Climate Policy Pre-doctoral Fellows and Post-doctoral Scholars

Location
Medford, Massachusetts
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
September 24 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

The Climate Policy Lab (CPL) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), The Fletcher School, Tufts University is seeking individuals with a highly independent research capacity, strong written and oral communication skills, and rich experience in cross-country comparisons.  We are open to all areas of climate policy.  We have particular interest in researchers with experience studying low-carbon growth  in major developing economies, including strategies for green industrialization, industrial policy, and clean tech economic stimulus.

We are also seeking researchers working in the following research topics:

  • Energy-technology research and development public spending and energy innovation, including special interest in the role of state-owned enterprises and investment and applications of digital technologies;

  • Climate finance (domestic and overseas policies, global institutions, development finance including China’s BRI);

  • Resilient development including study of sustainable water and food systems and impacts of climate change on human displacement;

  • Climate policy process and performance (including in net zero and decarbonization strategies).

CPL has particular interest in climate policy in emerging economies including China, India, Ethiopia, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

Research work will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, CPL Director, and Professor Amy Myers Jaffe, CPL Managing Director. The Research Fellows will work on individual projects as well as collaboratively with the CPL Director, Managing Director, and other members of the CPL research team, including faculty, pre- and postdoctoral research fellows, staff, and student research assistants. Research Fellows are expected to attend and participate in our regularly scheduled team meetings and seminars. In addition, when appropriate and requested, they will be expected to represent CPL at public events and in academic fora, and to contribute to CPL’s engagements with funders, partnering research institutions, and policy makers.

Predoctoral Research Fellows are expected to contribute to at least two publishable academic papers per year, compose blog posts and other short-form policy briefs based on research findings, attend all CPL events, present at least once in our research seminar series, and contribute to the organization and hosting of workshops and roundtables. The minimum duration is six months and the maximum is one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continuation of funding.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to produce at least two publishable academic papers per year, compose blog posts and other short-form policy briefs based on research findings, attend all CPL events, present at least once in our research seminar series, and contribute to the organization and hosting of workshops and roundtables. Positions start either January 1, 2022 or July 1, 2022 and extend for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continuation of funding.

Applications from political science, business, law, economics, international relations and policy studies, and interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

Qualifications

  • PhD in related field (dissertation defense completed) within the last five years;

  • Excellent analytical skills;

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written);

  • Experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams;

  • Capacity to work independently as well as in team environments;

  • Value the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.

Compensation

Compensation is based on experience.

Application Process

Applications will be accepted from September 15, 2021 through November 15, 2021. Interested individuals should submit the following:

  • A cover letter demonstrating their interest and desired start date;

  • A current curriculum vitae;

  • Contact information for two references;

  • Writing sample: a research paper of minimum 5,000 words.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

For questions about this position please contact Amy Myers Jaffe, Climate Policy Lab Managing Director at amy.jaffe@tufts.edu. Please submit all applications via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/93716