In addition to Senior Lecturer of Politics and International Relations, Chad is Academic Convenor of the FUTURES Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence. He is also Co-Director of the Europa Institute and Dean International - Europe at the University of Edinburgh. Chad has been Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium (2009-20), and has served as Fernand Braudel Senior Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy. He has also served as Policy Analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC; Visiting Fellow at the University of Leuven's Institute for European and International Policy; Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence; Center Associate at the University of Pittsburgh's EU Center; Visiting Scholar at Texas A&M University and EU Fulbright Scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Chad was awarded the Sir Bernard Crick prize (New Entrant) for excellence in teaching by the UK's Political Studies Association. His reseach has been funded by the Carnegie Trust and the European Union, including his current role as Work Package leader in the Horizon 2020 project on 'Ensuring Good Global Governance For The European Union' (ENGAGE, 2021-24) as well as research positions in the FP7 MERCURY project on 'Multilateralism and the EU' and the TRANSWORLD project on 'Redefining the Transatlantic Relationship'. He has been a member of the editorial board of the Journal of European Public Policy (2012-20) and currently serves as editor of the Routledge-UACES Contemporary European Studies Book Series.