Assistant Professor in Dance Studies

Coventry University
November 22, 2022
Offerd Salary:£42,155 - £60,027
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Assistant Professor in Dance Studies

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Research Institute for Creative Cultures (ICC)


£42,155 - £60,027 per annum


As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.

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The Centre for Dance Research is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor Dance Studies to strengthen its world-leading inter-disciplinary research in dance. The Centre, led by Director Professor Sarah Whatley, specialises in an inclusive interdisciplinary approach to diverse forms of artistic and scholarly research in dance supported by new approaches to documentation, analysis and dissemination of choreographic creativity.

C-DaRE has developed a unique capacity for bringing embodied modes of enquiry and expertise together with an active commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion in collaborative working relationships with other specialist academic disciplines, in fields of professional dance practice, and in participatory research with stakeholder communities. C-DaRe's future strategy is to focus on the impact of dance and embodied knowledge on our relationships with technology, including digital technologies, immersive interaction design and with wider dance/science connections including AI, computer vision and machine learning, with a clear commitment to ethical practices.

The Centre will also focus on the role of dance in promoting health and wellbeing, and the complexities of dance and cultural heritage in the global south, including dance for and with marginalised communities. Our research will continue to advocate for the importance of practice research and build on our significant track-record in the cultural value of dance made for theatres, screens, public spaces and digital platforms. We will ask questions relating to ‘ownership' in dance, and bodily practices in the context of politics, race, identity and inclusion, with a particular focus on disability. With a clear commitment to transdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research, we will continue to promote EDI and social justice in relation to leadership, participation and representation in the arts. We will also continue to be active in promoting the cultural sector, influencing policy and shaping the future research funding landscape for the arts and humanities in order to enhance and improve people's lives.

We are seeking an Assistant Professor who can help us develop our research agenda in the aforementioned areas. The post is a fixed-term, 12-month substitute appointment funded by The Alfried Krupp Institute for Advanced Study (Stiftung Alfried Krupp Kolleg Greifswald). As one of Coventry's biggest employers we will provide an excellent benefits package and a personal and professional development programme that will help you to achieve your aspirations.

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