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ICASP Graduate & Undergraduate Research Assistantships: Call for Applications 2011-12

Application Deadline: March 31, 2011


The Improvisation, Community, and Social Practice (ICASP) project is an international research project exploring musical improvisation as a model for social change. The project plays a leading role in defining a new field of interdisciplinary research to shape political, cultural, and ethical dialogue and action. It brings together a dynamic international research team from twenty universities; provides exciting opportunities for students and postdoctoral fellows through its work program and summer institutes; provides information-sharing opportunities through its on-line journal, colloquia, website, and publications; and fosters innovative partnerships with more than twenty community-based organizations. ICASP project research focuses on issues raised by seven areas related to improvisation: law and justice, pedagogy, social policy, transcultural understanding, gender and the body, text and media, and social aesthetics.

Position Descriptions

ICASP is currently accepting applications for Graduate & Undergraduate Research Assistants for Summer 2011, Fall 2011, and Winter 2012. Interviews will be held in April 2011 for the following positions:

  • Copyediting for academic journal
  • Proofreading / Copywriting (for journal, website, and various project documents)
  • Website Content Generation
  • Administrative and Research Assistants
  • Policy paper development and analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Digital Media Editing
  • Website maintenance & updates

To apply: Interested candidates should address a CV and cover letter to Dr. Ajay Heble, c/o by no later than March 31, 2011.

Call for GRA and URA Applications

Improvisation is, simply put, being and living this very moment. No one can hide in music, and improvising in music is to be truly in this very moment and being completely yourself, with all your qualities and faults. It is probably the most honest state for a human being to be in.

– John McLaughlin in an interview with Daniel Fischlin.