Department:School of Law Rank:Research Associate Annual Basis:12 Month
Review of Applications Begins August 20, 2018; position open until filled
Special Instructions to Applicants Applications must include a cover letter, resume, and a minimum of three professional references.
Department Summary As the state’s only public law school, the University of Oregon School of Law is charged with providing an exemplary, accredited legal education in a cost-effective manner. The School provides a broad-based legal education to approximately 500 students, supported by 35+ faculty and 25+ other administrative personnel. The School is an integral part of higher education in Oregon and the Eugene-Springfield community.
Position Summary The Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Research Associate will carry out independent research as part of one or more of the flagship ENR interdisciplinary projects: The Conservation Trust Project; The Energy Law and Policy Project; The Food Resiliency Project; The Global Environmental Democracy Project; The Native Environmental Sovereignty Project; The Oceans, Coasts, and Watersheds Project; and The Sustainable Land Use Project.
This position will supervise ENR law student fellows, as necessary, team student energy with faculty expertise, and partner across UO and other state universities in Oregon, with government organizations, and with nonprofit organizations to provide research, analysis, and solutions to environmental problems in Oregon, the nation, and around the globe. The ENR Research Associate will assist in securing full or partial funding for the projects, as appropriate, and create deliverables projected to result in transformational change. The Environmental and Natural Resources Law Research Associate reports to the ENR Director.
The Research Associate position will be a 0.5 FTE, 12-month renewable, fixed-term, funding contingent, non-teaching position.
Minimum Requirements • JD from an ABA-accredited law school and a record of academic excellence. • Demonstrated strong interest and propensity for ENR law scholarship and policy writing.
Professional Competencies • Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to work successfully with a diverse group of clients, students, and faculty members. • Strong problem solving and project management skills with proven ability to strategize, prioritize, and to meet goals and deadlines with minimal supervision.
Preferred Qualifications • Two years of professional experience in environmental law or a related field (i.e. working in a legal or related capacity for a governmental, non-profit or public interest organization with an environmental focus); OR two years of general or academic legal experience (private practice, clerkship, post-law school externship, legal research/writing instruction, etc.). • Professional or volunteer experience in one or more of the following areas: fundraising, grant writing, public interest environmental advocacy, writing for general (i.e. non-legal) publications, meeting facilitation, public speaking. • Bar membership. • Experience in or familiarity with computer spreadsheets, data management, and creating data reports. • Experience in or familiarity with the use of new and social media in a public relations and/or advocacy context. • Deep experience in sustainable lifestyle practices.
The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.
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