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Sustainable Business Cluster Hire - Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)

  • 1.  Sustainable Business Cluster Hire - Chatham University (Pittsburgh, PA)

    Posted 27 days ago
    Edited by David Finegold 27 days ago

    Chatham University is doing a cluster hire to bring in three new faculty to join two new hires this year whose work relates to Sustainable Business.  As a sign of the strategic importance that Chatham has placed on these positions, the University's President, Dr. David Finegold, will be attending this year's Academy of Management meetings to meet with interested individuals.  If you would like to schedule a time to meet during the meeting, you can sign up for an interview slot at:

    https://calendly.com/presidentfinegold/interview.   If you know of academic or sustainability leaders in industry who might be a good fit for any of these roles, please share these opportunities with them.

     

    Chatham University
    Falk Chair in Socially Responsible Business

    Chatham University is seeking a faculty member at any rank to serve as its Falk Chair in Socially Responsible Business. This 12-month position reports to the Director of Sustainability Programs in Chatham's nationally recognized Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, with a secondary reporting line to the Director of Business Programs in the School of Arts, Sciences & Business (SASB).

     The ideal candidate has a compelling vision and significant practical experience in advancing sustainability with a particular focus on the private sector. This endowed chair is the focal point for expanding the Falk School's external relationships with business at a regional and national scale, as well as with other stakeholders focused on the sustainability transition within the private sector. These mutually beneficial partnerships enrich our undergraduate and graduate programs in sustainability through experience-based learning opportunities for students and timely insights from practitioners in the dynamic fields of sustainability. 

     The selected candidate will:

    • Bring greater visibility to Chatham University's standing as a premiere institution for educating the next generation of sustainability leaders.
    • Provide thought leadership both on and off campus regarding business sustainability best practices.
    • Develop experiential capstone programs, certificate programs and engagements for undergraduate and graduate students to promote skills development.
    • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in fields related to sustainability and the private sector.
    • Collaborate with Falk School and SASB faculty to facilitate cutting edge business sustainability course content and practical advising objectives.
    • Generate ideas for leveraging the full potential of the living, learning laboratory of Eden Hall Campus to benefit Chatham and surrounding communities.

     Responsibilities & Duties

    • Serve as the focal point for Chatham University's programs and partnerships related to sustainable business.
    • Teach 12 credits per academic year in courses such as Sustainability Assessment & Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Green & Social Innovation, Corporate Finance, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
    • Guide the academic advising process regarding critical sustainability knowledge, skills, and abilities in demand in the workplace.
    • Supervise and support student capstone projects and theses.
    • Perform service to the University, such as appointed and elected committee work.
    • Perform service to the profession and community, such as board memberships, executive officer positions, steering committee work, or other collective efforts that foster Chatham's reputation as a thought leader in sustainable business.  

     Required Qualifications

    • Academic Training: PhD or other terminal degree in a field related to sustainable business including, but not limited to, sustainable business administration, economics, law, supply chain management, marketing, renewable energy, corporate finance, data analytics, or corporate social responsibility.
    • Professional Practice: At least three years of professional experience in the private sector with duties related to sustainability or related fields.
    • Faculty Experience: University-level teaching experience, in a traditional classroom or practice-based setting, in sustainability or related subjects.
    • Experience working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.
    • Commitment to contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus community and region.
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence, excellent listening skills, cultivated patience for collaborative processes, and a positive, solution-oriented attitude regarding conflict and disagreement

     Preferred Qualifications

    • Experience as an Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in a higher education institution.
    • Experience developing partnerships that connect educational institutions with private sector business in mutually beneficial collaboration.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the intersection of social justice issues and environmental sustainability in either professional or academic settings.

     

    Chatham University
    Program Director, Sustainability

    Chatham University is seeking a Program Director and faculty member with a minimum of three years experience as a professor to oversee its graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustainability. This position reports to the Dean of Chatham's nationally recognized Falk School of Sustainability & Environment.

    The ideal candidate is an innovative educator and leader with both academic and applied experience in sustainability or related field. This individual has served as a professor at the university level at any rank and a practitioner of sustainability, ideally in a private sector professional setting or working closely with companies through their scholarship and/or consulting. This 12-month administrative faculty appointment provides a unique opportunity to accelerate the growth of the Falk School's cutting-edge academic programs.
    The role is central to the Falk School's mission of generating talented and passionate sustainability leaders to fill the increasing demand for sustainability expertise across corporate, government, nonprofit, and community settings.

     Reporting to the Dean, Falk School of Sustainability & Environment, the selected candidate will:

    • Enhance the effectiveness of the Falk School's academic programs for educating the next generation of sustainability and climate leaders at the institution where Rachel Carson began her journey to spark the modern environmental movement.
    • Expand experiential learning opportunities for students via partnerships with businesses and community groups to hone real-world problem-solving skills.
    • Teach graduate and undergraduate courses within the Falk School with a focus on the intersection of sustainability fields and the private sector. 
    • Identify and implement new methods for harnessing the full potential of Eden Hall Campus as a living, learning laboratory.

