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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now Job no: 99517-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

The La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking a high performing faculty member to research and teach on climate policy.

The selected candidate will conduct productive research, be a committed teacher, and welcome being part of an inter-disciplinary department dedicated to promoting good public policy. Teaching will involve core courses in Public Affairs and International Public Affairs, as well as upper-level electives in climate and environmental policy. We seek a scholar who will conduct research on the determinants of government policy on climate change and/or its domestic and international public policy implications. The scope of topics we will consider within climate change and climate policy is broad, but the selected candidate's work must include explicit focus on the roles of governments. We are especially interested in candidates whose teaching and research will contribute to the Masters in International Public Affairs program.

The La Follette School is a highly ranked school of public affairs, and one of many highly ranked social science units at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The University is consistently ranked among the top universities in terms of success in federally funded research grants and is highly supportive of an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship.

Principal Duties:

Successful candidates will be expected to teach at the undergraduate and masters/graduate level, lead a scholarly research program, perform university and professional service, interact with the media and public officials, and complete public outreach.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D in Public Policy, Public Administration, Political Science, Environmental Studies, Sociology, or a related field with substantive focus on climate change policy required prior to the start of the appointment. Candidates with a Ph.D. in economics, applied economics, or a related economics field will not be considered for the position.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants should demonstrate excellence and productivity in research and a commitment to teaching.

Additional Information:

UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' research strength, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

A criminal background check will be conducted prior to hiring.

Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment.



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Full Time: 100%

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 17, 2020


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To begin the application process, please go to, go to PVL 99517, then click on the 'Apply Now' button and create a profile.

Submit a letter of interest (including research and teaching interests), your curriculum vitae, and a writing sample. You are also asked to provide the name and contact information for three references.

The deadline for assured consideration is October 15, 2019; however, the position will remain open and applications may be considered until it is filled.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


Gregory Nemet
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  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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