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Adjunct Faculty - A History of Musical Theatre: The Road from Showboat toHamilton (THA243)

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Dean College
Location
Franklin, MA

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Category:: Adjunct Faculty
Department:: School of Arts & Joan Palladino School of Dance
Locations:: Franklin, MA
Posted:: Jun 29, 2021
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Adjunct
Position ID:: 132894

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 School of the Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach a course in the History of Musical Theatre 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 College create a compelling and professional learning environment for students of diverse learning backgrounds.


We are seeking an adjunct instructor to teach THA 243: A History of Musical Theatre: The Road from Showboat to Hamilton. This is a 3-credit course which meets three times a week for 50 minutes. The adjunct pay rate is $3,200.00/section. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week for each section they teach. The School of the Arts provides a course charter with course objectives and learning outcomes and sample syllabi. While Dean College intends to hold classes face-to-face in the fall 2021 semester, all faculty will be expected to make active use of the learning management system Canvas at least at a minimum level established by the College.


The course description is as follows:


THA 243: A History of Musical Theatre: The Road from Showboat to Hamilton - This course introduces and encourages students to explore the elements, forms, and history of Musical Theatre as an art form. Students will learn about the contribution of this theatrical genre to the world of theatre and popular culture, including the major lyricists, composers, librettists, directors, choreographers, and performers.


We are looking to possibly fill two sections of THA 243:


Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 12:20-1:10 pm


Monday/Wednesday/Friday - 1:25-2:15 pm



Requirements:


  • A Master's Degree in a related field, required;
  • COVID-19 Vaccination, required;
  • Experience teaching at the college level both in person and online, required;
  • 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.


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.



Application Instructions:


Please submit your Resume/CV, Cover Letter, all unofficial transcripts; and contact information of three references. (PLEASE NOTE: Applications that are incomplete will not be considered).


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Working at Dean College

Dean College is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Dean ranked 23rd in the 2019 U.S. News & World Report forBEST REGIONAL COLLEGE - North category, the eighth year in a row of being ranked. Dean also ranked 12th in same report for Best Value Schools. In addition, Dean has been nationally recognized as a College of Distinction based on four distinctions - engaged students, great teaching, vibrant community, and successful outcomes.

Dean College is a private, residential New England college grounded in a culture and tradition in which all students deserve the opportunity for academic and personal success. A uniquely supportive community for 153 years, 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.

Dean serves close to 1,200 full-time students and close to 400 part-time students, offering bachelor's and associate degrees as well as a robust selection of certificate and short-term credential programs.

Dean College is situated in Franklin, Massachusetts, which is conveniently located between Boston and Providence. Approximately 90 percent of the College's student population lives on campus in one of 13 residence halls.

 

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 15 varsity sports and more than 40 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.

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