Saint Michael’s College invites applications for a dynamic leader to become the inaugural Director of the Center for Equity and Justice, which is a Center that bridges the academic and co-academic areas related to the themes of equity and justice, closely related to the college’s overall goal of robust diversity and inclusion. The Center will deal with multiple aspects of equity and justice in an intersectional way, with special prominence given to racial equity and justice. The creation of this center is part of the College’s comprehensive Strategic Plan, Forward With Purpose. The Director will work to provide opportunities for students to have meaningful experiences related to equity and justice in both the curricular and co-curricular realms. The incumbent will hold a faculty appointment at a rank and in a department appropriate to the circumstances of the person chosen, and, in the role as Center Director, will report to the Vice-President for Academic Affairs. The Director will act as a resource for faculty from all disciplines to enhance their course material in the areas of equity and justice. They will serve on the advisory committee for the college’s new interdisciplinary major in Equity Studies, work with community partner organizations for student opportunities, work with the Mobilization of Volunteer Efforts (MOVE) office to further their goals of experiential equity and justice programming in line with Catholic Social Teaching, assist Institutional Advancement in fundraising for the Center, and assist Marketing and Admissions in the promotion of Equity and Justice as hallmarks of the Saint Michael’s College experience. Additionally, the Director will oversee a small contingent of student workers to assist in the above endeavors and teach courses related to the broad areas of equity and justice, consonant with the incumbent’s area of academic expertise.
BIPoC candidates and candidates from historically marginalized or underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
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.
Applicants should have the following:
• Doctorate preferred, Master’s required
• Significant Teaching Experience at the College/University level
• Organizational and/or Project-Based experience
• Expertise in areas of equity and justice
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
• Curriculum Vitae
• Cover Letter
• A Written Statement or Statements encompassing your teaching philosophy, contributions to diversity and inclusion, and tentative programming ideas/vision for the Center
• Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date
Alongside uploading your curriculum vitae, you will be able to upload the additional documents requested.
Review of applications will begin April 18, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu
At the heart of our Edmundite Catholic mission is a belief that experiencing new perspectives, cultures, traditions and ideas helps us become fuller, more compassionate people. As a Catholic higher education institution with a social justice mission, we are called to be even more intentionally inclusive, celebrating the complexity and individuality that each person brings to our community. Each of us at Saint Michael's carries an obligation to ensure all students, faculty and staff encounter a welcoming, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Building a culture of inclusion is an ongoing and evolving journey. We are continually striving to ensure our processes, policies and behaviors support and encourage diversity, meeting the needs of all individuals, especially those from historically underrepresented and marginalized groups. Saint Michael's College's vision of inclusion and diversity embraces not only racial and ethnic identities, but also gender, age, religion, language, ability/disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, military service, geographic origin, and first-generation/multi-generation college experiences.
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