Monterey Peninsula College — Theatre Arts Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
invites applications for the position of:
Theatre Arts Instructor Full-Time Tenure Track Fall 2018

SALARY: $54,118.00 – $73,386.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 12/20/17
CLOSING DATE: 02/20/18 11:59 PM

DESCRIPTION:
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is seeking applicants for a full-time tenure track Theatre Arts Instructor to teach Theatre Arts classes as well as direct and produce a series of plays for the season. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of Theatre Arts classes. This will include teaching a core of intermediate and advanced acting and directing classes, Introduction to Theatre, and Film Appreciation. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to teach Voice/Oral Interpretation, Acting for the Camera, and other Theatre Arts courses. The successful candidate will be expected to direct and produce main stage productions from a variety of genres including (but not limited to) classical/verse, musical, contemporary, and comedy or drama.

Full time faculty have responsibilities outside the classroom through contributions to the department, division and the college which include curriculum development, assessment, evaluation, and participation in student achievement and success. Faculty are expected to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.
EXAMPLE OF DUTIES:
As a full-time Theatre Instructor, the successful candidate will:
• Direct Theater Arts Program
• Develop and/or revise curriculum and participate in the program review process
• Manage the program budget
• Use and develop a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest
• Develop Theatre Arts Department class and production schedules
• Advise and mentor Theatre Arts students
• Evaluate student work using clear, objective criteria based on Student Learning Outcomes and learning objectives
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (e.g., grades, syllabi, census reports)
• Coordinate instruction and activities with area high schools, colleges, and businesses
• Participate in faculty recruitment
• Hold required office hours and attend division meetings
• Carry out collegial responsibilities including, but not limited to, institutional committee assignments, student recruitment and retention, and participation in participatory governance committees and campus life activities
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues, both within discipline and college- wide, on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that enhance the development of the department and college
• Seek and continue professional development, maintaining currency in the field through course work, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means
• Perform duties described in Board policies, the Faculty Handbook, the Monterey Peninsula College Teachers Association (MPCTA) Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, and other designated locations. Assignments may include online, day, evening, and weekend assignments at all locations where courses are offered by Monterey Peninsula Community College District.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theatre arts/performance OR Bachelor’s degree or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theatre/performance AND Master’s degree in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature, or humanities
• OR the equivalent (Equivalency Form must be submitted for consideration)
• A sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students
Note: Graduate students currently working on a Master’s degree are encouraged to apply, with the understanding that the degree must be completed and confirmed by July 1, 2018.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
• Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting and/or Directing
• Experience as a successful producer at the college level
• Evidence of professional work in acting and/or directing
• Three years of theatre instruction at the community college or university level
• Computer literacy and experience in word processing, presentation, and spreadsheet software
• Experience with the creation, management, and instruction of online courses
• Experience with meeting the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of skills and goals
• Ability to establish and maintain relationships with community groups and campus organizations
• Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
• Experience with program and curriculum development, preferably at the college level
• Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes
• Experience in grant writing and/or fundraising

WORK SCHEDULE / SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION:
Anticipated Starting Compensation
Initial salary placement is based on the current full-time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $54,118 – $73,386 annually. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate can also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,968 or an annual multiple Masters’ stipend of $2,104.

Benefits
Monterey Peninsula College provides an excellent fringe benefits package, including premium medical and dental coverage for employees and dependents, and a vision plan, life insurance and long term disability benefits for the employee only. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers’ Retirement System. Participation in tax deferred plans is available.

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week. The selected candidate will participate in campus wide events beginning the week of August 13, 2018. Fall semester begins August 20, 2018.

Application Deadline
A completed application and supplemental materials must be submitted online by 11:59 p.m. PST February 20, 2018. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials online:
• Completed an Online Application including the Diversity Statement
• Cover Letter (no more than two (2) pages) addressing the Desirable Qualifications
• Résumé or Curriculum Vitae
• Unofficial Transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate coursework. Official copies will be required at the time of hire. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by the applicant’s expense. Click on the following link for a list of agencies with evaluation services. List of Agencies Performing Evaluations on Foreign Transcripts
• Two (2) current Letter of Recommendations directly applicable to the assignment
• Provide one (1) a sample assignment for an introductory performance class.
• Essay: Please provide your means of assessing this assignment. Sample assignment and essay not to exceed two (2) pages total.
Only items listed above will be reviewed by the screening committee. Please upload your materials as PDF files and use file names that clearly reflect the contents of each attachment.

To apply for this position, please go to www.mpc.edu/employment and click on the link for “Full-Time Faculty and Administrator Positions.” Click on the job title for full details about the position. Additionally you will see an “apply” button immediately above the announcement to the right.

You will be required to create a user account. If you already have a user account with another NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log-in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and other required documents.

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the application and employment process will be accommodated to the extent reasonably possible. Requests should be made to the Office of Human Resources by calling 831-646-4016.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Samara Simeone
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
831-646-4024
ssimeone@mpc.edu

Interview Process
Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by phone approximately 2 to 4 weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus and tentatively scheduled for the week of March 26, 2018. Travel expenses associated with the initial interview are the sole responsibility of the applicant. Selected finalists will be invited to second interviews with the Superintendent/President and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Partial reimbursement for expenses associated with the second interview may be available. Positions are subject to adequate funding and MPC reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Conditions of Employment
Employment with Monterey Peninsula College is not complete or official until applicants meet all pre-employment requirements. Prior to employment, the selected candidate will be required to complete the following. All new employees are required to submit official transcripts, Risk Assessment or verification of a negative TB exam, proof of fingerprints taken via Live Scan to the Department of Justice, and proof of eligibility to work in the United States. Offers of employment are contingent upon Governing Board approval.

The District is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the District is to encourage applications from all persons. No person shall be denied employment because of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status as a Vietnam-era veteran, ancestry, or political or organizational affiliation.

About the College
Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a fully accredited California public community college. With an open admissions policy, the college is known for the excellence of its academic programs and student support services. The college has been recognized as a top military friendly school.

Monterey Peninsula College is located on the beautiful central coast of California, approximately 120 miles south of San Francisco. The cities of Carmel, Del Rey Oaks, Marina, Monterey, Pacific Grove, Sand City, Seaside and the unincorporated areas commonly known as Big Sur, Carmel Valley and Pebble Beach are all served by the district. Monterey Peninsula is known as a world-class destination and the many attractions of the area include an incomparable coastline, numerous state parks, the historical district of Monterey, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and several of the most famous golf courses in the world.

Monterey Peninsula College and the Early Childhood Lab School received recognition as a Family Friendly Employer and a Child Welcoming Business in 2017 from Bright Beginnings Early Childhood Development Initiative and the Monterey Peninsula Chamber of Commerce. More information can be found at: https://www.mpc.edu/Home/Components/News/News/8953/18

Monterey Peninsula College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) and the U.S. Department of Education.

Additional information about accreditation and can be found at:
http://www.accjc.org and https://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-information/accreditation

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:
http://www.mpc.edu/academics/general-information/course-catalogs-class-schedules

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:
http://www.mpc.edu/academics/campus-centers/education-center-at-marina

For Institutional Research:
https://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-information/institutional-research-8209

For more information about Monterey Peninsula College:
https://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-resources/human-resources/vice-president-search/about-mpc

For more information about our community:
https://www.mpc.edu/about-mpc/campus-resources/human-resources/vice-president-search/community

For full application instructions and position description, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mpc/jobs/1934261-0/theatre-arts-instructor-full-time-tenure-track-fall-2018

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