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Lecturer - Theatre
LaGuardia Community College


Date Posted Apr. 27, 2022
Title Lecturer - Theatre
University LaGuardia Community College
Long Island City, NY, United States
Department Humanities Department
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Fine Arts - Drama/Theater
 
 

Job Title: Lecturer - Theatre

Job ID: 23873

Location: LaGuardia Community College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT

Founded in 1971 in Long Island City, Queens, LaGuardia Community College is one of seven community colleges of the City University of New York/CUNY. In 2019, LaGuardia served over 30,000 students in pre-college, associate degree, and continuing education programs. Major areas of study include Health Sciences, STEM, Business and Technology, and Liberal Arts. Consistent with the diversity of Queens, 56 percent of LaGuardia students are born outside of the United States. More than half are first-generation college students.  Sixty-nine percent live in Queens; the rest come from Brooklyn and beyond. Virtually all LaGuardia students are ethnic minorities (88 percent), 58 percent are women, and 31 percent are over the age of 25. Forty-eight percent of LaGuardia students are Hispanic, making the college a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). Sixty-six percent of LaGuardia students receive financial aid. Slightly less than half attend part-time, often because they need to work to support their families. LaGuardia ranked fifth among U.S. community colleges in economic mobility – moving low-income students into the middle class and beyond – in a 2017 Stanford University study.  For more information about LaGuardia Community College please visit www.laguardia.edu.

 The Humanities Department at LaGuardia Community College is seeking a highly motivated and innovative candidate for a full-time Lecturer Position who demonstrates a passion for teaching and a desire to teach 21st century learners, continue building an award-winning program and create new strategies for student success. Additionally, LAGCC seeks faculty who value mentoring, advising students and wish to contribute fully to the life of the College.  The Lecturer would join one full time faculty member and College Lab Technician to hold regular office hours; share responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions; participate in course assessment activities; address the needs of a student population of great diversity in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation. The exact teaching assignment is dependent upon the candidate's strengths and program needs. They must also be adaptable in using spaces that are shared with other departmental programs and the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, the professional theatre on campus.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree in area(s) of expertise, and the ability to teach successfully.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • MA or MFA in Theatre preferred.

  • Minimum two years’ experience in college-level teaching of Theatre preferred.

  • Community college teaching experience preferred.

  • Experience directing or designing (scenic, costume or lighting) college theatre productions.

  • Experience in professional theatre required, NYC professional theatre preferred.

  • Understanding of anti-bias and willingness to learn about and implement culturally responsive curricula and teaching practices.

  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse student, faculty and staff population.

  • Demonstrated success teaching in different modalities such as online or hybrid.

  • Experience with KCACTF Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival.

COMPENSATION

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs.  We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.

HOW TO APPLY

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Candidates should provide a CV/resume.

CLOSING DATE

May 6th 2022 (Extended)

JOB SEARCH CATEGORY

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply.  At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups.  Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.


 
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