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.

For the 2018-19 year, we particularly welcome candidates with expertise in pedagogy and curricular design who could contribute to the development of IICSI’s graduate program in Critical Studies in Improvisation. At MUN, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Music Media and Place research centre (MMaP).

Visit our 2018-19 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program page for dates and application criteria.

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.

The deadline has passed for the most recent call for GRA/URA positions and no new applications are currently being accepted. Please check back to this page regularly or watch for updates in our News section.