Fellow in Conservation Law (Environmental Resilience Institute)

Indiana University

Bloomington, IN, US

The Environmental Resilience Institute (ERI; https://eri.iu.edu/index.html) at Indiana University (IU) invites applications for a 2-year Fellow position in conservation law to begin in the summer or early fall of 2020. We define conservation broadly to encompass all the issues associated with social-environmental resilience. Applicants with interests in private-land conservation, energy law, easements and other property tools, bird migration conservation, and public-private collaborations are especially encouraged to apply. Other fellows and ERI faculty will serve as potential cross-disciplinary collaborators. Fellows may work with law faculty and other attorneys affiliated with the Conservation Law Center (http://conservationlawcenter.org/).

The position is part of IU’s Grand Challenge initiative in Prepared for Environmental Change (http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/p4ec). The successful candidate will join a cohort of ERI Fellows (https://eri.iu.edu/about-us/researchers/index.html#fellows) and a growing community of colleagues across the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities who are engaged in this collaborative program of research and communication about environmental change.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by February 6, 2020 but will continue to be considered until the position is filled.

Applicants must have a J.D. prior to employment along with relevant research or practice experience in conservation law. The fellow will receive a research scholar appointment at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, which has a cohort of several law fellows in other fields. The law fellow’s office will be located at the Conservation Law Center, where there is another fellow handling clinical matters. The conservation law fellow will be invited to participate in Maurer faculty workshops. Teaching a law course, while not required, is an option. The focus for this fellowship is research. Excellent fellow candidates will have experience with and openness toward multi- and trans-disciplinary collaborative research. Fellows will be expected to develop independent research programs that interface with ERI’s multidisciplinary initiative.