Adjunct Faculty: Energy Law and Policy

Johns Hopkins University
Washington, Dist. of Columbia, US
May 14, 2021
Jul 04, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Institution Description:
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) is a division of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU). As the nation's oldest and one of the most prestigious research universities, Johns Hopkins offers high-quality master's degrees and post-baccalaureate education to students in the mid-Atlantic region and online. In addition to the online programs, AAP also offers master's degrees and graduate certificate programs at its Washington, DC Center and at the Homewood campus in Baltimore, MD. AAP has approximately 18,000 enrollments each academic year. JHU is committed to hiring candidates who, through their teaching and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
Position Description:
The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) division seeks non-tenure track adjunct faculty to teach the Introduction to Energy Law and Policy course listed below within the Energy Policy & Climate program. The instructor will teach from a classroom location at the Washington, DC campus, one night per week. The instructor will be required to maintain a Blackboard site for course resources. Of particular interest are candidates who have experience teaching and engaging students from diverse backgrounds.
Introduction to Energy Law and Policy - This course will provide an overview of the major laws and policies that shape and regulate the complex energy system the United States and, to a lesser degree, the world. The goal is to provide students with a framework for understanding the energy laws and policies of today and those likely to be important in coming years. The course will review laws and policies for all major types of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables, as well as issues related to extraction, conversion, distribution, use, and conservation. Laws and policies ranging from local level to state, federal, and international levels will be included. Laws and policies will be presented again in the context of profound and rate changes occurring in the energy system, climate change and other environmental issues, economics, national security, and population growth. The course will be largely empirical, but attention will be given to major theories. Most aspects of the course will be illustrated by reference to contemporary issues, such as the recently unveiled Clean Power Plan, court decisions, climate change negotiations, and changes in state policies and federal tax policies for renewables.
This course covers topics such as:
- Administration of Energy Law and Regulation
- Natural Monopoly, Public Utilities, and Competition
- Regulation by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
- Air Quality Control under the Clean Air Act
- Renewable Energy Policy, Portfolio Standards, and Tax Incentives
- High-Risk Energy Infrastructure; Controlling Safety Risk
- Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Revolution
- Vehicular Transportation, and Federal Government Attempts to Increase Vehicle Efficiency and the Use of Renewable Fuels
- Open Access Electricity Transmission, Regional Transmission Organizations, Centrally-Regulated Competitive Auction Markets, and Picking Winners and Losers
- The Demand Side: Reducing Electricity Consumption and Shifting Load
- Climate Change, RGGI and California AB32 and Paris Climate Accord
- Microgrids, Distributed Energy Resources, and Bringing Power to Developing Countries
A successful candidate would ideally be able to begin teaching on August 30, 2021.
Minimum Qualifications:
A Master's degree in a relevant field, such as energy policy, energy law, environmental law, physics, or engineering
Professional and/or scholarly experience in energy policy or energy law
One year of college-level teaching experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
A Ph.D., J.D., or other terminal degree in a relevant field, such as energy policy, energy law, environmental law, physics, or engineering
The background to teach a wide variety of courses in the energy and climate science and policy fields.
The position will remain open until filled. For best consideration, please apply before June 15, 2021.
Candidates must submit the following:
- Cover letter (in your cover letter, please indicate for which course you are applying to teach)
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching evaluations for three most recently taught courses.
- References upon request.
Job Type: Part Time Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.