Adjunct Faculty - Theatre & Dance

Rider University

Lawrenceville, NJ

ID: 7083263 (Ref.No. 21S335379)
Posted: August 18, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Description

Rider University Lifting Barriers 
The Department of Theatre & Dance at Rider University seeks adjunct instructors to direct and music direct productions for our 2021 – 22 season. Opportunities may exist for one of the following: Fall semester – Pippin and Pride and Prejudice; Spring semester – Polaroid Stories and Kander & Ebb’s Cabaret. We will also be hiring directors of short plays for our Spring New Works Festival, along with directors for our First-Year and Second-Year Cabarets.

Position Requirements

Experience directing productions at the university or professional level.

Position Preferred Qualifications/Experience

MFA in Directing, prior experience directing university/college productions. Experience working in an online/virtual theatrical production.

About Rider University

The Rider University community is composed of faculty, staff and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Rider University is committed to fostering an inclusive, vibrant living and learning community that embraces students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds and enables them to achieve success.

Through reflection and open, respectful dialogue, we develop responsible citizens who demonstrate academic understanding and compassion to grow and serve as leaders in a diverse and global world.

Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired.

Rider University has been included as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and remained in the top tier in the Regional Universities – North category. Additionally, The Princeton Review named Rider among its “Best 386 Colleges” in the nation. Both publications have ranked the University favorably in their respective surveys for more than a decade.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

Special Instructions to Applicants

A complete application must include a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; and a statement outlining a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and/or onstage, including evidence of experience working with diverse students. The completion of a background check is required for all new hires.


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