Holmes Professorship in Management (Finance)

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

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position in Finance, at the associate or full professor level for the Holmes Professorship in Management (Finance) beginning in August 2022. The position is a chaired professorship to be filled by an outstanding candidate with an established record of research, a commitment to continued scholarship, and a demonstrated record of excellence in undergraduate teaching to a diverse student body. The position requires a Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a field appropriate for teaching finance. A successful candidate will demonstrate an appreciation of Bucknell’s liberal arts tradition and be willing to teach introductory and upper-level courses in the department's finance major. Bucknell’s AACSB accredited Freeman College of Management values both traditional scholarship and creative scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries.

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 the #35 ranking in the 2021 Poets & Quants’ annual national 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 progressive teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, please visit https://www.bucknell.edu/academics/freeman-college-management/majors-departments.

Our new colleague will have an established record of meaningful scholarship, a plan for continuing the scholarly effort into the future, as well as a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Further, they will be interested in integrating opportunities for student learning into their own research program. The Freeman College supports both traditional scholarship and creative scholarship that transcends disciplinary boundaries.

At the Freeman College, we 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 candidates who ensure respect for a wide variety of positions, raise perspectives that may not otherwise be vocalized in the classroom, and are eager to advise and mentor students from multicultural and underrepresented student groups.


• Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a field appropriate for teaching finance and related subjects in the Freeman College of Management.
• Candidates must have compiled a sustained record of teaching excellence.
• Candidates must demonstrate superior scholarly competency, a record of productivity commensurate with a senior-level appointment, and the promise of ongoing productivity.


Review of applications will begin no later than November 1st and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell’s career site at careers.bucknell.edu. 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 vitae,
• A statement of teaching philosophy,
• Evidence of teaching excellence,
• A statement of scholarly achievements and goals,
• Copies of representative scholarly works, or evidence of work in progress, and
• 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 diverse topics, sources, and readings into your courses.

Please address any questions about the search to Prof. Tom Geurts, Chair of the Search
Committee at tgg004@bucknell.edu.

About Bucknell

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 to these goals.

Bucknell is committed to supporting the teacher-scholar model of faculty development. 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.

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