Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations
Organizational Behavior & Responsible Management
The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Management & Organizations beginning in Fall 2024. The position is to be filled by an outstanding candidate with a commitment to scholarship and promise of excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student body. The successful candidate will join the College's Management and Organizations Department (MORS) and will be primarily responsible for teaching courses in organizational behavior and responsible management. All courses will be grounded in ethics, values, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Candidates must possess a doctorate in a field appropriate for teaching the courses noted above.
The approximately 700 undergraduate students in the AACSB-accredited Freeman College of Management may choose among seven highly interdisciplinary majors that combine courses in the various fields of management with offerings in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. Our innovative curriculum and world-class teacher-scholars earned the Freeman College a top 20 ranking in the 2023 Poets & Quants' annual survey of undergraduate business programs. We believe that an undergraduate education that combines technical skills and deep intellectual exploration is the best preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders. New faculty members must be capable of contributing to this mission through teaching, advising, scholarship, and service.
This position involves teaching introductory and advanced courses in organizational behavior (i.e., MORS 202 – People in Organizations, and possibly MGMT 101 -Introduction to Organization & Management - after completing a year or more of service), responsible management (i.e., MORS 302 – Responsible Management, MORS 400 – Management Consulting; First Year Foundation Seminar – FOUN 098 - a topic of choice), as well as other undergraduate courses in the MORS Department according to the candidate's own interests and areas of competence. All courses should incorporate values-driven management thinking so that students will develop competence in thought directed toward organizational and societal challenges. The teaching load at Bucknell University is five credits per academic year. The candidate will also be responsible for advising students.
Both the Freeman College's strategic plan and the University's strategic plan provide impetus for this position. The Freeman College's strategic plan states that the College's curriculum will embed the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Because addressing the SDGs requires new management and organizational approaches that incorporate values-driven management, we are seeking a teacher-scholar to teach courses that will be open to all Bucknell students In particular, we seek to hire someone who educates and studies topics directly linked to an array of United Nations social justice goals, and we hope to especially attract candidates who focus on one or more specific critical issues at the intersection of organizational behavior and social justice (e.g., #10 Reduced Inequalities, #6 Gender Equality, #1 No poverty, #2 Zero Hunger, and #3 Good Health & Well-Being). Our successful candidate will be interested in integrating students into their own scholarly agenda. The College encourages and recognizes faculty who pursue collaborative teaching and scholarly initiatives with colleagues across the University.
The MORS Department and the Freeman College are devoted to diversity and inclusion. We strive to recruit faculty members, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds who bring myriad viewpoints to our community, thereby facilitating the cultivation of curiosity, open-mindedness, humility, enlightened perspectives, and other valuable traits critical for learning and growth. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity.
Candidates should have evidence of a developing program of scholarship and a plan for continuing that program into the future. The Freeman College supports both traditional scholarship and creative scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries.
· Candidates must either possess a doctorate or show evidence that they will obtain their degree no later than August 1, 2024 in a field appropriate for teaching organizational behavior and responsible management, and other courses in the MORS Department of the Freeman College of Management.
· Candidates must show promise for teaching excellence.
· Candidates must demonstrate promise for scholarship commensurate with an assistant professor appointment, and the promise of ongoing productivity.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit Bucknell's career site careers.bucknell.edu. Applications will only be accepted online. We will conduct informal information sessions at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting in Boston in early August 2023. If you are interested in setting up an informal meeting, please reach out Dr. Neil Boyd (search Chair). Interviews are anticipated to commence remotely in September 2023.
Complete files must include
· A letter of application,
· A current curriculum vita,
· Evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available),
· Copies of representative scholarly works, and evidence of work in progress (if available),
· A statement of teaching and advising philosophy,
· A statement describing experience(s), training, or engagement with issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity, including efforts to work with and support students in an inclusive manner and incorporating topics related to diversity into your courses, and
· A statement of scholarly achievements and goals.
Please address any questions about the search to Dr. Neil Boyd, Chair of the Search Committee, at email@example.com.
Bucknell University is a private, highly ranked, primarily undergraduate, national liberal arts institution that also offers strong professional programs in engineering, management, education, and music.
Bucknell University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The university believes that students learn best in a diverse, inclusive community and is therefore committed to academic excellence through diversity in its faculty, staff, and students. Applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education are encouraged.
Bucknell is committed to creating a climate that fosters inclusion, growth, and development for a diverse student body, and seeks candidates who are also committed these goals.
Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. The teaching load is five courses per year. With a student-faculty ratio of about 9:1, small class sizes are a hallmark of the Bucknell educational experience. The university sponsors a range of activities to support the development of its faculty, including a Teaching-Learning Center and generous research support and leave policies.
Bucknell is located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, on the banks of the Susquehanna River. The Lewisburg area offers a combination of outdoor recreation opportunities and small-town amenities. In addition to the cultural and athletic events offered at the University and in town, the region offers strong schools and medical facilities, and an affordable cost of living. Bucknell is about three hours from Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.