Falk Chair in Socially Responsible Business

11 - 15 years experience  •  Education.

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17
Pittsburgh, PA
11 - 15 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 10/10/17

Job Description:

Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."

Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.

To help support the work of the University we have a faculty opening for a Falk Chair in Socially Responsible Business.

The Falk Chair in Socially Responsible Business will be held by a professor who is both an accomplished educator and a well-recognized expert in the field. The Falk Chair will have a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Science & Business (SASB) and the Falk School of Sustainability and Environment. Our goal is that the Chair, working in partnership with the Dean of SASB, the Director of the Business programs, the Dean of the Falk School and relevant faculty, will help establish Chatham at the forefront of developing leaders and entrepreneurs for socially responsible business.

The Falk Chair will also play a lead role in working to build partnerships within University leadership and with leading employers who have a focus on sustainability and social responsibility. The Chair will take the intellectual lead, working with the Dean of the Falk School, to develop a new executive masters program in Sustainability Leadership.

Among the possible areas of teaching and research that the Falk Chair could cover are: sustainable leadership, sustainable business practice, corporate and social responsibility, and social entrepreneurship. Candidate’s teaching and research should be guided by the principles of sustainability and sustainable systems.

The Falk Chair will be appointed at the Associate or full Professor level. Individuals with prior experience outside academia in industry, government, and/or non-profits are strongly encouraged to apply. A PhD or equivalent terminal qualification is necessary.

This is a 12-month appointment, with an expected lighter than normal teaching load of 15 credits, across the two schools, online, on campus and for both undergraduate and graduate programs.


At least 10 years relevant work experience
A Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree
A proven record of teaching at undergraduate and graduate level
A record of studying, teaching and addressing sustainability issues

Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

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