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20 Feb 2020

Full-Time Assistant Professor, Performing Arts – Technical Theatre

Salt Lake Community College  Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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Job Description

Salt Lake Community College

Assistant Professor, Performing Arts – Technical Theatre

Reports to (title):  Associate Dean
Department:    Div of Comm & Performing Arts (School of Arts, Comm, Media)-2T1
Requisition Number: F19020
Position Type: Replacement
Job Category:   Faculty
FT/PT:   Full-time
Initial Work Location: South City Campus
Starting Salary: Min: $44,394/Academic Year
Open Until Filled: Yes
Priority Review Date:  03/27/2020

Job Summary

The School of Arts, Communication & Media, located in the state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus, offers a diverse array of disciplines and programs that engage and inspire all Salt Lake Community College students. The convergence of talent among students, faculty and staff produces a quality educational experience unmatched by any other two-year college.

The Performing Arts Department enables students to discover and diversify their talents through an assortment of disciplines and platforms, in environments which encourage and celebrate freedom of expression. Students who major in performing arts can become designers, technicians, actors, directors songwriters, comedians, dancers, musicians and singers.

Under supervision of the Associate Dean, the successful candidate will teach a variety of college courses, both general education in theatre, as well as courses within the program, depending on experience:

  • Introduction to Design for Stage and Screen
  • Introduction to Lighting Design
  • Stagecraft
  • Stage Makeup
  • Theatre Lab
  • Introduction to Theatre
  • Film and Culture
  • And depending on interest/experience:
  • Basic Audio
  • Costume Design
  • Scenic Painting
  • Acting
  • Directing

The successful candidate also will mentor students through execution of set, lighting, and sound design for theatre, dance, and film productions, as well as guide and advise technical theatre students through their coursework, internships, and career goals.

Essential responsibilities and duties include -teach a minimum of contractual hours in Theatre and Division courses.

-design and implement scenery and lighting for theatre, dance and film productions as needed and scheduled.

-participate in service to the Department, division, school and college; other committees as needed and/or requested.

-participate in curriculum development and implementation, to include textbook

selection, course design and revision, program design and revision, etc.

-advise students.

-engage in outreach and recruitment activities.

-accept other duties as assigned.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Teach a minimum of contractual hours in Theatre and Division courses.


  • Creates an effective, supportive learning environment for students regardless of delivery method.
  • Teaches courses consistent with department procedures, appropriate Course Curriculum Outline (CCO) and catalog description.
  • Provides each student with a syllabus (paper or online) at the first class meeting that complies with department procedure and the CCO.
  • Teaches assigned classes at the scheduled time and place and meets during required contact hours.
  • Demonstrates incorporation of active and applied learning in courses taught (hands‐on and engaged activities).
  • Provides appropriate and timely feedback for all assignments.
  • Promotes development of critical thinking among students.
  • Actively participates in the update and production of new curriculum development and related activities as a contributing team member of the program area, department, campus, college and state.
  • Maintains and posts teaching schedule. Maintains significant campus presence to respond to instruction and daily needs of students, departments, college and community. Meets with students outside of class—a minimum of 5 hours/week in person or on‐line.
  • Is available to teach courses at times directed by academic needs of the program and availability of staffing pool. The department recommends final teaching assignments with final decision by the Academic Administrator.
  • Returns graded assignments in a timely fashion per department standards.
  • Consistently improves course quality, design and course integrity through participation incollege‐ wide assessment of student learning.
  • Maintains student attendance records (for Financial Aid purposes) and grades.
  • Conducts a variety of appropriate evaluations of student performance. Informs students of progress to date periodically and assigns and submits grades by published deadlines.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and mutually respectful instructional environment. Prepares and submits incident reports to Dean of Student Services for inappropriate student behavior as defined by the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy.
  • Uses appropriate resources and technology in the delivery of courses.
  • Collaborates with colleagues for instructional improvement.
  • Maintains professional and collegial behavior.
  • Coordinates and supervises internships and clinical experiences for students as assigned.
  • Responds to voicemail and email communication promptly (generally within 1‐2 contract days).
  • Meets deadlines.
  • Maintains professional appearance as defined by the discipline and/or College procedure.
  • Partners with the college to provide innovation to improve the learning environment.
  • Promotes support for the mission, vision, values and goals of the College by incorporating culturally‐ competent pedagogy and inclusivity practices.
  • Participate in service to the Department, division, school and college; other committees as needed and/or requested.

