Cornell University, Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy

Position ID:Cornell-Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy-OPNRNKCLIMSUSPP [#26099, WDR-00040562]
Position Title: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Climate/Sustainability Public Policy
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Law
Public Policy
Political Science
Sociology (more...)
Salary Range:$79,400 to $329,600
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/10/27, updated 2023/10/05, listed until 2024/04/05)
Position Description:    

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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in Climate and Sustainability Public Policy
Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy at Cornell University invites applications for an open rank position in Climate and Sustainability Public Policy. We seek an outstanding social scientist whose research, teaching, and outreach activities broadly address climate and sustainability policies.  Examples include, but are not limited to, empirical estimates of the social cost of greenhouse gases, analysis of policies to promote sustainability and climate stabilization, approaches for amplifying energy transitions, scholarship on the politics of climate policymaking at the national or global scale, and environmental justice implications of sustainability challenges and policies. We welcome applicants with scholarly training and expertise in economics, sociology, political science, public policy, communication, law, or another relevant social science discipline. The successful candidate will be part of a major hiring initiative at Cornell’s new Brooks School of Public Policy. Qualifications include a Ph.D. in a field related to economics, sociology, political science, public policy, or other pertinent fields. 
Link to Apply:
We will begin reviewing applications on November 15th and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must include: (a) Cover letter; (b) Curriculum vitae; (c) Research statement; (d) Teaching statement; (e) Up to three examples of written work(s); (f) Names of three references (final candidates will be asked to submit letters later); and (g) Description of experience with, and/or approaches to, fostering learning, research, service, and/or outreach in a diverse community—applicants may choose to submit a stand-alone statement or embed the information in other parts of their application materials. 

Questions about the position and the search can be sent to the search committee chair, Dr. Nicholas Sanders at  
The Cornell Jeb E. Brooks School of Public Policy was established in 2021 to tackle the most pressing policy challenges we face in the U.S. and globally. To advance this goal, we are hiring world-class research scholars and educators across a variety of disciplines who are oriented toward policy engagement and impact.

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
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Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853