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The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment fosters a vibrant atmosphere where deep collaboration, engagement, passion, and curiosity among faculty, researchers, students, and staff are highly valued. The Andlinger Center is continuously looking for talented and dedicated individuals who want to join our team and help fulfill the center’s mission: to provide clean energy for a rapidly growing world population while preserving our natural resources.

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Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment

Princeton University’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) seeks an internationally renowned researcher to become director of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment.

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the realm of energy and the environment. The center seeks to provide leadership in research to examine and address the global energy and environmental challenges we face today in order to ensure a sustainable future. The Andlinger Center aims to facilitate engagement and lower barriers to collaboration and innovation through its research, external partnerships, and educational programs. It enables collaborative research arrangements and offers resources to accelerate discovery and technological innovation; it convenes a wide variety of corporate and external partners with scholars and students to foster a vibrant and interdisciplinary community and offers a venue for intellectual discourse; and it fosters robust educational and training opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as postdoctoral researchers, to enrich their experience and set the stage for them to become the next generation of leaders. 

A chief goal of the Andlinger Center is to translate fundamental knowledge into practical solutions that enable sustainable energy production and use, and that protect the environment. The center supports research and teaching in the areas of built environment, transportation and infrastructure; electricity production, transmission and storage; fuels and chemicals; environmental sensing and remediation; decision and behavioral science, policy and economics; energy systems; and environmental and climate science.

The university seeks a distinguished scholar with a strong record of leadership and service with a vision in transforming how we power the world. The successful candidate will hold a doctorate degree and have the scientific breadth and vision needed to advance a multidisciplinary research center. With substantial experience working in energy technologies and/or energy policy, the director will have considerable understanding of energy challenges at the national and international scale. The individual will hold a strong record of scholarly research in an energy-related area that will lead to an appointment as a full professor in a relevant home department. The ideal candidate for director will be a spokesperson, with the ability to attract necessary resources, both financial and people. They will have solid communications skills with knowledge on promoting existing and emerging programs of related research, partnerships and educational efforts to increase visibility of researchers, educators and policymakers. The director will have budget and management experience.

Working closely with the Dean of SEAS, the position will build strong relationships with faculty and external partners. As a center leader, the individual will work with the advisory council and will chair the executive committee. The director will have experience in bringing together interdisciplinary teams, and in working effectively across university schools and offices.

The director’s overarching responsibilities are to build upon the tradition of excellence and the world class reputation of the Andlinger Center and enhance its visibility in the research community and industrial and public policy sectors. The director will lead the development of the center’s strategic plan, including short- and long-term strategies and policies, and develop objectives and goals that build research teams and form new partnerships and new ways of thinking to solve some of the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges.

The director will ensure that programmatic activity meets with the center’s strategic goals and vision, and work with strategic planners across SEAS and the university to align with the respective goals. The individual will partner with the center’s associate directors to grow and strengthen the center and ensure the teams are delivering high quality programming. The director will oversee the development and execution of new programs, partnerships, and initiatives and lead a well-rounded mission for a research center that encompasses energy systems, policy, renewable energy and decarbonization technologies, environmental remediation, and social sciences. With the goal of strengthening collaborations, the director will identify avenues and leverage resources to pair researchers with industry leaders to develop the technologies needed to achieve a net-zero future. The individual will craft and manage strategic programs to advance the goals of building the capacity needed to turn research into action by inspiring creative solutions.

Applicants who are committed to a culturally diverse environment and demonstrate a willingness to nurture an inclusive Princeton community, particularly women and members of traditionally underrepresented minority groups, are encouraged to apply.

To be considered, applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant energy-related field with outstanding leadership experience in building programs and driving strategy. Applicants must have an excellent record of accomplishment in research, teaching, and service in one or more areas of energy-related research areas and in mobilizing disparate groups toward an ambitious goal. Applicants with experience in industry, government, or the non-profit sector will be considered; salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Review of applications will begin February 1 and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, click here and provide the following application materials: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of vision for the center, a research vision, statement of teaching, and contact information for five references. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging.

