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.
Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic,
experienced, student-centered educator to teach The Science of
the Environment during the fall semester. The College seeks
Adjunct Faculty who focus on experiential learning and active
engagement in their classrooms. Adjuncts chosen to teach at Dean
create a compelling and professional learning environment for
students of diverse learning backgrounds.
We are seeking an adjunct instructor for PSC-181: The
Science of the Environment: Sustaining the Planet. PSC-181 is
a 3-credit class that meets for 2.5 hours/week. The adjunct pay
rate is $3200/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one
office hour each week for each section they teach. The Biology
program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as
sample syllabi. All faculty will be expected to make active use of
the learning management system at least at a minimum level
established by the college.
Two sections of this course will be offered. Applicants can
apply to teach one or both sections. Course times are: MWF
1:25-2:15PM (Section 1) and/or 2:30-3:20PM (Section 2).
The course description is as follows:
Will Earth be able to support 12 billion human beings by the
year 2050? Can changes in the way one person uses energy or
recycles really help save the environment? Environmental science is
an interdisciplinary science that focuses on the interactions
between humans and our environment. This course will expose
students to a variety of current environmental issues including
human population growth, water and soil degradation, agriculture,
and production of food (including genetically modified organisms),
fossil fuel and renewable energy, global climate change,
biodiversity, and sustainability. Select topics from chemistry,
biology and the physical sciences will also be studied to provide
an understanding of scientific principles underlying these
environmental issues. Critical thinking and assessing the portrayal
of environmental issues in the media will be stressed. Hands-on
activities will help students understand theoretical principles and
provide useful analytical skills. Students will research a topic
selected in consultation with the instructor and will present
results in a poster session or PowerPoint presentation at the end
of the semester.
- A Master's Degree in Biology / Earth Science, or a related
- PhD in Biology / Earth Science, or a related field,
- Experience teaching first and second year undergraduates,
- 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,
- COVID-19 Vaccination, required.
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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