Tenure-Track Asst. Professor in Environmental Studies (Energy and Climate Policy)

Waterville, Maine
Oct 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Environmental Studies Program at Colby College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Energy and Climate Policy to begin September 1, 2019. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in environmental studies, public policy, or a related interdisciplinary environmental field as well as a strong commitment to undergraduate education. Postdoctoral experience preferred. The teaching load is 4.5 courses, including a survey course in energy and climate policy, upper-level electives in an area of specialty, and contribution on a rotating basis to the Program's required introductory, US or international policy, and senior capstone courses. We are particularly interested in candidates with interdisciplinary expertise related to energy policy, science, and technology including, but not limited to, energy production, storage, transmission, transportation, and regulation. Familiarity with renewable energy systems, a concrete methodological toolkit (e.g., policy analysis, systems modeling, data analytics), and cross-coupling of energy with climate policy, mitigation, and adaptation preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate an ability to collaborate with faculty and students from multiple departments and programs, establish a vigorous research program that includes undergraduate students, and present a vision for contributing to a new curriculum in energy and climate policy.

We are especially interested in candidates who, through their scholarship, teaching and service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community. Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran’s status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution’s education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby’s Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu.