Middlebury has world-class faculty who are renowned for their exceptional teaching and scholarship.
Our faculty are hired through a rigorous search process to teach in specific disciplines and the College-wide curriculum. The composition of the faculty reflects Middlebury’s twin commitments to the acquisition of broad-based skills and in-depth knowledge about the world’s most consequential and challenging issues.
The majority of the faculty serve in tenure-track or tenured positions. A smaller group of faculty serve in long-term positions or in short-term visiting capacities, infusing the curriculum with cutting-edge developments.
Well-Being at Middlebury
Well-being describes an integration of the multiple aspects of life that enables our bodies, minds, and spirits to thrive. Attention to well-being acknowledges our desire for a life in which we balance our physical, mental, relational, spiritual, and emotional needs, as a foundation for living lives of consequence.
The well-being of our faculty and staff is a top priority, as it enables the College to fulfill its mission to prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.
As a member of the Green Mountain Higher Education Consortium, Middlebury offers its employees a plethora of resources to support all five domains of well-being: career, financial, physical, social, and community.
Employees and their families are encouraged to take advantage of these resources. Additionally, employees are encouraged to explore the services available through Human Resources and the Employee and Family Assistance Program. Faculty are invited to contact the academic administration with concerns or ideas related to well-being.
Faculty on both regular and term appointments are subject to periodic reviews by either the Promotions Committee or the Reappointments Committee (see Faculty Committees). The principles and procedures governing faculty reviews are described in detail in the faculty handbook, and all participants in reviews should consider that the definitive source on review procedures.
Meet some of the remarkable people who make up our faculty and learn about the diverse paths that have led them to Middlebury.
Dean of the Faculty
Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of the Faculty; Dean for Faculty Development and Research; Rehnquist Professor of American History and Culture