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Dean, School of Professional Studies and Science

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.

This is an exciting and dynamic time for the School of Professional Studies and Science at Landmark College. The School recently added two new bachelor’s degrees and has seen a considerable investment in facilities, including a new STEM center, the development of Idea Lab maker spaces, a Mini Media lab, and a new TV studio. This investment has sparked several innovations in curriculum delivery and a growing interest in faculty-student research and related activities. The College seeks a Dean of Professional Studies and Science who will inspire entrepreneurship and innovations while also ensuring the integrity, effectiveness, and sustainability of the 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. Working closely with the office of Career Connections, the Dean will also help the College meet its strategic priority to build capacity and support for pedagogical models and experiential learning opportunities that are driven by innovation in teaching/learning and enhanced through strategic partnerships with researchers, businesses, alumni, and stakeholder communities. The Dean should be adept at working both online and in person.

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 (communication, business, media studies, computer science, math, natural science), and will have a strong track record of organizational communication, project management, and strategic partnership development. The ideal candidate will be an active listener who is effective at team building and change management. 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 professional studies and science 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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