Faculty Position in Costume Design

Hempstead, New York
May 17, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hofstra University

Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

School of Humanities, Fine, and Preforming Arts

Drama and Dance

Faculty Position in Costume Design

Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance seeks applications from innovative and collaborative artists to join our pool of adjunct faculty for and anticipated Adjunct Assistant Professor position to teach undergraduate courses in Costume Design.  The Adjunct Costume Design faculty member responsible for teaching introductory level makeup course and introductory level theatrical costume construction course. Possible over-hire costume construction work for the department season may also be available.

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 68th 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.

Faculty at Hofstra 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.

Adjunct faculty collaborate with full-time theatre and dance faculty as well as technical staff in all facets of department functioning.

Minimum Qualifications for this position include: MFA in Theatre, or other terminal degree in Production/Design Area; Minimum two years teaching at the University level; Ability to teach undergraduate course in beginning makeup; Professional costume design experience; Excellent interpersonal; communication; collaborative and time management skills are essential.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, vita, and a list of 3 references to Royston Coppenger, Chair, Department of Drama and Dance at drmrpc[at]hofstra.edu.  Please note that reference letters may be requested during the application process.  All candidates must pass a background check and be prepared to submit copies of official transcripts upon hiring.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled.  Kindly note, only candidates who are selected for interviews will be contacted.

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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