THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, School of Business Administration (www.bsad.uvm.edu) invites applications from outstanding scholars for the newly-created Steven Grossman Endowed Chair of Sustainable Business. The successful candidate will have a strong record of academic publications in the area of sustainable business on topics such as corporate social responsibility and environmental management practices, and be committed in this domain through innovative course and program development, and outreach to the academic and business communities. Sustainable business is a major theme in the School's recently redesigned MBA and undergraduate curriculums, and as such the new faculty chair will be core to the mission and strategic plan of the School. The position offers a reduced teaching load, discretionary research funds, and AACSB competitive salary and benefits.
While we will consider applications from any management discipline, the ideal candidate is a recognized scholar who conducts research at the intersection of sustainable business and the “micro” management areas, such as organizational behavior (OB), human resource management (HRM), or industrial and organization psychology. The ideal person will teach courses in sustainable business and help cover traditional OB and HRM courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Strong candidates at the associate or full level or will be considered.
The School of Business Administration cultivates and supports about 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty dedicated to management education, research and practice. The University of Vermont is located in Burlington, VT, a small but culturally vibrant and picturesque city that sits on the east side of Lake Champlain with the Green Mountains to the east and the Adirondack Mountains across the lake to the west. Vermont is home to a number of globally competitive sustainable businesses, with over 14% of the state’s workforce employed by member organizations of Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (http://vbsr.org/about_vbsr/). The School of Business has established relationships with several sustainable businesses in Vermont and elsewhere that have partnered with our faculty to conduct research and create engaging experiences in the classroom. The new faculty chair will cultivate existing relationships and expand our outreach to other sustainable businesses.
Burlington was recently ranked #1 by A&E Television on a list of the 10 cities that "have it all.” In the past, Burlington has received accolades that include being named to the "healthiest US city" list and has appeared in Outdoor Magazine's "best towns" listing. Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the City of Burlington homepage at: http://www.ci.burlington.vt.us/ and the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce homepage at: http://www.vermont.org/visiting/index.aspx.
The University of Vermont is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups.
Salary and benefits in the School of Business are AACSB competitive. All applications must be submitted online, through www.uvmjobs.com. Please attach to your application the following items: a curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, summaries of teaching evaluations, and contact information of three references. Applicants with inquiries may contact the Search Committee Chair, Professor Thomas Noordewier, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.