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Dean of the Faculty

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Saint Michael's College announces the search for a Dean of the Faculty who will serve as a dynamic academic leader and a champion both of the liberal arts and the power of education to lead students to lives of success and purpose. The integrated nature of the College means that it functions as one academic unit comprised of approximately 111 full-time faculty, encompassing 44 undergraduate majors and four graduate degree programs. The Dean works with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to administer all of the academic programs and requirements, including the areas of faculty support, curriculum development, and assessment of learning outcomes. In addition, the Dean works with Department Chairs and Program Directors to oversee and coordinate the evaluation of all faculty. The Dean provides leadership regarding the value of diversity and inclusion in the curriculum, pedagogy, and campus environment. Department Chairs and Program Directors, the Associate Dean, and the Associate Director for Innovation and Non-traditional programming all report to the Dean. The Dean reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Saint Michael's College is a Catholic, residential, liberal arts, Phi Beta Kappa institution devoted to student engagement and success. As such, the Dean provides leadership in fostering a culture of teacher-scholars who balance academic rigor with support in student interactions, innovating in response to shifts in the higher education landscape, and assessing to create a culture of continuous improvement.

The successful candidate will become a key member of the academic leadership team at an exciting time for innovation in the implementation of a new strategic plan entitled “Forward with Purpose” just adopted by the Board of Trustees, and developed under the leadership of Saint Michael’s College’s Seventeenth President, D. E. Lorraine Sterritt, Ph.D. The successful candidate will have either solid experience in academic administration, or be poised to move into administration after having built a distinguished record of teaching, scholarship, and service on key faculty committees and departmental leadership.

For complete job description and prospectus, please click on the “Apply” link below.

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.


  • Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree
  • Qualifications to merit the rank of tenured full professor at Saint Michael's College
  • Proven record of excellent teaching, scholarly achievement, and high-quality service
  • Strong leadership, communication, and inter-personal skills
  • Commitment both to liberal arts education and to the mission of Saint Michael's College

Additional Information:

This is a twelve-month staff/administrative position whose incumbent will also hold a tenured position in a department at Saint Michael's College. Start Date: July 1, 2022.

Application Instructions:

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on the Apply Now button:

  • CV
  • Cover letter summarizing teaching, scholarly, and administrative experiences, highlighting contributions to diversity and inclusion and interest in cultivating equity and diversity in academic communities
  • Contact information for three references. References will be contacted at a later date

Review of applications will begin on February 22, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


The happiest college on earth.

Across campus, you’ll find bright, engaged, friendly, happy students and faculty. Our formula for happiness? A close campus community, a perspective changing exploration of the liberal arts, a legacy of service and a stunning location.

At Saint Michael’s College, our students learn what matters: they learn about the environment, the global community, new media, psychology, international business, world religions and politics. And they learn how to live in a warm, caring community that values independence and diversity as well as close, caring relationships. All this while being right next to the awesome Green Mountains and Burlington, one of America’s greatest college towns.


An Education for Life
We offer 29 majors - each grounded in our liberal studies core. What does that mean? It means that students are going to learn a whole lot about the world, past, present and future. They’ll learn things they’ll need four years from now, and things they’ll recall 20 years from now. They’ll learn to read, write, solve problems, and think for themselves, while not forgetting about others.

Every course is taught by a professor, not a graduate assistant. Our student-faculty ratio is just 12:1, and that means students get personal attention in class and out of class. Our professors challensaint_michael_s_college2.jpgge their students, but are known for helping them to reach those challenges too.

In Service to the World
Service to the community and to all humankind is a vibrant part of student life, reflecting the heritage of service of the Edmundite priests who founded Saint Michael’s. More than 70% of Saint Mike’s students join in service projects through Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE), reflecting a unique passion for social justice issues on campus. And students can find spiritual engagement through the extensive programming offered by the Office of Edmundite Campus Ministry.

An Unsurpassed Vermont Location
Situated just outside of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, the area attracts 14,000 students enrolled in five local colleges and universities. In addition to the shops, restaurants and cafes of the Church Street Marketplasaint_michael_s_college3.jpgce and a lively local music scene, Burlington offers great opportunities for hands-on learning through internships. Vermont, known for its natural beauty, environmentalism and year-round recreational activities, inspires many students to take advantage of some of the best skiing in the East.




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