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 international intergovernmental organization 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, researcher, 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 January 2013, nearly one 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; Energy Economics and Planning; Energy Business Management.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD or Doctoral degree in energy economics or resource/environmental economics (with specialization in energy issues) or areas very close to the energy planning and policy 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, Electricity Economics and Planning, Energy Risk Management, and Energy Law and Business. The candidate will also be required to offer courses in the MBA in Energy Business 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 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 August 2013. 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.

The deadline for application is 31 May, 2013.

The Dean
School of Environment, Resources and Development
Asian Institute of Technology
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathmthani 12120, Thailand
Tel: +66-2524-6074
E-mail: deanserd@ait.ac.th