Sunday, August 6, 2023
Each fall, I write a post listing schools that are interested in hiring tenured or tenure-track environmental law faculty. This year's list appears below.
Readers should be aware of a few things about this list. First, it is limited to tenured, tenure-track, and long-term-contract hiring. I haven't made an effort to identify visiting positions. That's because visiting positions tend to open up later in the academic year.
Second, this list may grow in the next few weeks, and I'll continue updating the post if it does, but it's also likely to remain incomplete. I've compiled the list by looking at Prawfsblawg's post on entry-level hiring committees and by soliciting input from the environmental law professors' listserve. There may be interested schools that (a) didn't post their interest on Prawfsblawg; (b) don't have faculty members on the listserve; and/or (c) choose to keep their hiring preferences to themselves. Schools’ priorities also may evolve over the next few months. Strong environmental law candidates therefore may draw interest from schools that aren't listed below.
Third, schools that are interested in environmental law hires are probably also looking at other subject areas. They may hire in those areas rather than environmental law, and they also may not hire at all.
Fourth, this is just a list, along with some very brief information provided by the schools. You get to find the full announcements on your own.
With those qualifiers, the list appears below. As it was last year, the list is long.
- Dave Owen
Alabama lists environmental law as an area of interest.
American lists environmental law as an area of interest.
Arizona State lists environmental law as an area of interest.
Boston College is looking for an environmental law professor.
Cornell is looking for a senior-level environmental-law hire.
Florida State lists environmental law as an area of interest.
Buffalo is looking for an environmental/sustainability person.
Colorado lists energy law as an area of interest.
Florida’s list of areas of interest includes environmental law (and administrative law).
Georgia is looking for an international law person, which might cross over with international environmental law or climate law.
Environmental law is one of several areas of interest for Hawaii.
Kansas is looking for an environmental/natural resources/renewable energy professor.
LSU’s list of areas of interest includes environmental law, along with food and agriculture law.
New Mexico is seeking an entry-level or lateral hire for its natural resources and environment program.
Ohio State includes environmental and energy law on its list of areas of interest. It’s looking for entry-level or lateral candidates.
Oregon is looking for an entry-level professor to teach environmental law and climate justice.
San Diego lists environmental and energy law as areas of interest.
SMU is hiring an energy and/or natural resources professor.
South Carolina lists environmental law as an area of interest.
Temple lists energy law as an area of interest.
Tulane lists environmental law as an area of interest.
The Food and Agriculture Clinic at Vermont Law and Graduate School’s Center for Agriculture and Food Systems is hiring an Assistant Professor and Clinic Director.
Washburn is looking for an environmental law professor, with a special interest in candidates "who can teach environmental law, environmental justice, and natural resources broadly (including oil and gas law, energy law, and renewables)."
William and Mary lists environmental law as an area of interest.