Adjunct Faculty - Communication Fundamentals - Fall 2019

Franklin, Massachusetts
May 23, 2019
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Dean College's Oral Communication program is looking for dynamic, experienced, student-centered educators to teach Communication Fundamentals 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 create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.

We are seeking adjunct instructors to teach 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. 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 for 2.5 hours/week. There are approximately 25 students in each section. The adjunct pay rate is $2800/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach.

There are currently multiple SPC 101 sections available on Monday/Wednesday/Friday. The Oral Communication program is looking for an adjunct instructor with ESL teaching experience at the college level to teach one section of the course for international students.

The Oral Communication program provides a course charter with course objectives and learning outcomes, sample syllabi, and the course materials (i.e., course readings) 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. New adjuncts will join a team of communication instructors.


A Master's degree in Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Business Communication or related field is required. College teaching experience is required. Experience with or willingness to learn Moodle, our learning management system, and classroom media is necessary. The successful candidate will possess expertise in learner-centered teaching; use of technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy and the ability to work effectively with a culturally-diverse student body with a variety of learning styles.



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