Sterling College invites applications for three full-time faculty positions, to begin in August 2017. The College seeks candidates from diverse professional backgrounds who have a demonstrated passion for environmental stewardship education, interdisciplinary approaches to the liberal arts, and a deep commitment to experiential pedagogy.
Specifically, Sterling encourages candidates who have expertise and experience teaching in the following or similar areas:
- Sustainable Agriculture: Ecological Livestock & Grazing Systems
- Outdoor Education: Technical Skills & Leadership
- Environmental Humanities: Traditional Arts Practitioner
Position responsibilities include:
- Teaching within Sterling’s interdisciplinary, ecology-focused curriculum (including courses focused on ecology and environmental stewardship in the core curriculum),
- Working closely with students on academic advising and independent research projects,
- Mentoring students participating in the College’s Work Program, and
- Participating in community governance.
Upon mutual agreement, responsibilities related to teaching, may also include leading field-based study programs, managing a campus instructional facility, supporting extracurricular student activities (such as the Outing Club), participating in the College’s Winter Expedition, and engaging with the College community beyond the academic program.
Candidates should hold a master’s or terminal degree in a relevant field and/or have a combination of graduate education and extensive experience. Ideal candidates will have significant teaching experience.
We seek candidates with expertise in multicultural education, diversity, and inclusion, who can support the College in examining power and privilege in the context of the relationship between humans and the natural environment.
Positions are open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before January 15, 2017. Applicants should send the following materials electronically: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without candidate permission.
Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Carol Dickson, Search Committee Chair, and sent to Ms. Katie Lavin, Assistant to the President at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: (802) 586-7711 x 111.
Founded in 1958 in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, Sterling College is the leading voice in higher education for environmental stewardship. The College was among the first colleges in the United States to focus on the human relationship with the natural world through academic majors in Ecology, Environmental Humanities, Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems, and Outdoor Education. Sterling is a baccalaureate degree-granting, non-sectarian, coeducational, residential institution of higher learning accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and is one of only eight federally recognized Work Colleges in the nation.
The student body at Sterling College will continue to grow from 125 to 150 students by 2018. To ensure that the College can sustain its emphasis on advising and close relationships between faculty and students, Sterling will maintain a 10:1 student to full-time faculty ratio. At Sterling, faculty members are not organized by rank and, by faculty design, there is no tenure system.
Sterling College is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Sterling College prohibits discrimination against employees, applicants for employment and students on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran’s status.