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Professor of Public Policy / Director of the Master's in Public Policy

Vermont Law & Graduate School
South Royalton, Vermont

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Vermont Graduate School at Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS) invites applications for an open-rank professor in public policy/director of the new Master’s in Public Policy (MPP) degree program. Within the fields of public policy, public administration, and political science, the search is open with respect to subfield and disciplinary background. The teaching load will be one public policy section in the first year, and one section each semester in the second year (a teaching load of 1:1). Subsequent years may include an increase in teaching load with more minor administrative responsibilities leading the public policy program, with a maximum teaching load of 2:2. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is expected at the start of the appointment. 

As director of the new MPP program, this professor will design a new MPP degree with specialized concentrations in collaboration and partnership with the Dean of the Graduate School, the Academic Dean, and the Vice President for Enrollment. Degree development tasks include: designing degree requirements, including concentrations, and obtaining necessary faculty approvals; designing new core courses and electives and obtaining necessary faculty curriculum committee approvals; and working with appropriate academic membership organizations. Potential MPP concentration areas could include: health policy; criminal justice policy; politics and governance; social policy; human rights; science and technology; and/or other areas complementary to VLGS’ existing programs in environmental law and policy and restorative justice.

In addition to teaching, faculty provide service to VLGS and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas, improve public policy and the law, and educate the public about the law, with an eye towards social justice. 

Vermont Graduate School is the new graduate school sibling to Vermont Law School, under the new umbrella of Vermont Law and Graduate School. Vermont Graduate School houses environmental master’s degrees as well as non-environmental master’s degrees, such as the Master of Arts in Restorative Justice and the forthcoming Master of Public Policy.

VLGS is in South Royalton, Vermont, a small town on the bank of the beautiful White River. Less than thirty minutes away lie the amenities of the adjacent communities of Hanover, NH (home to Dartmouth College) and Lebanon, NH. Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, and Montreal, QC are all within a three-hour drive. 

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