Instructor – THEATRE

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El Camino College


Instructor – THEATRE

Full-Time, Tenure-Track

Req:  A1718-029R

Division: Fine Arts/Center for the Arts

Close Date:  6/18/2018


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El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team.

This position request is for a full-time theatre instructor to teach courses in acting, acting for the camera, and directing, as well as to direct some of our four productions each year. The instructor’s load would primarily be drawn from the following courses: Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Acting, Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, Improvisation, Acting: Audition and Cold Reading, Acting Shakespeare, Fundamentals of Stage Direction, Beginning Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Production, Student Performance Production Workshop, as well as within the new Certificate in Acting and Production for Independent Film and Social Media.

Professional responsibilities are based on a ten-month 40-hour workweek, and will initially include 9 lecture hours, 9 lab hours, 4-5 office hours, and classroom preparation, research and student learning assessments. The selected candidate will be expected to provide direction, organization, recruitment and long-range planning and development for the Theatre Program as well as mentorship and support to Theatre majors in achieving their educational goals. Commitment to program development and consistent participation in campus-wide, divisional, and departmental committees and activities is also expected, including student and faculty performances, faculty meetings, program review, and curriculum development.  


The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic. 


Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College’s mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.



Master's degree in drama, theatre arts, performance; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR  

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND 

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices. 



Experience in directing theatrical productions – including musicals

Experience in directing for the camera

Experience in planning a theatrical season

Demonstrated commitment to a variety of teaching and learning styles

Experience examining and remediating one's instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.

Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.

Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students' lives, interests, and communities. 


SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: Please limit your response to 300 words.

What strategies do you use to motivate students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective? 

Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students?



Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2018 – 2019 academic year, beginning August 23, 2018. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.



The starting salary ranges from $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.



An applicant must submit the following by the closing date:

1) Online application:

2) Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3) Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4) Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.)

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

5) Evidence of a valid community college credential, if applicant holds one.

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application on-line.

If you need assistance you may call 310-660-3593 Ext. 5809 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Due to the large volume of calls received on closing dates, we highly recommend that you do not wait until the last day to apply so that we may assist you with questions or technical matters that may arise. Give yourself sufficient time to complete the profile, which may take 45 minutes or more. Positions close promptly at 3:00 p.m. 

Closing Date: Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.





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Job No: A1718-029R
Posted: 5/9/2018
Application Due: 6/8/2018
Work Type:
Salary: $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent fringe benefits are included.