Adjunct Faculty - Dance - Fall 2020

Franklin, MA
Aug 13, 2020
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Aug 11, 2020
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct

About Dean College:

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition that all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community since 1865, Dean has woven together extensive student support and engagement with exceptional teaching and innovative campus activities. Our graduates are lifetime 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 name a College of Distinction for four consecutive years, Dean Serves approximately 1,200 full-time students and 300 part-time students and offers over 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 live on campus.

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 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.

Job Description:

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, such as Jazz Dance, Hip Hop, Classical and Contemporary Modern Dance, Contemporary Partnering Techniques, Tap Dance, Classical Ballet, Pointe Technique, Variations, Men's Technique, Pas de Deux, Ballroom, 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 backgrounds.

Dean College will be holding classes online in the fall. All faculty will be expected to make active use of the learning management system (MyCourses) at least at a minimum level established by the college. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour (virtually) each week for each section they teach.

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 fall semester begins on Wednesday, September 9 and ends Thursday, December 17. The Spring semester begins mid-January and ends in early May. Opportunities for teaching during the Summer Sessions may also be available.


  • A Bachelor's degree in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline.
  • A graduate degree or extensive professional experience in the field relevant to the curriculum or related discipline is highly preferred.
  • Prior experience in teaching undergraduates from diverse backgrounds with a variety of learning styles at the college or university level.
  • Experience and preparedness to facilitate coursework in online, hybrid and traditional face-to-face learning environments.
  • Preference will be given to candidates who can provide evidence of strong teaching from a sound pedagogical and anatomical model.

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 prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, citizenship, pregnancy or maternity, protected veteran status, work-related injury or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local 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 and the College participates in the Federally-mandated E-Verify program.

The Assistant Dean of Students, located on the second floor of the Campus Center, telephone 508-541-1841, coordinates the college's compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 Act.

The Director of Human Resources on the first floor of Dean Hall, telephone, 508-541-1681 coordinates the college's compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act and amendments, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Dean College Athletics Department is a Provisional Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and the USCAA and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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