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Adjunct Professor - Playwriting and Acting|
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:
Chair - Theater Department|
$2100 per course|
The Niagara University Theatre seeks adjunct instructor to teach Playwriting in Spring 2014 and adjunct instructors to teach two sections of Acting: Styles courses in Fall and Spring of 2014. The specific acting styles explored would be chosen in conjunction with the department and may include High Comedy, Chekhov, Brecht, Beckett, Shaw, Acting for the Camera, etc.
Instruct students, following a syllabus including written and performance projects;
Teach 2 hours and 40 minutes a week. Playwriting: Fridays – 9:40 – 12:30, Acting: Monday/Wednesdays 2:30 – 3:50 & 4:00 – 5:20;
Write and grade all tests, papers, and other appropriate assignments to evaluate students, providing clear and substantive feedback;
Maintain a class record and attendance book;
Be available to answer students’ questions and help them with course material, in person and/or through online communication;
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of specific styles of acting and the individual techniques required to meet the demands of specific styles of material;
Ability to instruct and coach students in the execution of those styles in performances that are both technically proficient and honestly engaging;
Ability to plan and present instruction in a clear, logical, and concise manner;
Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship and willingness to foster collegial atmosphere in the classroom;
Sound professional judgment and demeanor;
Initiative and resourcefulness.
Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
Master’s degree or higher academic credentials.
Experience teaching college-level courses.
Experience in professional theatre preferred.
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