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Ever wonder how a Bronx Communist could be elected to office in the State of Vermont? Wonder no longer.


About Champlain

Founded in 1878, Champlain College® is a small, not-for-profit, private college overlooking Lake Champlain and Burlington, Vermont, with additional campuses in Montreal, Canada, and Dublin, Ireland. Our career-driven approach to higher education prepares students for their professional life from their very first semester.

[OCS: Outside of government, academia, the world of the non-governmental organizations and charities, I am hard-pressed to see the value in this curriculum – unless their is a job opening for “professional complainer” or politician?]

Core Division

Champlain's Core curriculum is designed to prepare you to be an intellectual leader. To promote your ability to express, defend, and expand your ideas, Core classes are discussion-oriented, problem-based, and experiential. Faculty and students collaborate to explore questions from multiple perspectives in order to understand how different disciplines construct and convey knowledge. In each class, the questions asked are much more important than the answers—in the 21st century, there are few clear-cut "right" answers to the big issues.

[OCS: You know – the BIG ISSUES – like good versus evil, right versus wrong, and can I legitimately kill you because my religion commands it?]

Studies demonstrate that long-term success and leadership in your field hinge on your ability to think critically and to communicate effectively. Our interdisciplinary curriculum encourages the type of intellectual discipline and creative thinking that will give you a lifelong aptitude for learning and problem-solving in any context.

Core Curriculum

The liberal arts component of a Champlain degree is collaborative. It will open your mind to the past, the present, and the future in a challenging and supportive framework.

[OCS: Heresy! Mentioning the past, you mean like factual history? Oh, I forgot, liberals either re-write their history or believe that history re-starts with your first thought of the new day.]

The Core curriculum at Champlain allows you to be an active participant in your education, something unique compared to traditional general education at most institutions.

  • The first year of the Core, The Individual & Community, cultivates your ability to think innovatively and write efficiently.
  • In year two of the Core, The Western Tradition courses explore paradigm shifts in Western thought.
  • Year three, Global Themes, immerses you in studying the world, and the curriculum encourages you to study abroad for a semester.
  • Year four is the College Capstone—a project that integrates the knowledge you've acquired in your major, your learning in the Core, and contemporary issues in professional ethics.

[OCS: Yep! Liberal to the Core.]

So who might be teaching this wonderful program…

Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Institution: Champlain College

Location: Burlington, VT


  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - Ethnic and Multicultural Studies
  • Faculty - Liberal Arts - History

Posted: 01/31/2020

Type: Full-Time

Job Number: R-007260 --    Exciting, Engaging and Empowering our Community!

Core Division: Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Champlain College invites applications for a full-time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Studies to begin August 2020. We specifically welcome candidates with interdisciplinary teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas: postcolonial studies, decoloniality, critical race theory, queer of color critique, ethnic studies, indigenous and/or settler colonialism studies, disability studies, feminist theories, gender and sexuality studies, transnational studies, or composition and rhetoric with a specialization in any of the above areas.

As we strive to create the most intellectually diverse, equitable, and inclusive institution that we can, we especially encourage candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

[OCS: And, we award additional bonus points if you practice any of those things. I wouldn’t worry about this too much as you can self-select to be any race, color, sex, gender, or even an American Indian like Elizabeth Warren who used it profitably to obtain a cushy position at the Harvard Law School.]

We seek applicants whose scholarship and teaching practice mutually inform and energize one another, since the Core at Champlain provides a four-year integrated, interdisciplinary curriculum for all traditional undergraduate students.

[OCS: It appears that group think and mass delusion and hysteria are positives and highly encouraged. But I am not to sure about the requirement to “energize one another?] 

All applicants should have a record of excellence in teaching, demonstrating a thoughtful, critical, and student-centered pedagogy, and experience teaching first-year students is preferred. Our revised first-year curriculum emphasizes experiential, place-based, and project-based pedagogies, so we are especially interested in candidates with experience and interest in these approaches. The typical teaching load is four courses per semester, and there is an expectation of divisional and college-wide service. Champlain's full-time faculty are employed on a multi-year contract model (non-tenure). A terminal degree is required by August 2020, and a Ph.D. is preferred.

