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Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Policy, School of Marine Science and Policy

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Newark
Categories: School of Marine Science & Policy, Full Time


Assistant/Associate Professor of Public Policy

School of Marine Science and Policy

College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

University of Delaware


Starting Date

Fall 2020



The School of Marine Science & Policy (SMSP) at the University of Delaware is hiring a tenure-track faculty member in Public Policy for Fall 2020. We seek candidates with a PhD in Public Policy, Political Science, Decision Science, Economics, Law, or a related field.


We are interested in candidates at the Associate or senior Assistant level who apply rigorous policy-analytic tools to natural resource and environmental issues. We are particularly interested in a person who is well grounded in the institutional aspects of policy analysis (law, politics, and current developments).  Expertise in quantitative methods and an ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment are desirable. Finally, given our school’s mission, work applied to ocean and coastal resources and/or climate change is expected to be part of the candidate’s research portfolio. The person we hire is expected to publish in scholarly journals, raise research funds, teach courses in his/her field, engage in research with high policy relevance, and contribute to the mission of the University.


SMSP offers graduate degrees in Marine Policy, Marine Biosciences, Oceanography, and Physical Ocean Science & Engineering and an undergraduate major in Marine Science.  SMSP also has affiliation with the Water Science & Policy Program at the University. SMSP has campuses in Newark and Lewes. Most faculty members have joint appoints in other departments.


Review of applications will begin on December 3, 2019. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications.  A start-up package will be provided.


Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter with a list of references, a curriculum vitae, and separate research, teaching and diversity statements. The information submitted will be shared with program faculty. Inquiries regarding this position may be addressed to Professor Parsons, SMSP (


Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer with diversity as one of its core values. In that spirit, we seek a broad spectrum of candidates, including women, minorities and people with disabilities. The University is the recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Grant focused on enhancing the climate of the University for women STEM faculty. For more information go to The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

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