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Our goal in faculty recruiting is to bring excellent teacher-scholars to Middlebury: to attract and retain individuals who will embrace the opportunity to contribute to the College’s mission to create a transformative learning experience for our students, built from a strong foundation in the liberal arts and supported within an inclusive, residential environment.
We not only inspire our undergraduates to grapple with challenging questions about themselves and the world, but we also foster the inquiry, equity, and agency necessary for them to practice ethical citizenship at home and far beyond our Vermont campus.
Faculty recruiting is also guided by the College’s long-standing commitment to recruit and retain a diverse faculty. As each advertisement states, we are “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.”
We offer competitive wages; generous health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a retirement plan; training and educational assistance; and quality-of-life enhancements like concerts, lectures, shows, and community events.
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As an employee at Middlebury, you’ll have opportunities to excel both personally and professionally. We offer competitive wages; generous health, dental, life, and disability insurance; a strong retirement plan; training and educational assistance; and quality-of-life enhancements like concerts, lectures, shows, and community events.
See an overview of employment resources to better understand the opportunities available to the Middlebury community. Middlebury College responds to the challenge of dual-professional couples seeking to work and live in Vermont by providing comprehensive support services to spouses and partners of all faculty and staff who seek employment and community resources.
The teaching and scholarly work of the faculty is supported by a wide range of professional development funds. Tenured and tenure-track faculty have regularly scheduled research leaves to allow them to pursue scholarship.
Middlebury College has a strong system of faculty governance, with elected committees that address issues of curriculum and educational policy, reviews, institutional strategy, and resource allocation. Monthly meetings of the faculty are planned by Faculty Council, and moderated by an elected faculty moderator.
Background Check Policy
The College will conduct background checks on all new full-time and benefits-eligible part-time faculty and staff. The full policy is available in the Employee Handbook. For faculty, the background check will typically include a verification of educational credentials, a criminal background check, and a social security verification. Candidates will be asked to authorize the background check, as a condition of employment, at the time that an offer is made. The check will be completed by a third-party, in compliance with applicable state and federal laws. The results of the background check will be used only as stated here, will not otherwise be disclosed, and will be destroyed after 12 months.
A positive finding in a background check does not automatically disqualify a candidate for the position. Rather, an important finding will initiate a review by the VPAA/DoF that takes into account the amount of time that has elapsed since the event, the nature and gravity of the finding, and the relevance of the event to the responsibilities of the position in question. The candidate will be given the opportunity to review the report prior to the College taking any adverse action, and will be provided with the name, address, and phone number of the third-party firm that conducts the check. The candidate will also be provided with a written description of his or her rights under the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Any questions about this policy can be directed to the VPAA/Dean of the Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org or 802-443-5735.
Our beautiful location in the heart of Vermont is within a day’s drive of most Northeastern cities and a short flight from many airports. Our hometown, Middlebury, Vermont, is highly walkable, with eateries, shops, museums, and the 16-mile Trail Around Middlebury (TAM) all a short distance from the center of campus. Burlington, Vermont’s biggest city, is less than an hour’s drive north.
The majority of Middlebury faculty live in and around Middlebury, but many faculty also choose to live in or near Burlington (35 miles to the north) or Rutland (just over 30 miles to the south).
New Faculty enter the Middlebury Community through a multiday orientation that introduces them to administrators, campus partners, and faculty colleagues. The orientation covers day-to-day systems we use to complete our work, the student experience, philosophies regarding course structure and pedagogy, and many levels of professional support available to faculty. Tenure-track faculty are invited to participate in an additional seminar during their first winter term that covers these areas and more in greater depth.