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DEADLINE: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2017-18
April 15, 2017
The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI)’s mandate is to create positive social change through the confluence of improvisational arts, innovative scholarship, and collaborative action. IICSI is a multi-locale research partnership, hosted at the University of Guelph, with sites at McGill University, Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), University of British Columbia, University of California at Santa Barbara, and University of Regina. For the 2017-18 academic year, we invite applications for two available postdoctoral research fellowship positions. One fellowship position will be hosted at MUN. The second will be held at Guelph, McGill or another IICSI site, if appropriate. Please note this is a residential, not a remote, fellowship, which must be held at one of the IICSI sites.
IICSI seeks to contribute to interdisciplinary research and graduate training in the emerging field of improvisation studies. Applications from researchers working in the principal research areas related to our project are encouraged: music, cultural studies, creative technologies, political studies, sociology and anthropology, English studies, theatre and performance studies, French studies, law, philosophy, and communications. Applications from other research areas are also welcome, inasmuch as their research has a direct link with the social, cultural, or political implications of improvised art practices.
For the 2017-18 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). In 2017-18 IICSI-MUN will focus particularly on themes of improvisation and indigeneity, and improvisation and phenomenology.
The post-doctoral fellowship provides stipendiary support to recent PhD graduates who are undertaking original research, publishing research findings, and developing and expanding personal research networks. Two twelve month fellowships will be awarded for the 2017-18 academic year, valued at $40,500 CDN.
Deadline: April 15, 2017
Notification for award: June 2017
Application Criteria and details can be found on the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program 2017-18 page.