Extension Faculty - Community Development

  • University of Vermont
  • Burlington, VT, USA
  • Jan 06, 2022
Full time Education

Job Description

Extension Faculty - Community Development


UVM Extension is accepting applications for an exciting career opportunity as an Extension Assistant Professor in Community Development. We are looking for an individual to join us in growing and building our research and programming capacity.

This is a union-represented, 12-month, 0.80 FTE faculty position with the opportunity to increase to 1.0 FTE through grants. This position will be housed in one of UVM Extension’s 11 field offices.

UVM Extension is especially interested in candidates who can grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities. The successful candidate will provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and program leadership that builds citizens’ capacity to identify goals and develop systems to implement those goals with special emphasis on addressing the experiences of underrepresented individuals in organizations. They will also grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities.

A Ph.D. in community or economic development, rural sociology or a related discipline is required. The ideal candidate will have technical expertise in program development, implementation, and evaluation. Demonstrated expertise in applied research and program management, as well as the ability to work collaboratively and communicate effectively to a wide range of audiences will be required.

All candidates must apply online at www.uvmjobs.com, to posting number F2082PO and must attach to their application a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, a document explaining their teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement. 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. Applicants are requested to include in a statement of how they will further this goal. Applicants are also required to list three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin on February 01, 2022 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.

Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground. To learn more about Our Common Ground please visit: https://www.uvm.edu/president/our-common-ground

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