Professor of Technical Theater (Full-time, Tenure-track)
- Mt. San Antonio College
- Walnut, CA
- Faculty Jobs
- Arts & Humanities, Ethnic & Cultural Studies, Fine & Performing Arts
- Position Type
- Tenured & Tenure-Track
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Community College
Professor of Technical Theater (Full-time, Tenure-track)Division:
Initial placement $73,368 - $109,493Open Date:
12/15/2022Initial Screening Date:
03/14/2023Open Until Filled:
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT:
The Mt. SAC Theater department prides itself on being a professionally modeled academic training institution. Students completing their studies have obtained the knowledge, skills, and mindset to be successful in their future theatrical pathways, including the transfer to university, consistent industry gig work, and full-time employment opportunities. We are dedicated to fostering the voices of those from marginalized communities through our actions as demonstrated in theater curriculum and productions. We are looking for a collaborative faculty member who shares the goal of enhancing our students’ ability to succeed in their chosen careers, building a sense of belonging and confidence within our student population, and enriching our community with theatrical productions that resonate traditionally marginalized populations and viewpoints.
Courses taught will be based on the successful candidate’s strengths within the stagecraft discipline, but could include the following:
- Script Analysis
- Introduction to Stage Design
- Stage Lighting
- Sound Design
- Costume Design
- Stage Management
- Theater Practicum
- Play Rehearsal – Technical
First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PT) on the above listed Initial Screening Date are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online, unless otherwise noted, at the Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:
- A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
- A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
- A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
- College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.
- OPTIONAL: Up to three letters (3) of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation or any of the required documents).
- OPTIONAL: Upload documentation of physical portfolio of design / theatrical work, or; a link to a digital portfolio of design / theatrical work.
Mt. San Antonio College offers a competitive and excellent benefits package providing medical, dental, and vision benefits for eligible employees and their dependents. Lifetime medical benefits are also available for eligible retirees.
The College contributes $23,766.84 toward annual premiums for medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage.
- Teach courses in the disciplines for which the candidate meets Minimum Qualifications or the equivalent.
- Teach assigned courses in accordance with course outline of record.
- Instruct and support students with diverse backgrounds utilizing culturally relevant pedagogy, careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methods including for online instruction, informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions, student learning outcomes, and support a philosophy of instruction focusing on critical thinking and analysis.
- Maintain scheduled office and campus hours and participate in department/division meetings and committees.
- Perform related duties as assigned, including timely compliance with administrative responsibilities and College, division, and department policies.
- Late afternoon and/or evening assignments may be required as part of the regular contract.
- Effective oral and written communication with students.
- Commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population.
- Participate in departmental and college governance activities through committee service and/or other appropriate activities to maintain and improve the instructional program and to provide service to the college.
- In close cooperation with other discipline faculty, participate in the design, evaluation, revision, and development of culturally relevant curriculum, courses, and/or degrees.
- In cohort with other faculty, may serve as the Technical Director, supporting (annually) up to 5 Theater Department Productions, coordinating and ensuring execution of the technical elements of the production process are completed, on time, and safe for performance.
- Additionally, in cohort with other faculty, the successful candidate may coordinate the design of either lighting/projections, sound, or stage/production management for up to 5 Theater Department Productions per year.
- Participate in curriculum development, program advisory board, learning outcome development and assessment.
- Serve on college committees as necessary to maintain and improve instructional programs.
- Participate in appropriate professional development activities and remain current on relevant industry trends as they relate to current and future curriculum development.
A. The minimum of one of the following awarded/conferred from a regionally accredited institution:
- Any Bachelor’s degree and two (2) full-time equivalent years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment; OR
- Any Associate’s degree and six (6) full-time equivalent years of professional experience directly related to the faculty member’s teaching assignment; OR
- The equivalent (please request an equivalency review in the application); OR
- California Community College credential, “Valid for Life” (no longer issued), authorizing service as an instructor in the appropriate discipline; refer to Ed Code § 87355 (If meeting qualifications with this credential, a copy of the valid lifetime credential must be submitted with the application.);
B. Commitment to the community college goals/objectives of providing quality programs and services for students with diverse abilities and interests; personal qualities to work effectively and sensitively in a multicultural environment; awareness and commitment to the special needs of non-traditional students.Preferred Qualifications:
- Ability to communicate curriculum meaningfully for students with diverse backgrounds.
- M.F.A. in Technical Direction, Stage Lighting, Sound Design, Stage Management, or similar, with a professional portfolio demonstrating scope and breadth of realized production content.
- Two or more years of experience in a specialized discipline at a professional or collegiate/university level.
- Experience working in theater that prioritizes traditionally marginalized populations and stories.
- Ability to communicate and collaborate professionally and effectively within a production team, while guiding and mentoring students through the process of executing a theatrical design.
- Strong pedagogical foundation rooted in modern teaching practices, as demonstrated through classroom engagement and curriculum content review and creation.
- Knowledge of/experience within Career Education and Training, especially within CA.
- Local/Regional experience within the live entertainment industry.
