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Faculty, Theatre

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Job Details
Job Order Number
Company Name
Joliet Junior College
Physical Address
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
Job Description

Posting Number

Position Title
Faculty, Theatre

Fine Arts

Academic Affairs

Main Campus


Union/Non Union

Full Time / Part Time?
Full Time

Salary Range – Minimum
Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.


Posting Detail Information Posting Date

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, unofficial transcripts for the required degree (if applicable) must be attached and submitted at the time of application.

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment background check
  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment Drug Screening for employees that are new to the College
  • Post-offer, satisfactory results of pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

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Joliet Junior College provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please email or call (815) 280-6725.

Advertising Summary

Founded in 1901 as the nation’s first public community college, JJC’s dedication to student learning, community prosperity, and personal growth has influenced generations of students and community partners. Our six campuses and extension centers ensure accessibility and empower 30,000 students annually to improve their lives through the power of education.

Our commitment to our mission drives the change and innovation necessary to meet the evolving needs of our students, employees, and community. Our continued success is drawn from talented, diverse, and committed employees whose knowledge and passion for education create a thriving culture both in and out of the classroom.

The recruitment of qualified and diverse faculty and staff is the cornerstone of JJC’s commitment to an innovative, collaborative and inclusive educational community. At JJC, we respect the wealth of knowledge and experience each of our employees brings to the workplace. The college supports this commitment by providing full-time employees with a comprehensive benefits package for our full-time employees including:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois (employee & family)

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision

Flexible Spending Account

403(b) and 457(b) option for pre-tax retirement savings

Joliet Junior College Tuition Assistance (employee & family)

Long Term Disability

Life Insurance & a comprehensive leave plan including:

  • Federal holidays
  • Vacation
  • Personal
  • Sick

Link to Human Resources website

Job Details

STATUS:Full time Tenure Track
DIVISION:Academic Affairs
REPORTS TO:Department Chair
PLACEMENT: Placement on salary schedule is dependent on qualifications.
MINIMUM PAY RATE:Qualifications include education and related work experience.

Position Summary

Adapt to new and changing situations and demonstrate a positive attitude. Demonstrate respect for students; understand learning styles and apply understanding to institution-related activities; demonstrate integrity and promote diversity and open communication. Fifteen credit hours a semester constitute a standard load. Course assignments may be late afternoon, evening, Saturday, and at branch campuses or satellite centers. Position is subject to all terms and provisions of the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

The assignment includes teaching multiple sections of Theatre 101 (Introduction to Theatre). May teach Principles of Directing, Stage Makeup, Costumes, Theatre Practicum, and/or Play Analysis. Direct 1-2 main stage productions per academic year.

1.Fifteen (15) contact hours per semester; thirty (30) contact hours per year of assigned classes including multiple sections of Theatre 101 (Introduction to Theatre). May teach Principles of Directing, Acting I, Theatre Practicum, and/or Play Analysis; five (5) office hours per week is required.
2.Direct 1-2 main stage productions per academic year.
3.Work closely with other instructors and special programs and services within the college to determine placements, curriculum, and academic support.
4.Participate in course development, assessment, accreditation, and planning activities.
5.Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
6.Assist students with academic advising.
7.Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
8.Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission.
9.Teach at other campus sites as needed.
10.Maintain a thorough knowledge of the subject matter necessary to teach the assigned course load and keep informed of developments in related areas.
11.Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and community needs.
12.Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.

Minimum Qualifications

1.Master of Arts in Theatre with directing experience in college and/or professional theatre.
2.Demonstrated quality teaching in a post-secondary institution.
3.Demonstrated skill in working with diverse student populations who represent a wide range of abilities, ages, ethnic groups, and national origins

Preferred Qualifications

1.M.F.A. in Directing.
2.Two (2) years of successful teaching experience at the college level involving a variety of instructional delivery systems.
3.Community college level experience.
4.Experience in using course management systems.
5.Experience in course development and assessment, planning, quality and accreditation processes, and committee service.

Physical Demands

1.Normal classroom physical demands.

Working Conditions

1.Duties are performed indoors in the usual classroom and computer lab environment.

Compliance Announcement


Joliet Junior College is committed to assisting members of the JJC community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual CLERY security compliance document along with the Fire Safety Report (FSR) and the Missing Person Policy (MPP) for students residing in “on campus” student housing is available at the JJC Police Department website :

If you would like to receive the ASR, FSR or MPP in booklet form, you may stop by the Campus Police Department located on Main Campus in G 1013 or call Campus Police at 815-280-2234. The website and booklet contain information regarding campus security and personal safety such as crime prevention and reporting, police law enforcement authority, disciplinary procedures and other related security policies. They also contain information about crime statistics for the three previous years for all JJC campuses, property owned and controlled by JJC District 525 and on public property immediately adjacent to JJC campuses.

This information is required by law and is made available by the Joliet Junior College Police Department.


Joliet Junior College is committed to maintaining an environment that is safe and free from discrimination, harassment, and misconduct on the basis of sex, which includes sexual orientation or gender-related identity. The College prohibits sexual harassment, sexual assault, sexual misconduct, stalking, and relationship/dating violence has put measures in place to ensure a safe and healthy educational and employment environment, and meet legal requirements in accordance with: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the College’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or sexual orientation, including gender-related identity; and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), which requires timely warning to the community of certain immediate threats.

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