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Postdoc Position at Columbia Business School

  • 1.  Postdoc Position at Columbia Business School

    Posted 12-14-2021 16:06

    Columbia Business School is pleased to announce that it is seeking to hire a qualified Postdoctoral Research Scholar, with a research focus on corporate sustainability and/or climate change-related issues, for a period of two years. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will receive a research budget and collaborate on projects of mutual interest with Vanessa Burbano. The Research Scholar will also work with Vanessa Burbano in her role as Corporate Engagement Director for an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center focused on climate adaptation issues.


    The position requires someone with an interest in conducting research relevant to understanding corporate stakeholders' (including, but not limited to, employees) responses to climate information and corporate climate-related initiatives. An ideal candidate would have a strong background both in 1) experimental and/or field experimental research methods, in addition to 2) other empirical methods. Applicants should have a PhD degree (or expect to complete theirs by Fall 2022) in a relevant social science field, such as strategy, management, organizational behavior, behavioral economics, or psychology, from an accredited institution and a record of being an outstanding scholar in every respect.


    Teaching is not required, but if preferred, there is an opportunity for the Postdoctoral Research Scholar to be mentored in and teach core or elective Strategy courses.


    Columbia Business School is a dynamic center of research, with faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and doctoral students taking a wide range of approaches to social science research with applied implications. More information about Columbia can be found at


    Applicants should submit a cover letter and research statement describing their research interests and accomplishments, a C.V., and two letters of recommendation to: In the research statement, please specifically discuss research you would like to conduct (or have conducted) to examine corporate stakeholders' responses to climate information and corporate climate-related initiatives.


    Materials will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and should be submitted by February 28 in order to receive full consideration. We expect to make a selection by April 29. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022.


    Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.

    Vanessa Burbano
    Assistant Professor
    Columbia Business School