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 Ballet, 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 Pilates.
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
typically is $3,200 per section for a course that meets for the
equivalent of three weekly contact hours per 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 Spring semester begins mid-January
and ends in early May.
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field, required;
- Master's Degree in a related field, preferred;
- Extensive professional experience in relevant field,
- Experience and ability to work effectively with a culturally
diverse student body with a variety of learning styles,
- Experience teaching at the college level both in person and
- Experience using technologies and/or strategies to enhance
- 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
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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