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Stratakis Chair Professor

Apply now Job no: 494825
Work type: Full-Time
Location: University City
Categories: LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

About Drexel University, LeBow College of Business, and the Gupta Governance Institute

Drexel University is a premier private university committed to research and academic excellence with an enrollment of approximately 16,000 undergraduate and 8,000 graduate students.  Founded in 1891, the University celebrated 100 years of leadership in cooperative education in 2020. Drexel is among the nation’s top 131 research universities designated R-1 status under the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Located in Philadelphia, the urban campus lies in the heart of West Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood. Its proximity to restaurants, cultural attractions, major employers, and public transit makes Drexel’s main campus convenient for students, faculty and staff alike. The LeBow College of Business, known for superior scholarly research and academic programs, is accredited by AACSB International. The full-time faculty at LeBow brings an impressive range of expertise to the business school and their research has gained recognition in national and international rankings. Further information is available at http://www.lebow.drexel.edu

As part of LeBow, the Gupta Governance Institute is committed to modernizing board governance through practical dialogue. GGI, which was founded in 2018, is home to both the long-standing Center for Corporate Governance (est. in 2005) and the recently established Center for Nonprofit Governance (est. in 2018), each providing world-renowned business leaders with forward-looking, cutting-edge governance insights. The Gupta Governance Institute uniquely aligns its preeminent academic research with diverse industry perspectives through its advisory board representing more than 60 public, 45 private, and 95 nonprofit boards. GGI embodies the rigor of A.J. Drexel’s mission to be the neutral ground where industry and academia meet and now supports the Drexel Solutions Institute,, the gateway for industry to connect to Drexel University’s expertise and world-class resources.

Job Overview:

The LeBow College of Business at Drexel University invites exceptional scholars to apply for the Christopher and Mary Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability (established in 2002). The successful candidate for this endowed Chair will also be the academic director for LeBow’s Raj & Kamla Gupta Governance Institute (GGI) and serve as professor with tenure in the LeBow College of Business. The Stratakis Chair will be expected to elevate the reputation of the Gupta Governance Institute by increasing its impact and influence on governance dialogues in academia and industry.

This is a rare opportunity to join a vibrant and high-performing LeBow faculty at the forefront of research, teaching, and practice in corporate governance. The Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability will have the opportunity to contribute significantly to the strategic goals of the College of Business, and the Gupta Governance Institute. We are seeking a recognized scholar and respected teacher to enhance the ranks of our faculty and provide academic leadership while engaging with industry partners to strengthen LeBow’s strategic focus on academic-industry partnerships.

Essential Functions:

The successful candidate for the Christopher and Mary Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability will take the lead role in the Gupta Governance Institute, working with faculty and the Executive Director of the Gupta Governance Institute to set future goals and priorities.  The Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability will enhance the LeBow College of Business’ reputation for excellence in corporate governance in the academic community and with industry and position LeBow as a leader in corporate governance education and research. 

Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will hold a PhD or equivalent degree in business or a related discipline, with an exceptional record of publications related to corporate governance in top-tier academic journals. The candidate must qualify for the rank of full professor with tenure and be an internationally recognized scholar with an outstanding record of teaching including courses taught to both master’s and doctoral students. Evidence of participation in executive education and a track record of working with academia and industry will be highly valued.

The successful candidate for the Christopher and Mary Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability will take the lead role in the Gupta Governance Institute, working with faculty and the Executive Director of the Gupta Governance Institute to set future goals and priorities. The Stratakis Chair in Corporate Governance and Accountability will enhance the LeBow College of Business’ reputation for excellence in corporate governance in the academic community and with industry and position LeBow as a leader in corporate governance education and research.

Required Experience:

Must qualify for the rank of full professor with tenure.

Physical Demands:

Typically sitting at a desk/table.
Typically standing, walking.

Job Location:

University City

Special Instructions:

Applicants are encouraged to submit the following materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of references, brief statement of their research program, evidence of excellence in research and teaching). Teaching load, faculty resources and salary will be competitive with similar appointments at leading research universities. 

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair: Dr. Rajneesh Suri (surir@drexel.edu). Applications must be submitted online in Careers at Drexel to be considered for the position.

 

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