PT Instructor, Theater

Job description

PT Instructor, Theater

Salary: To Be Determined Based on PT Faculty Salary Schedule
Start Date: Fall 2021
Closing Date: 07/01/21 – (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.)
Location: Las Positas College, Livermore, CA

Las Positas College

Livermore, CA

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a PT Instructor, Theater for Las Positas College. Applicants will be expected to provide instruction in the study and performance of classical Shakespearean texts (monologues and dialogues), with a focus on the Elizabethan world as it applies to performance.  Students will come to understand the works of William Shakespeare through active performance techniques as well as traditional literary analysis.  Hired applicants may be considered for additional courses within the program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach acting specifically as it applies to performance in Shakespearean texts, focusing on analysis, history, original practice, and contemporary techniques in performance practice.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:  Analyze a character, scene and play as part of the actor’s preparation for Shakespearean texts; Employ acting physical archetypes and movement technique to create a character from the works of William Shakespeare; Analyze rhetoric within monologue and scene scripts; Research and apply historical understanding of clothing, cultural norms, behavior, and social etiquette in a scene.

  • Class responsibilities include:
  • Review of the basics of acting studied in intro to acting (THEA 1A).
  • Exercises (basic acting technique exercises and exercises specific to Shakespeare).
  • Vocal techniques for Shakespearean acting, with an emphasis on rhetoric, dialect, and original practice.
  • Movement techniques for Shakespearean acting.
  • Characterization and scene study/presentation.
  •  Flexibility to teach classes at times best suited to student need and demand.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance OR Bachelor’s or Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama/theater arts/performance AND Master’s in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature or humanities OR the equivalent.

Evidence of understanding of and responsiveness to the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, racial and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent” provision must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Individuals with disabilities who are unable to carry out the physical activities of the position will receive reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform the essential functions of the positions.

Notification to Applicants

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District reserves the right to close or not fill any advertised position.

TO APPLY, please send the following application materials to the contact listed below:

1. Cover letter

2. Resume

3. Transcripts (Un-officials accepted for application purposes.)

4. Application:

Name: Amy Mattern

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (925) 424-1382

Department: Dean, Arts and Humanities 

It is the policy of this District to provide equal opportunity in all areas of employment practices and to assure that there shall be no discrimination against any person on the basis of sex, ancestry, age, marital status, race, religious creed, mental disability, medical condition (including HIV and AIDS), color, national origin, physical disability, family or sexual preference status and other similar factors in compliance with Title IX, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, other federal and state non-discrimination regulations, and its own statements of philosophy of objectives.  The District encourages the filing of applications by both sexes, ethnic minorities, and the disabled.





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Posted: 6/8/2021
Application Due: 8/7/2021
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