Instructor, Drama

Guilford Technical Community College   Jamestown, NC   Full-time     Education
Posted on November 5, 2021
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Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) is currently the fourth largest of N.C. Community College System’s 58 institutions. On our six campuses and through our online offerings, we annually serve approximately 27,500 students, 60% of whom are students of color. We strive to offer programs that provide equitable educational outcomes for all students representing all backgrounds, including, but not limited to, ability, age, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. At GTCC, we are committed to cultivating a workplace culture of inclusion that welcomes, develops, supports, and empowers employees. We are looking for an exceptional person, who shares our institutional mission, vision, and values, to join our team!

Teaching faculty at Guilford Technical Community College are responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimum learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses, modeling employability skills, demonstrating professionalism, developing cooperative work relationships with other faculty and staff, supporting college administrative requirements, and maintaining competency in their instructional field. He/she will be responsible for quality instruction and for effective participation and interest in the total affairs of the college. 
The Division of Business, Creative & Performing Arts at Guilford Technical Community College seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and collaborative theater professional with significant experience in all aspects of play production to join our team. Under general supervision, this individual will prepare and teach courses designed to support our theater programs and to transfer to a four-year college or university bachelor’s degree. Courses may include: Theater History; Acting; Directing; Stagecraft; and Play Production. The successful candidate should be prepared to integrate technology skills into the classroom and be available to teach at times and locations that meet the needs of students. The successful candidate will serve as faculty advisor for the Associate of Fine Arts in Theater students; work to develop and maintain collaborative transfer agreements with area colleges and universities; as well as assume responsibility for all aspects of the college’s drama offerings to include a Fall and Spring student theater production. The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in historical and contemporary issues of theater and related fields; and committed to working constructively with all facets of a growing Theater Arts program within the community college and the greater theater community.
Prepare & teach departmental courses to include: 
* developing learner centered lesson plans 
* employing teaching strategies & instructional materials for different learning styles 
* incorporating, as pedagogically appropriate, current technology in classroom, distance learning and laboratory environments 
* creating and modeling a quality learning environment that supports a diverse student population 
* preparing, distributing and utilizing instructional support materials, including course syllabi, supplementary materials, instructional media and other devices as appropriate 
* updating and revising curriculum to maintain currency 
* developing new courses as needed to support the instructional mission 
* participating in the development and review of course and program/general education outcomes as appropriate 
* developing, conducting and documenting appropriate assessment of student learning in outcomes courses and programs/general education as appropriate 
Professional Development

Maintain a professional status that supports the instructional mission by:
* participating in professional development activities to maintain currency in field; maintaining current credentials or licensures as required by program or accreditation
* participating in professional development opportunities to advance teaching skills and strategies

Provide daily & ongoing oversight of facilities, equipment and student records to include:
* maintaining classroom and laboratory spaces including upkeep of assigned equipment
* providing for the security of facilities, equipment and instructional materials and maintaining safe working conditions
* maintaining student records (e.g., grades and attendance) in accordance with established deadlines using a variety of technology-based programs (e.g., Colleague, WebAdvisor, Moodle)
* complying with all applicable college, state and federal rules and regulations

Student Support 
Provide an environment conducive to student success to include: 
* conducting recruiting activities 
* providing academic advising 
* promoting retention/persistence by assisting students to develop strategies for success 
* assisting students with the registration and graduation process 
* referring students to campus and community resources when appropriate 
* maintain student records 
College Service 
Support college-wide endeavors to include: 
* collaboration with faculty and staff from other divisions/departments to promote communication, coordinate schedules and support student success 
* serving on department, division and college committees 
* participating in GTCC institutional initiatives 
* collaborating with educational partners, business/industry and/or external agencies as appropriate to promote the instructional mission of GTCC 
* supporting collegiality and teaching excellence by actively participating in the professional development of new and veteran faculty (e.g., mentoring and peer observation) 
* participating in extracurricular student activities/clubs 
* attending college professional development sessions, college/division/department meetings, graduation and convocation, as required 
* Demonstrate and model the College’s employability skills: adaptability, communication, information processing, problem solving, responsibility and teamwork. 
* perform all duties as assigned by supervisor.
Difficult Challenges Contacts
Chair, Creative and Performing Arts 
Dean, Business, Creative and Performing Arts
Education Required
-Master’s degree or Master of Fine Arts degree in Drama/Theater Arts from a regionally accredited college or university
Education Preferred
-Doctoral degree in Drama or Theater Arts from a regionally accredited college or university
Experience Required
-3 years of post-secondary teaching experience in drama, theater arts, or a related field of study 
-Experience directing and/or coordinating theater productions.
Experience Preferred
-Greater than 3 years of post-secondary teaching experience in drama, theater arts, or a related field of study 
-Experience directing and/or coordinating college-level theater productions, with student participants 
-Experience with assessment of student learning outcomes 
-Experience with distance learning and/or alternate instructional delivery systems
KSA Required
The Instructor shall possess an understanding of and commitment to the nature and role of the Community College, particularly its “open door” policy. He/she shall have demonstrated personal and professional competence for the responsibilities assigned. The Instructor must be able to: 
1. Multi-task 
2. Respect Diversity 
3. Adapt to changing procedures, protocols or assignments. 
4. Create and maintain a learner-centered environment 
5. Communicate effectively 
6. Ability to effectively implement and apply technology solutions.
KSA Preferred Department/Job Specific Requirements
Mandatory GTCC Trainings (upon initial hire) and annual updates as required; other required trainings may be added as needed): 
1. Reporting Requirements 
2. Discrimination & Anti-Harassment (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
3. Shooter on Campus (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
4. Personal Information Protection (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
5. Ethics and Social Responsibility (within 30 days of hire; annual refresher thereafter) 
6. eLearning Level One (before the first day of the first semester teaching) 
7. eLearning Levels Two and Three for instructors who teach online or hybrid delivery methods (before the first day of the first semester teaching)
Physical Demands
1. May include teaching day and evening and on multiple campuses 
2. Physical Requirements 
a. Hear and see 
b. Stand extended periods of time (up to 6 hours) 
Criminal history checks, with acceptable results, are required.
Posting Type Faculty