The Sabin Center for Climate Change Law seeks a Postdoctoral Research Scholar to contribute to the Center's work on climate risk and resilience. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will support the development of the Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law (ICRRL), which the Center established in June 2021 in partnership with Environmental Defense Fund, the Institute for Policy Integrity at New York University School of Law, and Vanderbilt University School of Law. ICRRL aims to develop innovate legal solutions to mitigate and manage climate-related risks.
Under the supervision of the Center's Faculty Director and Executive Director, and in collaboration with ICRRL partners, the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will:
Track federal and state government action on climate risk and resilience, particularly in the financial and energy sectors.
Contribute to the Sabin Center's engagement in relevant regulatory proceedings through the submission of comments and supporting legal and scientific research, as well as in amicus efforts in relevant judicial proceedings.
Conduct research and publish white papers, articles, and other materials on climate risk and resilience in the financial and energy sectors.
Help organize conferences, seminars, and other convenings.
This is a one-year position, with the possibility of renewal contingent on funding.
The Sabin Center's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion leads us to seek candidates from a broad range of perspectives and backgrounds.
About the Initiative on Climate Risk and Resilience Law:
Strong academic qualifications and a demonstrated interest in climate change, environmental, natural resources, or energy law and policy will be expected.
1 - 3 years of professional legal experience with a government agency (including through a clerkship), NGO, law firm, corporation, or law school center.
Interest in, or experience with, financial regulation preferred.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.