Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Location: Hempstead, NEW YORK
Job Type: PartTime


Adjunct Assistant Professor of Drama
School/Division: School of Humanities, Fine and Performing Arts
Office: Department of Drama and Dance
Full-Time or Part-Time: Part-Time
About Hofstra Hofstra 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 Graduate 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 2020.
The position is for an Adjunct Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate courses in African-American Drama, Drama of the African Diaspora, and related courses as needed. Directing experience/skills are a plus.
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.
Qualifications: MA/MFA in Theatre with an emphasis in dramaturgy/dramatic literature. Minimum two years’ teaching experience 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.
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: royston.p.coppenger@hofstra.edu
Application review begins immediately and continues until position is filled. Additional reference letters may be requested during the application process. Must pass a security check.
Voluntary Self-Identification All applicants are invited to complete the three (3) voluntary self-identification forms
Deadline: Open until filled
Date Posted: 11/13/2019
Posting Number: 999972

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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