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Theatre 120: Stagecraft Instructor 3 Credit Hours

Employer
Millersville University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 16, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Performing Arts
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Part Time


Theatre 120: Stagecraft Instructor 3 Credit Hours
Millersville University


Department: Communication and Theatre
Nature of Position: Temporary, part-time

Job Summary/Basic Function
Temporary, part-time instructor responsible for teaching THEA 120: Stagecraft. The position includes setting learning objectives and evaluation of student learning outcomes in the process of introducing students to technical theatre, teaching construction and handling of scenery, scenic painting, stage lighting and the proper, safe use of tools and equipment. As well, the position involves coordinating students' shop hours with the University Theatre Technical Director.

Part-time faculty members shall maintain a prorated number of office hours each week, at a minimum of twenty-five (25) minutes for each workload hour taught, at such days, times and locations as will accommodate the needs of the students.

This position requires in-person instruction on Millersville University's campus.

Contingency: This position is contingent upon sufficient enrollments in assigned classes.

Responsibilities include:

Teaching:
  • setting learning objectives and evaluation of student learning outcomes in the process of introducing students to technical theatre, teaching construction and handling of scenery, scenic painting, stage lighting and the proper, safe use of tools and equipment.
  • coordinating students' shop hours with the University Theatre Technical Director.



Scholarship:
  • In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.

Service:
  • Serve on departmental and university-wide committees.
  • Participate in program-related projects and/or teaching related professional development.

A complete application will include:
  • A letter of application describing qualifications for the position.
  • A detailed professional resume or current curriculum vitae (“C.V.”).
  • Copies of registrar-issued transcripts for all degrees conferred.
  • Two professional letters of reference dated in the last 12 months.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application materials far enough in advance of the closing date to allow time for their references to respond. If you choose to provide additional documentation, please upload these items as optional documents.

Please do not link your application to the position until you have uploaded all of the required documents and any optional documents you want to provide. You will not be able to change the materials submitted or upload any new additional materials, after the application process has been completed and you receive a confirmation number.
Located in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, Millersville University is one of the 14 public universities of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education. Our pillars of distinction include exceptionally strong student-faculty relationships, unique programs, a beautiful campus and vibrant location, and successful job placement for our students. Students' success, both inside and outside of the classroom, is our highest priority, and we provide numerous opportunities to facilitate their academic, personal, and social growth and development. At the University level, 70 baccalaureate programs are available for 6,250 undergraduate students. We have over 950 graduate students enrolled in 21 master's and three doctoral programs. Our faculty are highly respected in their fields and dedicated to the success of students in the classroom, in research labs, and in campus life. Additionally, over 66,000 Millersville University alumni live in all 50 states and in 72 countries around the world. We seek individuals who embrace and value our EPPIIC values of exploration, public mission, professionalism, inclusion, integrity, and compassion.

At Millersville University we are committed to fostering a learning and working environment that promotes the intersectionality of diversity to foster a climate of inclusion. Employing our EPPIIC values and the principles of Inclusive Excellence, we hold that an inclusive community is a core value that is an essential part of the foundation for our learning and working environment. Millersville University is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications
  • Relevant Master’s Degree in Theatre or related field or relevant professional experience.
  • Experience working in an academic theatrical environment.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully teach diverse student populations.
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Successful interview.
  • Successful teaching demonstration.
  • Successful completion of three background checks.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience teaching Stagecraft at a college or university.
  • Prior college-level teaching experience.


Job Description
Duties and Responsibilities:

TEACHING AND PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • The position includes:
    • setting learning objectives and evaluation of student learning outcomes in the process of introducing students to technical theatre, teaching construction and handling of scenery, scenic painting, stage lighting and the proper, safe use of tools and equipment.
    • coordinating students’ shop hours with the University Theatre Technical Director.



For details, please see:
  • The CBA, Article 12.B.1, Effective teaching and fulfillment of professional responsibilities (p. 27).
  • All other duties as assigned.
CONTINUING SCHOLARLY GROWTH and SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY:
  • In addition to teaching, there is an expectation for scholarship and service commensurate with the assignment.
PERFORMANCE REVIEW / EVALUATIONS:
  • Please see the CBA, Article 12, Performance Review and Evaluation of Faculty (pp. 27-39).
DEPARTMENT DESCRIPTION:The Department of Communication and Theatre, in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, is comprised of 13 faculty members, 5 support staff and over 230 students. It offers a B.S. in Speech Communication with concentrations in Public Relations, Digital Communication and Cultural Studies, Journalism and Theatre; a B.S. in Media Arts Production, and a B.A. in Entertainment Technology. It is housed in two buildings that include outstanding media production and live event facilities and equipment.

Essential Functions
Working Conditions and Physical Effort - (Essential Functions)
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
  • Ability to:
    • sit or stand while teaching.
    • speak clearly.
    • communicate via writing exceptionally well.
    • understand verbal communication (read and understand verbal messages).
    • use construction tools safely.
    • move to and from campus buildings, offices, classrooms and stage areas.
    • climb ladders.
    • stoop or bend to pick things up.


  • Must be able to lift/pull/push up to 10 pounds without assistance.
    • lift student paper bundles, small boxes, scene shop equipment and materials.
  • Must be able to occasionally lift/pull/push heavier items with assistance.
  • Able to record and calculate grades, prepare course outline and syllabus, develop course and lesson plans, engage in the selection of appropriate textbooks and other teaching aids necessary to the instruction of courses.
  • Teach courses face-to-face and online if necessary at the higher education level using lectures, demonstrations, class discussion, using online tools and shop equipment and other appropriate tools via appropriate modes of education delivery.
  • Use computer for email, obtain information on web sites, prepare class documents, grade papers, submit final grades online and other duties related to teaching and advising students and serving the department, university and community.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risks.
  • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard and mouse.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.millersville.edu/postings/11634



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