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James and Elizabeth Freeman Chair in Management

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Accounting & Financial Management, Global Management, Managing for Sustainability, Markets, Innovations and Design

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track position at the associate or full professor level to be the inaugural holder of James and Elizabeth Freeman Chair in Management.

Candidates should have an existing, meaningful 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 traditional disciplinary boundaries. We encourage applications from candidates with expertise in any of the wide array of fields relevant to the management of organizations.

Successful candidates will co-teach Management 101, Bucknell's hallmark experiential and reflective undergraduate principles-of-management course, as well as other undergraduate courses in management according to the candidate’s own interests and areas of competence. The unique nature of Management 101 requires that candidates for the Chair be enthusiastic about teaching with a team of professors and undergraduate teaching assistants and be capable of engaging in intense teaching in-the-moment on a regular basis. Candidates with some background in organizational behavior and/or stakeholder management are particularly well-suited to teaching MGMT 101, but we will give full consideration to other candidates as well. The normal teaching load at Bucknell is 5 course-credits per year: Management 101 counts as 1.5 course-credits per section, and the successful candidate will typically teach 2 sections of Management 101 in one semester, comprising 28 students per section; the candidate will teach two other courses or two sections of one other course in the other semester.

As part of the Management and Organizations Department, the Chair will also be responsible for advising students.

The Freeman College offers innovative professional education in the context of one of the nation’s leading liberal arts universities. We believe that an undergraduate education that combines technical skills and deep intellectual exploration is the best preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders. The Freeman College strives 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 seek faculty members capable of contributing to this mission through teaching, mentoring, and scholarship. Further, our faculty take seriously their responsibilities to contribute to the further development of the University and their own fields of study.

Minimum Qualifications:
● Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in management or other fields appropriate for teaching courses and conducting scholarship in management.
● Candidates should have compiled a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate or graduate level.
● Candidates should demonstrate superior scholarly competency and productivity commensurate with a senior-level appointment.


Review of applications will begin on July 1, 2018. Initial interviews with selected candidates will be conducted at the Academy of Management Meetings; selected candidates not attending the Meetings will be interviewed by phone or Skype shortly thereafter. Application review will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site at:

Complete files must include
● A letter of application,
● A current curriculum vita,
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
● A statement of teaching philosophy,
● A statement of scholarly achievements and goals, and
● A diversity statement.

When the Freeman College of Management determines that a candidate should be considered for an on-campus visit, the Search Committee Chair will contact that candidate to request samples of scholarship and three letters of reference. Please do not submit scholarship samples and letters of reference until requested by the Search Committee Chair.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the Freeman College of Management office at 570-577-1337.


The approximately 600 students in the AACSB-accredited Freeman College of Management may choose among four highly interdisciplinary majors that combine courses in the various disciplines of management with offerings in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. The College's four majors include: Accounting & Financial Management; Global Management; Managing for Sustainability; and Markets, Innovation & Design. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, go to:

About Bucknell

Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 50 majors and 60 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment to community and global service work.

Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.

The Community

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living here is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and many opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School is consistently ranked among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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