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Job advertisement Endowed Chair Watershed Science and Management

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Endowed Chair Watershed Science and Management

Endowed Chair Watershed Science and Management

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University of Vermont

The University of Vermont is situated near Lake Champlain between the Green and Adirondack Mountains and is located in Burlington – consistently voted one of the best small cities in the US, with an increasingly ethnically and culturally diverse population. It was ranked as the #3 Green Campus by the Princeton Review. The Rubenstein School has 50 tenure-track, research, and teaching faculty, 850 undergraduates, 140 graduate students in both Master’s and Ph.D. programs, and 11 post-doctoral associates. The USGS Vermont Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit is based in the Rubenstein School and large research groups include the Rubenstein Ecosystem Science Laboratory, Aiken Forestry Science Laboratory (jointly operated with the U.S. Forest Service), and Gund Institute for Environment. UVM owns four research forests, 10 natural areas in the state that are managed by the Rubenstein School, and a new hybrid-electric research vessel on Lake Champlain.


Burlington, Vermont, United States of America


Relevant divisions
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)
Hydrological Sciences (HS)

Full time


100000 - 120000 € / Year

Required education

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

10 January 2022

Job description

The Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources (RSENR) at the University of Vermont (UVM) seeks applicants for an endowed Chair in Watershed Science and Management. We are recruiting an energetic and inspiring leader with an international reputation as a scholar and educator. 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. Requires a Ph.D. in watershed science, freshwater ecology, economics, natural resource policy and planning, engineering, environmental chemistry, hydrology, or related fields, as well as a strong record of successful, externally-funded research on watershed science and management, broadly defined. The successful candidate will actively advance diversity, inclusion, and equity at the University of Vermont and in the broader community. Applicants at the rank of Associate Professor and above will be considered but all applicants must have sufficient experience for appointment to an endowed Full Professorship with tenure.

Full information on Rubenstein website:

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any category legally protected by federal or state law.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted electronically. Application materials include a letter of interest (1 page), curriculum vitae, and four brief statements (2 pages each): a. research interests and experience, b. leadership approach, c. teaching philosophy, and d. how the applicant will center diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work. These materials, along with contact information for three references, should be submitted at, Posting #F2073PO,