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Associate Professor of Drama
San Joaquin Delta Community College District
Associate Professor of Drama
San Joaquin Delta Community College District
San Joaquin Delta Community College District is seeking a full-time tenure track faculty member in Drama. The ideal candidate will share in the college's commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
San Joaquin Delta Community College District, as part of our Vision, promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.
San Joaquin Delta College is a proud Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority Serving Institution (MSI) servicing over 20,000 students in the California Central Valley. The student population is as follows: by ethnicity, 47% Latinx, 18.5% White, 18.4% Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander, 8.8% Black/African American, 0.4% American Indian, 5.7% two or more races and 1.2% unknown; 54.6% female, 43.6% male, 1.8% unspecified; and by age, 28.9% ages 17 or younger, 49.7% ages 18-21, 19.6% ages 22-34, and 7.2% ages 35 and older.
San Joaquin Delta College works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.
Under the general supervision of the assigned Dean, the Associate Professor will teach classes in Drama. The primary responsibilities of this position include classroom instruction of a variety of topics, producing and directing stage productions, outreach to regional high schools, and collaborative planning and management of the Theatre Arts department. Division responsibilities also include the staffing and management of the College's three theaters. The Drama Department offers courses in general theatre (theatre appreciation, history and literature), actor training and stagecraft, supported by a vigorous performance season of plays and musicals.
The successful candidate will provide evidence of knowledge and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and academic diversity within community college populations, and how these factors relate to the need for equity-minded and culturally-responsive practices in the community college setting.
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Direct at least two productions per year.
- Teach all levels of acting.
- Conduct organized classes at the instructional level to meet the educational requirements stated in the course description and the course information outlines.
- Advise and assist students in achieving stated course objectives.
- Evaluate the progress of each student; connect students to appropriate campus-support services.
- Participate in the evaluation of course offerings, including the revision of course descriptions and course outlines that reflect a culturally-responsive pedagogy.
- Coordinate with other faculty in the selection of textbooks, audiovisual and other instructional materials that advance the college's mission of developing an equity-minded education.
- Keep current with new developments and maintain fields of competency within the framework of support provided by the San Joaquin Community College District.
- Maintain necessary records of student enrollment, attendance, progress and grades; prepare and submit required reports to the administration.
- Report to management any condition that might jeopardize the health or safety of students or the public.
- Assist in the marketing and promotion of the program by participating in college-sponsored events and by visiting local businesses and schools.
- Be familiar with and act in accordance with the Education Code and San Joaquin Community College District policies and procedures.
- Participate in departmental, divisional, advisory, campus-wide and community committees as part of the shared-governance process and service area needs of the District.
- Maintain office hours for students and participate in additional service hours/activities that benefit the student, college or community.
- Plan and complete approved professional development flex activities each semester/year.
- Participate in the departmental process of curriculum review, modification and the assessment of student learning outcomes.
- Work collaboratively with Success Teams to monitor, advise and ensure student equity and success through completion and post-graduation outcomes.
- Provide guidance and direction to readers and/or Instructional Support Assistant (ISA) as appropriate.
- Perform other necessary duties which assure the smooth functioning of the Division and Programs as assigned by the Division Dean and as outlined in Board Policy.
Applicant must be able to meet the minimum educational qualifications set forth by the District and the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office.
- Master's degree in drama, theatre arts, performance OR Bachelor's in drama, theatre arts, performance and Master's in comparative literature, English, speech, literature or humanities.
- History as a director with experience in a variety of styles and historical periods, especially musical theatre and/or theatre for youth and families.
- Demonstrated expertise in directing major productions of plays and musicals.
- Demonstrated ability to adapt teaching strategies and techniques to different student's abilities, learning styles, culture and ethnic groups.
- Demonstrated experience teaching in a variety of settings including but not limited to online, dual enrollment and large lecture. A willingness to develop and utilize instructional materials including lectures and labs for multi-modalities.
- Ability to use innovative and creative teaching techniques (lecture and labs) and equipment, including the use of multimedia hardware, current applications, and online instructional strategies. Working knowledge of Canvas is particularly desirable.
- Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 53,729
- Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 110,110
- External Closing Date: Apr 20, 2020
- External Opening Date: Mar 13, 2020
Stockton, California, United States
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: https://deltacollege.referrals.selectminds.com
The San Joaquin Delta Community College District provides access to its education programs and activities and makes all employment decisions without regard to national origin, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected category. The Districts prohibition against sex and gender discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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