Careers at Burlington College

Coordinator, Individualized Master’s Program and Distance Learning

We are seeking a dynamic educator to oversee our growing Individualized Master’s Program as well as the undergraduate distance learning program.  Are you a generalist committed to progressive, student-centered, individualized education?  Do you enjoy networking and helping people plan out the education of their dreams?  Are you meticulous and detail-oriented?  Do you have superb interpersonal, oral and written communication skills? 

The Individualized Master’s at Burlington College is a 36-credit, low-residency program that fosters self-designed, rigorous study at the master’s level in a wide variety of areas.  Students work with the Coordinator and faculty advisors chosen as specialists in their areas of study to design and pursue a course of study that includes a practical experience course and a 9-credit capstone thesis project. This is a 30-hour a week position, with excellent benefits, including health insurance.

The IMA Coordinator:

  • Selects and trains faculty advisors for entering Masters Degree students
  • Works with faculty advisors to coordinate instructors for each course in each Masters Degree  and distance learning students’ program
  • Maintains regular communication with faculty members and oversight of faculty credentials
  • With faculty advisors, develops study plans for each student with corresponding course learning agreements
  • Responds to student inquiries, acts in partnership with the Admissions Office to review applications, and corresponds with applicants at every stage
  • Oversees semester registration and works closely with student financial services and the Registrar
  • Acts as a general advisor to all students in both the IMA and Distance Learning programs, providing oversight of degree plans, attendance, and academic progress
  • Coordinates the residency weekends for Master’s and Distance Learning students

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Masters degree  required
  • Belief in the mission, vision and academic goals of Burlington College, and the ability to articulate these to prospective students and families
  • Familiarity with low-residency models of learning, current trends in higher education, and state and federal regulations regarding college admissions
  • Experience in a small college environment is preferred
  • Superior oral and written communication skills, excellent computer skills, and exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility to remain organized and focused while handling multiple responsibilities
  • Ability to professionally represent the College with poise, enthusiasm and positive professionalism
  • Reliability and attention to detail are essential

To apply, please send the following via email:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (graduate school transcripts and reference letters may be requested of finalists at a later stage).

Department Chair, Humanities

We are seeking a professional to provide oversight and direction for the Humanities department. This position includes teaching, advising, and recruitment of students and adjunct faculty.  

Essential duties include academic oversight and supervision, collaboration with other departments and academic resources, teaching a course load, advising students, facilitate the writing center, develop and review curriculum and managing community faculty.

Qualifications and Requirements: 

  • Masters degree in a related field, and three to five years teaching experience required. PhD preferred.
  • One to two years academic administrative experience required.
  • Superior oral and written communication and interpersonal skills necessary, and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with diverse constituencies, including students, faculty, staff and external parties.
  • Familiarity with current issues and trends, and connections to local, regional and national resources highly desired.
  • Experience analyzing complex issues, conducting thorough and appropriate fact finding, reasoning logically and articulating sound solutions.
  • Comfort with computers and digital applications necessary.
  • Demonstrated collaborative work style.

To apply, please send the following via email:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (graduate school transcripts and reference letters may be requested of finalists at a later stage).

Adjunct Faculty
The Individualized Master of Art Department at Burlington College has a recurring need for adjunct Instructors to teach one or two courses per semester in the low residency program. Applications will be kept on file and reviewed as these openings occur.

Courses include:

  • American Studies: American Civil War to the Present Modern European History
  • German Studies
  • Non-profit Fundraising and Grant Writing
  • Screenwriting
  • Business Law

To apply, please send the following via email: Attention Adjunct IMA
Attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter including a brief description of teaching approach and experience
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references (graduate school transcripts and reference letters may be requested of finalists at a later stage).

Tourism+Event Management Chair
We are looking for an experienced tourism or event professional to head our 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 required. Teaching experience preferred. A detailed job description and information on how to apply can be found here.

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.