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Hiring: Assistant Professor


Oregon State University

School of Public Policy

Assistant Professor

The School of Public Policy at Oregon State University (, which includes undergraduate programs in Economics, Political Science and Sociology as well as a graduate program in Public Policy, invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position beginning September 15, 2012. Applicants should have education and experience in climate change, energy, and/or environmental policy with a comparative or international perspective. Candidates should have completed a PhD by September 2012 with demonstrated quality as scholars and evidence of teaching effectiveness if available. The successful candidate will participate in the Public Policy graduate program as well as the undergraduate program in Political Science. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. OSU is a AA/EO employer, committed to excellence through diversity. For complete position details and instruction on how to apply go to to posting #0008074. Closing date for full consideration is 11/15/2011.

This position is part of a larger group of new positions across OSU that form the Provost’s Faculty Investment Initiative. The aim for this cohort is to strengthen OSU’s research areas of excellent while increasing the ability of the University to respond to the needs and concerns of an increasingly diverse student body.

The School of Public Policy (SPP) at Oregon State University is rapidly growing in faculty, mission, and regional prominence. In addition to providing separate and distinct undergraduate majors, the programs have collaborated since 2002 in delivering a successful Master of Public Policy Program ( and anticipates offering a PhD in Public Policy starting in 2012 to graduate students interested in environmental policy, energy policy, international policy, science policy, social policy and rural policy. Faculty and graduate students also collaborate with colleagues in such colleges as Agricultural Sciences, Education, Forestry, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts, Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences, and Science. The SPP is uniquely positioned to integrate groundbreaking research into emerging policies, practices and understandings of the world that will impact and influence local, regional and international policy decisions.


Frequently Asked Questions


Q.    How do I apply?

A.    Go to  and search using the posting number for the position. When applying you will be required to attach the following electronic documents:


1)      Resume/CV that includes the names of three professional references, their e-mails, and telephone numbers

2)      A letter of application describing your experience, qualifications and interest in the position (upload as Cover Letter)

3)      Evidence of teaching effectiveness, such as course syllabi or course evaluation (upload as Required "Other Document")

4)      One sample of your writing (upload as Optional "Other Document" if less than 5.0 MB OR email to

5)      Graduate transcripts (for recent PhDs or untenured faculty)

6)      In addition candidates should arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent electronically as pdf files to Laura Relyea  or mailed to Hiring Manager, Economics Program, Oregon State University, 303 Ballard Extension Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3261


Q.    Can I mail all of my application materials instead of applying online?

A.    Sorry, no.  Oregon State University requires electronic application.


Q.    The electronic application does not provide enough “other document” options for my materials.  How should I go about the remaining items to you?

A.    Anything that you have difficulty uploading, in addition to the three letters of recommendation, should be sent to  or mailed to Hiring Manager, Economics Program, Oregon State University, 303 Ballard Extension Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-3261


Q.  If I have questions, who should I contact?

A.  Questions about this posting can be directed to


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