To apply, please submit both a CV and a letter of application indicating familiarity with and interest in our approach to general education, discussing how you envision contributing to our work in the Core. Additionally, submit a separate statement describing your experience with and/or vision for mentoring underrepresented students, as this could contribute to Champlain's diversity, equity and inclusion goals.

Additional Information for Champlain College Burlington Candidates:

The successful completion of a criminal background check is required as a condition of employment.

[OCS: Does this mean you must have at least one criminal conviction, preferably a felony, to demonstrate your authenticity and other bona fides?

Considering the lengths to which liberals are promoting criminals, past, present, and future, one might think that this might be an area where the student body can protest against the administration and make outrageous demands like s spaghetti-free cafeteria to fight cultural appropriation.]

Application materials must include a resume/CV and a letter of interest (Cover Letter) specifically addressing the desired qualifications.

Champlain College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, religion, age, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, veteran or military service status, HIV-positive status, qualified disability, or on the basis of any other status protected by law, and does not discriminate in the administration of its education and admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, employment practices or co-curricular and other College-administered programs. Champlain College will make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified students, applicants for admission or employment, or employees.

[OCS: It appears that we only discriminate against students on the basic of being unable to raise $42,238 in tuition plus $18,212 for campus room and board and other expenses per year – subject to a modest percentage increase in coming years. After all, someone has to pay our salaries.

And, I am not quite sure if we might discriminate against the odd conservative student should one accidentally apply. From media reports, the salary range for an assistant professor is about $77K - $85K; depending on your potential to fundraise, recruit students, and attract favorable media attention to the school]

Please contact the People Center at 802.651.5800 with questions concerning the hiring process or future employment at Champlain College, or if auxiliary aids or services are needed to apply for employment at Champlain College.

Champlain College is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse community. Recognizing that diversity is both a reflection of our world and a source of rich education, n Champlain strives to be diverse and inclusive in ways that reflect the world in which we live and work. All members of the Champlain community are valued as individuals.

[OCS: As opposed to what, dogs, cats, or cars?]

The College seeks candidates who, through their work and life experiences, service to the community, teaching or research can contribute to the diversity, inclusivity and academic excellence of Champlain College. Please include information about how you would contribute to these efforts and help to further this goal in your letter of interest/cover letter.

[OCS: To be “fair,” the school does have a number of traditional and professional degree programs. <Source>]

But let us not forget that “other Vermont College” headed – and destroyed by Bernie Sanders’ wife…

Ripped from the pages of the New York Times and retrieved from the bottom of the birdcage: Jane Sanders and the Messy Demise of a Vermont College

If Jane O’Meara Sanders had had her way, a stretch of prime real estate in Burlington along Lake Champlain would have become a college campus. Instead, it became a cloud lingering over her reputation and her husband’s presidential campaign.

In 2010, as president and would-be savior of Burlington College — a tiny alternative school without a campus in this small offbeat city — Ms. Sanders championed a deal to buy a waterfront spread from the local Roman Catholic diocese. Within a year, she was ousted, and the college limped toward obsolescence, buried under debt.

Then the story of the failing college turned into a political storm.

Today, Mr. Sanders is among the front-runners challenging President Trump, and Jane Sanders is — as she long has been — his closest political adviser and confidante. A sprawling housing development is now rising on the lakeside land. But questions about the Burlington College deal live on.

Federal prosecutors have not spoken publicly about their investigation, though late last year, Ms. Sanders’s lead lawyer said he had been told it had been closed. And while doubts remain about the contribution pledges claimed by the college, the lawyer has said that neither Ms. Sanders nor her husband was even questioned by investigators, indicating a lack of significant evidence of a crime [they say]. Is this more selective FBI investigation and DOJ inaction?       Read the story <here>

Bottom line…

America’s educational institutions are little more than playgrounds for progressives and seek to indoctrinate rather than educate.

We are so screwed.

-- steve


“Nullius in verba.”-- take nobody's word for it!

“Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance.”-- George Bernard Shaw

“Progressive, liberal, Socialist, Marxist, Democratic Socialist -- they are all COMMUNISTS.”

“The key to fighting the craziness of the progressives is to hold them responsible for their actions, not their intentions.” – OCS

"The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane." -- Marcus Aurelius

“A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves, and traitors are not victims... but accomplices” -- George Orwell