Iowa State University, Political Science
Assistant or Associate Professor, Global Energy Policy
|Institution Type:||College / University|
|Location:||Iowa, United States|
|Position:||Assistant Professor, Associate Professor|
Iowa State University has launched the Presidential High Impact Hires Initiative to support targeted faculty hiring in areas of strategic importance. As part of the initiative, the Department of Political Science, the Bioeconomy Institute and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invite applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in global energy policy, beginning August 16, 2014. The aim of such an appointment would be to link the social sciences and research and education in biorenewable resources and to enhance Iowa State University’s national and international reputation in the area of energy policy. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the research and education programs of Iowa State’s Bioeconomy Institute, but he/she would also be well-positioned to contribute to policy assessments for other interdisciplinary energy programs at Iowa State University. The successful candidate is expected to teach public policy courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the Department of Political Science and serve as a catalyst for incorporating energy policy analysis in the departmental curriculum. Such an appointment would thus provide greater integration of the Department of Political Science and the Bioeconomy Institute and would foster greater research linkage between the physical/biological sciences and the social sciences, an emphasis wholly consistent with the land-grant mission of Iowa State University.
All applicants would be required to have a Ph.D. in Political Science, Engineering, or a related field with an established record of research on energy policy and teaching experience in the area of public policy. (The candidate who accepts an offer while still ABD but fails to complete the Ph.D. by the required date will be hired and paid at the rank of lecturer.) In addition to the above requirements, applicants for associate professor rank must have an established record of published research on energy policy and a record of successful grant acquisition to support research. Further, we would prefer that applicants have a record of grant acquisition to support research and demonstrated evidence of working in an interdisciplinary environment successfully, ideally one in which the social sciences and the physical sciences were linked. Evidence of past program leadership and collaborative grant acquisition would also be desirable. Salary is competitive, based upon experience and qualifications. Candidates may apply for this position on the Iowa State job board at http://www.iastatejobs.com. Please be prepared to attach the following: a statement summarizing interests and skills applicable to the position, curriculum vitae, writing samples or publications, along with the names of three references.
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, please contact James M. McCormick, Chair, Department of Political Science, 503 Ross Hall, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011. The Department will begin reviewing applications on December 2, 2013, but will continue to accept applications until the position is filled. Please include your email address, if possible, for communication purposes. ISU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
|Primary Category:||Public Policy
|Secondary Categories:||Social Sciences