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Assistant Professor in Leadership at Bucknell

  • 1.  Assistant Professor in Leadership at Bucknell

    Posted 09-24-2021 08:25
    Hello Everyone,

    We're hiring at Bucknell...A place where we embrace the education of all sectors and organizational forms, and are committed to integrating SDGs into our curriculum.  Thanks, Neil

    Freeman College of Management, Bucknell University

    Tenure-Track Assistant Professor

    The Sidney L. Miller Career Development Professor


    The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position in Leadership at the assistant professor level beginning in Fall 2022. The successful candidate will join the College's Management and Organizations Department and will be responsible for developing leadership courses and initiatives at the University that are grounded in ethics, values, diversity, equity, and inclusion.  Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or DBA in a field appropriate for teaching leadership and related subjects in the Management & Organizations Department of the Freeman College of Management.


    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 30 ranking in the 2020 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.


    Both the Freeman College's strategic plan and the University's strategic plan provide impetus for our search for this position. The Freeman College's strategic plan, adopted at the end of the 2017-18 academic year, states that we will embed the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the curriculum of the College. Because addressing the SDGs requires new management and organizational approaches that incorporate values-driven leadership, we are seeking a teacher- scholar in the leadership area to develop courses that will be open to students from both inside and outside of the College of Management. 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 social justice issues (e.g., especially #10 Reduced Inequalities; #5 Gender Equality; other complementary interests may include #1 No poverty, #2 Zero Hunger; #3; Good Health & Well-Being). Our successful candidate will be interested in integrating students into their own scholarly agenda, and we will encourage them to pursue additional 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.  

    We expect this new hire to be positioned to help all of our students to learn about, and learn to become, leaders. We seek candidates who believe in the liberal arts mission, will work toward shared governance at the university level, and support engagement with the broader community.


    In the Freeman College, we see values-driven leadership as an exciting opportunity to engage in these ways with our colleagues in the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Engineering. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, please visit:


    Teaching responsibilities primarily include the development and delivery of classes in leadership. Additional courses in the Management and Organizations Department will also be assigned as needs arise based on the candidate's secondary expertise. All courses should incorporate values-driven leadership thinking so that students taking them will have the opportunity to develop competence in thought directed toward organizational and societal challenges. The teaching load at Bucknell University is five courses per academic year.


    Our new leadership colleague will show promise of a vigorous scholarly trajectory, as well as a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. The Freeman College supports both traditional scholarship and creative scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries.




    Review of applications will begin no later than October 30, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.  For additional information, and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site ( Applications will only be accepted online. We intend to conduct first round interviews remotely.


    Complete files must include

    • A letter of application,
    • A current curriculum vita,
    • Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
    • Copies of representative scholarly works, or evidence of work in progress,
    • 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



    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.

    Neil Boyd
    David J. & Deborah West Professor of Management
    Chair, Management & Organizations Department
    Freeman College of Management
    Bucknell University
    Lewisburg PA 17837
    (717) 512-3870