Academic Employment Opportunities

Position Information
Position Rank: Full Time Professorial Stream - Associate/Full Professor
Discipline/Field: CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance
Home Faculty: Schulich School of Business
Home Department/Area/Division: Sustainability
Affiliation/Union: YUFA
Position Start Date: July 1, 2023

CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance, Schulich School of Business, York University

The Sustainability Area at the Schulich School of Business, York University is seeking an outstanding scholar to join our group at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. In addition to being appointed a professorial stream full-time tenured faculty member, the successful candidate will be appointed as the inaugural CIBC Chair in Sustainable Finance for a 5-year term. The newly created position is scheduled to commence July 1, 2023, but the start date is flexible. Salary and benefits are competitive, and all York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

The Schulich School of Business has been a globally recognized leader in sustainability for more than three decades. Such depth of expertise has recently led to the establishment of ‘Sustainability’ as a formal area group within the school, and consists of a faculty cohort that is considered amongst the world’s best in their field: Charles Cho (Professor & Erivan K. Haub Chair in Business & Sustainability); Avis Devine (Associate Professor, Real Estate Finance & Sustainability); Burkard Eberlein (Professor of Public Policy & Sustainability); Geoffrey Kistruck (Professor & RBC Chair in Social Innovation & Impact); Dirk Matten (Professor & Hewlett Packard Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility); Robert Phillips (Professor & George R. Gardiner Chair in Business Ethics); Mike Valente (Associate Professor of Business & Sustainability); and Maxim Voronov (Professor of Organization Studies & Sustainability). The Sustainability Area Group also houses the school-wide Centre of Excellence in Responsible Business that engages scholars, students, and practitioners collectively seeking to promote the role of business in tackling pressing social and environmental issues.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD degree, and we invite scholarship from a broad range of disciplines (e.g., economics, political science). Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated significant impact in the field of sustainable finance. Such impact will be evaluated in terms of; (1) research excellence of a recognized international calibre as evidenced by publications in top-tier journals within their respective field; (2) teaching excellence as evidenced through both classroom performance and pedagogical innovation, and (3) outreach excellence as evidenced by significantly influencing policy and practice. Desired areas of specialization within the broader field of sustainable finance include, but are not limited to; green energy transition, low carbon economy, impact investment, tri sector engagement, and the political, regulatory and governance challenges of a sustainable financial system. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in outstanding, innovative, and, as appropriate, externally funded research at the highest level. The successful candidate must be eligible for prompt appointment to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

York is a leading international teaching and research university, and a driving force for positive change. Empowered by a welcoming and diverse community with a uniquely global perspective, we are preparing our students for their long-term careers and personal success. Together, we can make things right for our communities, our planet and our future.

Consistently ranked in the top tier of the world’s best business schools and #1 in Canada, the Schulich School of Business is known for its global reach, innovative programming and the diversity of its student body, faculty and staff. Schulich enrolls some 3,000 students in undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate business degree programs leading to careers in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Located in Toronto, Canada, the School’s multimillion dollar, award-winning complex is on York University’s main campus. Schulich’s downtown Miles S. Nadal Management Centre is situated in the heart of the city’s financial district.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Cameron Graham, Affirmative Action Representative on the Search Committee at

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and those who self-identify as 2SLGBTQ+, can be found at or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at

Applicants should send an electronic application, including an application letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research and teaching interests, teaching evaluations, and the names and contact information of three referees to: Informal inquiries about the position can be made to the Area Coordinator Sustainability and Chair of the Search Committee: Professor Geoff Kistruck ( Review of applications will begin September 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


Posting End Date: September 30, 2022