Assistant Professor

Decarbonization Technologies
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Princeton University

Princeton University invites applicants for an assistant professor position in the field of sustainable energy and environmental science, engineering and technology in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. We invite candidates from all disciplines in engineering and the sciences to apply. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed between the Andlinger Center and an academic department consistent with the candidate’s expertise.

We are specifically interested in candidates with a strong track record and expertise in decarbonizing industries, such as in chemicals, fuels, materials, and water beyond the power sector. The areas of interest will build strength in, for example, new synthetic pathways for renewable plastics, hydrogen production and storage, water treatment with renewable electricity, waste carbon valorization, metals manufacturing, or technologies to eliminate and reduce emerging environmental contaminants related to energy industry. This opportunity is open to applicants from broader areas in energy and the environment including data science and sustainable and resilient infrastructure systems related to the broader decarbonization goals.

We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in science and engineering.

Complete applications should include cover letter, curriculum vitae, and succinct descriptions of teaching and research interests and be submitted to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23121. Applicants will also be required to submit names and contact information for three references. Candidates are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2021.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Assistant Professor

Sustainable energy and technology policy
Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Princeton University

Princeton University invites applications for an assistant professor position in the field of sustainable energy, engineering, and technology policy in the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment. We invite candidates from all relevant disciplines in engineering and the physical and social sciences to apply. The successful candidate will be jointly appointed between the Andlinger Center and an academic department consistent with the candidate’s expertise.

We are specifically interested in candidates with a strong track record and expertise in energy economics, energy finance, decision and behavioral sciences, or law related to energy technology and the environment. Particular research areas of interest include issues of policy and technology adoption related to energy transitions, greenhouse gas emissions control, urban infrastructure and resilience, and coastal adaptation.

This opportunity is also open to broader areas in energy and the environment including data science expertise, and sustainable and resilient infrastructure and systems, and related areas.

We are particularly interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who identify as members of groups that are underrepresented in science and engineering.

Complete applications, including cover letter, curriculum vitae, and succinct descriptions of teaching and research interests should be submitted online to https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/23122. Applicants will also be required to submit names and contact information for three references. Candidates are encouraged to apply before December 15, 2021.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

fellowship opportunities

Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellows in Energy and the Environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University established the Gerhard R. Andlinger Visiting Fellows Program to attract distinguished visitors who will enrich the research and/or teaching missions of the Andlinger Center. Applicants must propose a set of activities designed to enrich teaching and/or research at the Andlinger Center that go beyond contributing to the visitor’s career development, research, teaching, and/or advancing a collaborator’s research. 

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellows in Energy and the Environment

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University established the Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to attract promising doctoral graduates who will enrich the research and/or teaching missions of the Andlinger Center. Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with the center’s associated faculty and research staff members on innovative energy and environmental projects. 

Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment

The Paul A. Maeder ’75 Fund for Innovation in Energy and the Environment supports the Maeder Graduate Fellowship in Energy and the Environment. Each year, faculty members nominate the very best post-generals, non-DCE graduate students performing research related to energy and/or the environment as impacted by energy. The student may be enrolled in any Ph.D. program on campus and nominations from departments outside of engineering are encouraged. 

undergraduate opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Internships

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) invites undergraduates to apply for paid summer internships. Funding will be provided for research projects performed under the direction of faculty doing research in areas related to the center’s mission of finding solutions to secure our energy and environmental future. 

Undergraduate Student Funding

The Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment (ACEE) welcomes proposals for undergraduate student group and individual projects in areas related to energy and the environment. Applications may be submitted through the Student Activities Funding Engine (SAFE) and must include a detailed proposal, budget, names of group leaders (if applying for group funding), and student transcript(s). Proposals should be no more than two pages and clearly identify the applicability to ACEE’s mission of providing solutions to energy- and environment-related challenges. Students from all university departments are welcome to apply.

For questions about any opportunity listings, contact acee@princeton.edu or 609-258-4899.