Associate Director / Assistant Professor ( Institute for Energy and the Environment )
South Royalton, VT Faculty
Job Type

Associate Director/Assistant Professor

Institute for Energy and the Environment


Vermont Law and Graduate invites applications for Assistant Professor and Associate Director position to lead research and teach in the law school's energy law and policy program in the Institute for Energy and the Environment (IEE), which is part of Vermont Law and Graduate School’s leading Environmental Law Center.  This position is anticipated to begin in August 2023 and the contract will be for 24-month period ending August 2025. This faculty member is expected to teach the fall semester course Energy Law and Policy in a Carbon Constrained World and Oil and Gas Production and the Environment during the spring semester (or another appropriate JD or energy law course), lead energy policy research throughout the year and serve as Associate Director of the IEE.

The Institute for Energy and the Environment is a national and world energy policy resource with an advanced energy law and policy curriculum focused on the energy policy of the future. The Institute serves as a center for graduate research on the clean energy sector, with a year-round student-staffed Energy Clinic, working on legal and business models for renewable energy development. As Associate Director of the IEE the successful candidate will play a lead role coordinating with the online learning program and assist in development and administration of funded research and consulting activities.


· JD or the equivalent required with an LLM in Energy Law preferred.

· Knowledge and experience in federal and state energy regulation, electricity markets and the clean energy transition.

· Classroom and online teaching experience preferred.

· Experience and interest in mentoring and supervising students.

· A demonstrated commitment to environmental public interest work and the clean energy transition.

· Excellent legal analysis, research, and writing skills.

· Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills.

· Creativity and flexibility in approaching and solving problems.

· Strong academic credentials including demonstrated academic and policy publications in the energy field.

· Good team leadership, program development and administrative abilities.

Vermont Law and Graduate School is a top-ranked school for environmental law in the country.  Our graduates become attorneys and environmental professionals who work across the country and the globe.  We offer a rich array of environmental courses and a range of degrees including a Masters and LLM in Energy Regulation and Law as well as concentrations in the JD program in energy law.  More information about our environmental program is available at:

Vermont Law and Graduate School’s mission is to educate lawyers for the community and the world. The faculty believes that its scholarship, teaching and service should be meaningful and relevant to the local, national, and international communities. The law school is dedicated to building a diverse faculty, and it strongly encourages candidates of color, women, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups to apply.  


In your application, please include a cover letter including a list of energy law and JD courses you are qualified to teach, your curriculum vitae, law school transcript, writing sample, and names of three references.

Applications submitted by September 23, 2022 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled.