Assistant Professor in Climate Policy

The Fletcher School at Tufts University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Climate Policy beginning in September 2023. We are looking for candidates who are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service.

The ideal candidate will conduct research at the intersection of climate, land use, equity, and justice in a global context. The Fletcher School is open to candidates with research agendas within this intersection with a variety of methodological approaches. A non-exhaustive list of topics of interest includes land use change and policy, land tenure, climate resilient agriculture and food security, urban land use and social equity, energy transition and land use (e.g., mineral rights), biodiversity (e.g., afforestation and reforestation), and the nexus of these topics, such as the land-biodiversity-climate-food nexus. We are particularly interested in candidates who study the global policy implications of their work for indigenous, minority, and low-income populations. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in their area of research that attract students from various global affairs disciplines, as well as contribute to the delivery of existing graduate curricula. The appointed faculty member would be housed in Fletcher’s renowned Center for International Environment & Resource Policy (CIERP) and, if appropriate, appointed as affiliated faculty in the Climate Policy Lab (CPL).

Candidates for this position are a part of the Creating the Community of Tufts Scholars (CCTS) cluster-hire program. The goal of CCTS is to increase the number and impact of faculty across the University whose work relates to equity, race, and disadvantaged communities in the US and/or globally. This program will take place over the next three to five years through three unique cluster hires. This position is a part of the first cluster in the broad theme of climate and equity. In addition to the cluster, CCTS faculty will be able to take advantage of comprehensive faculty development resources as well as other forms of support.

Apply online. See required documents.