We are seeking a collaborative and forward-thinking leader to serve as CDAE’s next Chair.
The Chair will understand how applied, interdisciplinary scholarship can help address increasingly interconnected, complex problems facing communities of place. They will foster a collaborative, cohesive, innovative culture that helps our department thrive. To do this, it is important that our new Chair will respect, converse across, and lead faculty and students from different social science disciplines and research paradigms as one cohesive unit.
In the spirit of applied scholarship, the Chair will help faculty and students as they encounter the opportunities and challenges associated with applied research teaming, community-based learning, and serving within and outside of the academy. They will embrace applied scholar activities within Vermont, the U.S., and around the globe.
Drawing on collaborative governance strategies, the new Chair will help advance the department mission and build consensus around department goals, streamline processes, and implement long-range department programs, plans, goals, and policies.
The Chair will forecast and implement strategic, sustainable plans for departmental resources and needs. By building productive relationships and serving as a liaison among CDAE faculty, other programs, administration, and potential donors, they will advocate for faculty and student success through strategic initiatives. This will include developing sustainable, effective workload management strategies for current faculty and staff, as well as implementing innovative and effective recruitment and retention plans for faculty, staff, and students with diverse interests and identities.
Our new Chair will champion national and international agenda for CDAE’s research, teaching, and outreach. This includes strengthening links and fostering faculty growth in working with internal and external scientific, governmental, foundation, and non-governmental communities. Building and maintaining productive relationships with colleagues within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and University of Vermont, across Vermont, and worldwide is essential.
The new CDAE Chair will have their own strong record in any of the undergraduate or graduate programs offered by CDAE: Community International Development; Public Communication; Community Centered Design; Community Entrepreneurship; Public Administration; Applied Economics; and/or Sustainable Development Policy, Economics and Governance.