Lectureship in Environmental Policy and Behavioural Science

Full details, including a link to apply are available here.

Applications are invited for a permanent Lecturer/Assistant Professor post in Environmental Policy. Applicants must have a PhD in environmental economics and policy or a related area, a strong, demonstrable commitment to research and international publication in environmental policy design and behavioural science, an ability to teach at University level, a capacity for graduate student supervision, a strong quantitative research and teaching ability, a commitment to translating the fruits of research into policy innovation, excellent interpersonal skills, and a capacity and enthusiasm for working in an interdisciplinary context within the School, the UCD Earth Institute, UCD Geary Institute and the wider academic community. Methodological research interests and an ability to teach environmental economics, behavioural economics, policy analysis and environmental policy design are mandatory requirements. The successful candidate will join a strong team and contribute to teaching on BSc and MSc programmes in environmental policy as well as contributing to modules of relevance to the School, College of Engineering and Architecture and the wider university.

UCD is listed in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It is a dynamic research-intensive university at the forefront of research and teaching activities across a wide range of disciplines. The School is currently ranked within the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings. Lead by the UCD Earth Institute and the UCD Energy Institute, ‘Environment and Energy’ is a stated strategic area for the University. The Behavioural Science Group in the UCD Geary Institute for Public Policy brings together applications of research across universities, businesses, regulators, research groups, and government departments where a strong research theme in environmental policy design is being strengthened through the application of behavioural science principles. The School, of which the successful candidate will be a Member, are leaders in Europe in coordinating and participating in large-scale prestigious research consortia. In addition, the Environmental Policy Group are internationally recognised for expertise and experience in the direct application of environmental economics research into the policy development process, for example, the lead role played in providing research and policy support to the EU policy system for the design and implementation of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, the world’s largest environmental policy instrument. The Group has provided direct policy advice to, inter alia, the Japanese Government, Irish Government, European Commission, European Environment Agency, OECD and World Bank and our graduates work worldwide. Key thematic areas of research include: Climate change and environmental policy instruments; Behavioural science, quality of life, subjective well-being and the environment; Risk analysis, Benefit-Cost Analysis and Environmental Valuation; Environmental policy analysis and environmental governance.

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