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Instructor of Theatre

Walters State Community College

Job Description

Instructor of Theatre

Location: Morristown Campus (Employees are assigned to a “home” location but may occasionally or regularly be required to work at other WSCC locations.)

Job Purpose: Provides instruction in Theatre, Music, and other Humanities courses as needed; supervises the development of a comprehensive Theatre program; responsible for directing two theatre productions per academic year; coordinates partnerships with community theatre organizations to include shared rehearsal space and possible joint productions.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Teach Theatre and Humanities courses, as needed.
  • Prepare course syllabi, course materials, evaluate student learning, and maintain class records.
  • Participate in curriculum development, student recruiting and advising, retention, department/division meetings, mobilization efforts, and college committees.
  • Direct/produce/stage theatre performances within the Department of Music and Theatre.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community arts organizations.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Leadership & Supervisory: This position has no supervisory responsibilities, but is expected to participate as part of a team in conjunction with other faculty and as a member of the Humanities division.

Qualifying Standards:


  • Master’s Degree with eighteen (18) or more graduate hours in Theatre from a regionally accredited institution
  • Experience in directing Theatre productions at the college level.
  • College-level teaching experience in both in-person and in online course formats.
  • Commitment to student success as demonstrated through positive results of student course evaluations and/or written application materials.


  • Concentration in Directing in Theatre degree.
  • Eighteen or more hours of graduate-level course work in another Humanities Discipline such as Communication or Music from a regionally-accredited institution.

Behavioral Core Competencies:

  • Teaching competence in Theatre and applicable software with the ability to communicate effectively and to interact with campus and community positively to develop a cohesive program.
  • Empowers and motivates students to learn effectively.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills are essential.
  • Attends all faculty meetings, college assemblies, professional development and orientation activities, and other meetings as called by the President, Dean or Department Chair.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Participates in departmental and college committees; and provides outreach service to the community.
  • Works effectively with other faculty and administrators within the department, the division, and the college to provide well-developed courses and programs of study.
  • Is a team player and contributes to the department and the division with new ideas and approaches, and uses professional development opportunities to expand instructional vision.

Environment & Working Conditions: Office environment is temperature controlled with occasional fluctuations, well lit, and free from loud noises and unnecessary interruptions. Could be exposed to varying weather conditions when travelling.

Physical Demands: (including requirements for travel or working nights/weekends/holidays)

  • Large amounts of time spent looking at computer monitors could lead to some eye strain, stress, or headache issues.
  • Operation of standard office equipment including copier and fax machine.
  • Repetitive stress injuries could occur.
  • Travel to local areas may be required.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.

Posting Closes: Thursday, November 3, 2022

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