Vermont School for the Environment (VSE) at Vermont Law and Graduate School (VLGS), a national leader in environmental public policy and law, invites applications for an open-rank professor in environmental and climate policy whose primary area of expertise is applied quantitative analysis. Ideal candidates should have a background in applying quantitative analysis skills to solve environmental problems and design public policy solutions. Teaching responsibilities include: quantitative analysis; quantitative research methods sections of Environmental Research & Writing and a capstone thesis research seminar; and other core courses or electives depending on the school’s needs and the candidate’s interests (for example, Policy Design, Fundamentals of Climate Change, or Fundamentals of ESG). The appointment will begin on July 1, 2023. A Ph.D. or equivalent degree is expected at the start of the appointment. Entry-level, junior, and senior lateral candidates will be considered. In addition to teaching, faculty provide service to VLGS and engage with other professionals and the public to contribute to the intellectual exchange of ideas and improve environmental public policy, with an eye towards social justice.
Vermont School for the Environment (VSE) at VLGS trains students to create cutting-edge solutions to the complex environmental challenges facing communities today. VSE builds on VLGS’s depth of expertise in domestic and international law and policy focused on the environment, clean energy, sustainable food and agriculture, and animal protection. The interdisciplinary graduate curriculum brings climate change and racial and economic justice to the forefront. VSE courses build practical skills and provide the rigorous training students need to succeed in the job market — whether in the public, private, or non-profit sectors, students graduate equipped to have impactful careers in this growing field.
VLGS is in South Royalton, Vermont, a small town on the bank of the beautiful White River. Less than thirty minutes away lie the amenities of the adjacent communities of Hanover, NH (home to Dartmouth College) and Lebanon, NH. Burlington, VT, Boston, MA, and Montreal, QC are all within a three-hour drive.