Assistant Professor, Performing Arts - Technical Theatre

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Professor, Performing Arts - Technical Theatre
Open Internally or Externally External
If faculty, tenure track status Tenure Track
Reports to (title) Associate Dean
Department Div of Comm & Performing Arts (School of Arts, Comm, Media)-2T1
Requisition Number F17017
Position Type Replacement
Job Category Faculty
FT/PT Full-time
Initial Work Location Multiple Locations
Starting Salary Min: $44,394/Academic Year
Job Open Date 10/11/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Priority Review Date 02/15/2018
Job Summary

The School of Arts, Communication & Media, located in the state-of-the-art Center for Arts and Media at South City Campus, offers a diverse array of disciplines and programs that engage and inspire all Salt Lake Community College students. The convergence of talent among students, faculty and staff produces a quality educational experience unmatched by any other two-year college.

The Performing Arts Department enables students to discover and diversify their talents through an assortment of platforms, in environments which encourage and celebrate freedom of expression. Students who major in performing arts can become designers, technicians, actors, songwriters, comedians, dancers, musicians and singers.

Under supervision of the Associate Dean, the successful candidate will teach a variety college courses, both general education in theatre, as well as courses within the program:
1. Scenic Design for Theatre, Dance, and Film
2. Lighting Design for Theatre, Dance, and Film
3. Sound Design for Theatre and Dance
4. Stagecraft
5. Theatre Lab
6. Intro to Theatre or Film and Culture
7. And depending on interest/experience:
-Basic Audio Production
-Stage makeup
-Costume Design
-Scenic Painting

The successful candidate also will mentor students through execution of set, lighting, and sound design for theatre, dance, and film productions.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

Teach a minimum of contractual hours in Theatre and Division courses.

Design and implement scenery and lighting for theatre, dance and film productions as needed and scheduled.

Participate in service to the Department, division, school and college; other committees as needed and/or requested.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties Continued

Participate in curriculum development and implementation.

Advise students; outreach and recruitment activities.

Accept other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Graduate level coursework in Scenic Design, Lighting Design, Sound Design, Make-Up Design for theatre.
2. PhD in Theatre.
3. Knowledge of and ability to teach current and emerging entertainment technologies such as:
LED technologies
pixel mapping technologies
moving light and intelligent light operation, etc.
4. Professional experience leading a production team.
5. Experience working with unique communities (for example, autism spectrum, differently-abled, aged, etc.)
6. Experience working in online educational platforms.
7. Experience working in the community college environment — curriculum development, service, committee work, etc.
8. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to establish collegial relationships with faculty and staff.
9. Demonstrated experience with community engagement and audience building.
10. Demonstrated commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education.
11. Demonstrated experience in multicultural teaching practices.
12. Demonstrated experience teaching courses with an emphasis on cultural and ethnic diversity.
13. Evidence of skill using technology, such as Photoshop and video, as they relate to publicity/marketing, archival and artistic purposes.
14. Bilingual

Minimum Qualifications

1. MA or MFA in Theatre from an accredited college or university.
2. Minimum 2 years successful teaching in the discipline at the college/university level.
3. Experience working as a designer and/or technical director for a theatre.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Deep knowledge of discipline area.
The ability to communicate complex and relevant educational materials.
Excellent interpersonal skills.

Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of diverse people, culture, ethnic background, and abilities, to maintain good working relationships across the College. The ability to work with all groups in a diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic background of community college students, faculty and staff, including those with disabilities.

Non-Essential Responsibilities and Duties


Special Instructions

Priority Review Date Feb. 15, 2018: All applications received by this date will receive first priority in screening. All others will be reviewed as needed until the position is filled.

Required Documents for Application:The following documents are required:
1. Copy of your transcripts and
2. Resume/curriculum vitae for the committee to review.
3. Diversity Statement that addresses your commitment to improving access to, and retention in, higher education for students from communities traditionally under-represented in higher education. Please include your experiences in multicultural teaching practices (can upload in “other documents” or include with “resume").

Official Transcripts are required to be submitted by the finalist before the job offer can be extended.

The selected finalists will be required to conduct a classroom teaching demonstration.

For additional consideration:
1. Examples of student evaluations
2. Letters of Recommendation/Reference Letters
3. Digital portfolio

Please contact the SLCC HR Office at 801-957-4210 for any assistance with the letters of recommendation or the application process. It is preferred that all reference letters be uploaded with your online application. However, alternative methods are listed below:
1. Mailing address:

Salt Lake Community College
Attn: Human Resources
C/O Requisition F17017
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT 84130-0808

2. Email to – Be sure to clearly indicate Assistant Professor, Technical Theatre (F17017) in the email.

Salt Lake Community College Human Resources will conduct criminal background checks on the selected finalist.

SLCC offers a comprehensive benefits package for FT Faculty members. More Information can be found at:

Note: Priority Review Date Revised to 2/15/18.

FLSA Exempt

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this position?
    • Newspaper
    • Ethnic Media
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Organization
    • SLCC Website
    • Referral Agency
    • Workforce Services
    • College Placement Center
    • Friend
    • Employee
    • SLCC Email
    • SLCC HR Office
    • Other (please specify below)
  2. * Salt Lake Community College values diversity and encourages all interested persons to apply. Please tell us on which diversity job board or website you saw this position advertised.
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  3. If other referral source, please specify:

    (Open Ended Question)

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume / Curr. Vitae
  2. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letters of Reference
  3. Other Doc
  4. Student/Faculty Evaluations