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POSITION: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF Theatre Education

 

 

DEPARTMENT: Theatre

 

North Greenville University is a teaching university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Members of the NGU faculty are orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith in Jesus Christ, are role models in their piety and ethics, maintain active membership in an evangelical congregation, and mentor students academically and spiritually. They are Christian scholars who reflect upon their discipline from the perspective of a biblical worldview and are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to the university’s Statement on Human Flourishing. All employees of NGU are required to abstain from illegal drugs and beverage alcohol.

The College of Communication and Fine Arts at North Greenville University consists of the School of Communication, the Cline School of Music, and the School of the Arts. The School of the Arts consists of the Department of Theatre and the Department of Art. The Department of Theater offers four tracks: Performance, Musical Theatre, Design, and (coming soon) Education. The department produces four mainstage productions per academic year along with numerous other performances and events.

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

The Department of Theatre is receiving applications for a full-time faculty position beginning August 2021.

The primary professional responsibility of this instructional faculty member is to teach all levels of courses in the theories and practices of theatre education to students in the newly created Bachelor of Theatre Education program, and to supervise student teaching.  Additionally, this position may require candidates to: expand and develop new course materials; demonstrate familiarity with research methodologies in theatre and education pedagogy; demonstrate familiarity with multiple applications of teaching theatre education; and demonstrate an aptitude to address the needs of student populations of great diversity in cultural background, age, ethnicity, and academic preparation .Additional courses to be taught may include Theatre History, Directing, Drama in Ministry, Acting One and Theatre Appreciation.  Experience with Musical Theatre and in directing productions is a plus.

Preference will be given to those with a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in K-12 schools, as well as college level teaching experience in theatre related fields. We particularly invite candidates who will enhance the racial, ethnic, gender, or cultural diversity of our university. Review of applications will begin on February 3, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

Faculty are expected to integrate their personal faith and Christian worldview into course material, to maintain weekly office hours, to serve as an academic advisor to assigned students, and to participate in all faculty duties.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

  • Teach classes as assigned.
  • Hold weekly office hours to support students academically and spiritually.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students.
  • Participate in department, school, college, and university-level meetings.
  • Participate in department-level course, curriculum, and program development.
  • Ensure the security of assessment tools and confidential documentation.
  • Effectively utilize and monitor the learning management systems.
  • Appropriately maintain student records, grades, and attendance to ensure accuracy.
  • Meet all university deadlines for syllabi and grade submission.
  • Serve on academic committees as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

 

  • Terminal degree in Theatre from an accredited institution with an emphasis in Theatre Education or with related professional experience
  • Certified to supervise Theatre Education students in South Carolina
  • Christian commitment and the ability to integrate the Christian faith with traditional coursework.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

 

  • Visual Abilities:  Read reports, create presentations and use a computer.
  • Hearing:   Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers and students.
  • Dexterity, grasping, feeling, writing, typing, and using the telephone, copier, and computer.
  • Mobility:  Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
  • Talking:  Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75‐100% of the time.

 

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

This position is a full-time, nine-month position in the Theatre Department.  Theatre faculty first report to the Theatre Department Chair, who reports to the Associate Dean of the School of the Arts (who may be the same person as Chair), who reports to the Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts.

 

WORK SCHEDULE

 

Normal academic operations are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am – 1:15 pm.  Occasional work on weekends and evenings for special university events required.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

This position is subject to the university’s background check policy.

Please submit your resume in the North Greenville University application below.

 

TRAVEL

 

Some travel may be required in supervising student teaching assignments, and for recruitment and professional development opportunities.


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