Thursday, 16 April 2015 15:16

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is seeking a tenure-track local government specialist

The University of Wisconsin-Extension is seeking a tenure-track local government specialist to build an applied research and outreach educational program focusing on the needs of Wisconsin local governments. The position requires a PhD in economics, public finance, public administration or related field. The successful candidate will be expected to build research and teaching relations with faculty and staff on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus (position housed on the Madison campus) and other UW campuses as appropriate.


posted: 4/10/2015 
Refer to: PVL# C15078
REVIEW BEGINS: 5/18/2015
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Continuing fiscal strain is transforming the dynamics of finance at all levels of local government. Applied research and outreach education is needed to better understand the impacts of these changes. Local Government Center faculty and staff provide support to elected and appointed officials, as well as professionals working for Wisconsin counties, cities, villages and towns. This education helps Wisconsin communities and those that serve those communities make the best-informed decisions about the quality of life for all residents.

This position provides leadership, direction, and coordination of University of Wisconsin-Extension applied research and outreach education efforts focused on local finance and budgeting. These efforts include planning and delivery of research-based educational programs, directly and through county, tribal and regional Cooperative Extension faculty and staff, using a variety of traditional and innovative means. This position will also endeavor to meet local needs and interests by effectively collaborating with local government organizations, associations, and other interest groups. This position will maintain a programmatic relationship that is centered in and directed by the Local Government Center and will work collaboratively with other Cooperative Extension program areas, as well as faculty and staff at other University of Wisconsin System campuses.

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