Director of Lake Champlain Sea Grant and Endowed Chair of Watershed Science and Management (Review of applications begins Feb. 15, 2022)
The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont seeks applicants for a full-time, 9-month, tenured position in Watershed Science and Management that includes directing the Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute. Outstanding candidates will be considered for an endowed chair position at the rank of Full Professor. We seek a dedicated, energetic, and inspiring leader with an international reputation as a scholar and teacher in watershed science and management, broadly defined. This position offers an opportunity to lead research and outreach on grand challenges regarding freshwater resources, with significant funding and staff to support the work. The position will also strengthen our commitment to train the next generation of leaders in watershed science, management, and planning. The strongest candidates will explicitly embed considerations of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice in all aspects of their scholarship, leadership, and teaching.
The major responsibilities of the position include research (~40%), leadership (~40%), and teaching and advising (~20%). The successful candidate will maintain a high-impact program of extramurally-funded research on important topics of watershed science and management. They will lead UVM’s Lake Champlain Sea Grant Institute, which comprises four federally-funded programs supporting research, education, and outreach on water and watersheds in the region and beyond. And they will teach upper level and graduate courses.