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Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (Theatre)

Santa Fe College
Gainesville, Florida
$46,500 + Benefits

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

For over forty (40) years, Fine Arts at Santa Fe College continues to provide first-class enrichment and entertainment community wide in Dance, Music, Visual Arts and Theatre. The Theater Program within Fine Arts boast twenty (20) plus years of exceptional work in the theater arts, covering a wide range of mixed media, performance genres, as well as technical/design styles. Rated top-notch by the Florida Community College Activities Association Theatre Division and the American College Theater Festival, the Theatre Program at Santa Fe College is seeking a month (9) Assistant Professor to promote and encourage student success in theater arts through quality instruction and real-world learning experiences.

The Assistant Professor, Theatre is a collaborative artist and educator who has experience in a variety of contemporary performance pedagogies and practice who can teach more than one recognized acting technique. Under general supervision, the Assistant Professor of Theatre will develop, prepare, and teach a variety of theatrical concepts, acting techniques, performance design methodologies and technologies, as well as theatrical performance management and production direction. Teaching assignments for the Assistant Professor, Theatre may include the following: Introduction to Theatre, Acting Fundamentals, Acting I, Performance, and/or Scene Design. This position is expected to oversee and direct productions, as well as assist with other Fine Arts productions involving acting throughout the academic year in conjunction with other Fine Arts Faculty and the student players. Faculty may be assigned to SF’s main Northwest campus or housed at any of the College’s six educational centers. Course offerings within the Fine Arts-Theatre may be taught during the day, evening, or online, as well as taught using other distance learning formats.  Santa Fe College full-time Theatre faculty have a primary nine (9) month contract based on teaching 15 credit hours in the fall and 15 credit hours in the spring; summer teaching opportunities may be available for additional compensation based upon departmental need.


Responsibilities and Duties


  • Plan, organize, and deliver all levels of acting coursework in didactic, classroom and/or stage settings to promote student success within a creative, collaborative community college environment.
  • Support and promote the mission of the Fine Arts Department and SF which centers on excellence in teaching and learning through quality instruction, curriculum enhancement, and service.
  • Collaborate with other faculty to evaluate, revise, and develop curriculum that remains current with national collegiate theatre standards and cultivates the mastery of course content.
  • Collaborate to produce and coordinate all aspects of theatrical productions, annually serving as the director of a musical and/or play and assisting with theatre productions as needed. 
  • Appropriately document student progress and maintain records including attendance and student learning outcomes.
  • Conduct advising for Theatre Program students.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and college committee work.
  • Provide service excellence through courteous, informed, accessible and professional engagement.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Reports to: Chair, Fine Arts




Required:  Master’s degree in Theater (MFA) or a master’s degree with at least 18 graduate semester hours in Theater.

Additional Requirements:  A criminal background check will be conducted.

Preferred:  Proven excellence in the directing of musicals and/or other theatrical productions are preferred, as is relevant teaching experience within a community college setting.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Systems & Software - proficient level of knowledge of Microsoft Office and/or relevant position software programs.
  • Communication – able to effectively communicate in a professional, diplomatic, empathetic, and tactful manner using preferred method and level as applicable to the job.
  • Organization & Time Management – able to plan, schedule, and organize tasks related to the job to achieve goals within or ahead of established time frames.
  • Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated team player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
  • Leadership – has demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial, high energy, driven, hands-on leader.  Possess expertise in selecting, training, developing, coaching, mentoring, and retaining a highly motivated workforce.
  • Ability to work successfully in a multi-cultural environment.

Application Process:  All applicants must submit a completed online application, a letter of intent that describes specific interest in teaching theatre at Santa Fe College, a teaching philosophy statement, an up-to-date resume/curriculum vitae, and academic transcripts to be considered for this position. Unofficial transcripts are only accepted for review purposes, official transcripts are required prior to any offer of employment being made.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.

Santa Fe College (SF) is committed to maintaining a work and educational environment that embraces diversity and where no member of the college community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subject to discrimination in any college program or activity based on: their race, ethnicity, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy status, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, political opinions or affiliations, or veteran status. This commitment applies to employees, volunteers, students, and, to the extent possible, to third parties, applicants for admission, applicants for employment, and the general public.

Inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies or concerns about discrimination or harassment, including concerns about sexual harassment or sexual violence under Title IX, should be directed to: [email protected]

Santa Fe College reserves the right to extend deadlines and/or not to offer advertised positions.
Preference will be given to eligible veterans and spouses of veterans

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