JOB – Environmental Humanities Instructor, Middlebury College

MiddleburyMiddlebury College, Middlebury School of the Environment
Environmental Humanities Instructor

Location: Middlebury College Campus, Middlebury, VT

The Middlebury School of the Environment is pleased to announce an open faculty position in the field of environmental humanities. The position is available during the summer 2014 session (June 18 to August 1) on Middlebury College campus in Vermont. The Middlebury School of the Environment is a new 6-week summer program for advanced undergraduates that couples a rigorous, interdisciplinary curriculum on the study of the environment with training in the leadership skills necessary to effect positive environmental change. This is a unique opportunity to help foster a community of learners through actively engaging in curricular and co-curricular activities with students while working with other faculty to create an integrated, imaginative curriculum.

Please visit the website for the Middlebury School of the Environment for more details about the School.

Primary teaching responsibilities are (a) team-teaching with a natural scientist a course that focuses on an interdisciplinary environmental understanding of “place,” focusing in particular on Lake Champlain, and (b) an elective of your choosing on some aspect of the environmental humanities with an explicitly global perspective.

We are looking for a faculty member with the following characteristics: demonstrated teaching excellence in some aspects of the environmental humanities; an interest in interdisciplinary and collaborative teaching about the environment; and enthusiasm for working with students in a full-immersion program.

In addition to the salary, lodging and a complete meal plan will be provided.
This position is for the summer 2014.


The successful candidate should possess a doctorate (or be ABD) in a field within the humanities (with a particular emphasis on the environment), strong interpersonal skills, and demonstrated success as a teacher. A candidate with a creative, dynamic, and easy-going approach – along with an entrepreneurial spirit – will be an excellent fit with the School of the Environment. Applications will be considered without regard to current position, from graduate student to emeritus professor. What matters is one’s commitment to instructional excellence and creative engagement with students.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit: letter of interest, CV, names and contact information (including email address) for two people who can provide professional references, and a teaching statement that describes both (a) how you would approach a team-taught, interdisciplinary course on understanding “place” with an explicit focus on a lake-dominated ecoregion, and (b) what you would propose to offer as an elective, being sure to characterize how it provides a global perspective. Applications will be reviewed upon completion, and will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications are accepted ONLY through the on-line application site on Interfolio. Please visit the link at

Feel free to contact Steve Trombulak, Director of the Middlebury School of the Environment (, with any questions.