Postdoctoral/Associate Research Scholar - Open Rank

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


The Sabin Center seeks a Climate Litigation Fellow for a one-year appointment beginning in September 2021 to enhance and expand the Center’s efforts on global climate change litigation. The Fellow will work with the Center’s Executive Director and Faculty Director to provide thought leadership, applied research, peer learning, and other outputs that will assist the scholarly, research, and practitioner communities, as well as the general public, in understanding and engaging with climate change litigation. Successful performance will require generating original research and communicating research findings clearly and through a variety of media and formats to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes value and impact, as well as contributing to the University’s wider research, communications, and engagement efforts.

Collaborating with key internal and external academic and organizational partners, the Fellow will:

  • conduct sophisticated and in-depth research into emerging trends, theories, and developments in global climate change litigation;
  • publish analyses and resources in academic and practitioner-oriented publications, as well as through the Sabin Center’s website and Climate Law Blog;
  • oversee, maintain, and regularly update the Sabin Center’s Non-US Climate Litigation Database through independent and networked research, communications, and related activities; and
  • represent the Sabin Center through participation in workshops and webinars to communicate research and enhance peer learning and network development.

This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal contingent on successful execution of the position and funding.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. or equivalent legal degree
  • 2–8 years of professional legal experience with a government agency, NGO, law firm, or law school center or academic institution
  • Strong academic qualifications and a demonstrated interest in environmental, natural resources, or energy law and policy will be expected

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Competence in one or more foreign languages preferred

In order to apply for this position, please visit:


Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer / disability / veteran.



Similar jobs

Similar jobs