Assistant professor or associate professor of dance


University of Southern Denmark
Due March 15, 2020

The Research Unit of Movement, Culture and Society (MoCS) at the Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, located at the University of Southern Denmark, Campus Odense, invites applications for an outstanding scholar to be appointed as assistant professor or associate professor of dance.

MoCS’ research activities span across the humanities and social sciences. Movement is at the heart of the unit's work focusing on experiential, bodily, emotional, cultural and social aspects of movement. Thus, the unit´s research ranges from phenomenological analyses of movement practices (for example parkour, yoga, community dance and improvisational practices) to analyses of different sub-cultures of physical activity and their organization. Staff-members are part of several international research networks in the fields of phenomenology, sports philosophy, cultural analysis, and sociology. Applicants must hold a PhD-degree with relevance for dance practices.

Potential applicants will be expected to teach and supervise student projects in the programs offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences with a focus on both the undergraduate and the Master programs at the Department of Sports Sciences and Clinical Biomechanics. Undergraduate programs include different dance practices.

Applicants with a strong passion and prior experience from being part of university programs resembling the profile of Movement, Culture and Society are encouraged to apply. As Assistant professor/Associate professor, he or she will be expected to help form the future strategies for dance research at the department and to take an active part in the activities and research projects lead by MoCS.

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