Search underway for assistant/associate professor with expertise in energy policy

Monday, October 29, 2012 - 9:07am




Tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor. The Department of Geography ( welcomes applications at the assistant/associate professor level from candidates who have expertise in energy policy issues.  Examples of potential topics of interest include sustainability and/or integrated assessment of energy systems; energy implications of urbanization; scale linkages between national policy and state and local energy functions; the energy-water nexus; or emerging geographies of 21st century energy provision, distribution, and consumption. Successful applicants should have a Ph.D. in geography, energy and/or environmental economics, interdisciplinary energy and environmental studies, policy science, or a related field, and evidence of strong commitments to teaching excellence, productive scholarship, interdisciplinary collaboration, and extramural research funding.  Candidates are expected to contribute to Penn State’s dynamic, highly integrative network of energy and environmental scholars. 


Applications should include a letter describing research and teaching interests, a complete curriculum vitae, names and contact addresses for three professional references, and up to four reprints.  Please direct questions to Brian King (, search committee chair. 


Submit all materials electronically to  Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2013, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 


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