Adjunct Faculty - English Composition II - Spring 2021, Dean College, Franklin, MA



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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.

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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 Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to teach Composition II during the spring semester, specifically during the fourth quarter. 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. Adjuncts should be prepared to be flexible regarding teaching format, while we are seeking a face-to-face instructor, there could be the potential requirement to switch from face-to-face to online, as needed in response to conditions. In addition, instructors should be prepared to accommodate students who may need to isolate for a period during the course by providing recorded classes and supplemental engagement outside of class.

We are seeking an adjunct instructor with experience teaching Composition II (ENG 112, 3 credit) during the fourth quarter of the semester. The course is a 7-week quarter course that starts in the middle of March and concludes at the end of April. The adjunct pay rate is $3,200.00/3 contact hour section. It will be scheduled in the evenings to accommodate student schedules. The course will meet for 4.5 hours divided across at least 2 and preferably 3 class meetings per week. Specific schedule is still to be determined. Adjunct faculty are expected to hold one office hour each week virtually for each section they teach. The English 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 (MyCourses) at least at a minimum level established by the College.

The course description is provided below:

ENG 112: Composition II

This course is a continuation of the two-semester college writing requirement. The coursework continues to emphasize and develop critical thinking and argument in academic writing, and additionally requires independent research writing. The integration of visual elements into formal papers, MLA formatting and documentation, editing strategies, are also taught and reinforced. Prerequisite: C- or better in ENG 111 or permission of the Dean for the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in English or related discipline area is required;
  • A PhD is preferred;
  • College teaching experience preferred, particularly experience teaching first- and second-year undergraduates as well as online;
  • Having strong computer skills, the ability to access the Internet, the college's online resources and website and a willingness to be responsive to students via digital tools is a requirement;
  • 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.

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.

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