Search Begins for Climate and Energy Program Lead

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Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions has launched a search for their next Climate and Energy Program director.

“We are at an incredibly important point in global climate and energy policy,” said Nicholas Institute Director Profeta. “This opening allows for someone to lead a team that plays a role in critical environmental debates centered around the Clean Power Plan and other environmental regulations, the transition of the future electric grid, and next steps for U.S. climate policy.”

A search committee comprised of Nicholas Institute staff and Duke faculty will lead the expedited search. The chosen candidate will replace Jonas Monast, who has directed the program for more than five years and who previously co-directed the Nicholas Institute’s Climate Change Policy Partnership for more than three years. In July, Monast will join the faculty of the University of North Carolina School of Law where he has also taught as an adjunct professor. There, he will establish the Center for Climate, Energy, Environment and Economics.

“Jonas’s many distinctions as a teacher, scholar, and sought-after advisor to environmental policy makers and stakeholders make him an irresistible recruit for UNC,” Profeta said, noting Monast’s commitment to improving public policy will ensure strong ties to Duke. “It’s collaboration that helps get us closer to a solution and Jonas will continue to team up with our group on work at UNC. Today’s environmental issues are bigger than any one organization.”

While the position will remain open until filled, the committee will begin considering applications July 1. For more information on the position, visit our career page.

Originally published on the Nicholas Institute website
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