Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts

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Closing Date: 08/19/2019

Classification Title
Drama/Theater Arts: Contract Instructor-College Credit

Working Title
Assistant Professor, Dramatic Arts

Location: San Diego City College

Pay Information
Class 1, Step A – Class 6, Step C ($5,783.69 – $7,793.19) per month based on the current AFT – COLLEGE Faculty Tenured-Tenured Track Monthly Salary Schedule.
Initial salary placement for this Assistant Professor is commensurate with required education and related teaching experience as outlined in section A2.1 of the AFT Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement and it is non-negotiable. The District offers a comprehensive fringe benefit package including employer paid medical, dental, vision plans, sick leave, and opportunities for professional development. This position is FLSA Exempt and may not accrue overtime. Benefits will be provided under the terms of the AFT-Guild, Local 1931 – Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement. Annual Salaries will be recalculated for service less than a full academic year based on Education Code §87815, any required adjustment will be made within the first pay period. Travel reimbursement for interviewees traveling more than 200 miles, one-way, may be paid according to geographic location (see SDCCD Travel Stipend Policy, Rev 7/14/2011). Typically, Assistant Professors earn tenure after 4 years and promote to Associate Professor. The SDCCD Employment Web Page provides a link to employee collective bargaining agreements and handbooks, and more information about terms and conditions of employment to include salary and benefits.

Position Equivalent FTE: 1.0 FTE

Job Duration: 10 Months

Position Number: 001376

FLSA Status: Exempt (does not accrue overtime)

Bargaining Unit: AFT/College Faculty

Position Type: Academic

Department: School of Arts, Hum, Comm & Telecomm

The Position
Applications are now being accepted for the position of Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts at San Diego City College beginning Spring 2020. City College is located in the City of San Diego, and is one of the San Diego Community College District’s three college campuses. While the current vacancy is at City College, applicants should understand that they are subject to assignment at any District facility at the discretion of the Chancellor. Assignment may include day, evening, and Saturday classes. Please note: Final appointment of this position will be dependent upon the outcome of the State budget.

Major Responsibilities
The Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts is in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and reports to the Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, Communications, and Telecommunications. The instructor will teach courses in the Dramatic Arts Program. Primary responsibilities of this position include supporting the department in program and curriculum development, directing and producing live theatrical performances, teaching classes across a broad spectrum of the dramatic arts, including Introduction to Dramatic Arts, Study of Filmed Plays, Playwriting, Theatre and Social Issues, Script Analysis, Chicana/o Theatre, Beginning and Intermediate Acting, Beginning Voice for Actors, Introduction to Stage Movement, Musical Theatre Repertoire, Rehearsal and Performance, Theatre Workshop, and other courses, as assigned, within the Dramatic Arts curriculum, and contributing to the goals of the Department, School and College. Classes may be taught either on- or off-campus or online. The instructor must fulfill the responsibilities of a community college instructor in accordance with the San Diego Community College classification description. A typical weekly teaching load consists of 15-30 hours of lab/lecture courses/rehearsals and may include weekends and evenings.

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

Desired Qualifications
Some of the following “qualifications” may be duplicates from the list on the classification description. Those “qualifications” below that are not duplicates from the list on the linked classification description are desired or preferred but not required.
•An understanding of the community college environment and mission, and its impact on the future success of dramatic arts students.

•Experience teaching acting and directing plays.

•Experience in areas of theatre other than Acting and Directing. Some areas might include (but are not limited to) playwriting, improvisation, musical theatre, theatre history, non-European theatre, movement, or voice.

•Experience developing college curriculum.

•Experience in outreach and community development and enhancement.

•Demonstrated commitment to promoting equitable practices for students in a college or similar environment.

•Demonstrated ability to think with agility both creatively and critically, and ability to communicate effectively both in oral and written forms.

•Evidence of use of technology in instruction as well as proficiency in using computers.

