Dramatic Theater Arts Program - Adjunct

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Nov 14, 2023
Full time Art & Art History Theatre & Dance

Job Description

Position Summary: 

The MFA in Dramatic Theater Arts program is looking for qualified candidates to add to a pool of adjunct instructors to teach graduate-level courses on-campus and/or online. Content specialty may include Voice, Speech, Dialect, Acting (Viewpoints, Michael Chekhov, Suzuki, Physical Theatre, etc.), Stage Combat, Theater History, Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Playwriting, Film Acting/Writing, or other performance fields.

 The program is accepting applications for positions to be filled as needed.


  • Master’s degree or higher in a relevant field from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience with teaching in higher education is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to utilize various software programs including the institution’s Learning Management System (Canvas) related to the delivery of online course content


  • Teach assigned course in accordance with its established learning outcomes.
  • Develop and implement course assignments and deliver learning activities that permit measurement of course student learning outcomes.
  • Foster an inclusive and collaborative course environment
  • Report progress updates and final grades for students.
  • Provide access to and timely response to students via in-person (e.g., office hours), videoconference, or telephone.
  • Uphold the mission and vision of D’Youville.


About the Institution:

D’Youville is a small private university located on the beautiful banks of Lake Erie in Buffalo, NY. Nestled near the base of the Peace Bridge (that connects New York to Canada), D’Youville has been educating the leaders of tomorrow since 1908. D’Youville is deeply committed to the idea of diversity as a relational variable (how one may be different from another), and all who work at D’Youville are committed to creating an inclusive, student-centered learning community where difference is recognized in all its forms. To this end, women, racial and ethnic minorities, divergent thinkers, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


D’Youville is known for its strong academic programs, its rich campus life, and its commitment to student engagement and success. Residing in a vibrant urban environment, it offers more than 40 programs (undergraduate, graduate, doctoral studies, advanced certificates) and provides traditional day course offerings as well as accelerated night, weekend, off-campus, and online programs.


Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States to be considered. As implied above, D’Youville is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to fostering a diverse community based on the fundamental tenants of inclusion and equity. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, age, creed, national original, religion, familial status, military status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, or sexual orientation.

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