Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama

Job description

The Department of Drama and Dance seeks applications from innovative and collaborative artists to join our pool of adjunct faculty starting January 2022.


Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach a new undergraduate survey course in African-American Drama. 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 candidate’s areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MA, MFA or doctoral degree in Theatre with a strong emphasis in Drama of the African diaspora.
  • 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.

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]

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

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.

Must pass a security check.

Hofstra University is a smoke-free campus.

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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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 6/28/2021
Work Type: Part Time

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