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Theater Arts Instructor

Company: Irvine Valley College
Location: Irvine
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Irvine Valley College

Theater Arts Instructor

Job Category: Faculty CTA
Job Opening Date: November 02, 2022
Job Closing Date: January 31, 2023
Location: Irvine Valley College
Work Location: Irvine, CA
Pay Grade, for more information click on this link:
Pay Rate Type: Monthly
Work Days: As assigned
Work Hours: 36 hours per week
Hours Per Week: 36
Percentage of Employment: 100%
Months of Employment: 10 months
Salary: $78,689 to $104,919 annually
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Transcripts

Application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on January 30, 2023

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
Duties and responsibilities as presented are intended to be representative and not restrictive. The District reserves the right to modify the assignment and allocation of duties in accordance with any changes in District policy and/or the faculty collective bargaining agreement.
--- Teach a variety of Theater courses such as Directing, Acting, Play Production and Musical Theater to a diverse student population.
--- Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions in support of student success.
--- Develop culturally relevant course content, culturally responsive pedagogical techniques, and effective practices for engaging students who are diverse and/or are students who are historically underserved. The ideal candidate should have experience with relevant pedagogical techniques to engage diverse student populations such as African American, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other disproportionately impacted students.
--- Participate in curriculum development and serve on department, division, college, and district committees as necessary to maintain and improve the instructional program; participate in appropriate professional development activities.
Engage in co-curricular activities, including planning, implementing, and teaching in special programs designed to support student success.
--- Participate in the formulation of Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) and the Student Learning Outcomes assessment cycle.
--- Maintain formal office hours; stay current on information as discussed in department and division meetings.
--- Provide an average of one (1) hour per week of college service that supports the division, college and/or District goals through active participation in one or more of the following categories: committee work on the department, division/school, college, and/or district level; non-classroom college, district, or community activities; department/division/school activities, events, or meetings; student club advisor activities or events.
--- Remain current in your discipline, of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment; learn and apply emerging technologies and advances (e.g., computer software applications) as necessary to assist and support student success.
--- Teach scheduled classes and perform related duties as assigned, including comply with the applicable Course Outline of Record(s) (COR); respond to and evaluate student work regularly and consistently, inform students on a timely basis of their progress in the course throughout the term; and respond to student academic concerns, as appropriate, in a timely manner. Comply with district, college, and division policies in the performance of duties.
--- Work cooperatively with staff and students.
--- Regular and consistent performance of the requirements of your position.
--- Work collaboratively with the Performing Arts Center production team in planning, publicity, scheduling, budgeting, and execution of the production season.
--- Assist in the overall scheduling and safety of theatre department facilities.
--- Assignment will include day, evening, and weekend classes and duties.

Minimum Qualifications:
--- Master's or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theatre arts/performance; OR
--- Bachelor's or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theatre arts/performance AND Master's in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature, or humanities; OR
--- Valid California Community College instructor credential appropriate to the subject per Education Code 87355 (issued prior to July 1, 1990); OR
--- the equivalent combination of education and experience.
--- Plus, commitment to equity and diversity. All applicants must have demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff. The applicant must be able to demonstrate how these factors relate to the need for equity minded practices within an educational environment.

Desired Qualifications:
--- Expertise in culturally responsive teaching in Theater Arts, particularly as it relates to the relevance of Theater Arts to student's lives, interests, and communities; demonstrated ability to address equity gaps of racially minoritized groups within Theater Arts; Recent experience working with diverse student populations such as African Americans, Latinx, Native Americans, Pacific Islanders, and other marginalized groups.
--- Minimum three years teaching acting and performance courses preferably at the college level.
--- Practical experience in play production, including classical plays, contemporary plays, and musical theater.
--- Experience in directing plays, preferably at the college level.
--- Exposure to, and involvement with the professional theater community.
--- Working knowledge of current and emerging live entertainment technologies.
--- Ability to teach subjects related to musical theater including vocal performance, song interpretation, pop/rock styles, audition preparation, and history of the genre to a diverse student body.
--- Expertise in the theatrical history and traditions of cultures outside the Euro-western cannon is desirable.
--- Demonstrated background in musical theater.
--- Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA).

Application Procedure:
To be considered a candidate for this position, the following materials must be electronically uploaded:
--- Completed South Orange County Community College District online application including education, experience and references.
--- Cover letter.
--- Current resume and/or curriculum vitae.
--- Academic transcripts of all college level coursework showing date degree awarded from an accredited institution. For consideration, degree(s) must be awarded at the time of application, or applicant must complete the Supplemental Application for Equivalency Determination form with online application. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application. Successful candidate must provide official transcripts upon hire. Non-U.S. transcripts must include a certified U.S. evaluation (i.e., NACES agency: at the time of application.

Keywords: Irvine Valley College, Irvine , Theater Arts Instructor, Education / Teaching , Irvine, California

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