Postdoc Position at Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School is pleased to announce that it is seeking to hire a qualified Postdoctoral Research Scholar, with a research focus on corporate sustainability and/or climate change-related issues, for a period of two years. The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will receive a research budget and collaborate on projects of mutual interest with Vanessa Burbano. The Research Scholar will also work with Vanessa Burbano in her role as Corporate Engagement Director for an NSF-funded Science and Technology Center focused on climate adaptation issues.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in conducting research relevant to understanding corporate stakeholders’ (incl., but not limited to, employees) responses to climate information and corporate climate-related initiatives. They should have a strong background both in 1) experimental and/or field experimental research methods, and 2) other empirical methods. Applications should have a Ph.D. (or expect to complete theirs by Fall 2022) in strategy, management, organizational behavior, behavioral economics, psychology, or a relevant social science field from an accredited institution and have a record of being an outstanding scholar in every respect.

Teaching is not required, but there is an opportunity for the Postdoctoral Research Scholar to be mentored to teach core or elective Strategy courses.

Columbia Business School is a dynamic center of research, with faculty, postdoctoral and visiting scholars, and doctoral students taking a wide range of approaches to social science research with applied implications.

Applicants should submit (1) a cover letter; (2) a research statement describing research interests and accomplishments including research they would like to conduct (or have conducted) to examine corporate stakeholders’ responses to climate information and corporate climate-related initiatives; (3) a C.V.; and (4) two letters of recommendation. Please email the materials with subject line “Postdoc Burbano” to

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and should be submitted by February 28 in order to receive full consideration. We expect to make a selection by April 29. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2022.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply.