Employment Opportunities

Middlebury College is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring a diverse faculty to complement the increasing diversity of the student body.

(All faculty recruiting is done at the department level.  If you have questions about a particular position, please contact the department chair or coordinator.)

Tenure Track Position Openings (beginning 2017)

Assistant Professor of Biology

The Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Biology with a focus in molecular microbial ecology and preference for research interests involving metagenomics and/or microbiome studies, beginning in fall 2017.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience as well as a demonstrated commitment to excellence in both teaching and research.  The successful candidate is expected to teach an Ecology and Evolution course at the introductory level, and an upper level Molecular Ecology course.  In accordance with Middlebury’s teaching guidelines, the successful candidate will also teach courses in General Microbiology, Genomics and/or Molecular Genetics, although not all in the same year, and contribute to Middlebury’s First Year Seminar Program and Winter Term course offerings. The successful candidate is also expected to establish an active research program in a supportive, research-active environment that involves undergraduates. The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the growing diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, scholarship, and service. Indication of enthusiasm for evidence based pedagogy, mentoring, and advising a diverse population of students is essential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

More details on the position can be found at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/bio, or by contacting Dr. Grace Spatafora, Molecular Microbial Ecologist Search Committee Chair, Department of Biology, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT 05753 (spatafor@middlebury.edu).  Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings.  In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, candidates are asked to submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests, a sample of scholarly work, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/36496.  Application materials must be received by October 15, 2016.

All offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  Information on our background check policy can be found here: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry seeks Assistant Professor for a tenure track position, beginning September 2017, in area of bio-organic chemistry. The successful candidate will teach courses in general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry and electives. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

All application materials must be received by September 30, 2016. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. Through Interfolio, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, sample of scholarly work, and three confidential letters of recommendation, at least two of which speak to teaching ability. More information at https://apply.interfolio.com/35888.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information on our background check policy can be found here:
http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks

 

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies

Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies: Social Scientist with a focus on Environmental Justice.  The Environmental Studies Program invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in environmental justice beginning fall 2017. The successful candidate will have environmental expertise on topics and/or intersections of race, ethnicity, and class. The candidate’s degree (Ph.D. or A.B.D.) may be in any of a range of fields including but not limited to anthropology, critical race and ethnic studies, environmental studies, geography, indigenous studies, post-colonial studies, psychology, sociology, and urban studies. Applicants must show evidence and/or promise of excellence in teaching students from diverse backgrounds and have an active research agenda. Teaching responsibilities will include an introductory environmental studies core course, a first year seminar, and some combination of interdisciplinary team-taught and/or community-based environmental studies seminars and courses in the area of the candidate’s specialization. 

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Environmental Justice – Social Science Search Committee that includes reference to how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship, and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/35786 and our program website http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/es. The application deadline is September 30th, 2016. Candidates should not wait for all recommendation letters to arrive before submitting their application via Interfolio. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

 

Assistant Professor of Physics

The Department of Physics seeks applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position, beginning September 2017.  We seek an intellectually vigorous individual who is committed to excellence in both teaching and research, and who will contribute to Middlebury College’s mission to “engage students’ capacity for rigorous analysis and independent thought within a wide range of disciplines.”  Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching at all levels and potential to develop a strong research program involving undergraduate participation.  The field of specialization is open.  Candidates should hold a Ph. D. in physics or a closely related field, preferably with some post-doctoral experience.  Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016 and end when the position has been filled, provided that a suitable candidate has been found. 

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically.  Email and paper applications will not be accepted.  Through Interfolio, submit an application addressed to the Department of Physics, including curriculum vitae, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research plans, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability. More information is available at apply.interfolio.com/36415 and http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/physics. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

Assistant Professor of Theatre

The Department of Theatre and Dance seeks an Assistant Professor with a terminal degree (PhD or MFA) in Theatre for a tenure track position beginning in the fall 2017. The successful candidate will teach courses in Theatre History, Directing, Acting, and will help expand the department’s offerings in Dramatic Literature. Candidates should provide evidence of excellent teaching, artistic accomplishment, and a commitment to engaging a diverse group of students. Experience with arts administration is strongly desirable.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically https://apply.interfolio.com/36462. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Alex Draper; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans; and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/thea. Applications for this position will be accepted starting September 1, 2016, and all application materials must be received by November 1, 2016.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

