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Assistant Professor, Speech/Drama (Theatre) (9 Month Tenure Track)
Temple College in Temple, Texas
 
 
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Date Posted 12/14/2020
Category
Faculty-Fine And Applied Arts-Theatre And Dance
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

Salary
$45,375.00 Annually
Location
2600 South First Street Temple, TX
Job Type
Full-Time (Faculty)
Division
Fine Arts
Job Number
FAFT10-2020-1211
Department
Speech, Humanities and Drama
Classification Code
M24SHDRAST31O
FLSA
Exempt
Salary Grade
Faculty
Salary Grade Ranking
Masters
Total hours required per week
As determined by department chair.

Minimum Requirements
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL AND WORK REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS): Master's Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Speech Communication and 18 graduate hours in Drama/Theatre. Previous Acting/Directing experience. PREFERENCES: Experience in acting, directing, and/or producing Musical Theatre productions. CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES: None
Work Schedule
Schedule to be determined by the department chair in accordance with the Faculty Load Policy.

Position Summary & Essential Duties

The following duties, responsibilities, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s), and physical requirements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed. The information listed below is not intended to be construed as a complete listing of all duties, responsibilities, KSA’s, and physical requirements required of this position since changes to the position may occur at any time or additional requirements may be added over the course of time.

SUMMARY:
Under general supervision from the department chair, the incumbent teaches Speech Communication and Theatre courses as scheduled, directs and coordinates Theatre productions, cultivates a healthy teacher-student relationship, and engages the students in active learning. The incumbent will make recommendations regarding curriculum changes, text selection, and content revision. As Theatre Director, incumbent will oversee theatre productions, equipment, and program development. The instructor will perform administrative aspects of instruction in a timely manner.

Qualifications (Required and Preferred)

MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL AND WORK REQUIREMENTS (MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS):
Master’s Degree with a minimum of 18 graduate semester hours in Speech Communication and 18 graduate hours in Drama/Theatre.

Previous Acting/Directing experience.

PREFERENCES:
Experience in acting, directing, and/or producing Musical Theatre productions.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES:
None

Job Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will:

  • Teach day or night courses as assigned in Temple, Taylor and/or Hutto.
  • Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, presentations, and papers as appropriate to discipline.
  • Administer, compile, and grade examinations as assigned.
  • Develop and Instruct Online and Dual Credit Courses and coursework as assigned.
  • Cultivate healthy teacher-student relationships.
  • Engage students in active learning.
  • Develop clear and innovative syllabi and course material.
  • Demonstrate professional written and oral skills in communication with students.
  • Utilize advancements in technology to improve instructional methodology.
  • Incorporate best practices in teaching and learning.
  • Maintain accessibility to students for advisement and consultation.
  • Seek feedback to improve quality of teaching.
  • Attend conferences, workshops, or programs to enhance professional growth.
  • Participate in academic/professional organizations.
  • Develop and implement innovative course content based on current pedagogy.
  • Evidence a willingness to incorporate new concepts and theories to enhance professional growth.
  • Integrate a diverse set of perspectives and ideas into course curriculum.
  • Demonstrate innovative thinking to problem solve within the classroom, the department, and the institution.
  • Demonstrate respect and professionalism with supervisors, colleagues, and students.
  • Foster collegiality within the department and division.
  • Evidence timely completion of administrative aspects of instructional responsibilities.
  • Participate in evaluation, recommendation, development, and/or revision of department instruction/curriculum.
  • Contribute to growth of the college by active involvement on task forces or committees.
  • Demonstrate participation in activities that contribute to the growth of the community.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned


SOCIAL CONSTRUCTS REQUIRED OF POSITION:

  • Display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal and non-verbal communications.
  • Work with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, respect for deadlines, collaborative problem solving, and honest communication.
  • Be friendly and collegial with co-workers, faculty, students, staff, and visitors to the campus.
  • Build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even in the face of stress or demanding workplace conditions.
  • Maintain proficiency as needed and approved by attending trainings, reading job-related materials, and meeting with others in area of responsibility.
  • Dress appropriately for a workplace with frequent customer service interaction and community outreach.
  • Meet all required standards of confidentiality. Keep work areas in a clean and orderly manner.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities & Physical Demands

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
KNOWLEDGE:

  • Knowledge of the Learning Management System Desire2Learn (Brightspace).
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design.
  • Knowledge of teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices relevant to discipline.
  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and departmental strategies.
  • Knowledge of the appropriate subject matter and the application of the subject matter for the respective discipline.

SKILLS:

  • Possess effective communication skills.
  • Presentation skills.

ABILITIES:

  • Ability to provide effective teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
  • Ability to engage students in the learning process.
  • Ability to enable positive student learning outcomes
  • Ability to work with a diverse population.

PHYSICAL EFFORT:
Primarily light physical activity is required with occasional lifting and manipulation of objects up to 25 pounds. Keyboarding and computer use. Use of audio/visual devices. Stage and costume setup.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Work is normally performed in an interior/office work environment. Travel to offsite centers will be required.

WORK SCHEDULE:
Schedule to be determined by the department chair in accordance with the Faculty Load Policy.

HOURS REQUIRED PER WEEK:
As determined by department chair.

TRS/ORP:
TRS or ORP

SUPERVISORY DUTIES:
None

REPORTS TO:
Departmental Chair/Supervisor

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