Part -Time Theatre and Performance Studies Lecturer

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Work type: Instructional Faculty - Temporary/Lecturer
Location: Channel Islands
Categories: Unit 3 - CFA - California Faculty Association, Temporary, Part Time, Theatre Arts

Program:  Theatre and Performance Studies
Rank:  Lecturer Faculty
Title:    Part -Time Theatre and Performance Studies Lecturer

About the University:

California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI) opened in 2002 as the newest campus in the California State University system. Since that time, the University has grown and developed into one of the premier public universities, not only in the California State University system, but also in the nation. Indeed, U.S. News & World Report listed CSUCI as 29th among “Regional Universities West” in its 2023 edition of Best Colleges Rankings. In 2023, CollegeNET ranked CSUCI 71st out of over 1,400 schools in its “Social Mobility Index.” In 2020, Money Magazine rated CSUCI as the 15th “Most Transformative College” in the nation.

CSUCI is a public comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The University is located in Ventura County and is home to more than 4,959 undergraduate and 168 graduate students. Approximately 48% of CSUCI’s students are Pell Grant eligible, and approximately 60% are first-generation college students. CSUCI is also proud to be designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), with 61% of its undergraduate students self-identifying as Latinx, 23% as White, 6% as Asian/Asian American, 4% as multiracial, and 2% as Black/African American. In 2022, CSUCI was among the first institutions to be recertified with Excelencia in Education’s "Seal of Excelencia” for its facilitation of Latinx student success.

CSUCI is committed to diversifying its faculty in order to address students’ ever-changing needs in the 21st century. The University is also taking steps to confront racism and to advocate for social justice. To this end, CSUCI encourages applicants to apply who are motivated to serve and contribute to the university’s tenure-track body, which self-identifies as 54% White, 24% Latinx, 11% Asian/Asian American, and 4% Black/African America.

Diversity Statement: 

CSUCI is committed to recruiting individuals who are dedicated to furthering inclusive excellence in our campus community. We seek to enhance our diverse University population by welcoming people from all backgrounds, and by working to sustain an environment where colleagues can not only work and learn, but also create and thrive.

CSUCI Mission Statement: 

Placing students at the center of the educational experience, California State University Channel Islands provides undergraduate and graduate education that facilitates learning within and across disciplines through integrative approaches, emphasizes experiential and service learning, and graduates students with multicultural and international perspectives.

CSUCI’s Commitment to You:

CSUCI is committed to helping newly hired faculty develop a sense of belonging in a collaborative and supportive community dedicated to providing resources and opportunities for establishing and sustaining a research agenda and engaging in continuous improvement in equitable teaching and learning.

About the Program: 

Theatre and Performance Studies is a newly-launched degree program in the Performing Arts Department that aims to provide an inclusive learning environment that promotes and values creativity, collaboration, and culture through the lens of theatre and performance, offering students a strong foundation of performance skills in the areas of performance as well as new media. Coursework is anchored in imagination, individual experiences, current and historical events, and the performance traditions of diverse cultures, all as sources of artistic expression and intellectual inquiry.

Theatre and Performance Studies majors learn to use their voices both physically and metaphorically, to develop proficiency in storytelling and shared live presence, both in-person and virtual, and to cultivate and apply an understanding of how representation works and matters in performances on various twenty-first century stages and screens, and beyond.

About the Position: 

The Theatre and Performance Studies Program at CI invites qualified applicants to teach one or more courses.  Here is a current list of courses taught within the Theatre and Performance Studies program.This is a part-time faculty pool for available assignments during the academic year. Applications are considered throughout the year and reviewed based on Theatre and Performance Studies Program need. People with expertise and ability within and beyond the current course offerings are encouraged to apply."

Minimum Degree Requirements:

An M.A. in Theatre, Performance Studies, Film & Television, Voice and Speech, or a closely related field from an accredited institution, OR a B.A. or B.A. in Theatre, Performance Studies, Film & Television, Voice and Speech, or a closely related field from an accredited institution AND significant related professional experience. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience in culturally-relevant, -responsive and -sustaining, anti-racist, pedagogies and/or artistic practices. 

  • Availability to teach the days and times and in the modality (face-to-face or online synchronous and/or online asynchronous) indicated in the Schedule of Classes for the upcoming semester, or assigned for future semesters by the Chair of Performing Arts.

