Sterling College seeks two new faculty members who can support further growth in experiential and outdoor education within the major and the curriculum as a whole. The experience and expertise of these new faculty could include: educational pedagogy, urban-based outdoor education, expeditionary skills, therapeutic or adaptive recreation, public teaching licensure, nature-based mentoring, wilderness medicine instruction, business management and program administration, and outdoor technical skills.
Having relevant teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced academic credentials and/or substantial practitioner experience in related fields is essential. Sterling encourages applications from candidates who have professionally demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential, outdoor-oriented, hands-on learning through study and work as well as our ecological thinking and action mission, and a commitment to pedagogy that integrates multicultural perspectives in the curriculum and promotes inclusion in the classroom. The College is committed to in-person instruction, but experience and familiarity using online tools will be seen as a strength. Faculty responsibilities include academic advising and service on committees or councils, and contributing to the foundational curriculum of the college, including A Sense of Place, our longstanding student orientation program. Sterling is one of nine federally designated work colleges. As such, new faculty members will also serve as work program supervisors.
Please send a cover letter, CV, Outdoor Resume or Experience Log, and details of three references to Caitlin Miller, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of Faculty Search (email@example.com). Candidates who have submitted materials prior to December 7, 2020 will receive full consideration and the searches will continue until successful appointments have been made. This position will start by September 2021. For further information please visit Sterling College’s employment webpage.
About Sterling College
Our College uses education as a force - through programs of study and work in fields associated with agroecology, ecology, and education - to address critical problems caused by unlimited growth including: fossil fuel dependence, threats to biodiversity and loss of wild places, destructive agricultural practices, and structural oppression that encourages estrangement from community, nature, and place. To fulfill our mission, Sterling faculty lead with a commitment to create affordable, experiential, place-based learning opportunities that prepare students to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.
Founded in 1958, the College was a pioneer of the idea that neither the narrow technician nor the uninformed idealist alone can address the issues facing humanity and is one of only nine federally recognized work colleges. Sterling’s transdisciplinary oriented faculty of 18 serves a student body of 125 residential students on its campus in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, and our instructional site in Port Royal, Kentucky. While the College is poised for growth in the number of programs and the population of students it serves, we are int...entionally one of the smallest residential colleges in the nation and view our 7:1 student to faculty ratio and small classes as important strengths.
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.