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Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture at Sterling College - 3346

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Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture
Sterling College
PO Box 72
Craftsbury Common , VT 05827
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Faculty in Sustainable Agriculture

Sterling College invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Sustainable Agriculture, to begin in August 2018. The College seeks candidates from diverse professional backgrounds who have a demonstrated passion for environmental stewardship education, interdisciplinary approaches to the liberal arts, and a deep commitment to experiential pedagogy.

Successful applicants will have expertise and/or experience teaching in the following or related areas:
Designing and operating agroecological farming and forest systems.
Livestock and grazing management, including familiarity with a diverse livestock inventory and experience with regenerative agriculture tactics and systems.
Also desired is expertise in Permaculture Design or similar landscape design experience.

Specific courses to be taught include Agroecology, Livestock Systems, Grazing Management, Whole Farm Planning, and other courses consistent with the applicant’s expertise and need of the program, including the possibility to teach courses in the College’s core curriculum, such as Ecology.

Position responsibilities include:
Teaching within Sterling’s interdisciplinary, ecology-focused curriculum;
Working closely with students on academic advising and independent research projects;
Mentoring students participating in the College’s Work Program; and
Participating in community governance.

Upon mutual agreement, responsibilities related to teaching may also include leading field-based study programs, managing a campus instructional facility, supporting extracurricular student activities, participating in the College’s Winter Expedition, and engaging with the College community beyond the academic program.

More information about Sustainable Agriculture and the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems at Sterling College can be found at

Education & Experience: 

The successful candidate must hold a M.S./M.A. or Ph.D. in an Agricultural Science or a relevant field and have a combination of teaching and practical experience working in their field. We seek candidates with expertise in multicultural education, diversity, and inclusion, who can support the College in examining power and privilege in the context of the relationship between humans and the natural environment.

Application Instructions: 

Position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received before January 15, 2018. Applicants should send the following materials electronically: cover letter, curriculum vitae, one-page statement of teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references. References will not be contacted without candidate permission.

Application materials should be addressed to Dr. Carol Dickson, Search Committee Chair, and sent to Ms. Katie Lavin, Assistant to the President, at Phone: (802) 586-7711 x 111.

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