Job: Sustainable Agriculture Educator, Garden Manager

Sterling College, a small experiential and ecologically focused liberal arts college in Craftsbury Common, Vermont, invites applications for one full-time position in Sustainable Agriculture. We  welcome applications from inspired educators with strong academic and applied skills who wish to teach and work in a small environmentally and community centered college.

This is a renewable 10-month position from mid-February to mid-December. Candidates should have experience managing the daily operations of small-scale, diversified gardens that both support an academic curriculum and are focused on feeding a community year-round. Garden management responsibilities include working with student supervisors and overseeing the College’s annual and perennial gardens, greenhouses, and root cellar; working with students to grow, store, and preserve food for the College; and facilitating the College’s farm-to-kitchen program.

Teaching responsibilities will include courses in areas such as organic crop production, alternative agriculture, agricultural education, and related areas.  Additional responsibilities will include  working closely with students on independent studies and senior applied research projects, delivering upper-level seminar courses, fulfilling work program obligations, serving on committees, attending faculty and instructional team meetings, and advising students.

The ideal candidate is an innovative and passionate teacher with experience in his or her field of study who can teach in a flexible interdisciplinary environment and has the ability and interest to support an integrative college curriculum. Preference will be given to applicants with an M.A. or M.S. at the time of appointment.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the contact information for three references by October 4, 2010 to Charlotte Rosendahl, Sterling College, P.O. Box 72, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. Email: Phone: (802) 586-7711 x109 Fax: (802)586-2596

Electronic submission of application material is preferred.

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