OSU Postdoc Position
Post Doctoral Scholar
Arts and Sciences | Dance
The Ohio State University Department of Dance invites applications for a Post Doctoral Scholar working in and with Asian and/or Pacific contexts to perform research in emergent and established practices in movement, digital media, choreography, and/or performance. We are interested in a scholar whose cross-disciplinary research pursues intercultural dialogues relating to circulations of forms, styles, and practices. We are particularly excited to hear from candidates working in one or more of the following: the adoption of a broad temporal time frame, for example the combination of historical perspectives with current dynamics of globalization; an explicitly comparative focus on translocal, transnational, and transcontinental perspectives; meaningful engagement with gender and/or sexuality related to performance practices; or a firm orientation toward South-South linkages and/or Indigenous flows. The Department is committed to investigations of dance through embodied practices, historical inquiries, and technological explorations to deepen our engagement with underrepresented archives and repertoires.
The ideal candidate is rooted in scholarship and practice and brings expertise in mixed ethnographic and historical research methods through a range of disciplinary approaches. The ideal candidate has established relationships with the people, practices, and networks related to their research.
The term of the position is one academic year, with the possibility of renewal. The Post Doctoral Scholar will teach two courses during the academic year, optimally one course in autumn and one in spring, in dance studies and/or dance practice in their area(s) of expertise will also have some collaborative engagement with faculty and/or grad students in connection to their research agendas.
Required: PhD in Dance Studies or Performance Studies, with a clear Dance-based research profile.
Desired: Experience teaching movement practice courses related to area of research.
Appointment is contingent on the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by law and/or university policies.
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