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School of Public Policy

Faculty Appointments in Energy, Security and Environmental Policy (multiple positions, rank open)

The School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, is building a major program in climate policy that seeks to integrate energy, security, and environmental policy considerations. The School seeks to hire leading scholars working at the junction of these policy areas. Preference will be given to candidates whose research includes at least two of them.  The School expects make at least one appointment at the senior (tenured) level and at least one at the junior (tenure-track) level. 

Candidates must qualify to join the School's faculty as active teachers and scholars.  They should possess a terminal degree, such as a Ph.D. or its equivalent, in a relevant discipline, including the Life, Physical and Social Sciences as well as Engineering and Law. Applications are welcome from candidates with a demonstrated interest, expertise, and, preferably, experience in public policy formulation and implementation. Those who have recently received a Ph.D. (or expect to earn the degree before the start of the 2010-2011 academic year) or who are already established scholars are encouraged to apply. Appointments are anticipated to begin in August 2010. Salary is competitive.

The Maryland School of Public Policy is a top-ranked graduate school of public policy and management with a faculty of scholars and distinguished practitioners. The School offers a Master of Public Policy, degree primarily for pre-career students, and a Masters of Public Management degree, primarily for mid-career students. There is a small and selective Ph.D. program for outstanding emerging scholars. The School also offers executive (degree and non-degree) programs for career executives in federal, state, and international agencies. The University of Maryland is located inside the Washington Beltway, within thirty minutes of federal agencies, key international associations, and many non-profit and private policy-research organizations.

Application materials should include a letter of interest describing the candidate's qualifications, a curriculum vitae, a recent publication or writing sample, a summary of teaching experience, and contact information for three references. For best consideration, applications should be received by November 20, 2009.

Applications should be sent to John Steinbruner, Chair, Energy, Security and Environment Search Committee, c/o Mary Lopez, 2101 Van Munching Hall, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-1821. In addition to these materials, please send the curriculum vitae and the letter of interest electronically to

As an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer, the School particularly encourages and welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities.