Improvisation Faculty

Adjunct Faculty - 150030 New York, New York


The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, with campuses in Los Angeles and New York City, is one of the foremost postsecondary performing arts schools in the country. AMDA NY offers a two-year conservatory program. 

AMDA seeks to attract an active, culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber to join the Improvisation Department!  We are accepting resumes for part-time positions at our New York campus for the Spring Semester (March 8 - June 18, 2021). AMDA is specifically seeking instructors who are strongly committed to excellence in teaching, honed from personal experience on a professional level and pedagogy of teaching at a college level.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provide a learning vehicle for diversity and inclusion content.
  • Providing instruction in accordance with established curriculum, course outlines and class schedules.
  • Creating and maintaining an environment which emphasizes learning, encourages free discussion of ideas and critical thinking.
  • Evaluating progress of students concerning educational matters and grading student work.
  • Maintaining appropriate standards of professional conduct and ethics.
  • Maintaining current knowledge in the subject matter areas.
  • Fulfilling professional responsibilities of a part-time/temporary faculty member.
  • Maintaining accurate academic records

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree (preferred) or Bachelor's degree (required) in a related field.
  • Candidates should have relevant teaching experience in a higher education setting.
  • Leadership skills that emphasize collaboration, teamwork, and facilitation.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to appreciate alternative viewpoints; to work effectively with a wide variety of people.
  • Commitment to academic excellence, exceptional service and providing a dynamic climate for life-long learning.
  • Ability to develop and implement instructional approaches with use of technology.
  • Ability to use effective strategies to engage students.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students, including those with physical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences in the classroom.
  • Formal Improvisation training in and solid knowledge of Spolin, Johnstone, Boal, Laban and Viewpoints.

Performance Credentials:

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum) / Master's degree or higher (preferred) / or comparable educational or professional experience.
  • AMDA differentiates itself from other performing arts colleges by having students learn from "working faculty." Applicants must have performance experience within the industry;
  • Experience with a variety of styles, and periods, is a plus. 

Diversity and Qualifications:

  • Successful candidates will have a sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of our students, including disabilities that may affect students' learning styles.
  • AMDA is fully committed to diversity, inclusivity, and equity throughout the teaching and learning process. We encourage applications from individuals who have extensive experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Instructors who are members of traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

AMDA is proud to be an EOE employer N/F/D/V.