Assistant Professor, Climate Policy
Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of
the Environment, Duke University
Job Location: Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke University,
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Anticipated start: July 1, 2024
The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy invites
applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor
level in Climate Policy. The successful candidate will be part of a
growing number of faculty across Duke who are focusing on climate
change as part of the Duke
Climate Commitment. The position will be in the general area of
climate politics and policy with an emphasis on the political
drivers of climate change, climate-related impacts, and adaptation.
The successful applicant will have a background in political
science, public policy, political economy, or related social
science disciplines. Relevant research areas include climate
governance and institutions, climate justice, energy and water
politics and policy, climate-related migration, climate finance and
supply chains, climate mitigation and decarbonization,
sustainability policy, biodiversity, and food policies among other
related topics. The successful applicant will be expected to
establish a widely recognized, externally funded research program.
The position will be based on Duke University's main campus in
Durham, North Carolina.
The successful applicant will contribute enthusiastically to
teaching and advising and to appropriate service activities in the
University and the applicant's professional field. Teaching will
consist of 2.5 courses per year, to be assigned by the Division
chair, and will primarily serve the Nicholas School's professional
Master of Environmental Management (MEM) and
Master of Forestry (MF) degree programs as well as Ph.D. and
undergraduate programs. Course subjects will complement the
School's environmental economics and policy management
concentration, such as US environmental politics, global
environmental politics, or policy analysis. Ability to teach
quantitative and/or qualitive methods is preferred. The successful
applicant will also serve as a coursework advisor and Master's
Project advisor for students in the MEM program. Participation in
doctoral student training will be through the Division's University
Program in Environmental Policy.
WHO WE ARE: Our Goals and Values
The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy is home to
faculty in both the natural and social sciences. Division faculty
are at the forefront of generating new disciplinary and
interdisciplinary knowledge on scientific, management, and policy
aspects on a range of environmental topics. The Division values
engagement with governments, private companies, nonprofit civil
society organizations, and local communities that promotes more
sustainable use of environmental resources. It also values diverse
ways of knowing, understanding, and learning. Its excellence can
only be fully realized by faculty, staff, and students who share a
commitment to these values.
The Nicholas School is committed to supporting the
‘whole person', whether faculty, staff, or student. This
includes addressing the broader needs of faculty, including dual
career couples and primary care givers. Financial and in-kind
resources are available from the University, the Nicholas School
and the Division to pursue activities that help accelerate our
efforts to achieve our diversity, equity, and inclusion goals.
Examples of ongoing programming may be found at DEI Nicholas
Ph.D. or equivalent degree, received no later than June 2024
Applications should demonstrate exceptional research performance
and plans for developing innovative and ambitious externally funded
research programs that will advance knowledge on climate policy.
Applicants should show potential to become outstanding teachers and
advisors and to integrate elements of diversity, equity, and
inclusion into their academic portfolio.
- A one-page cover letter that highlights the applicant's primary
reasons for interest in the position and principal qualifications
- A current curriculum vitae.
- A two-page statement of research accomplishments and interests
within the context of knowledge frontiers in the applicant's
discipline, including information about existing or planned
- A two-page statement on teaching and mentoring philosophy that
includes concrete examples of how the applicant has put their
philosophy into practice.
- A one-page statement describing contributions to advancing
diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), including information about
understanding of DEI topics, record of activities to date, and
ideas for advancing DEI as a faculty member at Duke.
- Up to three representative publications.
- Names and contact information for a minimum of three
Applications should be directed to AcademicJobsOnline. See Job #
The search committee will begin reviewing applications on October
25, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions regarding this position can be addressed to the Search
Committee Chair: Dr. Erika Weinthal, Division of Environmental
Sciences and Policy, Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke
Duke is one of America's leading research universities. Located in
Durham, North Carolina, it is positioned in the heart of the
Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best
places in the United States to work and live. Duke has more than
15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10
undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.
Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration,
innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success
depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best
when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and
experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential
that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the
contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices
are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to
uphold these values.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an
individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender,
gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual
orientation, or veteran status. For the complete Duke University
nondiscrimination and affirmative action policies see: https://oie.duke.edu/introduction-policies.
Candidates with backgrounds underrepresented in academia and
women are especially encouraged to apply. More information about
Duke Nicholas School of the Environment's diversity, inclusion, and
antiracist work can be found at: sites.nicholas.duke.edu/diversity.
Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment strongly supports an
inclusive environment that is committed to becoming antiracist as
well as the diversification of our faculty ranks.