Faculty Position, Professor of Sustainability and Management, Head of Research Center CCR

Company:ZHAW School of Management and Law

Location:Switzerland / Zurich

Discipline:Sustainability and Management

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


Faculty Position, Professor of Sustainability & Management*, Head of Research Center CCR

The ZHAW School of Management and Law invites applications for a senior faculty position, to take a leading role in developing the sustainability in management agenda of the School, by committing to excellence in research, teaching and outreach. The role involves managerial responsibility as Head of the Center for Corporate Responsibility, as well as member of the Department's leadership team.

Your Role

  • Shaping research, teaching and outreach agenda, and committing to impactful, high-quality research at the intersection between sustainability and management (topics may include, but are not limited to, corporate social responsibility, corporate social performance, purpose-driven leadership)
  • Assuming leadership of the Center for Corporate Responsibility, including personnel and budget responsibility
  • Enhancing the pipeline of third-party funding (e.g. grants and endowments) with academic and industry partners (e.g., Swiss National Science Foundation, Innosuisse, European Union)
  • Collaborating with industry partners in joint research projects and executive education
  • Engaging in educational agenda (teaching at Bachelor, Master, MBA, or executive education levels)
  • Contributing to culture and people development within the team and the department, actively participating in shaping and cultivating the academic environment of the School
  • As member of its leadership team, actively contributing to the strategic and operational development of the Department of International Business

Your Profile

  • PhD in business or management, ideally in the field of International Business, Strategic Management, Technology and Innovation Management or Organizational Behavior
  • Academic expertise, evidenced by publications in relevant journals, in the field of sustainability and management
  • Proven track record in successfully managing industry-academia collaboration, e.g., through work with corporate partners on joint research projects or funding initiatives
  • Experience in teaching to different audiences, manifested through evaluations with consistently high ratings
  • Leadership skills, communication skills and entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent communication skills in English are essential; a good knowledge of German is a plus

The ZHAW School of Management and Law (SML) is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland with internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degree programs, as well as cooperative PhD programs and well-established life-long learning programs. As the first business school at a Swiss university of applied sciences, the SML meets the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). Since 2020, the SML has been included in the Financial Times Ranking of the best European business schools. Our main principle, "Building Competence. Crossing Borders." underpins the high quality of our educational programs and research and reflects our global mindset and aspirations. The SML will host the upcoming European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference in 2022.

The School's Department of International Business (AIB) has the following organizational units: The International Management Institute, the International Education team, as well as the International Development & Projects team. In addition to its main mission in research, teaching and outreach, the department is responsible for the School's internationalization activities and the strengthening of its networks of leading universities and corporate partners worldwide.

We offer an inspiring, dynamic, and collegial environment with a high degree of independence and many possibilities for creativity. In addition to competitive salary conditions, the department offers an excellent location on our Winterthur campus in the canton of Zurich, a "green garden" environment with high living standards and good connections.

*If the requirements are met, the title of Professor may be awarded through the Fachhochschulrat (Council of the Universities of Applied Sciences of the canton of Zurich).

For expressions of interest, or confidential enquiries about the position, please contact:

Professor Fredrik Hacklin
Director, Department of International Business

For general information, please contact:

Regina Peil
Senior Branding & Recruiting Manager
e-mail :

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