Sterling College seeks two new faculty members who can support further growth in experiential and outdoor education within the major and the curriculum as a whole. The experience and expertise of these new faculty could include: educational pedagogy, urban-based outdoor education, expeditionary skills, therapeutic or adaptive recreation, public teaching licensure, nature-based mentoring, wilderness medicine instruction, business management and program administration, and outdoor technical skills.

Tagged as: Backcountry Skills, Climbing Skills, Conservation, Full Time, Instruction and Guiding, Medical, Mountaineering Skills, Teaching/Education, Water Skills


Having relevant teaching experience, subject matter expertise, and advanced academic credentials and/or substantial practitioner experience in fields related to these searches is essential. Sterling encourages applications from candidates who have professionally demonstrated a commitment to interdisciplinary, experiential, outdoor-oriented, hands-on learning through study and work as well as our ecological thinking and action mission, and a commitment to pedagogy that inte

About Sterling College

Our College uses education as a force - through programs of study and work in fields associated with agroecology, ecology, and education - to address critical problems caused by unlimited growth including: fossil fuel dependence, threats to biodiversity and loss of wild places, destructive agricultural practices, and structural oppression that encourages estrangement from community, nature, and place. To fulfill our mission, Sterling faculty lead with a commitment to create affordable, experiential, place-based learning opportunities that prepare students to be knowledgeable, skilled, and responsible leaders in the communities in which they live.

Application Instructions

Please send a cover letter, CV, Outdoor Resume or Experience Log, and details of three references to Caitlin Miller, Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary of Faculty Search ([email protected]). Candidates who have submitted materials prior to December 7, 2020 will receive full consideration and the searches will continue until successful appointments have been made. This position will start by September 2021. For further information please visit Sterling College’s employment