Professor of the Practice in Business & Environment

Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment

The Nicholas School of the Environment (NSOE) at Duke University seeks a Professor of the Practice in Business & Environment to start on or before July 1, 2024. This is a regular rank position with an initial four-year term that is expected to be extended based on performance, successful evaluations, funding availability, and ongoing programmatic needs within the Nicholas School Business & Environment Program. This position is open to candidates at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of the Practice depending on experience. Applicants should have a DBA or a PhD in a business-relevant field or comparable direct experience in business and education with a focus on one or more of the following areas: corporate sustainability strategy, supply chain management, systems analysis, sustainability operations, sustainable product or service innovation, or marketing/communications as related to corporate sustainability. Professional work experience, including a track record of increasing responsibility in the private sector working on corporate environmental sustainability or environmental science, is highly desirable.

A key element of this position will be to provide thought leadership in sustainable business practices supported by excellence in "practice-focused" research or industry engagement so as to be recognized in outlets whose primary audiences are executives and business leaders. While thought leadership may be demonstrated through publications in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals, other industry-oriented activities will also be valued including: ongoing consulting activities with industry leaders, contributions to standards setting, participation in industry groups and sustainability coalitions, corporate education, and development of industry standards of practice.

Responsibilities include: (1) teaching up to 3 courses in NSOE's two-year professional Masters of Environmental Management (MEM) degree program; (2) advising students in the Business & Environment program, which is a concentration under the Nicholas School MEM degree program; (3) advising client-focused Master's Projects for students in the Business & Environment program and potentially students with business interests in NSOE's Master of Forestry program; and (4) administration of the Business & Environment Program.

Specific courses will include an introductory course on business fundamentals (marketing, operations, accounting, finance, and strategy) and connections of these topics to corporate environmental sustainability and two additional, more specialized advanced electives on topics on the intersection of business and sustainability that will expand the diversity of NSOE's elective offerings. Possibilities include certifications & reporting, green supply chains, sustainable finance or green technology innovation.

To apply, please submit: (1) a short cover letter describing interest in, and qualifications for, the position; (2) an up-to-date curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of research and practice interests and experience that includes a description of past research/practice accomplishments, plans for future research/practice, and experience and approach to mentoring and supporting a diverse and inclusive research/practice environment; (4) evidence of teaching excellence; (5) a one-page statement describing your teaching philosophy, previous experiences, future plans for teaching, and experience and approach to fostering an inclusive learning and mentoring environment for their students; and (6) names and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted at See Job # 25635

The search committee will begin reviewing applications November 30, 2023. Further inquiries may be directed to the search committee chair, Professor Jesko von Windheim,

Who We Are.

The Nicholas School. The Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy is home to faculty in both the natural and social sciences. Division faculty are at the forefront of generating new disciplinary and interdisciplinary knowledge on scientific, management, and policy aspects on a range of environmental topics. The Division values engagement with governments, private companies, nonprofit civil society organizations, and local communities that promotes more sustainable use of environmental resources. It also values diverse ways of knowing, understanding, and learning. Its excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, staff, and students who share a commitment to these values.

Duke University. Duke is one of America's leading research universities. Located in Durham, North Carolina, it is positioned in the heart of the Research Triangle, which is ranked annually as one of the best places in the United States to work and live. Duke has more than 15,000 students who study and conduct research in its 10 undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools.

Duke University and The Nicholas School of the Environment are strongly committed to advancing inclusive excellence throughout our research, teaching, and service activities. A diverse faculty - defined broadly as representing a wide range of identities, lived experiences, and perspectives - is a prerequisite for excellence and is essential to driving innovation within our scholarly community. To achieve these goals, it is essential that all members of the community feel valued and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community are expected to uphold these values, and we seek to hire faculty who are passionate about increasing the participation and success of individuals from all different backgrounds and communities.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

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