File puptcrit/puptcrit.0603, message 284

Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2006 23:40:53 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Position at Otero

Greetings friends and colleagues,
Note the posted position below.  Otero Junior College is in need of a new theatre faculty member.  I have held this position for nearly two years now, and I can strongly recommend it to anyone with a scenic and/or lighting design background, and MA or MFA, who is interested in doing a lot of teaching, managing a theatre, and living very comfortably in a small town (insanely cheap housing) within a few hours drive of the great city of Denver.  The faculty are very collaborative and the community, though small, is quite loyal to the theatre.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Under the supervision of the Arts Department Chair, the faculty member will:
1.      teach Department of Arts courses including, but not limited to: Theatre, Speech, and English.
2.      manage/maintain theatre facility, including handling set design, construction, and lighting.
3.      direct and produce college/community performances, averaging one per semester fall and spring.
4.      assist in planning, curriculum development, and assessment.
5.      provide advising and mentoring for students.
6.      participate in faculty meetings, committees, and college activities.
7.      demonstrate leadership abilities, maintain positive interpersonal relationships with faculty, staff, and students.
8.      participate in campus activities.
Salary:        9 month, Faculty, 166 work days
                  Starting August 14, 2006
                  $28,000 - $33,000 (depending on experience) + Benefits
Theatre/Speech/English Faculty
Minimum Qualifications:
*         Masters degree (preferably an MFA) from an accredited institution in theatre and/or speech with evidence of additional preparation in English.
Preferred Qualifications:
*         Successful teaching experience in the courses listed.
*         Experience managing/maintaining a theatre facility.
*         Experience with set design, set construction, and lighting.
*         Experience directing successful theatre productions at college level.
*         Strong verbal and written communication skills.
*         Strong computer skills and online familiarity with blackboard and/or WebCt Vista and willingness to adapt to current trends in instructional technology.
*         Willingness to create and teach on-line courses.
*         Demonstrated ability as a classroom teacher, preferably in a comprehensive community college that serves diverse student populations.
*         Evidence of flexibility in teaching methods to accommodate various learning styles and diverse student populations.
*         Evidence of involvement in community and college activities.
*         Ability to work cooperatively with others including department members and other colleagues.
*         Willingness to teach a varied schedule including evenings, weekends, and summer.
*         Educational philosophy in alignment with that of a small rural, comprehensive Community College.
Finalists will be required to provide evidence of the above minimum and preferred qualifications.
Finalists may be required to submit a video demonstrating teaching style and ability.
For consideration, an applicant file MUST contain ALL of the following:
l.       Letter of application addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications
2.      Resume
3.      Copies of Transcripts (B.A. and M.S./M.A./MFA)
4.            Names, addresses, and phone numbers of 3 professional references
Position open until filled.  Will begin screening applications April 17, 2006
Submit Application Packet To:
Otero Junior College
Attn: Marlene Boettcher
Director of Human Resources
1802 Colorado Avenue
La Junta, CO  8l050
Inquires May Be Directed To:
Marlene Boettcher
(719)  384-6824
Qualified protected class individuals are encouraged to apply
Finalist must submit to and pass a pre-employment background check.
Otero Junior College must comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.  If hired you will be required to provide documents to show your identity and authorization to work.
  Otero Junior College is a state two-year community college with approximately  870 FTE/1,300 headcount students and governed by the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education.  OJC is located in La Junta which has a population of approximately 8,000 people and is situated on Highway 50, sixty miles east of Pueblo.  The College serves the residents of Otero, Bent, and Crowley counties.  This rural geographic area in southeastern Colorado has a population of approximately 33,000 people.
The College offers two academic transfer degrees (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science), one vocational degree (Associate of Applied Science), nine Certificate programs, and an Associate of General Studies degree.  Vocational degrees include Business Management, Business Microcomputer, Early Childhood Education, Nursing, and Secretarial Science (with emphasis in General, Information Processing, Legal, and Medical).  Certificate programs include Automotive Technology, Children's Group Leader, Drafting, Farm/Ranch Management, Microcomputer Operations, Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing, Secretarial (Office Clerk and Word Processing), Peace Officer, and CISCO Network Management.
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