JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
August 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018
The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor)
Position Title/Short Description
Section: US: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, UNITED STATES
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The Frederick A. and Barbara M. Erb Institute for Sustainability in Business at the University of Michigan seeks a postdoctoral
scholar to help develop and lead a two-year research effort on measuring the impact of corporate sustainability
efforts with the goal of advancing the triple-bottom-line. Specifically, the institute—in partnership with the Ford Motor
Company—seeks answers to the following questions:
1. What is the current state-of-the-art with respect to identifying, operationalizing, and measuring sustainability
impacts (broadly defined to include social, environmental, and economic outcomes)?
2. How might impact metrics be better integrated with corporate decision-making (e.g., about overall corporate
strategy, the development of products and services, etc.) such that tradeoffs across social, environmental, and
economic objectives are better accounted for by executives, managers, and stakeholders?
Based on our observations and experiences, there exist opportunities for improving upon the identification,
operationalization, measurement, and integration (in corporate decision-making) of sustainability impacts. A key
focus of this research will be on the development and testing of approaches and/or tools for deployment in real-world
corporate sustainability settings.
Post-Doctoral Research Fellows are appointed for two years. Additional details about the expectations and responsibilities of post-doctoral fellows in the Erb Institute may be found here:
- External Application Link