Visiting Professor in Energy and Environment

Duke University

Durham, NC, US

Duke University’s Nicholas school of the Environment ( seeks applicants for a two-year visiting professor appointment in Energy and the Environment at a rank commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to our Masters in Environmental Management (MEM) Program by teaching courses and advising the Master’s Projects of our diverse group of professional students. Individual qualifications, academic excellence, collegiality, and demonstrated multicultural competence will be the most important criteria in the selection of a candidate.

Within the broad area of Energy and the Environment, there are two research areas of highest priority. The first is energy data analytics. For this area we are interested in applicants with experience storing, analyzing and visualizing large data sets related to energy generation or consumption. Applicants should be interested in teaching and advising projects related to time-series analysis, experimental design, computer visualization, and related techniques applied to energy-relevant data.

The second area of interest is in the assessment, design, and operation of renewable and emerging energy technologies. A candidate in this area would teach courses addressing science and engineering fundamentals, energy system integration, and practical considerations associated with project development, and place individual technologies in the broader economic, policy, and social context of their use.   The successful candidate must be able to teach three to four courses in the existing Energy and Environment MEM core curriculum each academic year, advise at least three individual or group Master’s Projects, and excel at teaching and mentoring students from a range of disciplines, cultures, and academic backgrounds in a way that supports diversity and inclusion. Determination of the number of courses taught will depend on the candidate’s prior teaching experience and program needs.

The Nicholas School of the Environment strives for a new paradigm that views and attempts to understand the earth and the environment, including humans, as an integrated whole. Its mission is to create knowledge and global leaders of consequence for a sustainable future. As a result, it seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer students varied perspectives, ways of knowing, and approaches to learning.

To apply, submit: (1) cover letter describing interest in and qualifications for the position; (2) short description of up to three new courses that the candidate would like to design, and indication of which courses already offered at Duke the candidate could teach (see; (3) statement of teaching philosophy and experience with, and commitment to, teaching a diverse student body; (4) detailed curriculum vitae; (5) up to three scholarly works; (6) names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted at Academic Jobs Online, position number 8840:

Further inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Dalia Patino-Echeverri [email protected] The search committee will begin reviewing applications March 15, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate is expected to join Duke in July of 2017 or January of 2018.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual’s age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.