Monday, October 20, 2014

Duke University, Law: Environmental Law and Policy Faculty

Duke University’s Law School and Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions seek to jointly appoint a faculty member in the field of environmental law and policy beginning in the Fall 2015. The person appointed to the position will be expected to engage in teaching, research, and outreach relating to pressing national and international environmental issues.  This position is open with regard to tenure status and rank.  The successful applicant may be hired as professor, professor of the practice, or clinical professor as appropriate.

The appointment offers a unique opportunity to develop curricular offerings in law and policy, and to contribute to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement in the context of a university that has deep faculty, student and institutional engagement in environmental law and policy. The precise contours of the position, including resources and institutional support, will be tailored to the strengths and interests of the successful applicant.  In addition to a strong record of, or demonstrated potential for, teaching, intellectual engagement, and leadership in the field, the ideal candidate will have a demonstrated history of working with policymakers and stakeholders on pressing environmental policy issues.

Teaching obligations will include a combination of teaching standing courses, developing new courses based on the successful applicant’s interests and expertise, and expanding experiential education opportunities for Duke Law and policy students. The successful applicant will also make substantial contributions to one of more of the Nicholas Institute’s core program areas through applied research and stakeholder engagement. Demonstrated success with fundraising is preferred but not required.

This is an exciting time to work on environmental issues at Duke University.  In addition to its recognized expertise in environmental law, the University’s faculty and staff include leading experts in related fields of economics, science, public policy, engineering, and business. The candidate would be encouraged to engage actively with colleagues across the University to continue to grow and strengthen the Law School curriculum and the Nicholas Institute’s mission to apply the university’s resources and expertise to the world’s most critical environmental challenges.

Duke University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color and women are encouraged to apply. 
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Send a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as a current curriculum vitae to:

Sarah Holsapple

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

Applicants are encouraged to submit their materials via email.​