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Dean, School of Liberal Studies and the Arts and Academic Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Landmark College is a unique, accredited college for bright neurodivergent students with learning differences (LD, including dyslexia, ADHD, autism, and executive function challenges). We provide an intentionally designed, resource-rich academic and student life model within a private liberal arts college environment. A position with us is more than just a job; it is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of promising college students and to help us change how the public thinks about education.

The College seeks a Dean of Liberal Studies and the Arts who will ensure integrity, effectiveness, and sustainability of academic degree programs, departments, services, and curricula within the School. Through close collaboration with the VP of Academic Affairs and others on the academic leadership team, the Dean is expected to champion development and assessment of new and refined programs and facilitate relevant strategic priorities for the College. In addition, the College is actively working to endow this position to serve as its Academic Coordinator for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as part of the College’s strategic priority to provide an environment that builds and supports an increasingly diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. In this role, the Dean will help drive programmatic advances in these important areas and work collaboratively with the Centers for Diversity and Inclusion and the College-wide Diversity and Inclusion Committee to involve faculty, students, and staff in a focused effort to strengthen our inclusive college environment.

The Dean is a full time 12-month administrative staff position qualified to hold, minimally, Associate Professor rank. It is expected that the Dean’s scholarship will be in a discipline related to the School’s departments (social sciences, humanities, literature, studio arts, and performing arts), and ideally also related to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. The Dean will be expected to teach at least one course per year. Qualifications include a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in a field affiliated with liberal studies and the arts; experience with higher education diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives; and an understanding of learning differences due to neurodiversity.

Located in southern Vermont, Landmark College is a premier institution for students who learn differently. As the nation’s first accredited college for students with learning disabilities (including dyslexia), ADHD, and ASD, we are a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that we are an employer of choice, attracting and retaining uniquely talented individuals able to advance the College’s position as the college of choice for students who learn differently. We are committed to a philosophy that recognizes each person as an individual, worthy of respect, trust, dignity and fair treatment, and we apply these tenets to serve, support, and value all members of our community.

We recognize the importance of providing a work environment that is conducive to carrying out the College’s mission and contributes to the personal and professional growth of our faculty and staff. For Human Resources, this means the administration of employment policies, benefit plans, and compensation programs that are regularly evaluated and remain competitive and fair.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should provide a cover letter, resume or CV, and the names of three references. Electronic submissions are preferred. Please email your application to humanresources@landmark.edu. Applications may also be mailed to Director of Human Resources, Landmark College, 19 River Road South, Putney, Vermont 05346. No phone calls please.

Diversifying the student body, faculty, and administration is congruent with our mission. We value diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, national origin, neurodiversity, race, and religion. Landmark College is an EO/AA/Vet/Disability employer.

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