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Professor (open rank)

School of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University
New York City, New York
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 26, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Urban & Regional Planning, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Geography, Political Science & International Relations, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications from scholars and practitioners whose work focuses on energy policy or climate change, including the political economy of climate change, for a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor (tenured or tenure-track), full Professor, or Professor of Professional Practice. Disciplinary specialization is open, and includes political science, economics, and sociology.  Candidates should have a PhD or other terminal degree (by June 2023). The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and intellectual leadership in the SIPA energy and environment curriculum at the masters and PhD level and engage with other SIPA and Columbia faculty to address one or more of the following global policy challenges: climate and sustainable development; technology and innovation; geopolitics; inequality and redistribution; or democratic resilience.

The position is at open-rank Professor and will begin July 1, 2023.


Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics, Sociology, or related disciplines is required at the time of appointment. Candidates will be expected to sustain a strong commitment to research, publication, and teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, statement of current and future plans, a writing sample, and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Please visit our online application site at: for further information about this position and to submit your application.

Screening of the candidates will begin immediately, and the search will remain open for at least 30 days from the day of posting and continue until filled. For further information, please contact Deirdre Brady, Senior Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, at

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. SIPA is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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