Position overviewPosition title: Energy Law and Policy Project Director
Open date: October 10, 2023
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Monday, Jan 15, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The UCLA School of Law is seeking a highly energetic individual with state and federal energy law and policy practice experience to serve as Energy Law and Policy Project Director for the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment.
The Emmett Institute is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues. With the world undergoing a transition to clean energy, the Emmett Institute provides research to guide a path forward for government and industry and training opportunities for future leaders. Emmett Institute faculty are among the country’s leading scholars of energy law and policy, advancing understanding of a range of issues related to the local and global legacy of fossil fuels and the future of clean energy.
The Project Director will contribute to law and policy-oriented service and teaching programs and projects as well as the Institute’s research programs. The attorney will manage legal and policy work; develop and implement strategic research; supervise interns and volunteers; and perform other tasks in support of the Emmett Institute, as necessary. The Project Director will work at the direction of, and in collaboration with, the Emmett Institute executive director, deputy director, and co-faculty directors. Depending on their interests and other commitments, the Project Director may also develop and teach a course on topics related to energy law and policy. The Project Director may also develop opportunities for UCLA law students and UCLA graduate and undergraduate students related to the field.
The minimum requirements for this position include: A J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school; an excellent academic record; membership in the California Bar or the bar of another state; a minimum of seven (7) years’ experience in the energy law and policy space with demonstrated experience in related legal, financial, and governance issues; excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent project management skills; budget management skills; and demonstrated management, administrative, and organizational skills. The successful candidate for the position of Project Director will have significant experience and extensive contacts in the energy law and policy space.
This is a full-time, year-round, non-tenure track academic position with an expected start date of February 1, 2024. This appointment is subject to the rules and regulations of the Regents of the University of California, which are mostly embodied in The UCLA CALL and the University of California Academic Personnel Manual. (See https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/the-call; and https://www.apo.ucla.edu/policies-forms/apm.) The salary and level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. A reasonable estimate for this position is $122,000 to $172,000.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Please apply by submitting a pdf copy of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references, as well as a statement of contributions to diversity. Finalists will later be expected to supply at least two letters of recommendation during the final vetting process.
J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school
Cover Letter - A letter discussing your interest, qualifications and/or experience.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
List of References - Names and contact information of at least three professional references.
Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.
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Names and contact information of at least three professional references.
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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.