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HJ Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics Postdoctoral Fellow Position
University of Pittsburgh

Date Posted Feb. 8, 2019
Title HJ Zoffer Chair of Sustainability and Ethics Postdoctoral Fellow Position
University University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department Katz Graduate School of Business
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2019
  • Post-Doc
  • Business Ethics

The University of Pittsburgh School of Business and Professor CB Bhattacharya, the HJ Zoffer Chair
in Sustainability and Ethics ( is seeking a postdoctoral fellow based in Pittsburgh to serve as a key member of his research team. The fellowship is a two-year appointment and is funded by the Zoffer Chair via a grant from the Berg Foundation. The overarching goal of the project is to advance the understanding of sustainability and corporate responsibility in transforming business models within complex organizational environments.

In addition to joining ongoing research activities examining sustainability and corporate responsibility, ethics and leadership, the fellow will assist with the development of new research efforts, pedagogic material, and coordinate workshops. Specific empirical models will be tested using a variety of sophisticated statistical techniques. Emphasis is on the ability of the fellow to collect and analyze data and create publication-ready manuscripts for key academic outlets.

A candidate’s doctorate can be in any relevant field with preference given to degrees in business management or the social sciences (sociology, psychology, political science, anthropology). Experience in and knowledge of sustainability, corporate social responsibility and theories of ethics and leadership in business are required. Candidates must have some experience in publishing and other research-related activities. Starting date is flexible but expected start date is September 2019. Salary range is $50k to $60k (depending on qualifications) plus full benefits for the 12 month period.

The ideal candidate will help with all activities pertaining to publishing books and articles – e.g., literature reviews, popular press and sustainability report searches, data collection, data analysis, etc. I will also need help in preparing presentations, teaching material, grading, academic reviews and other activities germane to academic life. Overall, this is an ideal learning opportunity where the candidate will not only gain training and exposure to an exciting and increasingly important research field but also learn more about the joys and challenges of academic life.

  • The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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Contact Information

  • CB Bhattacharya
    Katz Graduate School of Business
    University of Pittsburgh
    3950 Roberto Clemente Drive
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260


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