Assistant Professor Energy and Environmental Policy Program (Continuing Track)

University of Delaware

Newark, DE, United States 🇺🇸

The University of Delaware’s School of Public Policy and Administration (SPPA) has been identified by university leadership as a priority for growth and development. UD intends to build upon the School’s recognition as a comprehensive location of public affairs that integrates academic excellence with professional practice. The launch of our new Joseph R. Biden Institute will strengthen our role as a driving force in the understanding and analysis of consequential energy and environmental policy solutions. The creation of the Biden Institute, and the focus on energy and environmental policy, will strengthen our tradition of integrating academic excellence with professional practice.

With this mission in mind, the Energy and Environmental Policy (ENEP) Program within SPPA invites applicants to apply for a Assistant Professor continuing-track (CT) position with PhD or doctorate equivalent at the time of appointment. CT faculty members have full-time appointments, and are eligible for promotion in academic rank and sabbaticals; however, they are not eligible for tenure. The CT provides a pathway for experienced professionals, scholars with a specialized industry focus, or faculty who are interested in teaching and practice. Ideal applicants will have an interest in integrating knowledge from the natural sciences and social sciences to provide our students with a connectivity between society and policies focusing on energy and the environmental. Ideal applicants will also have teaching experience at both undergraduate and graduate levels with demonstrable evidence of success.

The ENEP program is one of the oldest energy and environmental policy degree-granting programs worldwide. The program has a distinguished record of research accomplishments and successful U.S. and international alumni. We offer interdisciplinary undergraduate (BA) and graduate degrees (MEEP/PhD) and we seek candidates that will support our excellent teaching profile, which is informed by an applied research nexus. The primary focus for this positon is instruction, however, the applicant should also be interested in establishing research collaborations with various other units on campus that have environmental research interests (The Delaware Environment Institute web site ( provides a synthesis of various environmental research opportunities across campus.

To apply candidates should  upload 1) a current vita with contact information; 2) an application letter outline one’s teaching philosophy, record of instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels, experience advising or working with students, and interests in creating new courses or innovative learning opportunities for students or professionals; 3) one writing sample (e.g., recent publication or a paper in progress); 4) up to three syllabi of taught courses; and 5) three names of references and their contact information. Please submit questions, but not application materials, to Professor Saleem H. Ali, Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected]). Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2017 and continue to accept applications until the position is filled.

The University of Delaware ( is one of the oldest land-grant institutions in the nation, one of 19 sea-grant institutions, and one of only 13 space-grant institutions. UD is designated as a high research activity university (Carnegie rated) and with external funding exceeding $200 million, the University ranks among the top 100 universities in federal R&D support for science and engineering. With 23 academic departments, 27 interdisciplinary programs and centers, and more than 10,000 students, the College of Arts and Sciences is the largest college on campus ( Additionally, UD is located in Newark, Delaware, within 2 hours of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

UD 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, and this is a primary goal for our department. We provide 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.