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.
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
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
Application review begins immediately and continues until
position is filled. Must pass a security check. Additional
reference letters may be requested during the application
Hofstra University is a smoke-free campus.
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.