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Adjunct Faculty Theatre Pedagogy (THA 330)

Dean College
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 5, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Other Arts
Employment Level
Employment Type
Part Time

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 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

Job Description:

Dean College's School of the Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach a course in Theatre Pedagogy 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 College create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.

We are seeking an adjunct instructor to teach THA 330: Theatre Pedagogy. This is a 3-credit course which meets two times a week for 75 minutes. The adjunct pay rate is $3300.00/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The School of the Arts provides a course charter with course objectives and learning outcomes and 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:

THA 330: Theatre Pedagogy - This course focuses on current pedagogical theory and practice to assist students in preparing for work as teaching artists and practitioners in theatre. While investigating social and cultural impacts, students will explore protocols that inform, enhance, and challenge the ways in which teaching and learning occur, inside and outside the classroom as well as how to structure syllabi, design assignments, and develop a personal teaching philosophy.

We are looking to fill one section of THA 330:

Tuesday/Thursday - 3:30-4:45 pm


  • A master's degree in a related field is required.
  • Related experience in Theatre or Acting and/or prominent professional credits, including excellence in teaching at the college level or in a conservatory setting
  • Strong computer skills, required
  • Ability and willingness to be responsive and supportive to students through college online resources and digital tools is required.
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning management system, and classroom media is required.
  • Expertise in learner-centered teaching is required.
  • Experience using technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy is required.
  • Experience and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles is 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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