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Writing Instructors for Summer Bridge Experience

The Summer Bridge Experience is five weeks in length and provides an opportunity for non-matriculated students to learn within the Landmark College environment. Students will choose from two-different tracks of study: skill development (non-credit) or skill development with an elective course (credit). All students will take the core development course to gain an understanding of their learning difference, personal learning style, and how-to become strong self-advocates. Physical Education courses are available to students if they choose. Instructors of the core course will serve as the student’s advisor for the program.

The academic portion of the program will provide students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of their learning difference and personal learning style, learn to self-advocate, build learning strategies in areas most difficult to them and study skills that help to produce results, including the use of assistive technology. Faculty will provide weekly small group advising sessions as well as one-on-one meeting to assist students in their area of need

Course Descriptions:

Structure, Style, and Strategies—Demystifying Academic Writing
This course examines the various factors that may cause students to struggle with college writing, while taking a highly individual approach to the student’s development of self-understanding and effective strategy use. Because most students in the course have had the experience of being diagnosed or labeled with some type of learning difference, the course uses the educational and social context of learning differences as a focus for writing assignments. Students are expected to complete regular writing assignments inside and out of class to improve fluency, to engage in a variety of strategies for planning, generating, and organizing papers, and to complete several essays.

Establishing an Effective Writing Process—Improving Your Academic Functioning
In this course, students will learn and practice approaches to managing college writing assignments by generating daily writing and learning how to improve the executive functions called upon with every writing task.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with program faculty to plan and implement curriculum consistent with goals and outcomes of the program.
  • Assist the Academic Director, faculty, and staff to design and deliver effective academic curricula.
  • Attend scheduled meetings of faculty and staff, including planning session, faculty orientation sessions, regular faculty meetings, and post-program debriefings.
  • Generate course syllabus.
  • Provide instruction, facilitate student participation, and manage learning activities.
  • Provide students with supplemental instruction or office hours as needed.
  • Develop student awareness of learning style and knowledge of academic strengths.
  • Assess student performance using pass/fail format; provide end-of-session written reports to individual students outlining their academic strengths and areas for future development.
  • Communicate when appropriate with the Academic Director regarding student difficulties and successes.
  • Be available to assist the Academic Director in additional activities, including but not limited to training sessions, planning meetings, and student and family orientation.

Required Qualifications and Skills: The successful candidate will possess a master’s degree in English, or related field. Knowledge and ability to support college students, and demonstrated effectiveness teaching students with LD, Autism, and/or ADHD as well as students with language and executive function difficulties is preferred. Demonstrated effectiveness as an instructor, ability to work collaboratively and support a positive working environment are highly desired. Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong interpersonal skills. Ability to adapt to a changing environment that includes working independently or as a member of a team.

Compensation: $4,200 per section. Section assignments depend upon enrollment and program needs.

Application: Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resumé to mgander@landmark.edu.

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, Landmark is a mainstream college with a unique, resource-rich academic model.

The Landmark College Office of Human Resources strives to ensure that Landmark College is 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.

Landmark College recognizes 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 Landmark College 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 Landmark College’s 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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