  • Applicants should demonstrate the commitment to effectively work with and engage a diverse student population and evidence of how they would successfully mentor minoritized students with special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, American Indian, and Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander students.

Preferred Qualifications:

    • M.F.A., Ph.D., or other terminal degree, or ABD in Theatre, Performance Studies, Film & Television, Voice and Speech, or a closely related field. 

    • Significant professional experience in a relevant field.

    • Experience teaching with Canvas.

    • Experience in teaching performance practices and traditions of one or more minoritized cultures.

    • Demonstrated culturally-relevant, -responsive and -sustaining pedagogy in their syllabi, curriculum, and interactions with students, faculty, staff, and/or community members who span a diverse range of languages, nationalities, ethnicities, socio-economic levels, ages, identities, abilities and/or educational experiences.

    • Recognized extensive participation in theatre or performance practices, creative activities, and/or scholarship 

  • Teach one or more of the Theatre and Performance Studies Course sections listed above, face-to-face, synchronous online, and/or asynchronous online as scheduled in a given semester. Final teaching assignment(s) and modalities, as well as additional opportunities to teach the same other THTR or PA prefix courses in future semesters, depend on qualifications, budget, enrollment, and program needs.

  • Use subject-matter expertise to impart knowledge and critical thinking skills to students 

  • Stay current regarding the professional body of knowledge in field of practice 

  • Design syllabus and curriculum as assigned 

  • Communicate expectations to students 

  • Prepare and deliver course materials 

  • Evaluate student learning and growth and assign grades 

  • Design interactive and motivational activities to fully engage participants and to reinforce student learning 

  • Update course materials periodically, and regularly monitor course evaluations in order to make adjustments and improvements to the curriculum 

  • Respond to student needs and questions 

  • Create an environment in which students of diverse backgrounds are motivated to succeed 

  • Apply technology and leverage resources appropriately to enhance the curriculum (e.g. use Canvas or make arrangements for guest

  • Handle mechanics of position according to deadlines. Understand how to use the computer, texts, A/V, grade submission, etc.

Application Deadline: 

Screening of applications will begin December 15, 2023. Priority will be given to applicants who submit applications prior to the screening deadline; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Applicants must submit the following materials: 

  • Curriculum Vitae/Resume 

  • Cover Letter stating which Theatre and Performance Studies course(s) you are interested in teaching 

  • A statement describing your experience mentoring and/or working with minoritized students with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander and American Indian students, and

  • A teaching philosophy describing how you plan to engage and interact with students, with a special focus on Latinx, Black/African American, Asian/Asian American/Pacific Islander, and American Indian students. Please consider how you actualize the following Theatre and Performance Studies Program Learning Outcomes in your philosophy: 

    • Develop an embodied practice for lifelong engagement with theatre and performance as integral components of education, community, ritual, cultural knowledge, social justice, equity, and history.

    • Analyze theatre and performance as continually developing artistic forms and human phenomena connected by the origins, contributions, and confluences of Indigenous, African, Latin, Asian, and European peoples, and intersecting with race and racism, class, gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, national origin, immigration status, ability, tribal citizenship, sovereignty, language, age, economics, and/or technology in diverse contemporary as well as historical cultures and societies.


In later phases of the search process, applicants may be requested to provide verification of terminal degrees, licenses and certificates.

Submit all required materials to the CSUCI Careers application web address below:


California State University Lecturer Salary (Academic Year) Schedules can be found at

Placement into a range is based on qualifications and experience. Initial assignments are typically at the bottom third of the salary range. The full-time (15 units per semester) monthly base salaries indicated in the schedules above are prorated to the number of units worked and are paid in six monthly payments for each full semester.

The University offers excellent fringe benefits.

General Information: 

Evidence of degree(s) required at time of hire.

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

The person holding this position may be considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

CSUCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096.

Per CSU-wide policy (HR2021-04), all faculty who will begin initial employment (or return from a 12-month break in service) on or after January 1, 2022 are required to perform their work from within the State of California. Faculty hired prior to January 1, 2022 must be available to perform work in the State of California if their assignment is in-person.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Faculty Affairs at academicpersonnel@csuci.edu.  

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