     Responsibilities & Duties

    • Teach 12 credits per academic year in courses tied to sustainability and business, such as Sustainability Assessment & Reporting, Green & Social Innovation, Sustainable Community Development, Restorative Environmental Justice.
    • Manage the Falk School's graduate and undergraduate academic degree programs in sustainability.
    • Oversee the implementation of the dual degree program in sustainable business which pairs the Falk School's master-level degrees with a Master of Business Administration and is offered in partnership with Chatham's School of Arts, Sciences & Business.
    • Supervise an interdisciplinary team of faculty with specializations across various aspects of sustainability.
    • Serve as an academic advisor to students.
    • Supervise students in thesis and capstone projects.
    • Engage in service to the University and to the broader community and sustainability profession.

     Required Qualifications

    • Academic Training: PhD or other doctoral degree in a relevant field including, but not limited to, sustainable business administration, economics, sustainable finance, sustainable community development, renewable energy, climate change, natural resources, law, social marketing, or communications.
    • Professional Practice: At least three years of experience in professional practice in sustainability or related areas, sustainability, in public or private sector settings.
    • Faculty Experience: University-level teaching experience including in traditional classroom settings, online, and practice-based settings, in sustainability or related areas.
    • Experience working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.
    • Commitment to contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus community.
    • A high degree of emotional intelligence, excellent listening skills, cultivated patience for collaborative processes, and a positive, solution-oriented attitude regarding conflict and disagreement.

     Preferred Qualifications

    • Associate Professor rank at current institution.
    • Experience with academic program coordination or administration.
    • Academic training, teaching, and research in sustainable business or related fields associated with the intersection of the private sector and sustainability.  
    • Private sector professional experience related to sustainability, climate change, renewable energy, natural resources, or related fields.
    • Experience and strengths in diverse community engagements and partnerships, including collaborative project management.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the intersection of social justice issues and environmental sustainability in either professional or academic settings.

     

    Chatham University
    Assistant Professor of Business

     Chatham University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Business. The ideal candidate is an innovative educator with academic experience in general business content that incorporates sustainable business practices and theories. This 9-month faculty appointment provides a unique opportunity to impact the growing business department and build close ties and participate in joint academic programs with the Falk School for Sustainability.

     The selected candidate will:

    • Enhance the effectiveness of the business programs for educating the next generation of business leaders at the institution where Rachel Carson began her journey to spark the modern environmental movement.
    • Expand knowledge and application of sustainable business practices for students via core courses within the department.
    • Teach undergraduate courses with a focus on the intersection of business and sustainability. 

     Responsibilities & Duties

    • Teach 18 credits per academic year in course business courses including Foundations of Business and Organizational Behavior.
    • Serve as an academic advisor to students.
    • Engage in scholarly endeavors.
    • Engage in service to the University and to the broader community and sustainability profession.

    Required Qualifications

    • Academic Training: PhD or other doctoral degree in a relevant field including, but not limited to, business administration, sustainable business, sustainable finance, green supply chain management, or sustainable accounting.
    • Experience working with faculty, staff and students with diverse backgrounds, identities, and perspectives.
    • Commitment to contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus community.
    • Strong interest in and demonstrated capabilities to be an excellent teacher and active scholar doing work related to sustainability.
    • Preferred qualifications include strong quantitative skills, finance or accounting.


    Recruitment for these positions is guided by a search advocate whose role is to foster a diverse and inclusive candidate pool. The search committee will utilize non-biased interviewing and evaluation techniques in the selection process. A review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  The goal is to have the successful candidates in place by Summer of 2023, but we would welcome individuals who could begin in January 2023.

    Chatham University strives to promote multicultural awareness, understanding and competencies within our community. We actively work to build and sustain an engaged, inclusive, diverse, and equitable campus culture, which in turn promotes employee and student satisfaction, retention, and success, both individually and collectively.


    Renewal and promotion follow Chatham standards for faculty.

    To Apply

    Chatham is committed to developing an inclusive campus community and encourage applications by members of historically underrepresented groups.

    Candidate materials should detail how one's professional and teaching background have supported the success of first-generation college students and individuals from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

     Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process (Note: the new Assistant Professor position is in the process of being posted, so interested applicants who would like to discuss the position should e-mail their materials to finegold@chatham.edu.  To ensure full consideration, applications should include all of the following:

    • Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position
    • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
    • Statements addressing the value of (1) Student-Professional Collaboration and (2) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Contact information for three professional references

     

    All documents should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

    Chatham University offers competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified employees and their dependents. 


    About Chatham University

    Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,300 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences, and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and-as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)-is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review, and its nearly 400-acre Eden Hall campus, is the first built from the ground up to be a living-learning model of a more sustainable future.

     Chatham's mission is: "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling work...by preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community.

    Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

    Located in Pittsburgh, PA-one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns-Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

    Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Persons of color, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

     



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    David Finegold, DPhil
    President
    Chatham University
    Pittsburgh, PA
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