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Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Associate Research Scholar

The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar/Associate Research Scholar for a two-year fellowship at Columbia Law School beginning September 1, 2018. Under the supervision of Michael Gerrard, Faculty Director, and Michael Burger, Executive Director, fellows conduct independent research, literature reviews, and benchmarking studies on a wide variety of issues related to climate change law, as well as develop and implement advocacy strategies. Fellows work on a wide variety of research and writing projects concerning climate change mitigation and adaptation; contribute to advocacy-oriented programs and projects; help organize conferences, seminars, and collaborative publications; contribute to conceptualization, management, and implementation of the Center’s web resources; and assist with oversight of interns and volunteers, among other projects.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position will be filled as either a Postdoctoral Research Scholar or an Associate Research Scholar. In both instances, the minimum degree requirement is a JD, JD equivalent, or LLM within three years of beginning the fellowship. Candidates are eligible for an appointment as Associate Research Scholar only if they have already completed a fellowship or postdoctoral training following their law degree. Strong academic qualifications and a background in environmental, natural resources, or energy law and policy will be expected. 

How to apply:

Please apply through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System: https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=65025 

You will be asked to submit the following documents through the online application system: cover letter, CV, and law school transcript.

Please address your application materials to Michael Burger, Executive Director, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2018.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer—Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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