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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer, HESA

University of Vermont
Burlington, Vermont
Salary commensurate with experience and full benefits package.
Posted Date
Dec 1, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The University of Vermont’s Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration (HESA) Program in the Department of Education seeks to hire a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer to join our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty. We seek a scholar whose administrative and teaching experiences center equity and justice in higher education and student affairs, and in particular anti-racism and BIPOC students.

This appointment is for a full-time, non-tenure track, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position for a 1.5 year fixed-term appointment from December 2022/January 2023 through May 31, 2024, and is a 1.0 FTE, 10-month term typically held from August 1 to May 31. The HESA Lecturer or Senior Lecturer position will include both administrative and teaching responsibilities, outlined below:

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Develop and market ~30 graduate assistantship positions on the UVM campus.
  • Provide oversight of the affirmative recruitment process and hiring strategies including recruitment, application process, interviews, and selection of a diverse cohort of HESA graduate assistantships.
  • Directly support HESA faculty to assess, manage, and respond to graduate assistantship concerns.
  • Serve as a liaison to the assistantship providers to uphold assistantship standards, performance expectations, and overall fitness to enter the field.
  • Serve as the primary liaison across UVM to the HESA Graduate program.
  • Program Coordination support and leadership.

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teach four (4) courses per academic year, including undergraduate courses in leadership and social change and graduate courses in higher education and student affairs administration. Specific courses determined by candidate interest and program needs.

The HESA Program at the University of Vermont recently celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2020 and continues to prepare student affairs professionals to collaboratively transform higher education. The program welcomes full-time and part-time students with various levels of experience and backgrounds and enrolls approximately 15 students each year to promote strong and enduring relationships with fellow colleagues, faculty, and campus partners. Our core value of social justice reflects our intentions for centering anti-racism in our program values and processes. We are committed to pursuing social justice as both a process and a goal to dismantle individual, institutional, and societal oppression. Grounded in the ethos of HESA, UVM, and the profession, we strive to transform student affairs for more equitable and inclusive opportunities in higher education. Through reflection and in community with The Vermont Connection, we aim to transform our academic and professional preparation to sustain more equitable and liberatory experiences throughout our program. For more information about the HESA Program, including mission, core values, and learning outcomes, please visit


  • Earned graduate degree (master’s or doctoral) in Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration or related field;
  • Demonstrated commitment to anti-racism, diversity, and social justice and experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations;
  • Evidence of effective teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level;
  • Evidence of effective administrative leadership in higher education or related field;
  • Strong collegial, communication, and collaborative teamwork skills.
  • Senior lecturer rank will be considered for those holding this rank currently.

The University

Established in 1791, the University of Vermont is consistently ranked as one of the top public universities in the United States. Our academic programs combine faculty-student relationships most commonly found in a small liberal arts college with the resources of a land-grant research institution. UVM’s tradition of equity and social justice extends not only to faculty, staff, and students, but also is reflected in a commitment to environmentally sound and sustainable practices.

The College

The Department of Education is situated within the College of Education and Social Services. The College’s mission is to educate and prepare outstanding professionals in education, human services, and social work; engage in scholarship of high quality; and provide exemplary professional service to Vermont, the nation, and the world. We do this to contribute to a more humane and just society, free from oppression, that maximizes human potential and the quality of life for all individuals, families, and communities.

The Department

The Department of Education is widely recognized for its rigorous academic research, high-quality student experience, innovative teaching practices, and collegial, inclusive work environment. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs in preK – 12 educator preparation, curriculum and instruction, special education, higher education and student affairs, educational leadership and policy studies, and interdisciplinary studies. In addition, we offer undergraduate minors in computer science education, cultural and linguistic diversity, special education, and coaching. For more information about the department, see:

The Community

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which is rated as one of the best small cities in the

country. The greater Burlington area has an increasingly diverse population of about 125,000 and enjoys a panoramic setting on the shore of Lake Champlain, between the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Adirondack Mountains of New York State. The surrounding area provides an environment rich in cultural, civic, and recreational activities. Vermont has a deep history of social activism and political participation. It offers many opportunities for collaborative partnerships in community and state-wide human service and social change organizations in multiple fields of practice, including state agencies.

The College of Education and Social Services is committed to increasing faculty diversity and welcomes applications from individuals of underrepresented racial and cultural groups and from people with disabilities. The values to which the University of Vermont aspires are articulated in “Our Common Ground:”

The UVM community is also committed to inclusive excellence as reflected in its framework for building a more diverse, inclusive, and multiculturally competent campus: .

HOW TO APPLY: Review of applications will begin November 21, 2022, and will continue to remain open until filled. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. For more information about UVM’s College of Education and Social Services, its departments, and programs, please visit our website at

For more information or questions about the position, please contact: Dr. Kelly Clark/Keefe at All inquiries and applications are confidential until advancing in the search process.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter no longer than 1 page briefly describing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a current curriculum vitae or resume; 3) a separate statement on how diversity, equity, and justice are evident in your teaching, advising, research, and/or practice; 4) a teaching philosophy statement no longer than 1 page; 5) and the names and email addresses of three references who, if the candidate is advanced in the search process, will be contacted for letters of support at

Any questions or support needs pertaining to the web-based application should be directed to: Jean Evans, Senior Staff Advisor in the College of Education and Social Services or 802-656-3424.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from women, veterans and individuals with disabilities, and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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