Admission Counselor

College of the Atlantic seeks an Admission Counselor to begin fall term 2016. The admission counselor will participate in all student recruitment activities including interviewing prospective students and reviewing applications, and will play a large role in developing recruitment communications such as email campaigns, and web and social media content. Applicants should have strong written and oral communication skills, comfort talking and working with people from a wide range of backgrounds, a warm personality, a Bachelors degree, computer skills, and an understanding of and enthusiasm for COA’s mission and programs. Submit a cover letter, résumé, and the contact information for three references to Heather Albert-Knopp, Electronic submissions only. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Library Specialist/Archives and Library Services

The Thorndike Library has an opening for a Library Specialist who will be responsible for the COA archives and a library technical service, such as cataloging.  It is anticipated that the candidate’s archival duties will encompass, at a minimum, half the work week. The successful candidate will plan, acquire, organize, maintain and preserve COA’s print and non-print archival materials.  Additionally, based on experience, duties will include responsibility for a library technical service.  The Library Specialist will be expected to become familiar with basic library policies, procedures and services and fully participate as a member of the library team. This is a permanent, full-time (35 hrs/wk) staff position with benefits. During each term, the weekly schedule will include one weekend day, with some flexibility negotiable.
A Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years archives experience or a library science degree with a focus on archives is required.  Experience providing a library technical service is desired, with a preference towards cataloging and knowledge of OCLC.  Familiarity with basic software applications that apply to archival, library and general office work is expected. The successful candidate will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, will work well in a dynamic and energetic environment, and will have a commitment to the mission of College of the Atlantic.

Applications will be accepted electronically only.  Please send a cover letter, resume and names of three references to Jane Hultberg, Thorndike Library Director at  Review of applications will begin late-September and continue until the position is filled.

Director of Residence Life and Wellness 

College of the Atlantic seeks a dynamic and creative individual for the position of Director of Residence Life and Wellness. The successful candidate must be a student affairs generalist interested in working in our highly relational community and willing to contribute to a student-centered co-curricular model. Student Life at COA focuses on four primary areas of work: student leadership, support, engagement, and development/flourishing. The Director is a full-time position and reports to the Dean of Student Life.

Primary responsibilities will include coordination of our residence life program, training and supervision of resident advisors, and providing individual and general student support. In addition the Director will be responsible for wellness and prevention programming, including bystander intervention and Title IX training. This position will entail participation in shared on-call emergency response. The Director is in charge of coordinating student life response to issues and concerns when the dean is unavailable. Other responsibilities assigned may include participation in campus orientation, work with student organizations, serving on appropriate committees relevant to the position, etc. Expectations include some work on nights and weekends.

Experience and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of relevant work experience in higher education, excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to respond and adapt to dynamic situations, effectiveness in building strong relationships, familiarity supporting students with mental health issues, discretion and confidentiality, previous experience with or willingness to be trained for Title IX responsibilities, willingness to work independently and as part of a team, able to balance competing priorities in a highly demanding environment. Successful candidates will be committed to the mission and values of College of the Atlantic and interested in co-curricular student learning and leadership development.

Applications should be sent to: Abigail Curless, Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin mid-July and continue until the position is filled.


College of the Atlantic seeks to fill a full-time, with benefits, buildings and grounds custodian position. This position is responsible for cleaning, painting and minor repairs of campus buildings. A high school diploma or equivalent with 6 months to 1 year of related experience is required, as well as some exposure to internal and external painting and familiarity with cleaning products and equipment. Applicants should send resume and cover letter to Millard Dority,  Director of Campus Planning, Building, and Public Safety, by email at Electronic applications only, please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Faculty Member in Computer Science

We anticipate conducting a search for this position during the 2016–2017 academic year, with a start date of August 2017.

College of the Atlantic (COA) seeks a full-time faculty member in Computer Science. The anticipated start date is August, 2016. The successful candidate will be the first faculty member in computer science at COA. The faculty member will offer a range of classes to help students gain basic to advanced programming skills, while introducing students to the central questions of computer science and exposing them to the styles of thought and habits of mind associated with computer scientists. The faculty member is expected to help students make connections between computer science and other areas of the curriculum, including art and design and the humanities, as well as the natural and social sciences.

In addition to introductory and intermediate programming classes, we are interested in a candidate who can offer engaging and challenging courses that explore the intersections of computer science and computing with different aspects of the human experience and academic and creative areas. Examples of such classes might include some of the following: cryptography and computer security, information visualization, human-computer interaction, machine learning and artificial intelligence, generative art, digital humanities, agent-based modeling, data mining, micro-controller programming (e.g, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices).

The successful candidate must have the ability and interest in teaching some courses in mathematics or related areas. These might not be math classes per se, but it is essential that this faculty member’s classes connect strongly with the existing mathematics curriculum and offer courses that meet the college’s quantitative reasoning requirement. It is essential that the faculty member has a background in computing and programming and be enthusiastic about and focused on developing creative ways to teach computer science to students with a wide range of backgrounds and goals.

The faculty member should have a Ph.D. in computer science, engineering, computational science, applied mathematics, physics, or a related area and demonstrated potential for excellent and innovative teaching.

College of the Atlantic is an interdisciplinary college of approximately 340 undergraduate students and 30 faculty members. Its oceanfront campus is adjacent to Acadia National Park. COA’s faculty are not organized by departments, and all students design their own major in human ecology. The average class size is 13. Faculty teach five courses a year distributed across three ten-week terms; faculty also advise students, direct independent studies and final projects, and contribute to the shared governance of the college. COA is a highly interdisciplinary college seeking to understand the relationships between humans and their built, natural, and social-cultural environments, where theory is tied to practice, and where friendship and cooperation help define our community. Through both teaching and scholarship, we aim to foster the capacity to make improvements within the world and ourselves.

Interested candidates should submit a CV, a cover letter addressing interest in and qualifications for the position, and a brief statement of teaching that includes a discussion of the roles of computer science in an interdisciplinary curriculum. The CV should include contact information for three professional references; please do not have references send letters. For full consideration, please submit all application materials as a single pdf file to by December 7, 2015.

College of the Atlantic is committed to academic excellence, cultural diversity, and multicultural education. COA is an AA/EEO employer. Applications are especially encouraged from persons who could enhance the ethnic, gender, and cultural diversity of the College.