Assistant or Associate Professor in Sustainability / Sustainability Management

Job description

The School of Management at Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia seeks to hire one full-time faculty member at the assistant or associate level to strengthen its (environmental and social) Sustainability Area and make significant contributions to the group's research, applied projects and teaching activities. The Sustainability Area aims at generating knowledge and building management capabilities (among private and public actors) consistent with sustainable development principles.  Area members actively contribute to centers such as the Latin American Center for Sustainable Development Goals and the Center for Sustainable Finance, both hosted by the University. 

The School is looking for a candidate interested in establishing an academic career in Colombia.

Job qualifications

The School welcomes applications from different areas within sustainability and sustainability management. These include but are not limited to:  

  • environmental and social risk management at the organization and/or societal levels, including climate change adaptation.
  • transformation of industries towards increased sustainability, including circular economy.
  • adoption of sustainability as business strategy, including regenerative business models.

Candidates should hold a PhD degree in their area of expertise.  Successful candidates are expected to have a strong commitment to high quality research and to sustain an active research and publication agenda; provide institutional support and leadership (service) within the School and externally; and engage in the design, delivery, and assessment of undergraduate and graduate level courses. Teaching activities involve, among others, courses on ecosystem services and sustainability management. Preference will be given to candidates who can communicate the business value of sustainability. 

Application procedure

Applicants must submit:

  1. A cover letter.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae, including contact information for three academic references.
  3. A statement of teaching, including course evaluations.
  4. A statement of research.
  5. Copy of two representative papers or publications.

Only electronic applications will be accepted; apply at

Review of applications will begin on February 11, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled. Appointment starts in August 2022.  

We offer a basic competitive salary dependent on classification plus bonuses for publications, projects and/or extra teaching. Grants for research and conference travel are available.

Questions should be directed to the Recruitment Team

About the Sustainability Area

Universidad de los Andes School of Management is one of the first schools in Latin America with an emphasis in sustainability management. From 2000 onwards, social and environmental sustainability have been prominent research topics of several leading faculty of the School. In 2008, a Master in Environmental Management (MEM) was created. The MEM was followed by the creation of a Master in Development Practice (MDP) in 2011. While both the MEM and the MDP continue to thrive, an on-line Master in Regeneration and Sustainable Development (MRSD) was successfully launched in 2021.

The Sustainability Area was formally created as a functional administrative unit of the School in 2014. The Area constitutes an interdisciplinary group that aims at generating knowledge and building management capabilities (among private and public actors) consistent with sustainable development principles. Backgrounds of group members (full time and adjunct) include management, ecology, environmental sciences, economics, engineering, geography, political science, public policy and sociology. 

In addition to teaching and undertaking research on sustainability and sustainability management, faculty of the Sustainability Area have created and led a number of impactful projects. These include programs such as the Latin American Center for Sustainable Development Goals, the Center for Sustainable Finance, the Sustainable Enterprise Network Program (RedES in Spanish), an observatory of Colombia’s National Natural Park System (Parques como vamos), and a National Environmental Advocacy Forum (Foro Nacional Ambiental). 



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  • Universidad de los Andes
  • School of Management
  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • PhD and Postdoc Positions
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