Careers at Burlington College

Tourism & Event Management Chair

We are looking for an experienced professional to lead Burlington College’s academic program,  recruit and manage faculty, teach and advise students, and build connections with companies and leaders in the industry.  The chair manages a board of advisors for this program as well as curriculum oversight.  With a focus on growing enrollment, the chair is responsible for developing a dynamic vision for the program, implementing a plan to meet the program goals, and fostering support for the program in the industry and community.  This full-time position reports to the Academic Dean.

Master’s degree and/or equivalent experience in any aspect of the hospitality/event management fields required. Teaching experience preferred. A detailed job description can be found here. 

To apply please submit a cover letter and resume via email or mail to Human Resources, Burlington College, 351 North Ave, Burlington, VT 05401. 

Community Faculty
Burlington College seeks qualified instructors to serve as community faculty in the following areas:

Communication Skills for Helping Relationships
This course will cover the practical communication skills and principles that are useful in forming effective helping relationships. It will also consider key ethical issues, such as establishing clear boundaries, distinguishing between helping, fixing, and serving, and reporting concerns of abuse. 

Introduction to Counseling
This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of counseling. Topics to be covered include the clarification and role of personal values, professional ethics, the therapeutic relationship, modes of communication, the importance of setting, intervention strategies, and the stages and goals of therapy. 

Zen Brain
Students will explore meditation in light of neuroscience and Buddhist theory; they will study the effects meditation practice has on the brain, behavior, and emotional states. Attention will also be paid to the various modes of consciousness across the sleep-wake cycle, including states of perception, emotion, and memory, as well as those of dreaming, lucid dreaming, and deep sleep. Meditation will be an essential component of the course. 

Introduction to Herbalism
Students will explore the plants, herbs, and plant medicine from perspectives that include their food value, healing qualities, and spiritual uses. Students will learn to identify various plants. Special consideration will be given to historical and cultural contexts of herbs and plant wisdom. 

Human Development
This course is an overview of human development, from birth to death and points between. Special attention will be given to the physical, social, and intellectual transitions that we negotiate at different phases of life. We will seek to understand these passages by drawing on a variety of psychological, cross-cultural, feminist, and literary perspectives. 

Action Learning Seminar
To ensure that students are provided with an opportunity to reflect on their work experience, Action Learning interns are required to participate in the concurrent Action Learning course. This is a hybrid course, with some class meetings and with an on-line component delivered through the college's Moodle system. We seek someone who has background not only in teaching but in working in businesses, community organizations, and/or human resources who wants to support students in early professional explorations and endeavors. 

First Year Seminars
We seek creative, flexible teachers with a keen interest in student-centered courses and progressive pedagogy. The First-Year Seminars encourage self-exploration within an interdisciplinary framework. Along with self-awareness, these seminars emphasize individual and collaborative inquiry, teamwork, projects, and communication. (Please see Your Brain: An Owner's Manual for a more specific First Year Seminar class). 

Your Brain: An Owner's Manual (First Year Seminar)
This course will provide a foundation for understanding the basic structures and functions of a healthy brain, offer insights into both extraordinary capabilities and challenges of human brains, and provide students with opportunities to research topics of specific interest and relevance to their own lives. 

Applied Statistics
In this course we will investigate the probability, or random chance, or the occurrence of an event of series of events. Students learn to make statistical analyses of sets of data, and to make inferences based on these analyses. This course is meant to serve our social sciences students. 

Social Choices in Mathematics
We investigate the math that few students hear about: the math supporting social choice. The course serves a general population of students, many in the arts. 


Appointments will be part-time and will be made on a term-by-term basis. To apply please send a cover letter and resume via email or mail to Burlington College, Human Resources, 351 North Avenue, Burlington, VT 05401.

To apply for any open position, please send a cover letter and resume via email or mail to:
Burlington College
Human Resources
351 North Avenue
Burlington, Vermont 05401

Thank you for considering employment at Burlington College. We look forward to reviewing your qualifications. We respond to each submission to let the applicant know that we've received their application, and we provide follow up with each applicant at the end of the process.

Our process is to review all applications, and forward those that meet our requirements to departmental hiring managers. If suitable, you will hear from the hiring manager or human resources to schedule an interview. Due to the high volume of applications received, this process can sometimes take several weeks, so please allow us time to thoughtfully consider your submission.

For faculty positions, all resumes are forwarded to the Academic Dean and Department Chair. We will contact you only if an open position exists in the department, but will retain your application materials on file. 

Burlington College is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category in any employment decisions.