Dean College — Assistant / Associate Professor of Theatre

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 the Arts is looking for a dynamic, experienced, student-centered educator to join the faculty of our growing Theatre program in Fall 2021 as a 10-month, full-time, annually renewable position.

We seek an accomplished stage performer and scholar in Theatre with a specialization in Acting. The preferred candidate’s philosophy and approach would primarily reflect Stanislavski, Hagen and Meisner-based actor training, while candidates whose approaches also include other traditions or methods are encouraged to apply. The desired candidate will include experiential learning and active engagement in their classroom and will help to equip students seeking careers in stage performance and related fields with key professional skills.

Potential course assignments for the final candidate will include an array of acting classes such as Basic Performance, Scene Study, Acting Shakespeare and the Classics, Period Drama, and Acting for the Camera as well as voice production classes such as Voice and Articulation and Voice and Movement for the Stage.

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

Job Duties:

  • Teach 5 courses per semester (Note: there is no faculty advising load. Students are served by a professional advising staff.);
  • Hold office hours as required and meet with students by appointment;
  • Coach and mentor students regarding academic and career goals including graduate school preparation;
  • Direct one stage production per academic year;
  • Participate in committees as assigned, attend school and program meeting;
  • Participate in recruitment activities and student orientations;
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree with related experience in Theatre or Acting and/or prominent professional credits, including excellence in teaching Acting at the college level or in a conservatory setting;
  • A substantial and sustained body of theatre practice and production credits, in addition to strong evidence of contemporary stage directing and pedagogical practices in a variety of dramatic genres and a working knowledge of the dramatic literature of Latinx, Indigenous, Asian American or African American theatre;
  • One additional area of specialization, e.g. acting for the screen, dramaturgy, global theatre history and theory, Shakespeare and period theatre, theatre education, production design, stage combat, dramatic structure and playwriting, or another area of specialization brought by the candidate; A commitment to undergraduate liberal arts education;
  • 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 course management systems, digital technology, and classroom media.

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