Chatham University
  • Gibsonia, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business

Falk School of Sustainability and Environment

Chatham University is seeking an Assistant Professor of Sustainable Business within its nationally recognized Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. The Assistant Professor will be responsible for teaching introductory and upper-level courses within graduate and undergraduate degree programs in sustainability with an emphasis on the intersection of sustainability and the private sector.

The candidate will bring a passion for educating the next generation of sustainability leaders at the institution where Rachel Carson began her journey to spark the modern environmental movement. They will understand the power and approach of experiential learning and the impact of academic partnerships with businesses that allow students to solve real-world problems while honing skills that are in demand in the marketplace. And they will have experience with partnerships that connect students and companies in mutually beneficial collaboration. The candidate will be comfortable supporting undergraduate- and graduate-level students and excited to harness the full potential of the groundbreaking living, learning laboratory of Eden Hall Campus.

Recruitment for this position 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. 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.

Chatham University strives to promote a campus environment that understands and embraces multiculturalism while increasing individuals' intercultural competence. We actively work to build and sustain a diverse and culturally vibrant campus, which promotes employee and student success and retention. Learn more at:

Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Teach 18 credits per academic year in courses tied to sustainability and business, such as Sustainability Assessment & Reporting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Green & Social Innovation, Corporate Finance, and Sustainable Supply Chain Management.
  • Develop and support experiential learning opportunities for Chatham students in areas related to sustainability and business.
  • 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 of sustainability including, but not limited to, sustainable business administration, economics, law, supply chain management, marketing, corporate finance, data analytics.
  • Professional Practice: Experience in professional practice in sustainability, business, or related areas.
  • Faculty Experience: College-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, and a commitment to contributing to an inclusive and equitable campus community.
  • A high degree of emotional intelligence, excellent listening skills, patience for collaborative processes, and a positive, solution-oriented attitude.

Renewal and promotion follow Chatham standards for tenure-track faculty.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in the private sector related to sustainable practices.
  • Experience and strengths in diverse community engagements and partnerships.
  • Knowledge of and experience with the intersection of social justice issues and environmental sustainability in either professional or academic settings.

To Apply:

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

Application materials should detail how your teaching and professional practice have supported the success of first-generation students and students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented.

Interested candidates should visit and follow the instructions to complete the application process. Applications received by October 7th will receive primary consideration. To ensure full consideration, applications should include all of the following:

  • Cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Teaching, research, and diversity statements
  • Contact information for three professional references.

All documents should be uploaded in the "Resume" section 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.

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.

About Chatham University:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 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.

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