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Adjunct, Theater & Dance

Salve Regina University
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Oct 30, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Music, Theatre and Dance seeks part time instructors to teach undergraduate courses in Theatre and Dance. Applicants are added to the pool list throughout the year. Appointments are made on a semester-by-semester (fall/spring) basis with opportunities for long-term part time employment. Hiring decisions are made in late spring/early summer for the fall semester, and early fall for the spring semester.

In alignment with the mission of Salve Regina University, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance is committed to cultivating graduates with enduring values that enhance their ability to think critically, respond creatively, and actively promote universal justice. Preference will be given to applicants with a demonstrated record of social consciousness. We encourage applicants who will contribute to the diversity of our university community, including members of historically underrepresented groups.

Instructors with expertise in the following areas are encouraged to apply:
  • West African Dance
  • Jazz dance styles rooted in Africanist aesthetics
  • Hip Hop
  • Contemporary/Modern dance technique
  • Dance for Musical Theatre
  • Playwrighting
  • Multicultural Drama
  • African American Drama
  • Gender and Sexuality in Theatre
  • Film Acting
  • Stand-Up Comedy & Storytelling

  • MA or MFA with professional teaching experience.
  • A BA or BFA without an MA/MFA will be considered for studio course instruction if the candidate has equivalent performance and/or teaching experience.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Application Requirements:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter
  • List of three professional references
Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify . ( Spanish )



Salve Regina University

From our cornerstone mercy mission to the classic ideals of our liberal arts approach, tradition matters at Salve Regina. It’s woven throughout our 80-acre campus, embedded in our historic buildings and infused in the culture of Newport, Rhode Island.

Tradition at Salve Regina means we remember where we began. Since our founding by the Sisters of Mercy in 1934, we have grown to a community of more than 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students who proudly carry forward our mission in their personal and professional lives. Fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education, we are committed to fueling the imagination and encouraging the academic ambitions of our bright and curious students.

At Salve Regina, tradition blends seamlessly with progress. We empower students to explore their talents through diverse academic offerings, student organizations, service initiatives and athletic teams. Our collaborative learning environment and vibrant campus community inspire the pursuit of excellence and breach the limits of personal potential.

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