Job Posting

Job Posting: Law Teaching Fellow


The Appalachian School of Law (ASL) in Grundy, Virginia is hiring a Natural Resources Law Teaching Fellow to begin in the fall of 2019.  This is a unique opportunity for a recent law school graduate or transitioning attorney with an interest in energy, environmental and/or natural resources law.  The Natural Resources Law Teaching Fellow will have primary administrative responsibility within ASL’s Natural Resources Law Center; will have the opportunity to conduct scholarship and engage in networking; will be expected to teach or assist in teaching at least one natural resources law related course in the spring or fall of 2020; and will have significant responsibility coordinating events sponsored by the ASL Natural Resources Law Center.  ASL has developed a recognized natural resources law program, and the Fellow will be an integral part of growing and implementing the components of that program.  The position offers flexible hours and the opportunity to perform many job duties remotely.


Job Description

 The Fellow will perform a wide variety of tasks under the broad supervision of the Director of the Natural Resources Law Center.  The Fellow will have the opportunity to assist in charting the direction of the Natural Resources Law Center and to shape this position accordingly.  The responsibilities of, and opportunities for, the Fellow position include the following:

  • Design and create marketing materials for use on the ASL web site, and recruitment and promotional efforts;
  • Assist in the instruction of natural resources law related courses, including leading the design and instruction of a course in the spring or fall of 2020;
  • Develop relationships with strategic partners in the energy, environmental and natural resources fields;
  • Coordinate seminars, speakers, events and field trips sponsored by the Center;
  • Maintain, identify and develop externship and competitive internship sites for law students in the summers, as well as scholarship opportunities;
  • Generate interest in energy, environmental and natural resources law among the student body, and coordinate with related student organizations;
  • Participate in the strategic planning efforts of the Natural Resources Law Center, including attending committee meetings;
  • Prepare reports for the ASL Board of Trustees and press releases on events and achievements within the ASL Natural Resources Law community;
  • Have the opportunity to contribute to the academic scholarship of Natural Resources Law professors, and to assist with class presentations and moot court teams; and
  • Have the opportunity to create one’s own academic scholarship, to attend and/or audit courses, and to attend conferences, field trips and other events (travel expenses to certain conferences are paid at the discretion of the Dean).


Candidate Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a J.D. degree with a demonstrated interest in energy, environmental and/or natural resources law.  The candidate should be creative, passionate and disciplined, with the ability to strategically formulate program components, complete tasks with minimal supervision, and follow through on networking and administrative aspects of projects.  The candidate should have the maturity to be able to coordinate with business and academic leaders, and to work independently.  The candidate must also be approachable by students and law school applicants.  Finally, the ideal candidate should have the desire and drive to carve out a niche for himself or herself in the law school and larger community, to shape the Fellow position, and to assume greater responsibility over time.


Salary and Hour Commitments

The Fellow is a 12 month position with an annual salary rate of $62,000.00.  This position is open until filled, with an expected start date in the fall of 2019.  This is a full-time position with benefits, and the Fellow is expected to spend at least two days per week working out of the Natural Resources Law office on campus, in Grundy, Virginia.


About ASL and the Natural Resources Law Program

ASL exists to provide opportunity for people from Appalachia and beyond to realize their dreams of practicing law and bettering their communities. We attract a qualified, diverse and dedicated student body, many of whom will remain in the region after graduation and serve as legal counselors, advocates, judges, mediators, community leaders, and public officials. We offer a nationally recruited, diverse, and well-qualified faculty, a rigorous program for the professional training of lawyers and a comprehensive law library. The program emphasizes professional responsibility, dispute resolution, and practice skills. The ASL community is an exciting, student-centered environment that emphasizes honesty, integrity, fairness, and respect for others. We also emphasize community service and provide a resource for people, the bar, courts and other institutions of the region.

ASL has developed an emphasis in Natural Resources and Energy Law, due in part to ASL’s location in southwestern Virginia, the heart of the Appalachian oil and gas and coal-producing region.  The ASL Natural Resources Law Program’s mission is to train attorneys to navigate the increasingly complex world of natural resources law in terms of energy production, conservation, and improving sustainability. At the center of this mission is ASL’s commitment to offer a place for rational discussion, intelligent debate, and collaboration to foster cutting-edge programs and innovative scholarship with the ultimate goal to make students more effective and scientifically grounded policymakers and advocates.

This institution does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, religion, national and ethnic origin, age, veteran status or political affiliation.


