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Theatre Instructor

Iowa Western Community College Council Bluffs, IA
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Job Description

Anticipated Start – January 2018

Qualifications:

Council Bluffs Campus

Education:

Required:  Master’s degree in Theatre or related field with 18 graduate hours in Theatre is required to teach college level courses. 

Preferred: Master’s degree with emphasis in theatre education and/or coursework in the area preferred.

Experience:

Required: One to two years working with adult populations in an educational setting.  Experience teaching through several methodologies.

Preferred:  Community College teaching experience is preferred.  Experience working with budgets.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
  •  Effective organizational skills, particularly as they relate to the teaching-learning process.
  • Capable of creating a classroom and lab environment which is conducive to student learning.
  • Strong motivation to work/serve under-prepared students.
  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

Basic Function and Responsibility:

This position will be responsible for delivering all levels of Theatre classes.  Must be willing to teach a variety of methodologies:  face-to-face, on-line, hybrid and video conferencing.  Assignments may also include teaching at multiple sites during the course of a semester.  This instructor will also be responsible for course instruction and classroom management.  Other duties include, but are not limited to, teaching classroom and laboratory sessions, curriculum development/restructuring, committee assignments, student academic advising, student recruitment, responsibility for materials and supplies, and production budget management. All candidates interviewed will be required to provide a teaching demonstration.

Typical Physical Demands:

Requires prolonged standing or sitting.  Requires frequent bending, stooping or stretching.  May require light lifting.  Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.  Requires ability to distinguish letters or symbols.  Requires the use of office equipment such as computer terminals, calculator, telephone, faxes, and copiers. 

Typical Working Conditions:

Work is routinely performed in a classroom environment.  Frequent contact with internal and external customers is required.  Some travel is required.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help students achieve their educational and career goals
  • Promote, develop, and deliver quality education programs with the intent to retain students to graduation
  • Organize and teach labs as assigned by the academic dean
  • Develop and revise course and program curricula with the assistance of the dean
  • Assess student learning outcomes in courses each term
  • Collaborate with the department to analyze assessment of student learning data and develop course and program improvement plans
  • Contribute to the annual evaluation and revision of General Education Learning Outcomes (GELOs)
  • Promote, model, and enforce academic integrity
  • Advise students
  • Refer students to college resources
  • Actively participate in college life and activities, such as college committees and student organizations
  • Participate in department, division, and college meetings
  • Initiate and pursue a professional growth plan to maintain competency and knowledge of current research, practice trends in the field
  • Post student attendance, grades, and course syllabus to the college LMS in accordance with college timelines
  • Exhibit a positive and professional demeanor and attitude, contributing to a productive and growth oriented work environment
  • Be available in office for student assistance via email, phone, or conference
  • Maintain confidentiality in accordance with FERPA and Title IX regulations
  • Implement accommodations for ADA compliance
  • Demonstrate professional decorum with all members of the college and community
  • Undertake and timely complete additional duties as assigned, e.g. development of class schedules, budget development, course and program evaluations, committee assignments, reports, and equipment needs and evaluations
  • Develop a minimum of two theatrical student productions per academic year.
  • Other duties as assigned which may include:
    • Review faculty credentials in consultation with the Academic Dean
    • Review student transcripts upon request
    • Assist with instructor orientations
    • Assist the College with NACEP accreditation standards

Job Details

Date Posted August 9, 2017
Date Closes October 8, 2017
Address 2700 College Rd
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department Academic Affairs - Arts & Humanities
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
SOC Category 25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
Zipcode 51503
Name Human Resources Director
Address 2700 College Road
City, State and Zip Council Bluffs, Iowa 51503
FAX (712)325-3739

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