a dance company dedicated to doing so. In a seamless narrative, Seidel weaves accounts of Duncan’s life, philosophy, and art through relevant dance scholarship and Seidel’s own dance experiences to offer a heart-felt tribute to Duncan, an inspiring gift to fellow Duncan followers, and a compelling invitation to Duncan dancers of the future.

    Kimerer L. LaMothe, PhD, author of Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming and Nietzsche's Dancers: Isadora Duncan, Martha Graham, and the Revaluation of Christian Values




  • 17 Dec 2015 2:44 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Link to post:

    Lecturer - Music Director for Dance

    Primary Responsibilities and Abilities:

    The successful candidate for this position will:

    • Accompany and coordinate other accompanists for dance technique and style courses, including modern dance, ballet, West African, and vintage jazz.
    • Collaborate with choreographers on creating music for faculty and student performances, including composing original music.
    • Develop and teach music courses as needed, potentially including music theory and music technology for dancers, choreographers, and dance educators.

    Desirable Additional Attributes:
    • Experience teaching in an educational or university setting.
    • Ability to improvise for jazz and modern dance classes.
    • Understanding of dance terminology and ballet music repertoire.

    Additional Responsibilities
    • Participate in dance faculty committees.

    UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned masters and/or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. 

    Master of Arts, Master of Music, or Master of Fine Arts in Music, Composition, or related area. Experience accompanying dance. Consideration may be given to well-qualified candidates with Bachelor’s degrees and extensive experience accompanying dance classes.

    -Experience teaching in an educational or university setting.
    -Ability to improvise for jazz and modern dance classes.
    -Understanding of dance terminology and ballet music repertoire.

    All applications must be completed online at Applicants should submit the following:

    1) a letter addressing your qualifications for the position; 
    2) a curriculum vita with samples of work presented as links to YouTube videos or Soundcloud;
    3) 3 original letters of recommendation, mailed to

    Assistant Professor 
    Kim Jones
    Lecturer Search Committee
    Department of Dance
    UNC Charlotte
    9201 University City Blvd
    Charlotte, NC 28223

    Review of applications will begin January 15, 2015 and continue until the position is filled. Finalist will be subject to a criminal background check and will be required to provide an original transcript of highest earned degree.

    UNC Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. UNCCharlotte welcomes all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, or disability.

  • 16 Dec 2015 12:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    The faculty of the Department of Dance at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte seek a colleague who demonstrates

    • broad knowledge of contemporary African diaspora dance practices;

    • inspiring teaching in African diasporic dance forms as expressed in the Americas. These must include a modern/ contemporary dance style such as Dunham Technique or Umfundalai, and vernacular jazz/ hiphop and might include tap, West African traditional dance, and/or Afro-Caribbean and Afro-Latin movement vocabularies;

    • strong commitment to and skills in community engagement; interest in developing community alliances and internships for students;

    • the ability to create and/or stage dances for concert presentation using African diasporic forms; and

    • commitment to and experience in teaching a diverse student body in a liberal arts setting.

    Additional skills

    Successful candidates might also demonstrate

    • the ability to teach courses in other areas, including additional movement techniques or styles, improvisation, somatic practices, Laban Movement Analysis, or lecture courses in general education/ liberal studies initiatives and, potentially, special topics or honors courses.

    As a full-time faculty member, the successful candidate must:

    • maintain successful teaching and creative/research activities with continued engagement in the profession;

    • participate in curriculum development, faculty governance and the administrative life of the department, COA+A, the university, and in Charlotte-based communities;

    • demonstrate commitment to collaboration and have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills; and

    • be reviewed annually; along with third year reappointment review and sixth year tenure/promotion review.

    UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline. Required qualifications include an MFA or PhD in dance or related field; professional experience as a performer, choreographer, and /or community arts worker; established research agenda with the promise of national and international distinction; and four years of teaching at the university level.

    For priority consideration, applicants should apply by Jan 15, 2016. Additional supporting materials may be requested from finalists. Application materials will not be returned.

