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Assistant or Associate Professor Energy and Environmental Policy Program (Tenure Track)

University of Delaware


Assistant or Associate Professor Energy and Environmental Policy Program (Tenure Track)
School of Public Policy and Administration
The University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

The University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) has been identified by university leadership as a priority for growth and development. UD intends to build upon the School’s recognition as a comprehensive location of public affairs that integrates academic excellence with professional practice. The launch of our new Joseph R. Biden Institute will strengthen our role as a driving force in the understanding and analysis of consequential energy and environmental policy solutions. The creation of the Biden Institute, and the focus on energy and environmental policy, will strengthen our tradition of integrating academic excellence with professional practice.

With this mission in mind, the Energy and Environmental Policy (ENEP) Program within SPPA invites applicants to apply for a tenure-track position. The ENEP Program has a distinguished record of research accomplishments and successful alumni worldwide. We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate (BA) and graduate degrees (MEEP/PhD) and we seek candidates that will support both our interdisciplinary teaching and research profile.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. or equivalent from a recognized academic institution and preferably some postdoctoral experience. We will consider applicants from a wide range of academic disciplines although we are particularly interested in scholars who have international experience and are applied policy researchers. The successful applicant will have a strong interest in working with practitioners, as well as establishing research collaborations with other units at UD that have environmental research interests. Tenure track faculty are expected to produce high impact peer-reviewed research, and for this position an existing record of peer-reviewed publications and experience in securing externally funded research is strongly preferred. Successful applicants will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and supervise graduate students. The applicant should also be committed to establishing research collaborations with various other units on campus that have environmental research interests. The Delaware Environment Institute web site ( provides a synthesis of various environmental research opportunities across campus.

To apply visit (, candidates should use UD’s online Interfolio┬« system to upload 1) a current vita with contact information; 2) an application letter outline one’s teaching and research, records of accomplishment in each; 3) one writing sample (e.g., recent publication or a paper in progress); and 4) three names of reference and their contact information. Please submit questions, but not application materials, to Professor Saleem H. Ali, Chair of the Search Committee ( Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and with external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus ( Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

UD recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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