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School/CompanyIvey Business School, Western University
Job TitleAssociate or Full Professor and Director of Centre for Building Sustainable Value
Address1255 Western Road
Job categoryAcademic
Career level[not specified]
Desired education levelDoctorate or PhD
Job typeFull-Time
Job description

Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director of the Centre for Building Sustainable Value at the Ivey Business School at The University of Western Ontario. The Director will be appointed as a regular faculty member at the Associate or Full Professor level with tenure. An appointment as Director will normally be for a three-year term, renewable. The ideal candidate will have a PhD in management, business or a related social science discipline, will have published in the highest quality academic outlets and is a recognized expert in sustainability research, widely defined. The preferred candidate is also a team-builder, appreciates interdisciplinary research, has excellent communication skills, can be a change agent, and is a decisive leader. Although not necessary, some administrative experience would also be asset. The position is available to begin on January 1, 2021, although alternate start dates may be arranged.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applicants are encouraged to submit materials (a letter outlining experience and suitability for the position, a curriculum vitae, names and email addresses of three referees (who will not be approached without permission), and copies of relevant research papers) online to [email protected] (See for other application details). Please ensure that the form available at is completed and included in your application submission. Review of applicants will commence on July 8, 2020. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

The Ivey Business School ( is Canada’s premier business school and is recognized globally for the quality of its management education and research. The School’s major activities include highly regarded MBA, MSc, undergraduate, and doctoral programs, and a diverse portfolio of executive programs. The School is internationally oriented in terms of curricula, research, faculty, and student exchanges, with campuses in London (Canada), Toronto and Hong Kong. Ivey is the world’s second largest distributor of case studies.

The Centre for Building Sustainable Value ( Centre founded and directs the Network for Business Sustainability ( and a variety of events to build the sustainability community worldwide, including the annual Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy and the annual Ivey Sustainability Conference. ) seeks to advance sustainable development through high quality thought leadership and teaching. Its guiding principle is that businesses must respond to challenges such as climate change, biodiversity loss, inequality, and systemic poverty, and help create a resilient and sustainable economy. Since the founding of the Centre in 2005, Ivey has become recognized internationally for its strength in sustainainabilty research.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact [email protected]

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Expiry date2020/07/08