Theatre Arts Instructor - Tenure Track

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Memphis, TN

ID: 7078684
Posted: May 19, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

This is a full-time Tenure Track academic-year faculty appointment within the Department of Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway Theatre Arts Design/Tech and Performance programs as the Theatre Program Coordinator/Theatre Manager. The faculty member reports to the Communications, Graphic and Fine Arts Department Chair and works closely with Adjunct Faculty. The primary duties of the Program Coordinator/Theatre Manager is to manage theatre curriculum and class scheduling, theatrical events on all campuses, maintain and monitor usage of the Union Campus Theater and to fulfill other duties assigned by the Department Chair.

The faculty member is responsible for the coordination, planning, preparation, presentation, and evaluation of classroom and related activities. The faculty member is responsible for performing assigned teaching duties during the day, evening, and occasionally on the weekend on any Southwest Tennessee Community College campus as assigned.

Southwest Tennessee Community College is a comprehensive, multicultural, public, open—access college. Southwest began operation on July 1, 2000, through legislation that consolidated Shelby State Community College and State Technical Institute at Memphis. Southwest has 2 campuses 4 centers from which it offers over 100 programs and over 20 technical certificate programs. We foster student success, transform lives, and increase the educational level of a diverse community in Shelby and Fayette counties. Southwest is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution, accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. We invite you to become a part of the Southwest Team!

The Division of Humanities (DoH) consists of five academic departments: Communications, Graphic, and Fine Arts; Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services; Languages and Literature; Mathematics; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The division accounts for 52% of full-time faculty, and over 100 adjunct faculty. While the DoH’s core function is general education, the division is home to 35 academic transfer programs, three Associate of Applied Science and two certificate programs, preparing students for entry into the workforce.

Commitment to Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The DoH is committed to educational equity, economic and social mobility, and social justice. We seek candidates who appreciate and have experience teaching students from diverse racial, ethnic, learning, and socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to building a team of committed faculty with racially diverse backgrounds, points of view, and lived experiences. Women, people of color, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

At the time of application, applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter, resume/CV, references list, statement of teaching philosophy, & an unofficial transcript.

This role will be responsible for the following:

Essential Job Functions:

Prepares and delivers lectures and hands-on instruction for all offerings in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway Theatre Arts Design/Tech and Performance programs or courses as assigned. Teaching includes preparation, delivery, and assessment for a full-time teaching load, which is currently 15 hours. Some teaching responsibilities may occur during required office hours when faculty are expected to advise students in their majors and courses.
Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and application of cultural competence pedagogy within the discipline.
Maintains office hours for students seeking advice (Academic advising of students) on class work, assignments, papers, and others.
Compiles, administers, evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, tests, and papers; and keeps students informed about their progress by observation and informs them of corrective measures necessary for skill improvement.
Advises and counsels students in academic and career fields through mentoring and tutoring.
Maintains accurate student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Provides service/outreach in the college and community by serving on college, division, and departmental committees, by participating in student activities, and by participating in scholarly activities in thecommunity.
Advise and track students’ progress through the Associate of Fine Arts in the Tennessee Transfer Pathway
Theatre Arts Design/Tech and Performance programs.
Initiate articulation meetings and agreements between four-year institutions.


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