A tenure-track, Assistant Professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP)The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs

06/10/2017 Aysel Mammadli


The University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs is seeking applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (STEP). Recent Ph.D. recipients, candidates who have received their Ph.D. by the time of appointment, and current pre-tenure assistant professors (early or advanced) are invited to apply.



With this STEP area search, the Humphrey School seeks innovative scholars with disciplinary backgrounds in public policy, public affairs, economics, political science, urban planning, environmental sciences, natural sciences or engineering fields, who are working in the domain of science, technology and environmental policy. Candidates should hold a Ph.D. by August 2018 and have received training in the STEM disciplines (e.g., physical and natural sciences, engineering, or environmental studies) at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. We seek candidates whose approach to teaching and research is innovative and inclusive in terms of race, gender, class, and ethnicity.


This is a broad search within the STEP area. Research areas of possible interest include (but are not limited to): U.S. and global environmental policy and governance, sustainable development, sustainable urban systems, smart cities, energy and transportation technology policy, energy transitions, food policy, risk analysis and management, management of food-energy-water interactions, and “big data” governance. Candidates should have a strong research and publication record that demonstrates capacity for conducting interdisciplinary, innovative scholarly research that is methodologically sound, of high-impact and engaged with public policy and communities of practice.


Applications should include curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of three references, a sample of recent research, a cover letter, and two of statements on research and teaching interests and experience. The teaching and research statements should be no more than 2 pages each. Please combine the cover letter, two-page research statement, and two-page teaching statement into one .pdf.

Applications will be reviewed beginning October 16, 2017. The position will remain open until filled. Please submit applications online.


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