POSITION: ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF Theatre Education
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some travel may be required in supervising student teaching assignments, and for recruitment and professional development opportunities.