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Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Adjunct Assistant Professor of DramaSchool/Division:College of Liberal Arts and SciencesOffice:Department of Drama and DanceFull-Time or Part-Time:Part-TimeAbout HofstraHofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is the only school to ever host three consecutive presidential debates (2008, 2012 and 2016). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university. Students can choose from more than 160 undergraduate program options and 165 graduate program options in the liberal arts and sciences, education, health professions and human services, the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs, the Fred DeMatteis School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Frank G. Zarb School of Business, the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.Description: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.

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.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.Application Instructions: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. 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.
Voluntary Self-IdentificationAll applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification formsDeadline:Open until filledDate Posted: 05/16/2022Posting Number: 999972


Working at Hofstra University

Hofstra University is a dynamic private university where students will benefit from large-university resources and thrive within a small college atmosphere.  At Hofstra, students can choose from 155 undergraduate and 170 graduate program options within the Frank G. Zarb School of Business; Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences: the Peter S. Kalikow School of Government, Public Policy and International Affairs; School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts; School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics; the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine at Hofstra University and Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies at Hofstra University; Hofstra University Continuing Education; Honors College; Lawrence Herbert School of Communication; Maurice A. Deane School of Law; School of Education; School of Engineering and Applied Science; and School of Health Professions and Human Services. Students also benefit from small classes (student-to-faculty ratio of 13-to-1 and an average undergraduate class size of just 21 students), flexible schedules, and close proximity to the cultural and networking aspects of New York City.

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