The incumbent may periodically be required to get to a variety of locations. If operating a vehicle, employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.Equivalencies:
Candidates not holding the stated required qualifications who are requesting consideration based on an equivalency, will be asked to complete the equivalency related questions included in the application.Conditions of Employment:
The person holding this position is required to be present on Mt. San Antonio College’s campus to perform all essential duties and responsibilities.
This is a full-time, tenure-track, 10-month contract position that begins in the 2023-24 academic year. Placement on the salary schedule is based on formal education, full-time and/or part-time teaching, and related work experience, up to a maximum placement at step 9.
Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live scan services shall be borne by the candidate.
Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered:
- A ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment; and
- An employee with ‘Actual Knowledge’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to them about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.
As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: https://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/asr-final-2021.pdf.
PHYSICAL ABILITIESAbility to: 1) Work at a desk and in meetings of various configurations; 2) Possess digital dexterity to operate instructional equipment; 3) Read printed matter and computer screens; 4) Communicate so others will understand a normal conversation; 5) Hear and understand speech; 6) Bend, twist, stoop, and reach; 7) Lift, push, pull and carry up to 20 pounds.Special Notes:
A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].
DO NOT include photographs or any personal information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.
LONG DISTANCE TRAVEL FOR INTERVIEWS: Should you be invited to an interview, please contact our office to discuss an accommodation option if attending the interview would require you to travel in excess of 150 miles one way from your residence.
THE MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE DISTRICT WILL NOT SPONSOR ANY VISA APPLICATIONS.
Transcripts issued outside the United States 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. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline. Accredited evaluation agencies can be found on the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services Website.Inquiries/Contact::
1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: (909) 274-4225
E-mail: [email protected]
A committee will evaluate applications taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. Interviews may include a writing sample, presentation, teaching demonstration, and/or performance test. The committee will recommend finalists to the President/CEO and/or Vice President of Instruction/Student Services for a second interview. The number of vacancies is dependent on student enrollment, College resources and needs, and Board of Trustees’ approval. The starting date will be determined following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.Confidential Letters of Reference Instructions:
It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required and optional documents are attached by no later than 11:59 PM PT of the initial screening date shown on the job posting.Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.EEO Policy::
We value diversity in all aspects of the human condition. We pursue equity by reevaluating how we empower each person to achieve their success.
The District, as part of our Vision, “promotes a climate of respect and authentic engagement. We are culturally responsive to the needs of our diverse student body. We strive to increase and sustain equitable outcomes for all students. We recruit and retain quality employees who are reflective of our students and the community we serve, in addition to providing all personnel with equity and diversity training.”
The District is a proud Chicanx/Latinx, and Hispanic-Serving Institution, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution, and Minority Serving Institution, serving over 30,858 students based on Fall 2021 stats.
The student population is as follows:
- by ethnicity – 58% Latinx, 9.45% White, 18.39% Asian, 3.58% Filipino, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 3.38% Black/African American, 0.16% American Indian, 2.55% two or more races and 4.28% unknown;
- by gender – 56.09% Female, 41.29% Male, 0.35% Non-Binary, 2.27% unspecified;
- and by age – 29.07% ages 19 or younger, 29.88% ages 20-24, 12.8% ages 25-29, 7.01% ages 30-34, 4.32% ages 35-39, 5.43% ages 40-49,11.48% ages 50 and older.
The current employee population is as follows:
- by ethnicity – 35% Latinx, 32% White, 16% Asian/Pacific Islander, 5% Black/African American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, 3% Two or More Races, 8% unknown;
- by gender – 56.06% Female, 43.13% Male, 0.81% unspecified;
- and by age – 3.94% ages 20-29, 19.46% ages 30-39, 30.21% ages 40-49, 46.39% ages 50 and older.
The District works to create an inclusive environment that provides a safe-haven for international students, veterans, re-entry students, LGBTQIA+ students, and students of various learning styles regardless of citizenship status.
We are committed to hiring Faculty that understands how cultural diversity in the academic environment promotes academic excellence; fosters cultural, racial, and human understanding; and provides positive role models for all students.
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).Cancel RTF Policy::
We reserve the right to re-open, re-advertise, delay, or cancel filling this position. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
Mt. San Antonio College provides the full college experience without the full college debt. As a nonprofit California Community College, Mt. SAC is known for providing a top-tier education and extensive student services while keeping classes at just $46 a unit.
The campus sits on 420 rolling acres in Walnut, California, located on the eastern edge of the Greater Los Angeles Area. The city of Walnut is considered one of the Best Small Towns to Live In by Money Magazine, which highlighted only one other California town. A diverse suburb just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, Walnut is known for its nationally reknowned schools and equestrian community. The city combines the charms of rural living with the benefits of being located just 25 miles from Downtown Los Angeles.
Mt. San Antonio College serves everyone, from residents to working professionals and international students. Its local College District boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut, and West Covina. Learn about our district and trustees.
At Mt. San Antonio College, diversity is what brings our campus to life. Our students come from unique backgrounds and are all at different places in their lives. Some are here straight from high school, while others have families and full-time jobs, but they are all here for the same reason: to achieve their goals through education. We proudly serve more than 50,000 students from all walks of life. About half of our students are seeking degrees and certificates. The other half are enjoying community programs, workforce development classes and other non-credit courses. Learn more about demographics on our Facts and Stats page.
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