This position will work with faculty members from both the College of Education and the Department of Theatre and Dance. The primary professional responsibility of this instructional faculty member is to teach all levels of courses in the theories and practices of theatre education to students in the Bachelor of Theatre Education pre-credential program. Additionally, this position will require candidates to do the following: expand and develop new course materials; demonstrate familiarity with research methodologies in theatre and education pedagogy; demonstrate familiarity with multiple applications of teaching theatre education; and demonstrate an aptitude to address the needs of student populations of great diversity in cultural background, age, ethnicity, and academic preparation.
This position requires a thorough knowledge of the new single-subject credentialing requirements for California elementary and secondary art teachers and the new California Visual and Performing Arts Framework and Content Standards. Successful candidates will have command of theatre practices across a multitude of genres and cultures with a record of research and/or creative work and teaching anchored in anti-racist and socially-just methods. Evidence of communication skills with proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a team in both the theatre and education areas. A demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, faculty, and staff. Additionally, this position includes: on-site supervision of single-subject credential candidates in theatre education and possible travel to school sites where student teachers have been placed; attending Performance Assessments for California Teachers overview sessions; observing and submitting observation reports for student teachers/interns; guiding student teachers regarding the timing of their Teacher Performance Assessment Exams; mediating and facilitating communication between student teachers and mentor teachers; and attending supervisor/mentor teacher trainings or professional development workshops offered through the Single Subject Credential Program.
Duties for this position also include: engaging in active peer-reviewed creative/scholarly activities; participation in department, college, university, and system-wide service; maintaining office hours; and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require excellent teaching, a record of creative/scholarly activity in the discipline, and strong leadership contributions to Department and University committees and to external professional organizations that serve the broader disciplinary community.
California State University, Fullerton is a minority-serving institution, and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
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