Faculty Position in Energy Field of Study
School Of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology
Applications are invited for a Assistant/Associate Professor level position in the Energy Field of Study (FoS) at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Pathumthani, Thailand. AIT is an autonomous, non-profit, international post-graduate institution offer degrees, diplomas and certificates in engineering, science, planning and management, and serves over 2,000 students from many countries across Asia and beyond. Teaching faculty, researchers, staffs and students from more than 40 countries form a unique international community on the Institute’s 400 acres, beautifully landscaped residential campus, situated 42 km north of Bangkok.
Energy related academic program at AIT was established in 1979. So far, over 1,000 students have graduated in the energy related studies at AIT. As of August 2010, nearly hundred students are enrolled in Energy FoS, of whom thirty percent at the doctoral level. Apart from regular teaching and student research, faculty members in the Energy FoS carry out a large number of regional sponsored research projects. Some of the research focuses of Energy FoS are Energy, Environment and Climate Change; Energy for Sustainable Development; Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency; Electric Power System Management and Energy Economics and Planning.
The successful candidate will hold a PhD or Doctoral degree in energy economics or resource economics (with specialization in energy economics) from a reputed university and possess demonstrated relevant teaching/research experience in the energy field. The candidate must have the expertise and ability to teach courses in the areas of Energy Pricing, Oil and Gas Economics, Energy-Economic Modeling and Policy Analysis, Electricity Economics and Planning, Energy Risk Management, Energy Markets, Restructuring of Energy Industries, Emission Trading, Energy Law and Business, and Economics of Climate Change. The candidate will also be required to offer courses in the planned Masters in Energy Business Management Programme. A strong commitment to teaching and research, with the aptitude to establish and maintain a dynamic research program in a major energy area/issue is desirable.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to develop and teach postgraduate and the planned undergraduate courses, supervise Master’s and Doctoral students, conduct sponsored and individual research, and carry out consultancy and outreach activities. In addition, the candidate is expected to assist in the conduct of trainings/workshops and other human resource development activities supported by AIT or international or national agencies.
The initial contract period will be for two years subject to renewal. The salary offered is regionally competitive, commensurate with academic merits and experience. Benefits include, Provident Fund, Settlement Grant, Education subsidy for dependents and medical benefit. There are also possibilities for earning additional income by carrying out sponsored research projects and consulting services.
The selected candidate is expected to join in June 2011. Please send a letter of application, including (1) curriculum vitae, (2) copies of three selected publications, (3) one-page professional statement describing goals and aspirations and (4) names and addresses of three referees to the following address.
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Thailand
The application deadline is March 31, 2011.