Special Assistant Professor of Dance and Dance Education

Job description

Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance is seeking an Assistant Professor of Dance to direct the Dance Education Program, and to teach in both the Dance Education and the Dance Programs. This is a one-semester position beginning September 1, 2018, with the possibility of it being extended for an additional semester. Responsibilities include administration of the Dance Education Program, advisement, recruitment, placement of the students for observations and student teaching in schools in Long Island and New York City, helping prepare students for New York State certification and serving as a liaison with the School of Education. The successful candidate will also teach 9 credits chosen from courses in dance education, student teaching supervision, jazz, tap, beginning/intermediate ballet and modern dance.


A minimum of a master’s degree in dance or dance education. Full-time dance teaching experience in a public or private K-12 school, preferably with New York State Dance Certification, and experience teaching at the college level preferred.

Expertise in positive classroom management; curriculum design with consideration of the 2017 New York State Learning Standards for Dance, the New York City Blueprint for Teaching and Learning in Dance, and the National Core Arts Standards in Dance; and all aspects of teaching a comprehensive, engaging, creative dance program to diverse students in PreK-12 schools.

Expertise to teach a selection in the following areas: jazz dance, tap dance, modern dance and beginning/intermediate levels of ballet. Also, the ability to create choreography for students to perform on fall or spring faculty performances.

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

email: [email protected]

Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Candidates must pass a security check.

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 it’s 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 

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 a smoke-free campus.

The Hofstra Dance Program is part of the Department of Drama and Dance in the School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts. We currently have approximately 100 dance majors pursuing either a BFA or BA in Dance or a BS in Education/Dance Education. Hofstra University is located on a beautiful campus on Long Island, just 30 miles outside New York City.

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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Job No: 896927
Posted: 3/19/2018
Application Due: 5/18/2018
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