Theatre Arts, FullTime Tenure Track Fall 2017

Mar 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Theatre Arts, Full­Time Tenure Track Fall 2017

SALARY: $52,532.00 - $71,235.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/01/17
CLOSING DATE: 05/01/17 11:59 PM

Monterey Peninsula College is seeking applicants for a full­time tenure track instructor in Theatre Arts 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 may include teaching a core of intermediate and advanced acting and directing classes, including Introduction to Theatre, as well as Film Appreciation Voice/Oral Interpretation, and other Theatre Arts courses. The successful candidate will be expected to direct and/or produce at a minimum of onemain stage production per semester as well as black box studio productions. In addition, the department produces a main stage musical theater production each summer. Productions will draw from from a variety of genres including (but not limited to) classical/verse? musical, contemporary, comedy or drama.

The Monterey Peninsula Theatre Company has been delighting and enlightening audiences for almost 50 years. Considered an icon of the local stage scene, the MPC theatre company enjoys tremendous support from the community at hand. In the Fall of 2010 the theater building itself underwent a 22 month long multi - million dollar renovation transforming it into a state of the art facility. This upgrading has enabled the company to offer an even wider spectrum of Theatre arts than ever before. The MPC Theatre Company is served by a large and loyal public and a tax­exempt foundation.

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 encouraged to engage in campus life and become involved in college committees.

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 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 contact information for the Commission can be found at

ACCJC reaffirmed Monterey Peninsula College's accreditation in June 2010. MPC's accreditation evaluation site visit occurred in October 2016.­mpc/campus­ information/accreditation

For information about course offerings, please see the Monterey Peninsula College catalog and class schedules:­information/course­catalogs­class­schedules

For a history of the development of the Education Center at Marina:­centers/education­center­at­marina
For Institutional Research:­mpc/campus­information/institutional­ research

As a full­time faculty member in the Creative Arts Division, the successful candidate will:
• Serve as Artistic Director for the Theatre program.
• Develop the artistic vision and focus for the Theatre program
• Plan a comprehensive annual theatrical season appropriate for a diverse college and community audience.
• Assist in the hiring of creative/production personnel and perform other Theatre program management tasks.
• Direct straight plays and musical theatre productions.
• Develop and use a variety of effective teaching and assessment methods to engage student interest and support a variety of learning styles.
• Create curriculum including course syllabi and student learning outcomes.
• Evaluate student work using clear criteria relevant to the course content and learning objectives and assess course and program learning outcomes
• Maintain and submit accurate records according to published deadlines (i.e., grades, syllabi, attendance reports).
• Participate in the scheduling of Theatre Arts classes.
• Manage a complex Theatre program budget.
• Engage in activities that enhance the Theatre program's relationships with area high schools, colleges and businesses.
• Advise and mentor Theatre Arts students.
• 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 participate in college committees and campus life activities.
• Communicate and work cooperatively with colleagues (within the discipline and collegewide) on matters regarding course offerings, programs, and activities that would enhance the development of the department and college.
• Continue professional development and remain current in the field through coursework, conferences, workshops, and other appropriate means.
• Perform duties described in Board policy, the Faculty Handbook, the MPCTA Contract, and as assigned at the Monterey campus, the Education Center at Marina, online, and/or other designated locations during the day, evening or weekend.

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. AND 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, 2017.
Applicants who believe they possess equivalent qualifications may complete an equivalency form and submit it with their application materials for review.

Desirable Qualifications:
• Master of Fine Arts in Theatre Arts with an emphasis in Acting and/or Directing
• Evidence of professional work in acting and directing
• Three (3) years successful teaching experience at the community college or university level (not including work as a graduate teaching assistant).
• Computer literacy and experience in word processing, presentation and spreadsheet software as well as technology and software used in theatrical productions
• Experience with the development, management, and instruction of online courses

Personal and Professional Qualities:
• Knowledge of and commitment to teaching.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work with community groups and campus organizations.
• Effective oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to meet the needs of community college learners with diverse backgrounds and a wide range of abilities.


Anticipated Starting Compensation
Initial salary placement is based on the current full­time salary schedule and on verification of education and experience. Starting salary is $52,532­$71,235 annually. In addition to the base salary, the successful candidate may also earn an annual Doctoral stipend of $2,881 or an annual multiple Masters' stipend of $2,043.

Monterey Peninsula College offers excellent employee benefits, ranging from health, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance program (EAP), and long­term disability, provides sick leave and contributes to the CalSTRS retirement plan. Monterey Peninsula College contributes to the State Teachers' Retirement System (STRS).

Assignment & Anticipated Start Date
The assigned work year is 175.5 days per academic year. The assignment will include up to 15 teaching load units (TLUs) plus five office hours per week. Selected candidates will participate in campus­wide events beginning the week of August 16, 2017. Fall semester begins August 18, 2017.

Application Deadline
Completed application packets must be submitted by 11:59 pm, April 23, 2017. Monterey Peninsula College reserves the right to close, continue, cancel, postpone or restart the recruitment at any time.

Application Procedures
1. To be considered for review, applicants must submit the following application materials: Completed Online District Application including the Diversity
Statement and Supplemental Questions;
2. A .pdf Cover letter addressing the listed desirable qualifications and personal and professional qualities;
3. A .pdf Resume or Curriculum Vitae;
4. Written assignment: Provide a proposed 3 year production schedule which represents a excellent, comprehensive Theatre education including at least two main stage productions, two black box studio productions, and one summer musical theater production each year.
5. Transcripts from accredited colleges of Bachelor's degree and all advanced degrees and coursework. Foreign transcripts must be evaluated at the applicant's expense. Click here for a list of Foreign Transcript Evaluation Services.
6. No more than two current letters of recommendation relevant to your application for this position.
7. Sample Syllabus for Introduction to Theatre.

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:

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 withanother NeoGov employer, you will be able to use your existing account log­in information. Please complete all the required components of the application including uploading of your transcripts and various other 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) 646­3038.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Kayla Garcia
Human Resources Department
Monterey Peninsula College
(831) 646­3038

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified approximately two weeks ­ four weeks following the application deadline. Initial interviews are held on campus. Travel expenses 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 and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. 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, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, status or protected veteran status.


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