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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Operations Management

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

Bucknell University

Kenneth W. Freeman College of Management

Sidney L. Miller Professor of Management

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Operations Management

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applications for the Sidney L. Miller Professor of Management Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position in Operations Management, a full-time, tenure-track position in operations management, beginning August 2021. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. in operations or supply chain management, business analytics, operations research, management science, 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 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.

The candidate should be willing and able to teach undergraduate courses in operations management, supply chain management, and related courses of business analytics in addition to courses within the candidate’s area of scholarly interest and background. This position will support our current and growing instructional needs in both our new business analytics major and university-wide electives. 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 business analytics faculty at Bucknell has varied research interests, spanning discrete optimization, the interface between operations research and machine learning, pricing and revenue management, scheduling, supply chain management and the application of operations research methods in healthcare.

We also seek a teacher-scholar with a demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse student body and a track record of inclusive, innovative pedagogy. 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 immediately and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information and to apply, please visit Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Applications will only be accepted online. We intend to conduct interviews remotely and, if conditions allow for a safe visit, to potentially invite successful finalists for campus visits.

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 of teaching 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.

A formal application must be submitted through: http://jobs.bucknell.edu/cw/en-us/listing. Please address any questions about the search to Prof. Jimmy Chen, Chair of the Search Committee, at jimmy.chen@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 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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