Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Water and Environmental Economics

John Hopkins University in Maryland

Deadline April 30, 2014
Date Posted March 25, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Not specified
Employment Type Full-time

A Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship in Water and Environmental Economics is available at the Johns Hopkins University. This position is one of 50 new Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships designated for

outstanding scholars who carry out interdisciplinary research and teaching in areas identified for significant growth at the University. The Full Professor position will include joint tenure in the Whiting School of

Engineering and the Carey Business School. The holder of this Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship will participate in research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and graduate student supervision in both schools, and in collaboration with other Johns Hopkins University units such as the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences, and Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.


This position provides an opportunity to develop and lead a worldclass program in water, environmental, and natural resource economics and policy. The selected candidate will be able to engage with existing Hopkins initiatives across the university, and to influence the direction of water and infrastructure policy at local, national and international levels.


The position is linked to growth in the Universitywide Hopkins Water Institute ( whose purpose is to create solutions for global water sustainability. Urgent aterrelated problems, including threats to public health, the environment, regional and national economies, and political stability,

demand a new approach. The Hopkins Water Institute will draw together public health, medicine, nursing, bioethics, engineering, business, economic evelopment and public policy experts in an effort to protect our

most precious natural resource by modernizing infrastructure, exploring water's complex role in the environment, improving the health of waterways and sharpening responses to natural disasters.


Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to crossdisciplinary collaborations with researchers or

practitioners in engineering, business, environmental science, or public health. Applicants should possess distinguished records of achievement in research in the economics of water resources, infrastructure,

environment, or natural resources, as well as the teaching of undergraduate and graduate students compatible with appointment to tenure at the Johns Hopkins University. Investigators interested in design of water or environmental markets; risk management and finance of infrastructure; benefitcost analyses of

public policy and infrastructure; and/or policy and mechanism design are especially encouraged to apply.


The Johns Hopkins University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and encourages applications from women and minorities. Please submit a PDF file containing a cover letter and curriculum

vitae to the email address below. To be assured of full consideration, materials should be submitted by April 30, 2014.


Benjamin F. Hobbs, Environment, Energy, Sustainability & Health Institute

Phillip H. Phan, Carey School of Business

CoChairs Search Committee

The Johns Hopkins University

313 Ames Hall, 3400 North Charles St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

An EEO/AA employer

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