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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

...the innovative working models of improvisation developed by creative practitioners have helped to promote a dynamic exchange of cultural forms, and to encourage new, socially responsive forms of community building across national, cultural, and artistic boundaries.

– Ajay Heble