Adjunct Faculty - Composition and Oral Communication (ESL)

Job description

Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Apr 21, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct
Position ID:: 130246

About Dean College:

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 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 International Student FOCUS Program at Dean College is seeking a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach Composition I (ENG 111) and Communication Fundamentals (SPC 101) in-person, on campus during the fall semester. The FOCUS program is designed for international students entering college in the United States. The program combines cultural orientation, language instruction and individualized tutoring as well as academic classes to give the international student a holistic educational experience.

Composition I (ENG 111) is a 3-credit core requirement for all students designed to teach students composition skills needed at the college level. The specific section for international students meets for 4.5 contact hours per week and is designed to strengthen reading comprehension skills as well as sentence, paragraph, and essay writing abilities.

Communication Fundamentals (SPC 101) is also a 3-credit core requirement for all students. In this introductory hybrid communication course, students explore principles and practice of communication in interpersonal, small group, and public communication situations. The specific section for international students meets for 4.5 contact hours per week and is designed to help them improve their oral communication skills in English while building their interpersonal, small group, and public speaking skills. Listening, pronunciation, stress, and intonation skills may also be emphasized.

Both sections are being offered in an on-campus academic classroom, each meeting on Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays for 75-minutes per class section during the day. Again, each section meets for 4.5 contact hours per week, with a pay rate of $4800/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The program does provide a course charter with course objectives and outcomes, as well as the syllabi used by other instructors teaching the same courses in the program.


  • Master's degree in English, Rhetoric/Composition, Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Business Communication, or related field is required. A PhD preferred;
  • ESL teaching experience required;
  • Strong computer skills, being able to navigate portals, utilize online resources, and utilize digital tools in responding to students is required;
  • Experience with or willingness to learn Canvas, our learning management system, and classroom media is required;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students, experience teaching first and second year international students preferred;
  • Ideal candidate will possess expertise in learner-centered teachings and have the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body that has a variety of learning styles.

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.

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 Division III member of the NCAA and competes as a member of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC), Eastern Collegiate Football Conference (ECFC), and complies with all NCAA Division III Rules and Regulations.

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Posted: 4/22/2021
Application Due: 6/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time