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Speech and Theater (English, Speech, Theater and Journalism)

Harold Washington College, one of the City Colleges of Chicago, is seeking a candidate for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position teaching speech and theater within the English, Speech, Theater, and Journalism department. As an open-access institution, Harold Washington College is a dynamic, vertical campus located in the city’s theatre district (the Loop) with students attending from all over Chicago and the world.

Therefore, the ideal candidate for this position should have demonstrated success and/or expertise in the following areas:

      working in an urban environment with diverse learners;

      applying inclusive active learning teaching strategies within the classroom;

      teaching speech and possibly theatre courses.

 Primary Responsibilities:

      Teach both speech and possibly theatre courses each semester, primarily face-to-face, and with an emphasis on the general education public speaking course;

      Support departmental activities including but not limited to assessment and improving curriculum;

      Promote an effective learning environment that fosters students’ intellectual curiosity and helps students to solve problems using discipline-specific thinking strategies;

      Employ a variety of formative and summative assessments to ensure that classroom instruction leads to student learning and the attainment of the student learning outcomes for the course; and

      Help students reach their academic, personal, and career goals; and foster a safe environment that respects the diversity of people and ideas by modeling respect for all students and conveying confidence in every student’s ability to learn.

 Additional Opportunities:

·       Revive Oratorical Festival competition for students.

      Contribute to the college’s theater program.

 Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD in Communication Studies,

Master’s degree or PhD in Performance Studies,

Master’s or MFA in Theater Arts

Knowledge of Brightspace, preferred

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to communicate with diverse group of staff and students required

Experience with a diverse, multilingual student population is desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the college

Application Requirements

CV

Unofficial transcripts

Cover letter

Teaching Philosophy

Statement on diversity

Interviews may also include teaching demonstrations.

 Applications will be accepted until May 15, 2024.

  

Harold Washington College, located at 30 East Lake Street in Chicago's Loop, is a student-centered institution that empowers all members of its community through accessible and affordable academic advancement, career development and personal enrichment. At HWC, employees contribute to the success of our students while enjoying competitive compensation and outstanding benefits packages. Build your future at City Colleges of Chicago and ensure more students complete their curricula - college-ready, career-ready and prepared to pursue their life’s goals. This is an exciting time in the history of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), District 508, the largest community college system in Illinois and one of the largest in the nation.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within six (6) months of hire.
We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.
Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

Qualifications

Master’s degree or PhD in Communication Studies,

Master’s degree or PhD in Performance Studies,

Master’s or MFA in Theater Arts

Knowledge of Brightspace, preferred.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and ability to communicate with diverse group of staff and students required.

Experience with a diverse, multilingual student population is desired, as is a commitment to the open access mission of the college.

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