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Assistant Professor Energy Economist

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State University of New York

College of Environmental Science and Forestry

Department of Forest and Natural Resources Management

1 Forestry Drive

Syracuse, New York 13210


ANNOUNCEMENT OF FACULTY VACANCY


Assistant Professor – Energy Economist


Position Description Energy Economist:

The Sustainable Energy Management program in the Department of Forest and Natural Resource Management (FNRM) at the State University of New York's College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), invites applications for an assistant professor position in Energy Economics.


The Sustainable Energy Management (SEM) faculty focus on interdisciplinary analysis of the development of energy resources and the sustainability of those sources. Faculty and graduate students work on research projects with colleagues in other SUNY ESF departments and at other institutions. Team members generate dozens of refereed publications annually and have grant funding from federal and state agencies as well as private companies and nongovernmental organizations. SEM faculty study the effects of energy policy choices on potential and existing energy resources, the integration of energy sources into the landscape, the creation of closed-loop energy systems, energy security, and potential impacts of energy choices on the environment and human health.


This tenure-track position has responsibilities of 50% research, 40% teaching and advising, and 10% service. Candidates should have a strong science and economics background, a broad understanding of energy issues, and the ability and desire to interact with colleagues and students from a wide spectrum of fields on interdisciplinary energy problems. The person hired will conduct empirical and interdisciplinary research in one or more of the following areas: energy resources, energy economics, regulation, or behavioral economics. We are particularly interested in candidates who have expertise in electricity markets, regulation and generation technologies.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses on energy markets and regulation, renewable energy technologies, and project management. The successful candidate will also team-teach a new graduate course. Teaching and advising responsibilities include support of an undergraduate major in SEM and graduate programs in sustainable energy and environmental science. We are particularly interested in candidates with a commitment to diversity and inclusiveness.


Required Qualifications:

  • Must have a completed PhD by the start date in an appropriate field (Energy/Resource Economics, Energy Regulation, or a related field)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated research and teaching potential


Application Procedure: Application materials are required to be submitted to Christopher Nowak, [email protected] Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching statement, a 1-2 page research statement, a 1 page statement addressing how the candidate would contribute to SUNY ESF's Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity Mission and Vision, and the names of three persons who can be asked to provide confidential assessments of the applicant.


Application Deadline: For optimal consideration candidates should submit their application by January 10, 2019.


Any inquiries regarding the position can be directed to Christopher Nowak, [email protected]


The College: Founded in 1911, the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is one of the nation's oldest and most respected schools dedicated to the study of the environment, developing renewable technologies and building a sustainable future. ESF consistently earns high rankings in US News and World Report, Forbes, Peterson's Guide, The Washington Monthly, Princeton Review and other national college guidebooks. The ESF main campus is in Syracuse, NY and the institution has 9 regional campuses and field stations throughout Central New York and the Adirondack Park. Totaling 25,000 acres of college properties, there are excellent opportunities for field-based research.


ESF, part of the 64-campus State University of New York, was the first environmental college established in America and is the top-ranked, and for more than a century, has been at the forefront of confronting environmental challenges of unprecedented number and complexity by educating tomorrow's leaders, opening new possibilities, and inspiring the public to engage in creating a better future. ESF offers the excellence of a small campus education in an atmosphere of big ideas. ESF has a primary campus in Syracuse and several remote campuses across the state. The Syracuse campus provides a rich array of curricular and co-curricular experiences just southeast of downtown Syracuse and the remote campuses stretch from southern Onondaga County to the Adirondacks. The Syracuse area, location of the main campus, is home to many cultural events, museums, state and local parks, and numerous festivals throughout the year along with a growing downtown in the City of Syracuse. Onondaga County provides a variety of neighborhoods including urban, rural, and suburban with strong schools, affordable housing, and supportive communities.


Syracuse is a dynamic and diverse mid-sized community with plentiful natural, cultural, and civic opportunities, and is located on the eastern edge of the Finger Lakes with easy access to New York City, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, and the High Peaks Region of the Adirondack Mountains. “The Places Rated Almanac” ranks Syracuse among the top 10 percent of "Best Places to Live." ESF is one of eight colleges and universities located in Onondaga County, and is immediately adjacent to Syracuse University. Central New York is also home to numerous hospitals and medical facilities including SUNY Upstate Medical University, the St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center, the VA Hospital of Syracuse, and Crouse Hospital with all providing unique specialty areas to support the needs of the community.


In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://www.esf.edu/univpolice/crimereports/


Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]


SUNY-ESF is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.



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Posted: 12/10/2018
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