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Adjunct Faculty, Directing

Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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About Hofstra:

At Hofstra University, intellectual curiosity is not just aspirational – it is central to how we engage on a daily basis. Hofstra faculty work within a diverse scholarly community committed to student success, intellectual discovery, free inquiry, inclusivity, and collaboration.

Enrolling more than 10,000 students, Hofstra offers students an array of undergraduate and graduate academic programs spanning the arts, humanities, sciences, business, engineering, law, health care, communications, and more.

Our accomplished faculty collaborate with students to explore interdisciplinary questions and produce innovative research that lays the foundation for future personal and professional success. With a beautiful campus in Hempstead, NY, Hofstra’s location seamlessly merges the tranquility of coastal suburban living with the boundless opportunities of nearby New York City.

Hofstra University seeks candidates who will contribute to a supportive climate for students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We especially encourage women, people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, veterans, and people with disabilities to apply.

Position Title:

Adjunct Faculty, Directing

Position Number:



Hofstra College of Liberal Arts and Sciences-Humanties

Full-Time or Part-Time:



Hofstra University’s Department of Drama and Dance is seeking directors for our Mainstage productions. Each year, Hofstra Drama produces six plays, including one musical and plays that are part of our long-standing Shakespeare Festival. Hofstra’s directors are expected to provide mentorship and guidance to our students and foster an inclusive environment that supports their artistic growth. Mainstage directors collaborate with designers, both faculty and students. Directors are expected to attend design meetings, auditions, callbacks, casting meetings, production meetings, rehearsals, tech week, dress rehearsals and opening night.Our facilities include the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, a spacious proscenium theater seating over 1,100, and the 200-seat Joan & Donald Schaeffer Black Box Theater. Notably, we have the most historically accurate reconstruction of The Globe stage in North America. Hofstra has earned recognition as one of the “9 Great New York Acting Schools and Universities” by Backstage.We hold our faculty to the highest standards, emphasizing individual mentoring for student success in the classroom, on stage, and in their professional endeavors. We prioritize maintaining excellent production values on our stages to serve as learning laboratories. Our commitment to high-quality creative scholarship, diversity in our classrooms and on our stages, and fostering positive and collegial collaboration underscores our mission.We are in search of directors who share our dedication to education, particularly at the undergraduate level. Our directors play a pivotal role in providing mentorship and guidance to our students while fostering an inclusive environment that nurtures their artistic growth.


  • BA in Theatre/Drama.
  • Minimum 8 years professional directing experience.
  • Minimum of 2 years teaching undergraduates.
  • Successful candidates will have demonstrated a commitment to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion in an educational environment.

Preferred Quals Summary:

  • MFA in either Acting or Directing
  • Minimum 5 years professional and/or undergraduate directing.

Special Instructions:

Please upload the following with your application for consideration:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Email address and phone number of three professional references
Consideration for applications is ongoing. Inquiries should be directed to Ilona Pierce, Chair.


Open until filled

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EEO Statement:

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.

Salary/Salary Range:

$1,387-$1,750 per credit


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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