Corporate Sustainability and Competitive Advantage

Position

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Department

Fisher College of Business

Focus Area

Sustainable and Resilient Economy
Food and Agricultural Transformation

Description

The Department of Management and Human Resources in Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty appointment in Strategic Management with interests and expertise in the area of corporate sustainability. Research, teaching, and service responsibilities required. Competitive salary and teaching load with other major research institutions. Applicants with a Ph.D. (or equivalent) in hand are preferred. Rank is open, although we have a preference for candidates with some experience and record of scholarly research. A publication record commensurate with experience is an important hiring criterion. Rank is open, although we have a preference for experienced candidates with a strong record of scholarly research.

Corporate sustainability emphasizes creation of competitive advantage and long-term shareholder value by embracing opportunities and managing risks deriving from economic, environmental and social developments. This approach embraces the concepts of corporate citizenship, environmental and social responsibility, and shared value, while seeking opportunities for sustainable business practices to promote innovation and generate competitive advantage.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiatives, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will be part of a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars and external partners in developing innovative solutions to global sustainability challenges associated with food security, materials management, climate resilience, ecosystem protection, and human well-being. The appointee will be among the first wave of hires in a multi-year trans-disciplinary initiative that seeks to attract established and emerging scholars to the University.

Qualifications

Applicants with a PhD (or equivalent) in hand are preferred. Rank is open, although we have a preference for candidates with some experience and record of scholarly research. A publication record commensurate with experience is an important hiring criterion. Rank is open, although we have a preference for experienced candidates with a strong record of scholarly research. Preferred qualifications include impactful research, strong training in theory and research methods, and university teaching experience, as well as experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit 1) a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) publication samples, and 4) three letters of recommendation. Address applications to Professor Ben Tepper, Management and Human Resources, Fisher College of Business.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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