Led by faculty in UVM's College of Education and Social Services, Project RESILIENCY (Recruiting Specialized and Interdisciplinary Leaders in the Education of Children and Youth with/at risk for emotional and behavioral disorders) will train future leaders in higher education through a rigorous pedagogical, theoretical, and methodological program anchored in equity-oriented, community-engaged, and evidence-based practices.
We are seeking experienced professionals ready to engage in rigorous, full-time doctoral studies aimed at creating proactive, innovative, and interdisciplinary solutions to complex issues affecting the social, emotional, and behavioral health of children and youth. Our comprehensive, cohort-based approach is designed to foster your success as a future faculty member who teaches effectively and designs high-quality research that makes a difference in the field.
RESILIENCY scholars will be recruited as a cohort into the program for a Fall 2023, receiving full tuition support from UVM, along with a stipend, insurance, and financial resources for travel and other expenses related to the project.
The project places intentional emphasis on scholarship and activity, which supports collaboration within the cohort and among the core faculty’s professional networks. Scholars will engage in in-person seminars, online learning, and professional conferences that support their success within the program, while completing course- and fieldwork that prepares them to conduct rigorous and meaningful research.
We welcome applications from professionals in education and related fields (e.g., social work, counseling, mental health) who have experience working with students with disabilities in applied settings. Applicants must hold a masters degree, preferably in a related field (e.g., education, special education, social work, school counseling, cognitive science). Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify at least one core faculty member as a potential advisor and explain the fit with the faculty member’s research interests.
Because this is a brand new PhD program, our application portal will open on January 10, but you are welcome to reach out at any time to our co-directors Dr. Justin Garwood or Dr. Shana Haines for more information.
Join us for an online information session on Tuesday, December 6th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Please register in advance to receive the Zoom link and other details.