Theater Arts Instructor

Bay de Noc Community College in Michigan

Date Posted April 11, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary 45750-82646
Employment Type Full-time

Located in the heart of Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula, Bay de Noc Community College (commonly known as Bay College) has provided quality higher education for more than 50 years. Founded in 1962, Bay College is known in the region for its superior teaching and abundant learning. The campus is situated on 150 acres and serves over 5,000 credit students each year, including those completing baccalaureate and master degree programs sponsored by partnering universities.

Bay de Noc Community College is a student-focused, multi-campus institution serving the higher education needs of the south central Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The College is an AQIP institution committed to continuous quality improvement. Bay College takes pride in providing a quality education to transfer and occupational students at two campuses, online, and at other course delivery sites.

 

The Theater Arts Instructor is responsible for teaching courses in the theater arts and closely related general education courses. In addition, the Theater Arts Instructor is responsible for the development and promotion of the theater program at the college, including the college's annual productions.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Master's Degree in Drama, Theater Arts, Fine Arts or related degree with at least 18 semester hours of graduate level courses in the academic field
- Teaching experience in the performing arts and closely related general education courses
- Experience with theater production and direction, including musical theater
- Literate in information technology and computer use

Preferred Qualifications:
- Teaching experience in the performing arts at the post-secondary level, preferably at a community college
- Extensive experience with theater production and direction, including musical theater.
- Experience with alternative technological instructional delivery systems

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teach theater arts and closely related general education courses
2. Responsible for student learning:
a. Develop course syllabus that shares with students the learning outcomes expected of them
b. Be committed to student success and retention
c. Recognize and respond to different student learning needs
d. Manage diversity in the classroom
e. Develop and use supplementary learning materials and resources
f. Assess student progress and learning
g. Use best practices in the teaching and learning process
h. Provide academic advising
3. Responsible for the development of the college's performing arts programs:
a. Produce one student theatrical performance each semester
b. Coordinate and collaborate with the Besse Center staff on various projects and productions, including scheduling and budgeting.
c. Recruit students for the college's theater arts program
d. Collaborate with local performing arts groups
4. Develop curriculum and instructional delivery modes using traditional and technology-enhanced distance learning including web-based delivery
5. Collaborate with other teaching faculty, staff and administration to ensure that all students receive instruction and supervision that promotes learning and personal growth
6. Conduct course and institutional assessment of student learning
7. Participate in continuous improvement activities, including professional growth and development
8. Be active in division and college activities

Supervision Received:
This position reports to the Dean of Arts and Sciences

Benefits

Bay College offers the following benefits: health, life, dental, vision, short-term disability and long-term disability insurance, Michigan Public School Employees Retirement Systems or TIAA/CREF, 403(b), YMCA membership, a Wellness Program, tuition reimbursement and professional development support.

Salary: $45,750 - $82,646 annually

Salary is determined by education and past experience. Details are located in the Full Time Faculty Association Master Agreement.

This position is located at the Escanaba campus.

 

Target application deadline is May 2, 2014

 

Required Applicant Documents:

Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Teaching Philosophy
Transcript
Letter of Reference 1
Letter of Reference 2
Letter of Reference 3

 

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

 

Work Environment:
Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but may be loud in areas of equipment operation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned into this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified. Job related functions may be performed with or without accommodations.

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