Service to the College

  • Provides service to the institution through appropriate participation in academic and campus committee assignments; offers adequate service on at least one department, school, or college‐wide committee.
  • Promotes, models and exhibits the College Values with colleagues, students and community stakeholders.
  • Responds to discussions and requests for department work in timely manner (e.g. answers email, completes task assignments, etc.)
  • Mentors new faculty as assigned.
  • Serves on tenure sitting committees for department colleagues when appropriate.
  • Knows and enforces FERPA guidelines and other pertinent federal regulations.
  • Assists in maintaining a safe and secure campus environment.
  • Reviews and recommends program textbooks and/or materials.
  • Attends Convocation, Professional Development Day, Commencement and other institutional meetings (e.g. department meetings).
  • Handles/responds to student concerns/complaints.
  • Assumes an active role in the student advising process, formal and/or informal, per departmental guidelines.
  • Meets with and updates counseling office; updates and maintains advising materials per departmental guidelines.
  • Develops and/or participates in student recruitment and retention strategies. (Career and Majors Fair, Pathways to Professions, informal outreach, etc.)
  • Assists with assessment of credit for prior learning as needed.
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of department initiatives.
  • Evaluates and revises program offerings/materials on an ongoing basis and develops new curricula as needed.
  • Participates in strategic planning and monitors the institutional effectiveness and accountability process.
  • Provides leadership and instructional integrity through classroom observation, mentoring and evaluation of part‐time employees or serving on tenure sitting committees as needed. Participates in state‐level issues as requested.
  • Reports maintenances issues for classrooms and equipment to appropriate authorities.
  • Maintains inventory, if appropriate, of equipment, tools, supplies and storage/disposal of hazardous materials required for classes, and request appropriate equipment repair.
  • Actively participates in the informed budget process.
  • Identifies budgetary needs and priorities within the program as applicable.

• Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued
• Participate in curriculum development and implementation
• Advise students; outreach and recruitment activities.
• Accept other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

• MFA or PhD in Theatre from an accredited college or university.

• Minimum 2 years teaching in the discipline at the college/university level.

• Graduate level coursework in scenic design and construction, lighting design, sound design, makeup design for theatre.

• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.

• Knowledge of and ability to teach current and emerging entertainment technologies such as: LED technologies, moving light and intelligent light operations, etc.

• Pixel mapping technologies.

• Professional experience leading a production team.

• Experience teaching and working with online educational platforms.

• Experience working with unique communities (for example, autism spectrum, differently-abled, aged, etc.).

• Experience working in the community college environment – curriculum development, service, committee work, etc.

• Demonstrated experience and commitment to multicultural teaching practices, including improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education.

• Demonstrated experience teaching courses with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.

• Bilingual.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA or MFA in Theatre from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 2 years successful teaching in the discipline*
  • Experience working as a designer and/or technical director for a theatre.

*Note: High School Teaching and or Graduate Assistant/Adjunct Teaching will be considered.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Deep knowledge of discipline area.

The ability to communicate complex and relevant educational materials.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Special Instructions

Priory Review Date: 3/27/20: All applications received by this date are evaluated first. Applications after this date are evaluated if the position has not been filled.

All part-time experience will be prorated based on full-time.

Digital Portfolios upon request by the committee.

Salt Lake Community College Human Resources will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.

Official Transcripts are required to be submitted by the finalist before the job offer can be extended.

In addition to submitting the Application, Transcript, CV and References, please submit a Diversity Statement that addresses your commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education and your experience in multicultural teaching practices.

Selected finalists will be required to conduct a classroom teaching demonstration.


How to Apply

Apply online at:


Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

SLCC is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”).

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check.



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Assistant Professor, Performing Arts – Technical Theatre
  Salt Lake Community College
   Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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