Research Opportunities & Employment

Postdoctoral Fellowships

Postdoctoral fellowships for this Institute support the most promising new scholars in the emerging interdisciplinary field of critical studies in improvisation and assist them in establishing a research base at an important time in their research careers.

The Institute is particularly interested in critically informed interdisciplinary research proposals that are prompted by the theory and practice of contemporary improvised music and its related social implications. The research program seeks to create a climate of genuine intellectual excitement where scholars pursue research projects and participate in collaborative research activities as part of a broader network of critical practice. Postdoctoral fellows are expected to participate in project seminars, institutes, and annual colloquia, and will benefit from the stimulating intellectual environment provided by both an extensive and inter-institutional research network and a wide range of community partners.

Applications for the 2017-2018 year are now posted. Please visit the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2017-18 page.

Research Opportunities for Graduate and Undergraduate Students

The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation provides distinctive opportunities for undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows to participate in our collaborative and stimulating interdisciplinary environment. We encourage participation in the development of innovative and sophisticated approaches to gathering, analyzing, and disseminating knowledge by actively involving students in every phase of project planning and implementation. Students from a wide range of disciplines (and from different institutions) will be provided with opportunities to interact with one another at regular colloquia, meetings, via our research website, and at summer institutes.

We are currently recruiting for the following position:

Videographer and Editor

 This position will assist with documenting IICSI-related events and editing recorded video footage into finished products for the IICSI website. Technical expertise with video editing software required (experience with Final Cut Pro preferred). Students may also have the opportunity to develop new video content.

Interested candidates should address a CV and cover letter to:

Dr. Ajay Heble c/o [email protected] by no later than April 25, 2017.