Established in 1933 as the first exclusively graduate school of international affairs in the United States, The Fletcher School faculty is multi-disciplinary, with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge. We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching and scholarly excellence, collaboration, diversity, and inclusiveness and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. More information on the Fletcher School can be found at https://fletcher.tufts.edu.
The Fletcher School at Tufts University seeks a professor for a course in Sustainable Business.
This course is meant to be an innovative and topically broad foundational course that prepare graduates for careers of the 21st century - as problem-solvers where business is central to addressing the challenges of sustainable development. The course should include a review of the key theories and concepts related to business and sustainability, including socially-responsible investing, corporate social responsibility, ESG, impact investing, and SDGs. Critiques of each approach, including greenwashing and impact washing, should be explored. The course should thoroughly discuss the intersection of business with ethics and sustainability which may include, for example, coverage of transparency, value creation, measurement and metrics, labor relations and social justice, the role of technology and innovation, public goods and market failures, and how they manifest in global supply chains. The role of government and MDBs in ensuring sustainable business should be explored. Inclusion of guest speakers and access to a broad network in this professional space is preferred. The ability to facilitate a rigorous experiential learning/practicum project would be ideal. Specific skills and analytical frameworks should be introduced and applied.
This broad-ranging course is a part of the core curriculum of the Master of International Business degree and required of all students in the program. It is also an elective for students from all degree programs at Fletcher.
The Fletcher School’s faculty is multi-disciplinary with a focus on preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a global perspective. The School undertakes research and prepares masters and doctoral students to use the latest political, business, economic, and legal thinking, among others, to generate pragmatic policies or make executive decisions that will successfully shape global events. Tufts University is a world-renowned research university dedicated to the creation and application of knowledge.
Instructors should have a relevant professional or research background in business, sustainability, corporate responsibility, ESG investing, or other relevant disciplines.
A doctoral degree in a relevant field is preferred but not required. Teaching experience at the graduate level and/or practical experience in operating or investing in sustainable businesses or consulting to them is especially valued.
Candidates should submit a cover letter, a statement of research and teaching interests including concrete descriptions of current and future plans for research as well as their particular interest in the position at The Fletcher School, curriculum vitae, list of at least three references, and previous teaching evaluations. The search committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2022 and will continue reviewing until the position is filled. Applications can be submitted via Interfolio.
For more information about The Fletcher School at Tufts University, please visit fletcher.tufts.edu.