•Successful experience with conflict resolution strategies both in and outside of the classroom.

•Demonstrated commitment to collegiality and experience working collaboratively with colleagues, staff, students, and community members in a variety of on and off-campus activities (theatre productions, cross-disciplinary projects, academic committees, campus committees, etc.)

•Commitment to professional growth in the theatre and in teaching.

•Experience and/or knowledge in working with students of great diversity in socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic background, including those with different levels of academic preparation and varying physical and learning abilities.

• Ability to contribute to the mission of the college.

If you do not possess the exact degrees, or higher, listed above or if you anticipate receiving the required degree prior to the start of teaching classes, please complete a Request for Equivalency Form and attach it during the application process.

Foreign Degree:
Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC.(ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Commitment to Diversity:
All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty and classified professionals.

Working Conditions
Variable, depending on assignment.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To ensure full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a complete online application that includes the items listed (extraneous material will not be reviewed). References to résumés or other uploaded documents within the online application will be considered an “incomplete” application; please enter “N/A” if any section does not apply.

1. Complete online application (which includes Supplemental Questions — please limit each response to 200 words);
2. Letter of Application (maximum two pages) which demonstrates how the Desired
Qualifications are met;
3. List of Courses document outlining all courses taught and curriculum developed
(beginning with most recent) by course name, type of institution (2-year or 4-year),
delivery method, and dates (two page maximum);
4. Curriculum vitae/résumés (both teaching résumé and professional theatre résumé).
5. Three (3) accessible references listed within the online application (one supervisor and one colleague);
6. Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts;
7. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts;
8. Foreign Degree Evaluation (required if applicable); AND
9. Equivalency Request (required if applicable).

Important: Only complete application packets will be forwarded to the committee. Applicants must complete each required field and answer each supplemental question; references to resumes, CVs, etc. will not substitute for completing the required fields and supplemental questions; and will result in the application being considered “incomplete.” To ensure consistency and fairness to all candidates, please do not submit materials other than those requested (i.e., personal photo, articles you’ve written, etc). Please only upload requested documents using respective document name labels. Uploading extraneous materials, unless specifically requested within this posting, may result in your application not being reviewed.

Before submitting the application and uploaded materials, please check to make sure they are complete and accurate. Once you submit, you will not have access to your application to make changes, however you will be able to view the application if submitted prior to the deadline. If you think you have made an error prior to the closing date, please contact HR at (619) 388-6579 or email

•Application materials sent via mail, fax, or e-mail will not be accepted.
•Note that correspondence, including interview invitations, will be sent to you via the same e-mail used to submit the application: it is the applicant’s responsibility to frequently check their email for correspondence.
•All inquiries, nominations and applications will be held in the strictest confidence.

Conditions of Employment:
•Submit “official” transcripts as stated on application (From all institutions listed in the online application);
•Pass a pre-employment physical exam at the District’s expense;
•Provide a Tuberculosis Clearance Certificate for initial appointment (Note: The certificate must be renewed every 4 years as a condition of continuing employment);
•Have fingerprints taken by a Live Scan computer at the candidate’s expense (Clearance must be received prior to first day of employment);
•Present original documents for proof of eligibility to work in the United States as required by the I9 Employment Eligibility Verification form; AND
•Attend a new hire processing appointment in Human Resources located at the District Administrative Offices.

If you accept a contract (permanent) position with SDCCD and are a retired annuitant with CalPERS or CalSTRS, you must reinstate from your retirement system. Please reference the CalPERS or CalSTRS website for further information.

Additional Information:
Please note that an employee may be transferred to any site at the option of the Chancellor.

SDCCD provides a comprehensive fringe benefit package for its full-time academic employees. The District contributes toward the cost of the premium (including dependent coverage) for the medical insurance plan options. Additional benefits include dental, vision, sick leave, vacation and opportunities for professional development. Contract employees become members of the State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) upon appointment.

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