Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Markets, Innovation and Design

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Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Markets, Innovations and Design

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applications for a full-time, assistant-level, tenure-track position in Markets, Innovation and Design (MiDE), beginning August 2022. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in marketing or a closely related field by the start of the appointment.

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 40 ranking in the 2021 Poets & Quants’ annual survey of undergraduate business programs. We believe that an undergraduate education that combines broad intellectual exploration with technical skills 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.

The candidate should be willing and able to teach undergraduate courses in marketing principles, consumer behavior, and the intersection of marketing, innovation, and design, in addition to courses within the candidate’s area of scholarly interest and background. The teaching load at Bucknell University is five courses per academic year. For additional information pertaining to our curriculum, please visit: https://www.bucknell.edu/academics/freeman-college-management/majors-departments.

The Freeman College embraces the teacher-scholar model. Our new 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. The MiDE faculty at Bucknell has varied research interests, spanning consumer culture theory, user experience, design thinking, and the integration of management with the liberal arts through cultivating in students a progressive character inclined to serve the common good.

We also seek a faculty member with a demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student body and a track record of inclusive, innovative pedagogy. Freeman College faculty are encouraged to teach in ways that actively engage students in deep learning, critical thought, and the development of innovative insights. 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. We welcome candidates who demonstrate excellence in reflective multicultural and inclusive teaching practices and who display a strong commitment to collaboration and interdisciplinarity. Candidates with post Ph.D. full-time teaching experience may be granted credit towards tenure. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, we offer an attractive junior faculty leave program and generous family tuition benefits.

Review of applications will begin August 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). We intend to conduct first-round interviews remotely.

Complete files must include
● A letter of application,
● A current curriculum vitae,
● Evidence of teaching effectiveness,
● Copies of representative scholarly works, or evidence of work in progress,
● 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. Doug Allen, Chair of the Search Committee, at dallen@bucknell.edu.

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.

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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