Dean College — Assistant / Associate Professor of English and Communication

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 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 School of Liberal Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to join the English and Communication faculty, who will be an integral member of the Arch Learning Community’s academic team. Dean College invites applications for this full-time, 10-month, annually renewable Assistant/Associate Professor position.

The Arch Learning Community is designed to provide comprehensive support to students with diagnosed learning disabilities and/or other learning differences, such as attention and memory difficulties, who would benefit from additional academic support while taking part in a traditional college curriculum. Candidates for this position should have significant experience teaching this population of students.

We seek an accomplished educator with experience teaching both writing and oral communication courses who focuses on experiential learning and active engagement in their classroom. This faculty member will primarily teach first-year Arch students in their core communication courses, with some additional teaching in upper level courses. The courses this position will chiefly teach include Composition I (ENG 111), Composition II (ENG 112), Communication Fundamentals (SPC 101), and Applied Professional Communication (COM 327). A collaborative, effective working relationship with the first-year writing faculty, the speech communication faculty and the Arch Learning Community staff will be essential. This faculty member will also serve as a resource to adjuncts who teach ENG and SPC sections for the Arch population.

Applications may be considered until the position is filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants received by January 11, 2021.

Position details:

  • Teach a 5:5 teaching load;
  • There is no faculty advising load. Students are served by a professional advising staff;
  • Develop curriculum grounded in best practices and assess the results of program initiatives;
  • Hold office hours as required and meet with students by appointment;
  • Participate in committees as assigned, attend school and program meetings as well as Arch Program meetings;
  • Participate in recruitment activities and student orientations, particularly events focused on the Arch Program;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s degree in English, Literacy Education or Communication is required;
  • A PhD is desired; candidates with an ABD will be considered;
  • Undergraduate teaching experience is required, particularly with first-year undergraduates;
  • Proven effectiveness teaching students with diagnosed learning disabilities is also required;
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate best practices in first-year writing and oral communication instruction;
  • A commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education and a demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds;
  • Strong computer skills, the use of technologies and/or strategies to enhance pedagogy, the ability to access the College’s online resources, and a willingness to be responsive to students via digital tools, including our digital learning management system;
  • The successful candidate will possess expertise in learner-centered teaching and will have the ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse student body with a variety of learning styles and at varying stages of academic readiness;
  • Experience with online teaching, course management systems, digital technology, and classroom media such as smart boards is desired.

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