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Assistant Professor, Drama

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Work type: Faculty 9-month
Location: Jacksonville (Main Campus)
Categories: Faculty



Requested Start Date:

August 12th, 2020

Pay Range:

Commensurate with experience

Normal Work Schedule:

Varies depending on department need and class schedule

Job Summary:

The Assistant Professor of Drama, Performance and Directing at Jacksonville State University is a 9 month, tenure-track position to begin August 2020.  This position is responsible for teaching undergraduate Acting and Directing courses and advanced courses such as movement, voice, or acting for the screen in coordination with other performance faculty; direct or mentor student directors for 1-2 productions per year.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses in Drama along with research and advanced data analysis.
  • Responsible for curriculum and program development, advisement, professional development activities.
  • Develops and implements a program of instruction that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and is consistent with the university, SACS accreditation, and state study and curriculum guides.
  • Assess student abilities as related to desired educational goals and objectives.
  • Plans and employs a variety of appropriate instructional/learning strategies and activities which are compatible with the physical facility but serves the needs and capabilities of the students.
  • Provides a general environment conducive to the learning process, the professor should be able to manage the behaviors of learners in the classroom and participate in the management of student behavior in other parts of the campus.
  • Continually communicates to students (either in writing or verbally) instructional expectations, student progress or lack of progress.
  • Takes attendance and keeps attendance registers, according to JSU policy. Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Actively participates in and works with university personnel in planning effective instructional goals, objectives, methods and curriculum. 
  • Exhibits a commitment and ability to conduct scholarly activities and engage in professional, university, and community service. 
  • Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings, and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned.
  • Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports. 
  • Ensures that the classroom or instructional environment is healthful and safe and generally conducive to learning. 
  • Participates in extra-curricular activities as requested by the head of the department or Dean of the School.
  • Serves on various committees, participates and belongs to educational/professional associations (within concentration) and participates in their activities. 
  • Responsible for teaching undergraduate Acting and Directing courses and advanced courses such as movement, voice, or acting for the screen in coordination with other performance faculty.
  • Direct or mentor student directors for 1-2 productions per year.
  • Conduct scholarly/creative research sufficient for tenure and advancement.
  • Engage in appropriate department and university related service.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the department head.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Acting or Directing required
  • Evidence of good teaching and scholarly potential required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at institute of higher education

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Transcript

Additional Information: None

Supplemental Questions: None

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