Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy & Governance
University of Washington
Location: Seattle, WA
Internal Number: 113654
The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, at the University of Washington, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2023 (100% FTE, 9-month appointment). Our mission focuses upon educating leaders, generating knowledge, and hosting communities to co-create solutions to pressing societal problems. As a result, our School values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to public policy and administration, including work that addresses issues of marginalization, discrimination, and opportunity in institutions, policy, and governance. Successful candidates will be motivated by the School's purpose to inspire public service and democratize public policy. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.
The University of Washington is among the most innovative public universities in the world, per Reuters' ranking. The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is internationally recognized as one of the best public affairs programs. It is currently the nation's #3 ranked school of public policy and governance (#2 among public universities) by U.S. News and World Reports, and garners the #2 ranking in environmental policy. The School is in a region with strong public and nonprofit sectors, a robust alumni network, and has partnerships with organizations that lead the way to drive change for the public good.
The University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, and a long history of innovative public policy. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene.
It is our intention to hire two assistant professors from this search process, early career individuals focused upon areas of environmental policy and governance. For example, expertise in environmental justice, collaborative governance in environmental policy implementation, or environmental policy making in both the U.S. and non-U.S. contexts are encouraged to apply. Candidates whose scholarship focuses upon environmental economics, alternative energy policy, or technological approaches to challenges such as climate change are also encouraged to submit an application.
PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field, or foreign equivalent required. Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications when hired cannot be considered for this position.
Applicants should provide a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, samples of research work and teaching experience (with course evaluations if available), and a statement noting how their teaching, research and service have the potential to support the Evans School's commitment to equity and inclusion (for more about our 5-year Blueprint, please see here).
All application materials should be submitted to Interfolio. Applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Julianne Slate, Assistant to the Dean at email@example.com with questions.
University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.