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DCA 300 - The Internship Experience

Employer
Dean College
Location
Massachusetts, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Apr 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Adjunct
Employment Type
Part 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:

The School of the Arts  and the Joan Phelps Palladino School of Dance are looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educators to teach DCA 300 - The Internship Experience online, asynchronously, 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. 

The course description is as follows:  This course offers students on- or off-campus placement and an online component to integrate reflection with the practical knowledge gained from firsthand experience in an internship setting. This valuable experiential learning assists students in formulating career objectives and better prepares them for future employment. The following number of hours are required for the designated number of credits: 96 hours for 3 credits (8 hours per week for 12 weeks). Any additional credits will require 32 hours of internship work per credit. 

All faculty, particularly those teaching online, asynchronously, are expected to make active use of the learning management system Canvas, at more than the 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 is $3,200 per section for a course that meets for the equivalent of three weekly contact hours per semester.

All instructors will receive a course charter with course objectives and outcomes, as well as the syllabi used by other instructors teaching the same courses in the program. Initial training, as well as on-going support, is available for all DCA 300 instructors from the DCA team.  

 

Requirements:

  • A Master's Degree in Theatre, Dance or a related field, required;
  • Experience teaching at the college level both in person and online, required;
  • Experience teaching second- and third-year undergraduates, preferred.
  • 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 Shot 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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