UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is now accepting applications for the UCLA Emmett/Frankel Fellowship in Environmental Law and Policy for the academic years 2019-2021. These fellowships are full-time, two-year faculty positions beginning in the summer of 2019. The position involves research and writing in the law and policy of climate change and the environment; the potential for teaching; and assisting with Institute projects such as conferences and workshops. A substantial component of the Fellow’s work will focus on China’s regulatory and policy approaches to climate change and air pollution.
The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment is dedicated to creating and advancing legal and policy solutions to climate change and other environmental challenges, and to training the next generation of leaders to address these issues. The program fosters informed debate and analysis to educate the public, policymakers, business leaders, and others on critical environmental issues.
Fellows work on issues relating to environmental law and policy, including climate change, and will generate policy-oriented publications and other products for the Institute, in collaboration with UCLA Law faculty. The Fellow will also support University of California collaborations with Chinese decision-makers, researchers, and subnational regulators on climate change issues. In that vein, the Fellow will conduct research, including legal and policy analysis, on climate change and air pollution solutions in China, California and other jurisdictions. The fellow will also assist in the development and implementation of trainings for subnational regulatory officials from China and California. Specific areas of research, relating both to China and to other jurisdictions, may include:
• Co-benefits in mitigation of air pollution and GHG emissions;
• Carbon neutrality and mid-century decarbonization pathways in California and China;
• GHG emission reductions in power, transportation, and building sectors;
• Carbon trading and pricing scheme; and
• Climate financing.
The specific configuration of responsibilities for the successful candidate will be developed in consultation with UCLA Law faculty and the Emmett Institute’s Executive Directors. Research with a focus on China will be undertaken at the direction of Professor Alex Wang.
Candidates should possess a J.D. earned within the past several years or expected before June 30, 2019; a strong academic record; excellent analytical and writing skills; and demonstrated interest and background in environmental law and policy. Candidates with Chinese language skills (oral and written) and prior experience working on law and policy matters in China are especially encouraged to apply. The salary is anticipated to be approximately $70,000 per year plus a competitive benefits package. UCLA School of Law has a special interest in enriching its intellectual environment through further diversifying the range of perspectives represented within the faculty.
Applicants should apply online at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF04183. Please submit a letter discussing qualifications and interests, a resume, a transcript of studies in law school, a writing sample of no more than ten pages, and contact information for three references.
Applications should be received by Friday, March 15, 2019 but will be considered thereafter until the position is filled.
Visit our website at https://www.law.ucla.edu/emmett for more information about our program.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).