Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy Ref 3015

School/department: School of Business, Management and Economics/Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU)
Hours: Full time
Contract: Permanent 
Reference: 3015
Salary: Starting at £39,992 and rising to £47,722 per annum (Lecturer B)
             Starting at £49,149 and rising to £56,950 per annum (Senior Lecturer)
Placed on: 23 April 2018
Closing date: 31 May 2018. Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected interview date: 14 June 2018


Job description

The Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), within the School of Business, Management and Economics, conducts research, consultancy and postgraduate teaching in the area of science, technology, and innovation.

SPRU comprises over 70 faculty and 40 doctoral students and is ranked third in the world and the highest in the UK in a global list of think tanks in science and technology. SPRU offers five well-established MSc courses - including Energy Policy, Sustainable Development and Science and Technology Policy - which are closely related to the research activity of the teaching faculty.

SPRU includes the Sussex Energy Group (SEG), a leading social science research group in the area of energy and climate policy which focuses in particular on the transition to sustainable, low carbon energy systems.

SEG’s research falls under six themes: (1) Energy innovation and transitions, (2) Economics and finance, (3) Energy justice, (4) Energy demand and behaviour, (5) Smart infrastructure, and (6) Energy supply technologies. 

SPRU wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Energy Policy to contribute to SPRU’s postgraduate teaching activities, to Co-Direct the Sussex Energy Group (SEG) and to play a leading role in SEG’s research.

The successful applicant must have a demonstrable record of: a) academic or professional teaching in the area of energy and climate policy, ideally including previous experience of delivery via online distance learning; and b) leading interdisciplinary social science research on energy and climate policy, including topics such as energy transitions, innovation, sustainable development, governance and political economy. 

The post-holder, in particular, will be expected to lead / contribute to the design and delivery of new postgraduate online distance learning (ODL) courses in Energy Policy and in Sustainable Development.   Furthermore, the post-holder will work with colleagues to develop and expand SPRU’s on-campus postgraduate teaching activities in the area of energy policy; to contribute to the design and delivery of the core postgraduate module "Introduction to Energy Policy”.

Informal enquiries may be made with Professor Benjamin K. Sovacool (b.sovacool@sussex.ac.uk).

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