The Sidney L. Miller Career Development Professor

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Management & Organizations

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 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 Prof. Neil Boyd, Chair of the Search Committee, at

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 60 majors and 70 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 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.

Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students 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

Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.

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 within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding 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 consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.

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