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AIB Chair in Sustainable Business
University College Cork, Ireland

Date Posted Aug. 24, 2021
Title AIB Chair in Sustainable Business
University University College Cork, Ireland
Cork, Ireland
Department Cork University Business School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Business - General

AIB Chair in Sustainable Business
Cork University Business School
Permanent Whole-time Post

Cork University Business School (CUBS) is pleased to announce the establishment of the AIB Chair of Sustainable Business, made possible by the generous support of Allied Irish Banks PLC, to lead the School’s efforts to prepare a next generation of leadership to galvanize business organizations to contribute towards mitigation of, and adaptation to, climate change.  

The AIB Chair in Sustainable Business will be a global thought leader of international repute who will bring prestige not only to the school, but to AIB the funding organisation that is already a recognised leader in sustainability in the financial services sector in Ireland. Candidates with a proven track record of research and teaching that focuses on climate change and business, as evidenced by a body of high quality publications and a record of achievement in research funding in any of the disciplines covered by the School are invited to apply.

An experienced leader, the Chair will have the capacity and experience to assemble and lead multi-disciplinary research and teaching teams. The Chair will mobilise and maximise the impact of the numerous faculty studying and teaching sustainable business across the School and will reach across the University to build new multi-disciplinary collaborations, particularly with academics in the Environmental Research Institute. The successful candidate will actively engage with businesses and relevant networks to build on the University’s leadership position in education and training for sustainability in industry and enterprise.

Please note that Garda vetting and/or an international police clearance check may form part of the selection process.

For an information package including full details of the post, selection criteria and application process see The University, at its discretion, may undertake to make an additional appointment(s) from this competition following the conclusion of the process.

For informal discussion regarding the post contact Dean of the Business School, Professor Thia Hennessy at For more information on the Cork University Business School see

UCC is committed to creating and fully embracing an inclusive environment where diversity is celebrated.  As a University we strive to create a workplace that reflects the diversity of our student population where people from a wide variety of backgrounds learn from one another, share ideas, and work collaboratively. UCC is committed to being an employer that recognises the value of diversity amongst its staff.  We encourage applicants to consult our policies at and initiatives at and we welcome applications from everyone, including those who are underrepresented in the protected characteristics set out in our Equal Opportunities & Diversity Policy.

Appointment may be made on the Professor Salary Scale: €123,449 – €154,507 (Scale B)
Salary placement on appointment will be in accordance with public sector pay policy.

Applications must be submitted online via the University College Cork vacancy portal ( Queries relating to the online application process should be referred to, quoting the job-title.

Candidates should apply, in confidence, before 12 noon (Irish Local Time) on Thursday 23rd September 2021.

No late applications will be accepted.


Please note that an appointment to posts advertised will be dependent on University approval, together with the terms of the employment control framework for the higher education sector

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