Postdoctoral researchers at the Erb Institute are global in their approach, think in terms of systems and adopt an interdisciplinary perspective on sustainability. Rather than limiting our search to individuals who represent a particular discipline, we seek scholars whose research and academic interests sit—from a contextual perspective—at the inter- and transdisciplinary nexus between broad sustainability and the private sector.
Meet Our Current Postdoctoral Fellows
The Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and Application
Our application cycle is now open and will close January 5th, 2018 (11:59 EST).
We are currently accepting applications from talented and creative early-career scholars who will conduct high-quality research, participate in seeking extramural funding related to their research, write jointly authored and peer-reviewed articles, and contribute content for a broad array of audiences under the Erb Institute’s thought leadership banner. A PhD or comparable degree is a prerequisite for this appointment.
We are seeking one postdoctoral fellow 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?
Postdoctoral Research & Publications
The colloquium is an informal research seminar series featuring the latest insights and cutting-edge thinking in a broadly defined sustainable enterprise field. Faculty spanning many disciplines relevant to sustainable business, from within U-M and other leading institutions, present and discuss their work in an interdisciplinary and interactive framework.