James and Elizabeth Freeman Chair in Management

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

Freeman College of Management, Bucknell University
The James and Elizabeth Freeman Chair in Management

The Freeman College of Management at Bucknell University invites applicants for a chaired position in management at the associate or full professor level beginning in Fall 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 successful candidate will join the College’s Management and Organizations Department (MORS) and will be responsible for teaching courses that are grounded in ethics, values, diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or DBA in a field appropriate for teaching Management 101 and related disciplines.

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 35 ranking in the 2021 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.

This position involves co-teaching Management 101, Bucknell's hallmark experiential and reflective principles of management course, Human Resource Management, as well as other undergraduate courses in the MORS Department according to the candidate’s own interests and areas of competence. The unique nature of Management 101 requires that candidates for the Freeman 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. The successful candidate will teach two sections of MGMT 101 per year, comprising 28 students per section, and two other courses or two sections of one other course each year. Additional courses in the Management and Organizations Department will be assigned as needs arise based on the candidate’s secondary expertise. All courses should incorporate values-driven management 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 credits per academic year. The Freeman Chair will also be responsible for advising students

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 management, we are seeking a teacher-scholar in the organizational behavior/human resource management area to teach 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., #10 Reduced Inequalities; #5 Gender Equality, #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. 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.

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 disciplinary boundaries.

-Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a field appropriate for teaching Management 101, Human Resource Management, and other courses in the MORS Department of the Freeman College of Management.
-Candidates should have previously earned tenure at an accredited higher education institution.
-Candidates must have compiled a record of teaching excellence.
-Candidates must demonstrate superior scholarly competency and productivity commensurate with a senior-level appointment, and the promise of ongoing productivity.
-Finalists for this position who wish to be considered for tenure upon appointment will be asked to submit a complete tenure dossier.

Review of applications will begin no later than November 30, 2021 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 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, and 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 Dr. Eric Martin, Chair of the Search Committee, at ecm018@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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