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Assoc Professor-SER Professor of Environment and Natural Resources (Env. and Energy Policy)

University of Wyoming - Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources
Laramie, Wyoming
Highly Competitive
Closing date
Oct 31, 2022

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The University of Wyoming invites diverse applicants to consider our employment opportunities.  We are also especially interested in candidates who have experience working with diverse populations and/or diverse initiatives


SER Professor of Environment and Natural Resources (Environmental and Energy Policy)


We are seeking to hire a Professor of Environment and Energy Policy who will hold the SER Professor of Environment and Natural Resources, a termed chair, which includes a primary appointment in the Helga Otto Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources (Haub School) with an affiliation to the School of Energy Resources (SER). UW seeks an accomplished and creative individual to provide research, teaching, outreach/engagement, and service consistent with the educational mission of the University of Wyoming. The Haub School values interdisciplinary approaches to environmental problem solving; scholarship that can inform real-world solutions; tangible, place-based experiences to develop critical thinking skills in the next generation of leaders and decision-makers; and a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment on campus and beyond. SER was created in 2006 to enhance UW’s energy-related education, research and outreach; to that end, SER directs and integrates cutting-edge energy research and academic programs and bridges academics and industry through targeted research programs. Collaboratively, the Haub School and SER often work together on environmental and energy related research and outreach efforts.  


The successful candidate will engage in impactful and applied research and scholarship that advances the field of energy and environmental policy; collaborate with policymakers, communities, and industry stakeholders to support real-world decision-making and policy development; teach undergraduate and graduate courses in their area of expertise; and participate in university and professional service. UW seeks candidates who can demonstrate excellent interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching, outstanding communication skills, and capacity to jointy advance the Haub School’s and the School of Energy Resource’s reputation and vision. A competitive applicant will be prepared to engage in policy, outreach and engagement, and real-world practices related to environmental, natural resource, and energy topics. The preferred candidate may be of any rank, but those with a record sufficient to be appointed at the associate level will receive priority. 

The SER Professor of Environment and Natural Resources is supported with additional funds that may be used for research, conference travel, graduate students, sponsoring visiting lecturers, and other activities relevant to the position.


This position provides vital support to campus customers and requires the successful candidate be available to work on campus.


  • A PhD, JD, or other terminal degree in a relevant field of study. 
  • An academic or equivalent record consistent with a chaired faculty appointment.
  • Demonstrated experience teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and conducting a robust program of research and service relevant to environmental and energy policy.
  • Demonstrated capacity or desire to build a policy-focused outreach and engagement program with partners and stakeholders within and outside the University. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary research, publication, and/or pedagogy.


  • Experience working with environmental and energy decision-makers and stakeholders.
  • Experience or desire to focus on environmental and energy  challenges in the Rocky Mountain region.
  • An awareness of, and sensitivity to, natural resource-based economies, communities, and workforces, including the relationships between energy development, natural resource management, and broader impacts on the local and non-local environment. 
  • A demonstrated record of successful grant or external fundraising. 


The University of Wyoming will begin a confidential review of application materials immediately and continue until the position is filled; parties who apply by September 30, 2022 will be given priority consideration. Please submit a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest upon application. All applications and nominations will be held in confidence. 


UW is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer. We are committed to a multicultural environment and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.   

In compliance with the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation to apply for a position, please call 307-766-2377 or email


The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. The state of Wyoming continues to invest in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach. The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and the community provides the advantages of a major university.

Located in a high mountain valley near the Colorado border, Laramie offers both outstanding recreational opportunities and close proximity to Colorado’s Front Range, a bustling group of metropolitan cities including Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins. This beautiful mountain landscape offers outdoor enjoyment in all seasons, with over 300 days of sunshine annually. For more information about the region, please visit

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