UVM Extension is hiring for an assistant professor in the area of community development.  

The person in this position will work across the state to: 1) provide educational outreach, technical assistance, and program leadership that builds citizens' capacity to identify goals and develop systems to implement those goals; and 2) grow and lead a statewide extension program based on sustaining and strengthening Vermont communities. The position requires engagement with a wide range of agencies, organizations and stakeholders to promote equitable access to resources and opportunities through educational outreach and applied research.

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.

This is a union-represented, 12 month, 0.80 FTE faculty position with the opportunity to increase to 1.0 FTE through grants. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum beginning salary levels are described in United Academic Agreement at the UVM faculty website. See Article 18, Section 8 in the downloadable PDF UA Agreement.

This position will be housed in one of UVM Extension's 11 field offices. Evening and weekend work is sometimes required. Frequent travel throughout the state might be expected along with occasional overnight travel for conferences, meetings, etc.


Candidate Outreach Presentation Schedules & Materials

Isaac (Ike) Leslie

Cover letter and CV

Presentation:  Friday, June 17; 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Watch the recording of Dr. Leslie's presentation on YouTube

Complete Dr. Leslie's Candidate Evaluation Form

Sharon Zou

Cover letter and CV

Presentation:  Tuesday, June 21; 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.; join via Zoom at https://uvm-edu.zoom.us/j/85054326570

Watch the recording of Dr. Zou's presentation on YouTube

Complete Dr. Zou's Candidate Evaluation Form

Jason Enstminger

Cover letter and CV

Watch the recording of Dr. Entsminger's presentation on YouTube

Complete Dr. Enstminger's Candidate Evaluation Form

Search Committee

Mary Peabody, Committee Chair and Extension Professor, Community Development
Gary Deziel, Extension Assistant Professor, Community Development
Lisa Chase, Extension Professor, Agritourism and Recreation
Sarah Kleinman, Director of 4-H, Family and Farmworker Education Programs
Scott Lewins, Extension Entomology Educator
Daniel Tobin, Assistant Professor, Community Development and Applied Economics
David Snedeker, Executive Director, Northeastern Vermont Development Association