    Application Materials
    Electronic Application: Position 002284

    1. Cover letter addressing the requirements for the position
    2. Current curriculum vitae
    3. Statement of teaching experience, philosophy, and interests

    US Mail: Department of Dance, 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28223-0001

    1. Official transcript of highest degree
    2. Three original confidential letters addressing teaching and potential for this specific position (attention Karen W. Hubbard, Search Chair)
    Please direct electronic inquiries to Review of applications will begin Jan. 15, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. For more information regarding the Department of Dance please see the College of Arts+Architecture website:

    The selected candidate will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

    The selected candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.

  • 08 Dec 2015 12:59 PM | Anonymous member

    The Faculty of Arts (Dance Division, School of Creative and Performing Arts) 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, 2016.

    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, emphasizing the importance of interdisciplinary perspectives in the investigation of movement studies and promoting 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.

    The successful candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in Kinesiology or a related discipline and a Master of Arts/Fine Arts in Dance or Dance Science. Candidates should have an established or emerging program of research and scholarly activities, thereby demonstrating potential to become a leader in their research field, as evidenced by publications, presentations, and external funding. They should also have demonstrated a commitment to teaching excellence at the undergraduate level; successful graduate teaching experience will be a distinct asset.

    Teaching responsibilities will involve courses from both the Dance Division of the SCPA and the Faculty of Kinesiology, including required courses in each program and additional courses related to the successful candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to service within a university setting or the wider community. The successful candidate will also be expected to provide active engagement in the field of Dance Science, connecting the University of Calgary to the broader national and international community of Dance Science researchers and professional associations, and to be active within the Calgary dance community, making connections to dance companies and dance training centers.

    The School of Creative and Performing Arts is a community of practicing creators, performers and scholars who, with expert technical and administrative support, are dedicated to the education of artists and critical thinkers in the context of a University devoted to the formation of intelligent and engaged citizens. In addition to a deep engagement with the foundation of their chosen discipline(s), students have the opportunity enrich their education through structured encounters with the other disciplines in the School and beyond. Additional graduate degrees in interarts performance are currently in development. As such, experience and/or expertise in interarts and interdisciplinary practice and research will be an asset. For more information about the School, please visit

    The Faculty of Kinesiology’s vision is to be an international leader in the study and advancement of human movement, sport, health, and wellness. Our Faculty is committed to creating a healthier society and our research shows that the key to better health is exercise. We advocate for healthy, active living and we are working to create a healthier society by preventing injury, reversing unhealthy trends such as obesity and diabetes, and by helping individuals return to the activities they enjoy as quickly as possible after injury or disease. The Faculty of Kinesiology also includes Active Living, Dinos Athletics, the Olympic Oval, and the Sport Medicine Centre. For more information about the Faculty, please visit

    Interested individuals are asked to submit their application electronically. Please provide a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research interests, evidence of successful teaching, no more than four samples of scholarly and/or creative work, and three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the Chair of the Academic Selection Committee (Bruce Barton, Director, SCPA). All materials should be forwarded to:

    Bruce Barton, Director
    School of Creative and Performing Arts University of Calgary
    CHD100, 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2N 1N4 403-210-6265 / fax: 403-282-6925

    These materials can also be sent electronically in confidence to
    The University of Calgary respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply: however, Canadian and Permanent residents will be given priority.

    In this connection, at the time of your application, please answer the following questions: Are you legally entitled to work in Canada (Yes/No) and are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada? (Yes/No)

    Applications will be accepted until January 25, 2016.

    Additional Information

    About the University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is a leading Canadian university located in the nation’s most enterprising city. The university has a clear strategic direction to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, where innovative teaching and groundbreaking research go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. The strategy is called “Eyes High”, inspired by our Gaelic motto, which translates to ‘I will lift up my eyes’.

    To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested, and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We are increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.

    To view a listing of all available academic opportunities and to find out more about what the University of Calgary has to offer, please visit our Academic Careers Website

    About Calgary, Alberta

    Named a cultural capital of Canada and one of the best places to live in the world, Calgary is a city of leaders in business, community, philanthropy, and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour drive from the majestic Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America. 

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