Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama

Hofstra University
New York, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time
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The Department of Drama and Dance seeks applications from innovative and collaborative artists to join our pool of adjunct faculty starting September 2022.


Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach existing survey courses in History of Drama, covering Western Drama from the ancient Greeks to the Renaissance. Additional expertise in African-American Drama, World Theater and Performance or other non-western disciplines is welcomed and encouraged. The successful candidate will be a generalist, combining a strong background in theater history and dramatic literature with additional experience and expertise in some element of theater practice – directing, acting or dramaturgy. The successful candidate would be welcomed and expected to assist in developing the syllabus and direction of the course. This would be an ongoing appointment with the opportunity to teach additional classes reflecting the candidates’ areas of expertise. Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans and people with disabilities to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

MA, MFA or doctoral degree in Theatre.

Minimum two years teaching at the University level.

Excellent interpersonal, communication, collaborative, and time management skills essential.

Adjunct faculty collaborate with full-time theatre and dance faculty and technical staff in all facets of department functioning. Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in an educational environment.

To Apply:

Submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, and three recent letters of recommendation to:

Dr. Royston Coppenger, Chair

Department of Drama and Dance

118 Hofstra University
Hempstead, New York 11549-1180

Fax: 516-463-4001


Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Must pass a security check. Additional reference letters may be requested during the application process.

Hofstra University is a smoke-free campus.

Additional Information:

Hofstra University's Department of Drama and Dance program provides students with the opportunity to develop and hone their skills as performers, designers and technicians, and deepen their appreciation for these arts as they gain practical experience to pursue careers in the theater, dance and beyond. Many graduates have gone on to success in film, television, on Broadway and off-Broadway and as members or founders of renowned dance companies. The department presents six plays and two dance concerts per year, including our Shakespeare Festival, now in its 71st  year. Facilities include the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, a large proscenium theater that seats more than 1,100, and the 200-seat Joan & Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater.  Recently Hofstra unveiled a reconstruction of The Globe stage, the most historically accurate in North America to date. Hofstra has been named one of the “9 Great New York Acting Schools and Universities” by Backstage 

The faculty place high value on mentoring individual students for success in the classroom, on stage and the profession, a high level of production values on our stages as laboratories for learning, a high quality of creative scholarship, a commitment to diversity in our classrooms and on our stages and a commitment to positive and collegial collaboration.

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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