The Center on Global Energy Policy at Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs seeks a Senior Research Scholar or Research Scholar to work on major research topics related to energy and climate change. The scope of the search is wide. We seek scholars with expertise to conduct research on domestic and/or international energy and climate change policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, economics, development, or other relevant issues. Successful execution will require generating original research, managing collaborative research projects across departments and communicating research findings clearly and concisely to a range of audiences in a manner that maximizes policy impact, as well as contributing to the University's wider research and convening efforts.
The position will leverage linkages between other areas of ongoing work across the Earth Institute, Engineering School, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Lenfest Center for Sustainable Energy, and Columbia University more broadly, including its newly announced Climate School, the first in the nation. Appointment will be made at the level of Senior Research Scholar or Research Scholar depending on experience. Responsibilities:
Identify and conduct research on domestic and/or international energy and climate change policy, geopolitics, technology, equality and justice, markets, development, or other relevant areas.
Regularly publish outputs — including peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, issue briefs, op-eds, and others — aimed at practical applications and accessibility by practitioners.
Assist in securing funding from a variety of sources to support the program's operation.
Leverage the resources available across Columbia University to ensure the program is cross disciplinary and engages faculty and students from all relevant disciplines.
Facilitate public discussions to improve the general understanding of complex issues.
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