Theatre Instructor, Tenure Track

Nevada, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 05, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Theatre Instructor, Tenure Track

Thank you for your interest in Truckee Meadows Community College. If you need assistance or have questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at (775) 673-7168 or

Job Description

Truckee Meadows Community College located in Reno, Nevada, is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Theatre Production and Design Instructor. The major responsibilities of the instructor include teaching theatre classes, assisting with production and planning of performances, developing and/or revising course curriculum, involving and guiding TMCC students in performing arts productions, and working as a vital member of the TMCC Performing Arts Team. This faculty member's primary teaching responsibilities will be to teach courses that may include but are not limited to introduction to theatre, theatre technology, and the history of theatre in a cultural context.

The successful candidate should be equipped to create, develop, and design new courses and curriculum for a new unrealized Arts Technology degree emphasis or certificate. Part of the successful candidates' responsibilities for the first two years will be assisting with the planning and launching of a new dedicated theatre space for the Performing Arts Program. Evening (rehearsals) and weekend (performance) work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. MA (Master of Arts) in Theatre Production and Design, or related areas such as acting, theatre arts management, or a related field with a background in theatre.

2. Teaching experience.

3. Professional experience in Design and Production for the Performing Arts (scenic, lighting, sound, costumes, and technical production)

4. Experience directing/managing - theatrical productions.

5. Ability to work cooperatively with others in a professional and collegial manner.

Preferred Qualifications

1. M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) in Theatre Production and Design, or a related field.

2. Experience teaching at a community college.

3. Professional work in A/V, Mixed Media, Live Event Design, or related fields to Arts Technology.

4. Demonstrated ability to grow a theatre program or involvement in theater venue/performance space planning and development.

5. Demonstrated ability to increase student participation across a range of theater activities.

6. Evidence of skills in marketing and audience building, stage directing, interdisciplinary theatre, or multicultural theatre.

7. Evidence of innovative instructional techniques and technologies as well as strong written and oral communication skills.

8. Evidence of online teaching experience.

9. Theoretical understanding or demonstrated success in working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and literacy practices.


Candidates must exhibit an appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff of varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds. Teaching and workload assignments are scheduled throughout the calendar year, and may require evening and weekend obligations at one or more college locations.

1. Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with standards, mission, and goals of Truckee Meadows Community College.

2. Teach 30 (15/15) credit or contact hours during the academic year, August through May

3. Teach day, evening, and/or weekend classes at one (1) or more college or dual credit locations, as well as online classes, as needed by the department.

4. Assist in production and planning of performances and work weekend performances as needed throughout the academic year.

5. Assist in the planning, development, and launch of a new theater space.

6. Instruct students using approved student learning outcomes, and assess student performance of the outcomes in the courses.

7. Assist with curriculum and program review, revision, assessment, and develop new course materials and innovative instructional concepts and techniques to facilitate student learning.

8. Participation in the exploration of productive and pedagogically sound methods for creating and assessing inclusive educational experiences for students.

9. Demonstrate awareness of diversity issues as they apply to instruction. Maintain sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds as well as disabilities of students.

10. Attend and actively participate in non-classroom activities such as College events, faculty (or professional) development, department and division meetings, college or NSHE committees, and community service activities.

11. Participate in student advising, recruitment, and retention efforts.

12. Engage in ongoing professional development to stay current in field knowledge and pedagogies that facilitate a breadth and depth of understanding in the discipline.

13. Assist the department chair and coordinators in mentoring part-time faculty.

14. Comply with departmental administrative responsibilities and published college and Nevada System of Higher Education policies and procedures.

15. Maintain regular office hours in a shared or private office.

16. Communicate and interact in a professional and collegial manner with faculty, students, staff, and administration, in the best interests of the college and the people it serves.

17. Work closely with department peers and administrator to understand processes and procedures that lead to becoming a successful teacher and contributing member of the academic unit.

18. Other duties as assigned.

Salary Information:

$46,691, salary placement will depend on education and experience. Salaries are subject to any related directives from the Board of Regents and Nevada Legislature.


Full-Time Equivalent

Required Attachment(s)

All of the following documents must be attached to this application in order to be given consideration.

1. Cover Letter that addresses how the candidate meets the minimum and preferred qualifications including a link to an online portfolio that includes examples of production and design work, directing and/ or performances, if applicable, or anything else the candidate deems relevant to the application.

2. Current CV/Resume

3. Copy of Unofficial Transcripts

4. Contact information for three professional references

As a part of the application process all applicants may be asked via email to provide additional supplemental materials or information as a part of the committee screening process.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. Search committees will use this information to determine that applicants meet minimum qualifications as listed in the job announcement.

This posting will close at 12:00 am on the date listed above. The posting will no longer be available to apply to after 11:59 pm the day prior.

All documents, including unofficial transcripts for academic positions, must be received prior to the closing date listed on the job announcement.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check upon hire.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

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Truckee Meadows Community College is a comprehensive educational institution located in Reno, Nevada and is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. TMCC’s five instructional sites and numerous community locations serves an increasingly diverse population of more than 11,000 students each semester. TMCC, an HSI (Hispanic Serving Institution), is a progressive institution that celebrates inclusion and diversity while supporting core themes of academic excellence, student success, and access to lifelong learning.

A vital leader in the New Nevada’s growing economy, TMCC is located near the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains in an environment rich with a thriving arts, culture, food scene, abundant outdoor activities, and a family-friendly local community. It is only a 3.5 hour drive to San Francisco, CA, a 40-minute drive to Lake Tahoe, and within easy driving distance of four national parks (Great Basin, Yosemite, Lassen, and Death Valley). For more information, please go to or view our virtual tour at

The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.