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Professor of Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy

The Humphrey School of Public Affairs is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The School’s mission is to inspire, educate, and support innovative leaders to advance the common good in a diverse and changing world. The school is NASPAA accredited, ranked nationally in the top ten schools of public affairs, and widely recognized for examining public issues and shaping public policy and governance at the local, state, national, and international levels. The Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy Area (STEP) at the Humphrey School focuses on public issues arising at the intersection of science, technology, environment, and society that shape human well-being, environmental sustainability, and social justice in a complex and diverse world.

We seek applications for one or more faculty position[s] at the Assistant, Associate, and/or Full Professor level in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). Evidence of established scholarship with the potential for contributions of national and international significance is required for candidates at the pre-tenure assistant professor level. Appointment at the tenured level of associate or full professor requires evidence of excellence and national/international policy-relevant impact in scholarly research, teaching, and service. All candidates must have a strong research and publication record with capacity for building an interdisciplinary, innovative research portfolio of high impact and relevance to public policy and communities of practice.

With this open-rank STEP area search, the Humphrey School is looking for both early-career and advanced scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in public policy, public affairs, environmental studies, environmental economics, natural sciences, engineering, international affairs, or related fields. We seek candidates working in the areas of U.S. and global environmental policy; food, energy and/or water policy and governance; climate change mitigation and adaptation policy; environmental justice; or related areas. Candidates whose work intersects with the School’s commitment to equity and inclusion are particularly desired.
Qualified candidates will have an approach to teaching and research that is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class, and ethnicity. Candidates must demonstrate commitment to exceptional graduate-level teaching in the STEP curriculum at the Humphrey School. Successful candidates should demonstrate capacity to engage practitioners and the public in research, education, and outreach activities, be able to provide leadership to the Humphrey School’s Master of Science in STEP (MS-STEP), other masters programs, and Ph.D. in Public Affairs program, and be passionate about preparing students for careers in public affairs.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and three samples of recent research (manuscripts or publications), teaching statement, and the names/addresses of three references.  All candidates must hold a PhD by the time of employment.

All interested candidates must apply online. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 21, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Address cover and reference letters to: Search Committee for Science, Technology, Environmental Policy Area, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, c/o Human Resources, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include health, dental, faculty life/disability insurance, retirement, and social security. The starting date for this appointment is August 24, 2020 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University 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.

The University of Minnesota provides 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. To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement and three samples of recent research (manuscripts or publications), teaching statement, and the names/addresses of three references.  All candidates must hold a PhD by the time of employment.

All interested candidates must apply online. Applications will be reviewed beginning October 21, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Address cover and reference letters to: Search Committee for Science, Technology, Environmental Policy Area, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, c/o Human Resources, 301-19th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.  

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Apply online at https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/332092.

Background Check Information

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.