Adjunct Faculty - The Science of the Environment

Job description

Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: Academic Affairs
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: May 4, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct
Position ID:: 130701

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:


Dean College's School of Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach The Science of the Environment 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 an adjunct instructor for PSC-181: The Science of the Environment. PSC-181 is a 3-credit class that meets for 2.5 hours/week. The adjunct pay rate is $3200/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The Biology program provides a course charter with course objectives as well as sample syllabi. All faculty will be expected to make active use of the learning management system at least at a minimum level established by the college.


The course description is as follows: Will Earth be able to support 12 billion human beings by the year 2050? Can changes in the way one person uses energy or recycles really help save the environment? Environmental science is an interdisciplinary science that focuses on the interactions between humans and our environment. This course will expose students to a variety of current environmental issues including human population growth, water and soil degradation, agriculture, and production of food (including genetically modified organisms), fossil fuel and renewable energy, global climate change, biodiversity, and sustainability. Select topics from chemistry, biology and the physical sciences will also be studied to provide an understanding of scientific principles underlying these environmental issues. Critical thinking and assessing the portrayal of environmental issues in the media will be stressed. Hands-on activities will help students understand theoretical principles and provide useful analytical skills. Students will research a topic selected in consultation with the instructor and will present results in a poster session or PowerPoint presentation at the end of the semester.


There is one PSC-181 section available. It is scheduled to meet Tuesday/Thursday, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.



Requirements:


  • Masters Degree in Biology / Earth Science or related discipline, required;
  • PhD in Biology / Earth Science or related discipline, preferred;
  • Experience teaching first and second year undergraduates, preferred;
  • Strong computer skills such as the ability to utilize digital tools to communicate and engage with students, required;
  • Experience with Canvas, our learning management system, preferred;
  • Willingness to learn additional classroom media tools as necessary, required;
  • Expertise in learner-centered teaching, preferred;
  • Experience using technology and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy preferred;
  • Experience working with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles, preferred.


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: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 7/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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