Theatre Faculty (Tenure-track)

Tennessee, United States
$40,000.00 - $40,000.00
May 13, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


is accepting applications for the following position:


Theatre Faculty (Tenure-track)


Position number: B99932


Salary: $40,000                                                          


Motlow State is the fastest growing college in Tennessee.  We are located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and have four campuses that serve students from eleven counties.  We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts. Motlow positions are contingent upon funding availability and budget approval.


Minimum Qualifications:


Hold a Master’s degree in Theatre with 18 hours of graduate level coursework in Technical Theatre and/or Design from a regionally accredited college or university by appointment date


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to a positive working environment with a wider and culturally diverse range of colleagues, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Research, teaching, and service has prepared applicant to contribute to Motlow’s commitment to diversity and inclusion in Higher Education.
  • Ability to work safely in a potentially hazardous environment such as heights and confined quarters with exposure to loud noises and dust including an ability to lift up to fifty pounds
  • Must demonstrate through application materials and in the interview the ability to teach and mentor students.
  • Previous teaching experience
  • Previous professional experience in theatre
  • Proficient with CAD software (AutoCAD or Vectorworks), and experience with best practices in theatrical rigging and scenic construction
  • Ability to teach in an additional field such as speech






General Function: 


Motlow State Community College, the fastest growing college in Tennessee, is seeking an energetic and student-focused Theatre faculty member to teach courses in Intro to Theatre, Stage Craft, and Design at its Moore County and other campuses. Motlow State Community College offers day, afternoon, night, weekend, online, hybrid, and accelerated courses at four campuses, and other communities.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


(Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate.)

  • Teach courses as assigned in accordance with the catalog description and the approved course syllabus.
  • Serve as Technical Director for theatre productions.
  • Direct theatre productions as assigned.
  • Coordinate the facility with other programming such as the music department.
  • Supervise student practicum hours in technical theatre and design.
  • Organize and maintain working theatre
  • Submit all requested paperwork timely and complete.
  • Respond promptly to the Dean’s and Curriculum Chair of Humanities’ requests.
  • Participate in graduation exercises.
  • Support curricular and extracurricular activities within the college.
  • Stay abreast of current developments in the teaching discipline.
  • Travel to multiple campuses as needed.
  • Teach several dual enrollment classes at area high schools.
  • Work as part of a team, functioning professionally in a highly collaborative, increasingly diverse culture.
  • Teach a 15 credit hour load per semester (summers are voluntary).
  • Advise and mentor students about academic and career goals.
  • Serve on college committees.
  • Post and maintain office hours which provide adequate time for academic student advisement; out-of-class meetings with students and colleagues; and faculty, division, and departmental meetings.
  • Collaborate with Humanities faculty, Curriculum Chair of Humanities, and academic Deans regarding curricular and programmatic issues and needs.
  • Facilitate and present diverse and multidisciplinary perspectives into the classroom.
  • Promote diversity and encourage the knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage others from various cultures or backgrounds.
  • Spearhead community outreach which promote the arts and art education.
  • Assist in the development of pedagogies and experiences targeted at reaching diverse learning styles and perspectives.
  • Develop and update teaching materials (digital or traditional).
  • Work with the Curriculum Chair of Humanities, Dean, and other faculty in program management, including: the preparation of class offerings and schedules; mentoring adjuncts; rotating course coordination; assessment; and, the management of budgets, supplies, and equipment.
  • Technology literate and/or willing to become certified in online instruction and teach one or more courses online and/or in a blended format if interested.
  • In addition to major duties and responsibilities, but not limited to, maintaining an ongoing record of creative work, scholarship, professional activities, and perform other duties as assigned by the Curriculum Chair of Humanities and/or Dean.




 Provide a digital portfolio of 20 digital images of personal work which demonstrates creative and scholarly work in technical theatre

 Statement of teaching philosophy which directly addresses applicant’s pedagogical approaches and goals in the instruction of technical theatre within the context of a community college environment

 Provide copies of sample syllabi from previous college teaching experience.








Human Resources Office, Dept. 200

Motlow State Community College

Telephone (931) 393-1592, TDD (931 393-1621)



Motlow College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Sections 504/ADA Employer


Motlow State Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity or national origin, sex, disability, age status as a protected veteran or any other class protected by Federal or State laws and regulations and by Tennessee Board of Regents policies with respect to employment, programs, and activities.