Faculty at Commencement.
Credit: Brett Simison 2022

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 Reviews

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.

More information about faculty reviews

Faculty Stories

Meet some of the remarkable people who make up our faculty and learn about the diverse paths that have led them to Middlebury.

Jamie McCallum, Associate Professor of Sociology

Jessica Teets, Professor of Political Science

Christal Brown, Associate Professor of Dance

Middlebury Faculty Stories: Professor of History Febe Armanios

Dean of the Faculty

Sujata Moorti

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dean of Faculty; Charles A. Dana Professor, Program in Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies

On leave July 1, 2022–January 1, 2023

Office:
Old Chapel 207
Office Hours:
Spring 2022: By appointment

Jim Ralph

Dean Faculty Development and Research; Rehnquist Professor of American History and Culture

Interim VPAA and Dean of the Faculty

Office:
Old Chapel 207
Office Hours:
Spring 2022: Mondays, 9 to 10 a.m., Thursdays, 8 to 9 a.m., and Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m. as well as by appointments. Students who would prefer to Zoom should let me know by e-mail so Zoom links can be established.