Job description and qualifications
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, public and third-sector 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 hosted by the University.
The School welcomes applications from different areas within sustainability and sustainability management. These include but are not limited to:
- transformation of industries towards sustainable production and consumption, including circular economy.
- adoption of sustainability as business strategy including sustainable supply chains, sustainable agribusiness models, and regenerative business models.
- reliance of business on biodiversity and interdependencies between business and biodiversity.
- environmental and social risk management at the organizational and societal levels, including climate change adaptation.
- sustainable finance and climate finance.
Candidates should hold a PhD degree in his/her 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 related to sustainability management. Preference will be given to candidates who can communicate the business value of sustainability.
Applicants must submit:
- A cover letter.
- A Curriculum Vitae, including contact information for three academic references.
- A statement of teaching, including course evaluations.
- A statement of research.
- Copy of two representative papers or publications.
Only electronic applications will be accepted; apply at UniAndes Careers Pre-selected candidates will be contacted via email to arrange interviews.
Applications are processed on a continuous basis in order of receipt. Questions should be directed to the Recruitment Team (firstname.lastname@example.org).
About the University and the School
University of Los Andes is a private university founded in 1948. It is a non-profit, non-partisan, and non-denominational institution of recognized academic excellence and leadership in Colombia and Latin America. Currently, the University has approximately 17,000 students (75% undergraduate, 25% graduate) who are enrolled in 31 undergraduate, 76 master and 18 doctoral programs distributed in nine schools.
The School of Management (UASM) is an AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA accredited School, and it’s the only School in Colombia that has achieved this distinction. Founded in 1972 it is recognized as one of the top schools in Latin America, thanks to its faculty, educational achievements, research and publications tradition, as well as the strong relations with the corporate world.
Currently UASM has 75 full-time faculty who are appointed to the areas of Management, Finance, Strategy, Marketing, Organizations and Sustainability and who belong to several research groups such as: corporate governance, social entrepreneurship, business history, environmental management and women in leadership positions.
Research is funded by internal and external sources. Internally, core faculty have access to a number of funding opportunities from the University´s Vice President for Research, including a special fund allocation for newly hired assistant professors. Externally, the School provides strong support for professors to obtain funds by participating in competitive calls. In the period 2018-2022, the School secured about 3.7 million Euros, divided equally between research projects and consulting with research components.
The School has a consolidated portfolio with a diverse range of academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate level which are complemented by a series of high-quality and long-standing Executive Education programs.
For more information about Universidad de Los Andes School of Management, please visit our website:http://administracion.uniandes.edu.co/
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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