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Program Director, Neuroscience

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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The College of Arts & Sciences seeks a Program Director for Neuroscience. The position is to begin July 1, 2024.Oversee curriculum, advising, and academic programming in the College of Arts and Science’s Environmental Studies program. The stipend is dispersed over 12 months to allow for consultation and academic advising in the summer, off contract months. This position reports directly to the Dean.Oversee Program Curriculum.Coordinate with the Dean’s office and Department Chairs to ensure course offerings that are sufficient to allow students to enter program and progress through the program. Ensure that program courses are entered accurately into Banner, and listed as part of program offerings; work with program support staff to make changes to Banner. Oversee and manage curricular changes including all submissions to the CAS Curriculum Committee.Oversee and Coordinate Academic AdvisingCommunicate with first-year Professional Advisors regarding program opportunities and requirements. Working with program support staff, oversee the assignment of 2nd through 4th year advisees to program faculty (majors only). Ensure that minors are receiving appropriate advising in the minor.Facilitate Recruitment and Retention of StudentsParticipate in CAS Recruitment and Retention Efforts, including but not limited to Admitted Student Visit Days and new student Orientation. Use enrollment data to help identify and help dismantle barriers faced by students from marginalized identities in the program. Participate on summer orientation and advising of new first-year and transfer students.Oversee and Coordinate Program Faculty Meetings and Program Steering Committee:Recruit and engage Program faculty. Preside over Program faculty meetings, held at least once a semester. Oversee recruitment of faculty to serve on the Program Steering committee. Coordinate and preside over Steering Committee meetings (which should consider curriculum changes, among other things).Advise Program Majors: Provide academic advising to students in the major.Manage Program Budget and Endowments:Oversee Program operating budget, working with program staff who manage funding. Manage endowment spending. Steward endowment through outreach to donors.Facilitate Recruitment of CAS FacultyCollaborate with CAS Departments and CAS Schools on faculty hiring to ensure continued Program support. Consult with Program faculty, Steering Committee and other internal constituencies to advance the recruitment of faculty, staff and students from historically underrepresented backgrounds. Report on diversity trends in hiring and enrollment in the college.
Minimum Qualifications:
The successful candidate will:· Be a tenure-track faculty member in the college; and,· Have skills, experience and interest to manage the administrative affairs of the program.
Anticipated start date is July 1, 2024. Please apply online at
Applicants are asked to include:· a curriculum vitae (CV);· a letter of intent.
For more information about the position, please contact the CAS Dean, William Falls, or Molly Nilan, CAS HR Administrator, at

The College
In the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), students experience the connectedness and accessibility of a small liberal arts college within a high caliber public research institution. Whether students are pursuing the Fine Arts, the Humanities, Natural Science and Mathematics or Social Sciences, they have a place here, in the College of Arts and Sciences’ academic ecosystem.

The College of Arts and Sciences highly values the excellence that results when people from different backgrounds and perspectives work, interact, and learn together. In this way, commitment to diversity fosters our educational mission. For our students, it prepares them for life and work ahead: it recognizes that we are a culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse nation, one that is also situated in an increasingly global environment. For our faculty, scholarship and research are increasingly cooperative activities-often crossing national borders-requiring the abilities and skills to work with others often from very different backgrounds. For both our students and faculty, diversity enhances our curriculum, enriches the classroom experience, and fosters the exchange of ideas. As our society, economy, politics, and global interactions become increasingly diverse, so too must our intellectual community of students, faculty, and staff.
Establishing a diverse and inclusive culture is a priority at the University of Vermont. In fact, UVM holds that diversity and academic excellence are inseparable. Read UVM’s Why Diversity Statement and Our Common Ground values. 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 other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.
UVM is especially interested in scholars who can contribute to the College of Arts and Sciences diversity plan, which was designed in part to ensure faculty, students, and staff members from underrepresented and marginalized populations are an integral part of the life and governance of the institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal.

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