Postdoctoral and Senior Visiting Fellows - Climate Policy Lab, The Fletcher School

Tufts University
  • Location
    Medford, Massachusetts
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    Jan 08

Position description

The Climate Policy Lab (CPL) at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), The Fletcher School, Tufts University, is seeking postdoctoral and/or senior visiting fellows (either practitioners or visiting faculty).

We seek individuals with a highly independent research capacity, strong written and oral communication skills, and rich experience in cross-country comparisons. We are open to all areas of climate policy. We have particular interest in low-carbon growth (green industrialization, industrial policy, green stimulus). Our other research themes include energy-technology innovation (EVs, storage, digital, tech transfer, role of private sector and state-owned enterprises), climate finance (domestic and overseas policies, global institutions, development finance including China’s BRI), resilient development (water, migration, food systems), sustainable agriculture, and climate policy process and performance (including in net zero and decarbonization strategies). The CPL has particular interest in emerging economies including China, India, and Ethiopia.

Research work will be conducted under the supervision of Professor Kelly Sims Gallagher, CPL Director, and Professor Amy Myers Jaffe, CPL Managing Director. The postdoctoral or senior fellow will work on individual projects as well as collaboratively with the CPL Director, Managing Director, and other members of the CPL research team, including faculty, pre- and postdoctoral research fellows, and student research assistants. Fellows are expected to attend and participate in our regularly scheduled team meetings and seminars. In addition, when appropriate and requested, they will be expected to represent CPL at public events and in academic fora, and to contribute to CPL’s engagements with funders, partnering research institutions, and policy makers. The work is to be conducted virtually for now, until the university deems it safe to work in the office and meet in person.

Postdoctoral Research Fellows are expected to produce at least two publishable academic papers per year, compose blog posts and other short-form policy briefs based on research findings, attend all CPL events, present at least once in our research seminar series, and contribute to the organization and hosting of workshops and roundtables. Positions start in early 2021 and end December 31, 2021, with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continuation of funding.

Senior Visiting Fellows will be visiting faculty or senior practitioners from government or industry with demonstrated experience with climate policy. They will produce at least one significant written product or series of shorter products per year, compose blog posts and other short-form policy briefs based on research findings, attend all CPL events, present at least once in our research seminar series, and contribute to the organization of workshops and roundtables (expectations will be adjusted depending on the time period). We can offer 3, 6, 9, and 12-month appointments starting in early 2021 with the possibility of renewal subject to performance and continuation of funding. 

Applications from political science, business, law, economics, and interdisciplinary backgrounds are welcome.

Qualifications

Postdoctoral Research Fellows:

  • PhD in related field (dissertation defense completed) within the last five years;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing);
  • Experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in team environments;
  • Value the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.

Senior Visiting Fellows

  • For visiting faculty, PhD required; for senior practitioners, PhD or master’s degree preferred;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and writing);
  • Experienced in working with multicultural and multidisciplinary research teams;
  • Capacity to work independently as well as in team environments;
  • Value the sharing of information and continuous improvement in a cooperative atmosphere of constructive evaluation and learning.

Compensation

Compensation is based on experience.

Application instructions

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