Research Scholar - Environment, Energy & Natural Resources - (FAC001858)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 30, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Legal Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

This posting is for a non-tenure track (NTT) Research Scholar position/title at the University of Houston Law Center (UHLC).

This non-tenure track appointment will have no presumption of renewal. The salary for this position is commensurate with experience.

The position’s responsibilities include: conducting, presenting and/or publishing policy papers or research on topics related to the interests or stakeholders of UH Energy, the UH Center for Carbon Management, and UHLC’s Environment, Energy & Natural Resources (EENR) Center; such topics to be determined by the EENR director(s); establish and maintain interdisciplinary networking relationships related to such policy/research or putting such policy or research into action with other UH units and organizations external to UH or EENR, including overseeing any existing EENR grants and/or obtaining new grants or other funding, and including liaison relationships for research services with state governments, such topics/organizations to be determined by the EENR director(s); implementing external communications for research content and interactions with external stakeholders, including items such as social media or EENR web page research content, for topics as determined by the EENR director(s); hiring and supervising non benefits, part time J.D. students to assist with all of the responsibilities listed here; perform other research and institution support oriented activities as determined by the EENR director(s); and show a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the faculty, graduate, and undergraduate student population by working closely with a collegial and diverse group of faculty committed to generating cutting-edge research in a stimulating environment where diversity of scholarship and ideas is valued.

The successful candidate appointed to the position must, at a minimum, hold a J.D. degree from an ABA-accredited law school. Candidates with prior experience or special interest in energy, environment, climate and property law are particularly encouraged to apply.

As a non-tenure-track (NTT) position, the appointee will accrue no time toward tenure at the University of Houston. The Research Scholar title is a non‑promotion‑eligible NTT position, so the position does not accrue time toward promotion or a renewable employment agreement in a promotion‑eligible NTT position. For more information on NTT positions, see the University of Houston’s NTT Faculty Policy, available at this link: . A multi-year grant will provide the funding for the position.

This search is administratively coordinated by the Law Center’s EENR Center.

The University of Houston, the second most ethnically diverse major research university in the United States, is a Hispanic Serving Institution and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. Students come to UH from more than 137 nations and from across the world. Houston is home to the Texas Medical Center (less than four miles from UH) and has a broad industrial base in energy, aeronautics, and technology. Thus, the environment is rich in potential for numerous collaborative opportunities. UH is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in STEM fields

University of Houston Diversity and Inclusion Statement: The University of Houston embraces diversity and recognizes our responsibility to foster an open, welcoming environment where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can collaboratively learn, work and serve. We value the academic, social and broader community benefits that arise from a diverse campus and are committed to equity, inclusion and accountability. Diversity enriches our University community and is a driving force instrumental to our institutional success and fulfillment of the University’s mission. We commit to engaging in an ongoing dialogue to thoughtfully respond to the changing realities of our increasingly interconnected world. We will continually strive to work together to address the challenges of the future in a way that removes barriers to success and promotes a culture of inclusivity, compassion and mutual respect. The competencies gained through diverse experiences across campus prepare all of our students, staff and faculty to thrive personally and professionally in a global society.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Qualifications :

J.D. degree or equivalent; excellent legal analysis, writing, and research skill

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested of an appointee. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check. Required Attachments: Cover letter expressing interest, Curriculum vitae, writing sample, unofficial law school transcript

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