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The University of Wyoming seeks an Occidental Chair of Energy and Environmental Policy
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Location: Laramie, Wyoming

The Position:
The Occidental Chair of Energy and Environmental Policy will hold an appointment in the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (Haub School) with an affiliation to the School of Energy Resources (SER). UW seeks an accomplished and creative individual to provide research, teaching, outreach/engagement, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. The Haub School values interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving; scholarship that can inform real-world solutions; tangible, place-based experiences to develop critical thinking skills in the next generation of leaders and decision-makers; and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment on campus and beyond. SER was created in 2006 to enhance UW’s energy-related education, research and outreach; to that end, SER directs and integrates cutting-edge energy research and academic programs and bridges academics and industry through targeted research programs.

UW welcomes applicants with demonstrated commitment toward and experience in research, teaching, and outreach at the nexus of energy and the environment policy. Applicants are welcome from a variety of disciplines including public policy, environmental and energy policy, political science, economics, and law. UW seeks candidates with expertise specifically related to carbon management, including carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS); additional areas of focus could broadly include: fossil fuel and renewable energy generation, energy finance and taxation, land use and conservation, energy intensive economies, and socioeconomic and environmental tradeoffs. This fundamentally interdisciplinary position is envisioned to engage in research and outreach efforts with multiple units on campus. UW is especially interested in applicants who can advance an understanding and application of policy concepts in support of sound decision-making in Wyoming, the Rocky Mountain region, and at the national level.

The successful candidate will engage in impactful and applied research and scholarship that advances the field of energy and environmental policy; collaborate with policymakers, communities, and private industry to support real-world decision making; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; and participate in university and professional service. UW seeks candidates who can demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, outstanding communication skills, and capacity to advance the Haub School’s reputation and vision. A competitive applicant will be prepared to engage in policy, outreach, and real-world practices focused on reducing greenhouse gas emissions through a variety of approaches, particularly through carbon capture utilization and storage projects. The preferred candidate may be of any rank, but those with a record sufficient to be appointed at the associate or full professor level will receive priority.

The Occidental Chair of Energy and Environmental Policy is supported by an endowment with funds that may be used for research, conference travel, graduate students, sponsoring visiting lecturers, and other activities relevant to the position.

The preferred start date is August 2021, but flexibility exists based on individual circumstances.

To Apply:
The University of Wyoming, in consultation with Summit Search Solutions, Inc., will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by April 26, 2021 will be given first consideration. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence.

For more information or to offer recommendations or nominations:
Stephanie Rivas-Fowler
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Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: (530) 677-9945

Members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. The University’s policy has been and will continue to be, one of nondiscrimination, offering equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, gender, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, ancestry, political belief, pregnancy, or other status protected by state and federal statutes or University regulations. The University’s nondiscrimination policy applies to all matters relating to its education programs and activities including recruiting, hiring, training, compensation, benefits, promotions, demotions, transfers, and all other terms and conditions of employment. To review the EEO is the Law Poster and its Supplement, please see The Diversity & Fairness page.

Pursuant to Wyoming State law, W.S. 19-14-102, as amended, an honorably discharged veteran who has been a resident of the state of Wyoming for one (1) year or more at any time prior to the date when the veteran applies for employment, or any surviving spouse who was married to such veteran at the time of the veteran’s death, who is receiving federal survivor benefits based on the veteran’s military service and is applying for employment, shall receive an interview preference during the applicant screening process with the University of Wyoming. At the time of application, the applicant must possess the business capacity, competency, education or other qualifications required for the position. If disabilities do not materially interfere with performance of job duties, disabled veterans will be given preference over able-bodied veterans. Appropriate documentation of veteran status must be provided at the time of application as outlined in the application process. No preference will be given to a veteran currently employed by a public department.

The University of Wyoming conducts background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.

Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

Applicants with disabilities may request accommodation to complete the application and selection process. Please notify Human Resources at least three (3) working days prior to the date of need.


Institution: University of Wyoming
This is a full time position

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