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
Recognized as a Top Regional College by U.S. News &
World Report for eleven consecutive years and named a College of
Distinction for five 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
Dean College's Oral Communication program is looking for
dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach
Communication Fundamentals during the spring semester as part of
the Arch Learning Community's academic team. 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.
The Arch Learning Community is designed to provide comprehensive
support to students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or
other learning differences, such as attention and memory
difficulties, who would benefit from additional academic support
while taking part in a traditional college curriculum.
Candidates for this position should have experience teaching this
population of students.
We are seeking one adjunct instructor to teach two sections of
SPC 101: Communication Fundamentals on-campus during the day. This
course is a core requirement for all students. In this introductory
communication course, students explore principles and practice of
communication in interpersonal, small group, and public
communication situations. Students expand their understanding of
communication and develop their skills and self-confidence in a
variety of situations. Students are explicitly taught and expected
to use digital communication tools include PowerPoint, Microsoft
Teams, and more. Learning activities include preparing
presentations, engaging in dialogues, providing feedback to others,
and participating in group activities.
SPC 101: Communication Fundamentals is a 3-credit course that
meets face-to-face for 2.5 hours/week. The adjunct pay rate is
$3300/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour
each week for each section they teach. New adjuncts will join a
team of communication instructors. The Oral Communication program
provides a course charter with course objectives and learning
outcomes, sample syllabi, and the course materials for the class.
Successful candidates for this position must be comfortable using
open educational resources as part of their instructional approach
as this course has been designed with an OER classroom. All faculty
are expected to make active use of the learning management system
(Canvas) at least at a minimum level established by the
There are currently three sections available. They are scheduled
to meet as follows:
- A Master's degree in Communication Studies, Interpersonal
Communication, Group Communication, or related field is required. A
PhD is preferred.
- Experience teaching at the college level in person is required;
experience teaching first and second year undergraduates is
- Proven effectiveness teaching students with diagnosed learning
disabilities is strongly preferred.
- Willing to follow the course outline provided by the program
and comfortable using and/or willing to learn various digital tools
for communicating and teaching.
- Having strong computer skills; the ability to access the
Internet, the college's online resources and website.
- Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning
management system, and classroom media is necessary.
- Experience in learner-centered teaching as well as the use of
technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy. Experience
working effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a
variety of learning styles.
- COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster 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
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
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