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Job ID: 104483

College of the Canyons

Date Posted Mar. 9, 2018
University College of the Canyons
Department Art Department
Application Deadline Apr. 12, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Santa Clarita, CA
    United States
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Drama/Theater

Innovative. Collaborative. Entrepreneurial. These characteristics define not only College of the Canyons, but the faculty, staff, and administrators who make this college one of the most unique among California’s 113 community colleges.

College of the Canyons is among the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. It is widely recognized as a model community college for enhancing student access, success, and equity. In fact, its completion rates rank among the highest in the state. The college has also established a well-deserved reputation for bolstering economic development, and offering innovative career technical education responsive to industry needs.

The college has served the dynamic, growing Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding regions within a 367-square-mile area of northern Los Angeles County since 1969. Visionary leadership combined with a steady infusion of new residents and businesses create a spirit of possibilities that inspires the college to be flexible, creative, and attuned to the evolving needs of the community.

Full-Time Tenure Track Faculty Position
Position # ACA17-286
Review Date: April 12, 2018

Position Description: College of the Canyons is seeking a faculty leader in the area of Theatre Arts.  This is a 10-Month professional, full-time tenure track position beginning fall 2018.  The position may include a combination of teaching, department, college, and community leadership functions. Assignment may include day, evening, and weekend duties at all District sites.

Duties of the Position:
Teaches a full load of courses in Theatre including, but not limited to, introduction to theatre, theatre history, directing, contemporary and period acting and management courses.
Serves as a faculty leader for the department.
Directs at least one production a year.
Brings artistic vision, academic leadership, and management of the artistic process to the department.
Participates in Season Selection Advisory Committee on production/curriculum choices for each season.
Coordinates the audition and rehearsal process of all departmental productions, as well as liaising with appropriate offices for publicity of auditions and public performances.
Provides academic, artistic, and administrative leadership in a team-oriented environment.
Fosters a collegial and professional atmosphere, and represents the department effectively in the surrounding community.
Employs traditional and distance learning technologies in lab, stage and classroom settings.
Advises, assists, evaluates and mentors students.
Evaluates and mentors faculty.
Develops, revises and updates curriculum, keeping in mind the needs of transfer institutions, the community and/or business.
Assesses student learning outcomes.
Develops, implements, and evaluates student recruitment and retention programs and activities.
Coordinates course offerings and class scheduling to facilitate student completion.
Participates in and implements departmental and college program reviews.
Collaborates with the faculty colleagues in department budget development.
In collaboration with the faculty develops and coordinates resources in support of production and programs.
Assists in marketing and development for the department.
Coordinates with appropriate college offices to publicize the theatre program.
Works with related areas in the Visual and Performing Arts School such as Music, Dance, and Media Entertainment Arts to coordinate curriculum and production.
Maintains office hours and participates in department, division, and college committees and governance.
Participates in additional faculty responsibilities, including college decision-making activities related to professional and academic matters. The activities will occur within the department as well as within the larger college setting.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Possession of an unexpired California Community College Instructor Credential in Theatre Arts;
Master’s or Master of Fine Arts in drama/theatre arts/performance;
Bachelor’s or Bachelors of Fine Arts in drama/theatre arts/performance AND Master’s in comparative literature, English, communication studies, speech, literature, or humanities;
Equivalency: Any Master’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education AND completion of 24 semester units in the discipline at the upper division and graduate level, a minimum of which must be 12 graduate level semester units.

*Applicants who meet equivalent qualifications must also submit a Request for Equivalency Form.

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Application Process: Application materials must be submitted by the end of the day in the Human Resources Offices on April 12, 2018. Applicants are encouraged to complete their application online. Please visit our website at

If you require assistance, please call the Human Resources Office at (661)362-3427 or our TTY Line at (661)362-5178. Applicants may check the status of their application online and may expect to be notified within approximately 4 weeks following the review date as to the status of their application.

The Santa Clarita Community College District does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious creed, color, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, uniformed service member status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, pregnancy, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected basis under the law.

Applicants who have disabilities who need accommodation in order to complete the selection process should contact the Human Resources office directly at (661) 362-3427.

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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Arts Department
    College of the Canyons
    26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
    Santa Clarita, CA 91355


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