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Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy & Governance

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School / Campus / College: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Organization: Evans School of Public Policy & Governance

Title: Assistant Professor of Environmental Policy & Governance

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Position Description

The Daniel J. Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, at the University of Washington, invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2023 (100% FTE, 9-month appointment).  Our mission focuses upon educating leaders, generating knowledge, and hosting communities to co-create solutions to pressing societal problems.  As a result, our School values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to public policy and administration, including work that addresses issues of marginalization, discrimination, and opportunity in institutions, policy, and governance. Successful candidates will be motivated by the School’s purpose to inspire public service and democratize public policy.  All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.

The University of Washington is among the most innovative public universities in the world, per Reuters’ ranking. The Evans School of Public Policy & Governance is internationally recognized as one of the best public affairs programs. It is currently the nation’s #3 ranked school of public policy and governance (#2 among public universities) by U.S. News and World Reports, and garners the #2 ranking in environmental policy. The School is in a region with strong public and nonprofit sectors, a robust alumni network, and has partnerships with organizations that lead the way to drive change for the public good.

The University of Washington offers one of the most exceptional research and teaching environments in the United States. Seattle is a region of explosive growth, global trade, technological advancement, and a long history of innovative public policy. It is also a cultural metropolis surrounded by the unparalleled natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle offers a quality of life that is among the highest in the country, with beautiful lakes and parks, incredible walkability, bike lanes, and a lively music and cultural scene. 

It is our intention to hire two assistant professors from this search process, early career individuals focused upon areas of environmental policy and governance.  For example, expertise in environmental justice, collaborative governance in environmental policy implementation, or environmental policy making in both the U.S. and non-U.S. contexts are encouraged to apply.  Candidates whose scholarship focuses upon environmental economics, alternative energy policy, or technological approaches to challenges such as climate change are also encouraged to submit an application. 


PhD in Public Policy, Public Administration or other relevant field, or foreign equivalent required.  Candidates who fail to satisfy minimum qualifications when hired cannot be considered for this position.


Applicants should provide a formal letter of interest indicating teaching and research interests, curriculum vitae, at least three letters of recommendation, samples of research work and teaching experience (with course evaluations if available), and a statement noting how their teaching, research and service have the potential to support the Evans School’s commitment to equity and inclusion (for more about our 5-year Blueprint, please see here).

All application materials should be submitted to Interfolio. Applications received by November 30, 2022 will receive full consideration. Review will continue until the positions are filled. Please contact Julianne Slate, Assistant to the Dean at with questions.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Benefits Information

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under University of Washington (UW) Policy, University-compensated personnel must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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