To apply

Please send cover letter, resume and list of references to the Office of Personnel by email at  Please, reference “NR Fellow Position” in your communications. For questions about this position, please contact Professor Mark (Buzz) Belleville at  


Job Posting

Job Posting: Executive Vice President, AAPL


The American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), the industry leader among professional associations supporting landmen, is now accepting applications for its executive vice president position. The association has more than 16,000 members across the United States and Canada, comprised of 41 affiliated local associations. The Executive Vice President is responsible for the general leadership and achievement of short‐term and long‐ term goals of AAPL pertaining to the overall operations, financial performance, human resources and growth in cooperation with the AAPL Board of Directors, Executive Committee, standing committees and NAPE Partners. The successful candidate will demonstrate many of the following qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree required, (Business, Energy, or related field), Master’s or Law Degree desirable
  • 10+ years extensive executive management responsibilities
  • Advanced experience in voluntary, non-profit, and for-profit leadership
  • Energy industry experience preferred; landman experience a plus
  • Advanced experience in corporate strategic planning
  • Extensive public speaking experience
  • Senior executive experience in corporate financial planning and budgeting
  • Commitment to improving promotional and member services
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership and managerial skills
  • Action and goal oriented
  • Must have integrity, positive attitude, be mission driven and self‐directed
  • Steadfast adherence to AAPL's Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice


Interested candidates should complete the AAPL Employment Application and submit it along with their resume, references and cover letter to EVP Task Force Chairman, David Cape, CPL (AAPL President 1998) at


The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, August 2, 2019.


To learn more about AAPL, please visit

Job Posting

JOB POSTING: Executive Director, Pace Energy and Climate Center


The Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University is seeking an experienced energy innovator to become Executive Director of the Pace Energy and Climate Center.  


The Pace Energy and Climate Center is a unique energy teaching and policy program.  The Executive Director will lead the Center’s experienced and multi-disciplinary team and its students in energy proceedings in New York and throughout the Northeast and in regional efforts to promote energy efficiency and clean energy use.



Job Posting

JOB POSTING: Professor or Associate Professor of Law


The University of Oklahoma College of Law anticipates hiring up to two faculty members AY 2019-2020 in the following areas: (1) energy and natural resources law, with a focus on water law and energy-related regulation; and (2) health law, including with a focus on healthcare privacy, insurance/finance, ethics, and regulatory compliance. Secondarily, we are also interested in candidates who have a teaching interest in family law, professional responsibility, and criminal law.


JOB QUALIFICATIONS: Consistent with the mission and responsibilities of a top-tier public research university, we are interested in candidates who are (or have the potential to become) recognized scholars and teachers and who will participate actively in the life of the College of Law. As determined by qualifications and professional accomplishments, the position in energy and natural resources law may be accompanied by the award of an endowed chair.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply, candidates should send CVs and expressions of interest to Ms. Melanie Tijerina, Faculty Appointments Committee, University of Oklahoma College of Law, 300 Timberdell Road, Norman, OK 73019 or by email to  The College of Law will treat all applications as strictly confidential, subject only to requirements of state and federal law.


ABOUT OU: The state’s flagship law school, OU Law has distinguished itself as among the most innovative and prominent law schools in the region. In the last decade, OU Law has built world-class facilities incorporating advanced technology and inventive programs of study that have attracted exceptional students and faculty. In addition, OU Law has significantly expanded faculty resources, including a dramatic increase in endowed positions. These efforts contribute to OU Law’s strong and growing national reputation.


The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in research, teaching, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, the Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City, and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and employs more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on “best place to live” rankings. Visit and for more information.


The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.


FURTHER INFORMATION: For additional information, please contact Faculty Appointments Committee at:  

Job Posting

Job Posting - Specialist Natural Resources Policy


Open: 5/8/2019 – 6/7/2019

Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year


The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division is seeking a Specialist in Natural Resources Policy to join its Natural Resources and Earth Sciences Section. The specialist will cover natural resources policy with an emphasis on Native American or Native Alaskan issues. The candidate should understand all facets of these areas including the current status of lands, natural resources, and energy and mineral issues in a Native American or Native Alaskan context.


This position requires the ability to utilize analytical methods and techniques to analyze policy issues for the U.S. Congress. Applicants should be comfortable with quantitative approaches in research and familiar with natural resources policy issues with an emphasis on Native American or Native Alaskan issues. Strong writing and presentation skills, including the ability to synthesize complex analyses into easy-to-understand language for a non-technical audience, are required.


The analyst will prepare authoritative, objective, and non-partisan analytical studies and descriptive and background reports on policies and programs pertaining to Native American or Native Alaskan issues; provide personal consultation and assistance to congressional committees, Members, and staff throughout the legislative process on Native American or Native Alaskan policies, programs, and issues; and participate in or lead team research projects and seminars.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online