Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions is searching for a recognized energy and climate policy leader to direct its Energy & Climate Policy program. The program’s work is global in scope, but the ideal candidate’s own area of expertise will be in domestic U.S. federal and state energy and climate policy to complement the expertise in the rest of the institute and university. 
The director will strategically implement research that engages relevant decision makers and partners in the public and private sectors and non-governmental organizations. The Energy & Climate Policy program will produce research, analysis, and expert convenings on energy policy and environmental/climate policy affecting the energy sector, with particular emphasis on policy related to energy and decarbonization transitions. The director will also play a leadership role across campus, collaborating closely with Duke faculty, staff, and students in the area of climate change and energy decarbonization. 

The director will join a dynamic, collaborative team at the Nicholas Institute. Duke University is consistently ranked among the best university employers in the nation. Duke is located in Durham, a vibrant city in North Carolina’s Research Triangle that is known for its strengths in research, medicine, technology, and the arts, as well as for access to great natural beauty.  

The committee will fully consider all applications sent by August 1, 2022, with the intention of a start date no later than January 1, 2023. 

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