Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Energy Transition Policy

Johns Hopkins University
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 8, 2022

Founded in 1943 and a Johns Hopkins division since 1950, The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies of the Johns Hopkins University (SAIS) has been educating global leaders for more than 70 years. As a highly selective graduate institution with a distinguished faculty, SAIS consistently ranks as one of the top schools of international relations in the world. SAIS was founded to provide a practical approach to training students in international leadership and foreign relations and to provide mid-career educational opportunities for those already working in related fields.Today, SAIS offers the MAIR, MAGR, MASCI, MAGP, MAIS, MASE, MIEF, MIPP, DIA and Ph.D. degrees and enrolls approximate 600 full-time students in Washington, D.C., primarily in the school's two-year Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR) program. Nearly 36 percent of the students are non-citizens coming from more than 40 countries. About 200 students attend SAIS Europe in Bologna, Italy, while about 180 students attend the Hopkins-Nanjing Center in Nanjing, China. To learn more about SAIS, visit www.sais-jhu.edu .

The Position
SAIS invites applications for a term faculty appointment at the level of Lecturer or Senior Lecturer with specialization in climate change and the sustainable energy transition.

The course load is six courses per academic year offered in the Development, Climate, and Sustainability Focus Area in the MAIR degree program in Washington, DC, as well as in the Master of Arts in Sustainable Energy (MASE) online degree program. Rank will be dependent on experience. The appointment is a full-time, non-tenure track, renewable 9-month term position and will commence in the fall 2023 semester.

We encourage candidates with teaching, research and work experience in political science or economics focused on climate and the clean energy transition to apply.


Candidates must have a demonstrated record of achievement in teaching classes related to the global decarbonization transition. Policy-relevant research and/or work experience may also be considered. We are seeking a candidate with some combination of the following areas of expertise:
  • Energy (transition) economics
  • Energy in developing economies / energy poverty
  • Sustainable cities
  • Sustainable transportation
  • Regulation of infrastructure
  • Climate change (adaptation, finance, justice/activism)
Master’s degree required. Ph.D., J.D., or equivalent terminal degree strongly preferred. Preference will be given to candidates who have expertise related to experiential learning and the application of engaged teaching methods. The successful candidate must have strong communication and collaboration skills to effectively interact with faculty from multiple disciplines and to be able to develop networks across broad communities of expertise.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio.

  1. A cover letter,
  2. curriculum vitae,
  3. research papers
  4. teaching evaluations (if available)
  5. two letters of recommendation should be included.
  6. a statement of contribution to diversity, equity and inclusion.

For full consideration, candidates should submit their applications before January 31, 2023.

Questions about the position can be sent to the Office of Faculty Affairs at saisfacultyaffairs@jhu.edu.

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