Jobs: FT Theatre teacher needed at El Camino Community College (Torrance, CA)

A1718-029 - FT INST - THEATRE Re-announcement
Closing date: Monday, June 18, 2018


El Camino College Human Resources




Division: Fine Arts

Posting Close Date: 6/18/2018

Req: A1718-029

Location: ECC Campus

Position Type: Faculty


An applicant must submit the following by the closing date.

1. Online application:

2. Cover letter describing how applicant meets the qualifications.

3. Resume including educational background, professional experience, and related personal development and accomplishments.

4. Pertinent transcripts as stated in the required qualifications. (Unofficial computer-generated academic records/transcripts must include the name of the institution and degrees awarded to be acceptable.) [Foreign Transcripts info on next page]

5. Evidence of a valid community college credential,

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El Camino College is seeking a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to join its team.

This position request is for a full-time theatre instructor to teach courses in acting, acting for the camera, and directing, as well as to direct some of our four productions each year. The instructor's load would primarily be drawn from the following courses: Theatre Appreciation, Dramatic Literature, Introduction to Acting, Fundamentals of Acting, Intermediate Acting, Improvisation, Acting: Audition and Cold Reading, Acting Shakespeare, Fundamentals of Stage Direction, Beginning Theatre Production, Musical Theatre Production, Student Performance Production Workshop, as well as within the new Certificate in Acting and Production for Independent Film and Social Media.

Professional responsibilities are based on a ten-month 40-hour workweek, and will initially include 9 lecture hours, 9 lab hours, 4-5 office hours, and classroom preparation, research and student learning assessments. The selected candidate will be expected to provide direction, organization, recruitment and long-range planning and development for the Theatre Program as well as mentorship and support to Theatre majors in achieving their educational goals. Commitment to program development and consistent participation in campus-wide, divisional, and departmental committees and activities is also expected, including student and faculty performances, faculty meetings, program review, and curriculum development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview that will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

The position requires participation in a variety of campus and divisional activities such as faculty meetings, student activities, office hours, and curriculum/instructional development. Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, which will include a teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.

Faculty job responsibilities include the development/review of curriculum and assessment of learning outcomes to improve teaching and learning in achieving El Camino College's mission of institutional effectiveness, quality educational programs, and vibrant student support services.


Master's degree in drama, theatre arts, performance; OR

The equivalent - Candidates not possessing the required qualification(s) as stated on this announcement must complete the Request For Equivalency Form as part of the application process to explain in detail how their qualifications are equivalent to those above; OR

Valid California community college instructor credential in appropriate subject issued prior to July 1, 1990 (per California Education Code 87355); AND

Evidence of responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socio-economic, academic, and cultural diversity within student populations, including students with disabilities, as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices.


* Experience in directing theatrical productions - including musicals

* Experience in directing for the camera

* Experience in planning a theatrical season

* Demonstrated commitment to a variety of teaching and learning styles

* Experience examining and remediating one's instruction, interactions, and/or practices to more effectively engage and support diverse students.

* Demonstrated expertise in culturally responsive methodologies, particularly as it relates to students' lives, interests, and communities.

* Demonstrated skill with addressing issues of equity.


Please limit each response to 300 words.

1. What strategies do you use to motivate diverse students and facilitate students' self-motivation? How do you assess whether these strategies are effective?

2. Please describe your knowledge of and experience with using student learning outcomes assessment to improve student learning. What were the key factors in creating learning success, particularly for diverse students?


Contract shall be for full-time, tenure-track teaching assignment for the 2018 - 2019 academic year, beginning in August. A teaching demonstration will be required during the interview process. Offer and acceptance of employment is subject to verification of all information provided on the employment application, credential(s), and transcripts. Candidates selected for employment must agree to be fingerprinted, submit Certificate of Completion of the Tuberculosis Risk Assessment and/or Examination, provide proof of eligibility for employment in the United States, and present a valid Social Security card upon hire.


The starting salary ranges from $66,598 - $91,474 depending on education and experience. Excellent benefits are included.


Transcripts issued outside the United States of America require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. For information on transcript evaluation services, please visit:

Please Note: Documents submitted or uploaded for a previous position cannot be reused for other positions. You must submit the required documents for each position you apply for by the closing date. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application. Applications with an incomplete status will not receive consideration. You may check the status of your application online.


Monday, June 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.


Individuals identified for FINAL interviews are eligible to have expenses paid. Reimbursement will be limited to economy airfare (to and from point of origin) and for meals and lodging. The maximum allocated for meals, lodging and transportation is $600. Candidate must complete a Travel Request and Reimbursement Form and submit it together with all supporting documentation to the Human Resources Office.

HEALTH, LIFE, DENTAL AND VISION INSURANCE The college provides a diversified insured benefit program for all full-time employees including medical, dental, vision and life insurance. Dependent medical, dental and vision insurance is available toward which both the college and the employee contribute..


Sick Leave and Disability

Paid sick leave is granted equal to one day for each month of service. Sick leave may be accumulated indefinitely. Rather than State Disability Insurance, limited sick leave benefits are available for days beyond the earned sick leave days and are paid at fifty percent.


Full-time employees contribute a percentage of their regular salary to either the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) or to the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) and Social Security. Upon termination, STRS or PERS retirement contributions may be withdrawn in full, plus accumulated interest. Various benefit options are available for employees upon retirement.
The El Camino Community College District is committed to providing an educational and employment environment in which no person is subjected to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, creed, age (over 40), disability (mental or physical), sex, gender, (including pregnancy and childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military and veteran status, or retaliation; or on any other basis as required by state and federal law.

Thank you,
Martha E. Lopez
Human Resources
El Camino College
(310) 660-3593 x5809


Nancy Adler
Production Manager
El Camino College Center for the Arts
16007 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90506
310-660-3593 ext. 3592<>