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Adjunct Professors/Professors of Practice International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Diplomacy
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 29, 2023
Title Adjunct Professors/Professors of Practice International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Diplomacy
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Prof of Practice/Clinical Prof
    Adjunct Professor
  • Environmental/Natural Resource Law
    Law - General

Established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.


The Fletcher School seeks to hire either one or two Adjunct Professors/Professors of Practice.  The two classes that need to be taught are: International Environmental Law and Sustainable Development Diplomacy.


For International Environmental Law: This course addresses the nature, content, and structure of international environmental law. The course commences with an introduction to international environmental problems, together with basic principles of international law and environmental regulation. Specific topics include global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, and exports of hazardous substances. Other topics may include marine pollution, forests, desertification, transboundary pollution, trade and environment, and development and environment. The course evaluates the role of international and non-governmental organizations; the interrelationship between international legal process and domestic law; and the negotiation, conclusion, and implementation of international environmental agreements.



Sustainable Development Diplomacy, it examines how to integrate economic, environmental and social equity goals in foreign policy-making. It discusses the emergence of sustainable development as a concept and international institutions and negotiation processes that facilitate its implementation. This course looks at the intersections of global environmental agreements and where there are opportunities for improved agenda-setting.  It also examines how countries can and do “forum shop” to advance their goals, how they build coalitions and scale collective action.  It offers insights from practice, trainings in mutual gains negotiations and complex UN multiparty negotiations. Students develop expertise in policy analysis and planning, strategic thinking and feedback management.


We are looking for professors who could teach one or both classes.  In your application letter, please specify what position you are applying for, or whether you could teach both. 


The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The successful candidate should be prepared and eager to participate in this School-wide interdisciplinary dialogue. The School undertakes research and prepares master’s and doctoral students to use the latest legal, political, economic, business, and other analytical tools, to generate pragmatic policies and make decisions that will successfully shape global events.  In addition to its flagship Master’s in Law & Diplomacy (MALD), The Fletcher School also offers a Master in Global Affairs (MGA), a Master of International Business (MIB), a Master or Arts (MA), a Master of Laws in International Law (LLM), a Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy (MS), a Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA), a Global Master of Arts Program (GMAP), a Master’s in Global Business Administration (GBA), and PhDs in International Relations and Economics and Public Policy.  


Candidates must:

1.    Instructors should have a relevant professional or research background in business, sustainability, law, corporate responsibility, ESG investing, or other relevant disciplines.

2.    A doctoral degree in a relevant field is preferred but not required. Teaching experience at the graduate level and/or practical experience in operating or investing in sustainable businesses or consulting to them is especially valued. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit the following:

1.     Cover letter, which should include a personal statement outlining your qualifications and particular interest in the position;

2.    Curriculum Vitae;

3.    List of at least three references;

4.    Previous student teaching evaluations (if available);

5.    Diversity Statement. 


The application will close on August 11, 2023, when the search committee will begin reviewing applications.  Applicants from under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. 


Applications can be submitted via Interfolio at  Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Associate Director of Academic Affairs Rob Tedesco at 


All offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of a background check and meeting the University’s current COVID-19 vaccination requirements.

For more information about The Fletcher School at Tufts University, please visit:

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