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Research Director


Climate Policy Lab


The Fletcher School, Tufts University

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Medford, Massachusetts, USA    

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Massachusetts, USA    

Application Deadline

Until Filled

The Climate Policy Lab (CPL) in the Center for Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) at The Fletcher School at Tufts University is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Research Director.

The Research Director guides the research activities of CPL to meet the goals set out by the Director for the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP), with responsibility to perform their own research on designated projects. Main responsibilities fall into 4 main categories:

(1) Supporting workflow and outputs of existing grant-funded and doctoral research projects in collaboration with CPL Director and staff. Providing peer review to maintain high standards of scholarship; providing content[1]focused editing and revision of Fellows’ work; Assisting in the development of new proposals, reporting on existing projects to funders, and providing regular updates to the Director CIERP and staff;

(2) Training and mentoring pre- and post-doctoral fellows; managing workflow decisions; facilitating project meetings; hiring student Research Assistants (RAs), serving as RA supervisor as needed;

(3) Conducting scholarly research according to the needs of the CPL research projects and the expertise of the Research Director; compiling reports, presentations, and publications, often in conjunction with other research conducted in the Lab;

(4) Establishing and/or maintaining international relationships with research partners, including potential consultants and sub-contractors; creating expectations around new consultant and sub-contractor agreements; coordinating the expectations and workflows for consultant and sub-contractor agreements.

As appropriate, and if approved by the School’s Academic Council, the Director of Research will be concurrently appointed as Research Professor (rank-appropriate) at the school.

Special Requirements
Basic Requirements: * Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of PhD in international relations, public policy, economics, public administration, energy or environmental studies or a related field. * Knowledge and skills developed through a minimum of 4-6 years of work experience in an academic or project-management-related job discipline. Preferred Qualifications: * project-management-related job discipline * Experience in conducting field research in developing countries, including experience with case study, process tracing, and interview methods. * Willingness to have a regular in-person working arrangement (e.g. 3-4 days per week in the office). * Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally up to four times per year to conduct research, attend conferences, or meet with research sponsors. * Experience in a professional setting, including strong commitment to working as a collaborative team member. * Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills, including complete fluency in written English. Proficiency in a second language is ideal. * Ability to distill complex issues and clearly articulate solutions. * Collaboration, attention to detail, troubleshooting ability, and project management experience. * Interest in maintaining a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops and conferences, and being aware of trends in the field. * Experience in mentoring and providing guidance to junior colleagues. Ability to interact well with diverse groups and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators. * Ability to work independently with minimal guidance.

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