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Grossman Endowed Chair of Sustainable Business

  • 1.  Grossman Endowed Chair of Sustainable Business

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    THE UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, Grossman School of Business (, an AACSB-accredited school, invites applications from outstanding scholars for the Steven Grossman Endowed Chair of Sustainable Business. The successful candidate will have a strong record of academic publications in the area of sustainable business with a focus on topics such as sustainable strategy, sustainable innovation, sustainable supply chain, and environmental management, and be committed to 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 MBA and undergraduate curriculums, and as such the faculty chair will be a leader for the sustainable business area, which is 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. The candidates should be able to teach sustainable business courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The chair is open to candidates who are mid-career Associates or Full Professors.

    About the School
    The Grossman School of Business cultivates and supports over 30 tenured or tenure-track faculty dedicated to education, research and management practice and is home to over 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Multiple faculty members produce high quality research on sustainable business topics including Dean Sanjay Sharma who is a pioneer in sustainable strategy scholarship. The School also has established relationships with several globally competitive sustainable businesses in Vermont and elsewhere that provide faculty an opportunity to conduct research and create engaging experiences in the classroom. The new chair will foster existing relationships and expand our outreach to other sustainable businesses. The chair will also work with faculty from the Gund Institute for Environment which is UVM's highly regarded environmental research accelerator that brings together scholars and leaders to uncover solutions and tackle the world's most pressing environmental issues.

    About UVM
    Since 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. Today, UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study, from bachelor's to M.D. programs. Here, students' educational experience and activities are enriched by our location - from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont. UVM provides students endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

    About Burlington
    Our hometown perennially appears on national rankings that laud its livability, access to nature and recreation (including the best skiing in the northeast), thriving food and music scene, rising identity as a technology and innovation hub, and its status as a top college town. Burlington's nickname, BTV, comes from the code for its airport, just 10 minutes from campus. With Montreal a 90-minute and Boston a 3.5 hour drive away, international and metropolitan culture are easily accessible for weekend adventures.

    Working at UVM
    This exceptional institution in an unparalleled location attracts top minds and talented professionals. At UVM, you'll join colleagues committed to excellence in their field, diversity and inclusion, ethical conduct, and working together to advance the University of Vermont's mission to create and share knowledge and educate accountable leaders for humankind.
    The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service and research, scholarship or creative arts. We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

    Application Process
    All applications must be submitted online, through (Posting # F1515PO). Please attach to your application the following items: a curriculum vitae, a sample of recent unpublished research, summaries of teaching evaluations and contact information of three (3) references. Please also include a separate statement addressing your commitment to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence. Applicants with inquiries may contact the Search Committee Chair, Associate Dean Barbara Arel, at Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

    posted on behalf of:
    Sanjay Sharma, Ph.D.
    Dean and Professor of Management
    Grossman School of Business