 

Professor of Writing

The Writing Program invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track position in Writing beginning fall 2017. We are a small, vibrant, collaborative program that seeks an emerging or recognized scholar and leader in the field of writing. Expertise in writing across the curriculum, with a focus on science or social science disciplines is desirable, as is familiarity with a liberal arts environment and demonstrated expertise in inclusive pedagogies. Appointment will be at the level of Assistant or Associate Professor. The position includes teaching writing courses, facilitating faculty development, and contributing to structures for student support. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Composition or a related field, have a strong teaching record, and preferably have at least two years of college-level administrative or programmatic experience. We are interested in and open to a wide range of scholarly and pedagogical interests, including critical race theory, genderqueer and/or disability studies, genre studies, digital writing and hybrid writing.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces difference. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or administrative work might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio submit: a letter of application addressed to the Writing Program Search Committee; a curriculum vitae; undergraduate and graduate transcripts; a statement of teaching and research plans that includes a vision of writing in a changing academy, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability/promise. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/36394 and http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/writing. The application deadline is Oct 21, 2016.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check. More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

Term Positions

GIS Teaching Fellow, Dept of Geography

The Geography Department at Middlebury College invites applicants for its GIS Teaching Fellows Program, designed to encourage the expansion and innovation of GIS instruction across the liberal arts curriculum. We seek a recent doctoral recipient or advanced ABD candidate from any academic discipline who has applied geospatial technologies and methods in their doctoral research and has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching. Recent Master’s degree recipients with professional experience will also be considered. Past Fellows have come from disciplinary backgrounds that include Geography, Archaeology, Urban Studies and Biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in programming, database design, web mapping and open-source software. The GIS Teaching Fellow will be appointed to a two-year term, to begin in September 2017. In the fall semester, the Fellow will assist Geography Department faculty in teaching the department’s Spatial Thinking with GIS course. In addition, the Fellow will participate in a weekly seminar focused on GIS pedagogy and spatial thinking, during which the Fellow will develop a new advanced course on geospatial technologies in his or her area of expertise. In the spring semester, the Fellow will jointly teach the Spatial Thinking with GIS course and their own newly developed course. The Teaching Fellow will be expected to be resident at Middlebury College between September-May during the fellowship.


Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse staff and faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.


Review of applications will begin October 1 and continue until the position is filled. Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application addressed to Jeff Howarth, Director of GIS Teaching Fellows Program, along with a current curriculum vitae, a brief research and teaching statement, a one- to two-page description of a new GIS-based course with an applied or disciplinary focus, and the names of three professional references that can be contacted for letters of recommendation.  More information at: apply.interfolio.com/36897 .

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science (2 yr term)

The Department of Political Science invites applications for a full-time two-year term position in Political Philosophy beginning in September 2017. We are seeking broadly trained candidates prepared to teach the introductory course in political philosophy as well as a variety of upper-tier courses.  We will consider candidates with research agendas in any area of political philosophy.  Appointment will be made at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor or Visiting Instructor. Candidates should provide evidence of commitment to excellent teaching and scholarly potential.

Middlebury College is a top-tier liberal arts college with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in faculty teaching and research. An Equal Opportunity Employer, the College is committed to hiring a diverse faculty as we work to foster innovation in our curriculum and to provide a rich and varied educational experience to our increasingly diverse student body. EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability.

Middlebury College uses Interfolio to collect all job applications electronically. Email and paper applications will not be accepted. At Middlebury, we strive to make our campus a respectful, engaged community that embraces differences, with the all the complexity and individuality each person brings. In your application materials we encourage you to address how your teaching, scholarship, mentorship and/or community service might support our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Through Interfolio, please submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, a statement of teaching and research plans, two samples of scholarly work, course evaluations, and three current letters of recommendation, at least two of which must speak to teaching ability and promise. More information is available at https://apply.interfolio.com/36502. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background check.  More information regarding background checks may be found at: http://go.middlebury.edu/backgroundchecks.

The College provides several resources to help prospective faculty find housing, child care and spousal employment information.  Please contact the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the Faculty's office if more assistance is needed.

 

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