Visiting Assistant Professor in Critical Dance Studies/Dance Making


Brown University

Brown University Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies Visiting Assistant Professor in Critical Dance Studies/Dance Making

The Department of Theatre Arts and Performance Studies (TAPS) at Brown University invites applications for a two-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Critical Dance Studies/Dance Making. The ideal candidate’s work would combine creative practice and scholarly research. Recent PhD or MFA graduates (degrees conferred after September 1, 2015) with research that considers dance as a topic of interdisciplinary study, methodology, or performance practice are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities include: teaching two classes in the department (at least one at the intersection of the studio and seminar); a scholarly or creative presentation of the research, and participation in the intellectual and production life of TAPS.

TAPS is the intellectual and artistic center at Brown for faculty and students interested in the aesthetic, historical, literary, practical, and theoretical explorations of performance in global perspective - theatre, dance, speech, performance art, and performative "roles" in everyday life. TAPS is an exciting interdisciplinary community of scholar practitioners that values academic rigor, embodiment and performance.

Applicants from Historically Underrepresented Groups and those outside of North America are highly encouraged to apply. We invite applications from candidates whose work engages dance and one or more of the following areas:

— Afro-latin@ dance history, theory, practice — South Asian/diasporic dance

— Indigenous dance/performance

— Queer dance

— Dance and sound studies

— Race, improvisation and experimental traditions/forms — Institutional critiques, structural analyses, protest politics — Dance, gender and decolonization

How to Apply