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Adjunct Podcasting (COM 380)

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jul 14, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Broadcasting, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Campus Broadcasting
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Full Time
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Company Description:

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.

Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News & World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of Distinction for six consecutive years, Dean serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 400 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, EMT 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 87 percent of the College's student population lives on campus.

Dean provides a supportive academic environment that thrives on hands-on engagement and exceptional teaching. This community-wide commitment of always going the extra mile for students is known as The Dean Difference.  Outside of the classroom, students participate in 16 athletic teams and more than 30 on-campus groups and organizations.

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.

What is The Dean Difference?
The Dean Difference isn't any one thing. It's not a program or a professor. It's not a single class or a club. It's the way our academics support networks and community overlap, interweave and magnify each other. Our difference unites us. It's our secret formula. It's the nucleus around which we orbit. It isn't one thing, it's everything

Job Description:

Dean College's Communications Program is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach a Podcasting course on campus during the Fall 2022 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 COM 380: Podcasting. COM 380 is a 3-credit class that meets on campus for 2.5 hours/week. The adjunct pay rate is $3,300/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The Communications program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as sample syllabi. All faculty are expected to make active use of the learning management system (Canvas) at least at a minimum level established by the College.


The course description is as follows: This course introduces students to the social and historical origins and development of podcasting. In addition, how podcasts are utilized to benefit, influence, and change society will also be examined. Students will learn the essential skills for podcasting, including critical inquiry and analysis of information from a variety of sources as well as writing, preparing, and utilizing ethical practices. Working in teams, students will utilize digital studios to write and produce podcast episodes on social issues. Each semester there may be a specific social issue to focus on, chosen by the class. Students will also learn the artform of podcasting and how to distribute and market their podcasts along with monetization practices to build an audience. Podcasts may be published to the Dean College/WGAO page on Prerequisite: ENG 111 or permission of the Dean of the School of Business.


There is one section of COM 380 available. We are looking for an instructor who can teach in the afternoons, days and times still to be determined.



  • A Master's degree in Communications or Business, or related discipline area is required.
  • Knowledge of digital audio production, with a minimum of three years undergraduate teaching experience, preferred. 
  • PhD in a related discipline, preferred.
  • Experience teaching at the college level both in person and online, required.
  • Strong computer skills, required.
  • Ability and willingness to be responsive and supportive to students through college online resources and digital tools, required.
  • 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 pedagogy, required.
  • Experience and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles, required.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster required.

Additional Information:

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 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the 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.

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