Dean College is a private, residential New England college
grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the
opportunity to discover and exceed their greatest aspirations.
A personal and transformative community since 1865, Dean
tirelessly inspires our students to unimagined heights through
personalized support and integrated delivery of academic,
co-curricular and experiential learning.
Our graduates are lifelong learners who thrive in their careers,
embrace social responsibility and demonstrate leadership.
This is The Dean Difference.
Consistently recognized as a Top Regional College and a Best
Value School by U.S. News & World Report and named a College of
Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean serves approximately
1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers more
than 50 combined bachelor's and associate degree programs and
specializations, as well as a robust schedule of continuing studies
and certificate programs throughout the year.
Dean College is perfectly situated in Franklin, Massachusetts,
which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence, Rhode
Island and is accessible to Boston by commuter rail. The Dean
College/Franklin station is only a five-minute walk from campus.
Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives
Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on
student engagement and exceptional teaching. The Dean
Difference is exemplified through each student's
commitment to their professional futures, social responsibility and
leadership. Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16
athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and
Ninety-six percent of our bachelor's degree students are
employed or enrolled in graduate school within 12 months of
graduation. Alumni are hard at work in top-ranked graduate programs
and are employed by organizations such as Universal Studios, Dell
Technologies, Liberty Mutual, Kraft Sports + Entertainment, the
Boston Ballet, and more.
The Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance is looking for
dynamic, experienced, student-centered educators to teach assigned
lower and upper division studio-based courses, in Jazz Dance, Hip
Hop, Classical and Contemporary Modern Dance, Contemporary
Partnering Techniques, Tap Dance, Ethnic and Cultural Dance forms,
Dance Composition and Choreography, Dance Pedagogy, LMA, or
The College seeks Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential
learning and active engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen
to teach at Dean College create a compelling and professional
learning environment for students of diverse learning
All faculty will be expected to make active use of the learning
management system Canvas at least at a minimum level established by
the college. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour
each week for each section they teach. The adjunct pay rate is
$3,200 per section for a course that meets for the equivalent of
three contact hours weekly during the semester.
The Palladino School of Dance provides a course charter with
course objectives and learning outcomes and sample syllabi.
Adjunct Faculty in Dance positions are filled as needed, based on
student enrollment. Candidates may need to be available to begin
teaching on short notice. The Fall semester begins early September
and ends in early December.
The course descriptions are as follows:
DAN 191 - Hip Hop I: This course offers training in a variety of
hip hop techniques, practice in freestyle, and exposure to
character development and performance techniques for dancers. The
course also furthers students' understanding of the historic and
cultural development of hip hop and the music that has influenced
DAN 192 - Hip Hop II: This course offers further training in a
variety of more advanced hip hop techniques, practice in freestyle,
and character development and performance techniques for dancers.
The course also builds on students' understanding of the historic
and cultural development of hip hop and the music that has
influenced the genre.
DAN 243 - Tap III: This course provides training in the
intermediate techniques of tap dance.
DAN 244 - Tap IV: This course continues training in the
intermediate techniques of tap dance.
DAN 345 - Tap V: This course provides training in the
intermediate/advanced techniques of tap dance.
DAN 263 - Jazz III: This course provides training in the
intermediate skills of a variety of jazz techniques.
The courses we are specifically looking to fill are as
- Hip Hop I - Monday and Wednesday - 3:30-4:45 pm
- Hip Hop II - Monday and Wednesday - 5:00-6:15 pm
- Tap III - Tuesday and Thursday - 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
- Tap IV/V - Tuesday and Thursday - 12:30-1:45 pm
- Jazz III - Tuesday and Thursday - 12:30-1:45 pm
- Jazz III - Tuesday and Thursday - 2:00-3:15 pm
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field, required;
- A graduate degree in a related field and/or extensive
professional experience in a related field, preferred;
- COVID-19 Vaccination, required;
- Experience teaching at the college level both in person and
- Strong computer skills, required;
- Ability and willingness to be responsive and supportive to
students through college online resources and digital tools,
- Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning
management system, and classroom media, required;
- Expertise in learner-centered teaching, required;
- Experience using technologies and/or strategies to enhance
- Experience and ability to work effectively with a culturally
diverse student body with a variety of learning styles,
Dean College is an equal-opportunity, Title IX institution and
pledges to recruit, select and promote diversity by providing
equality of opportunity in higher education for all persons,
including faculty and staff with respect to hiring, continuation,
promotion, and applicants for admission, enrolled students and
graduates without discrimination or segregation.
The College is interested in candidates who have the
communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize their
effectiveness with diverse groups of colleagues, students, faculty,
and community members. All employment decisions are made on a
non-discriminatory basis. Dean College prohibits discrimination and
harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin,
religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship,
pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related
injury or any other status protected by applicable national,
federal, state or local law. This nondiscrimination policy covers
admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in College
programs, services, and activities. A pre-employment background
screen is required for all employees.
The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of
the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the
college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of
The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall,
telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with
titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and
amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
The Dean College Athletics Department is a Division III member
of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast
Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference
(ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and
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