Open Rank Faculty Position in Analytics and Operations Management

Job description

Job no: 496108
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 business analytics, beginning August 2019. We seek a candidate with a Ph.D. (or ABD) in business analytics, operations research, management science, or a closely related field by the start of the appointment. Candidates should demonstrate excellence in undergraduate teaching of business analytics to a diverse student body. The successful candidate will develop a strong body of research in their area of specialization.

The candidate should be willing and able to teach undergraduate courses in introductory business analytics, prescriptive analytics and predictive analytics in addition to courses in the candidate's area of scholarly interest and background. This position will support our current and growing needs in analytics. Responsibilities of this position are teaching, research, and service.

The Freeman College, an AACSB-accredited unit, offers innovative professional education in the context of one of the nation's leading liberal arts universities. We believe that an education that combines inclusive pedagogy, technical skills and deep intellectual exploration is the best preparation for thoughtful and capable leaders. Thus, we seek faculty members capable of contributing to this mission.

The Freeman College embraces the teacher-scholar model. Demonstrated competence for high quality scholarship (commensurate with the applicable rank) and excellence in undergraduate teaching are required. The business analytics faculty at Bucknell has varied research interests, spanning discrete optimization, pricing and revenue management, scheduling, supply chain management and the application of operations research methods in healthcare.

Candidates with post Ph.D. full-time teaching experience may be granted credit towards tenure. A candidate hired at ABD must complete their PhD by the beginning of their second year. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, we offer an attractive junior faculty leave program and generous family tuition benefits.


A formal application must be submitted through Bucknell's online career center ( Complete applications must include (1) a letter of application, (2) a current vita, (3) a description of your scholarly plan/research agenda, (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) a statement of teaching philosophy, and (6) the names and contact information for three references. When the search committee determines that a candidate should be considered for an on-campus visit, the Chair will contact that candidate to request samples of scholarship and three letters of reference. Please do not submit scholarship samples and letters of reference unless requested. Questions about the position should be addressed to the College of Management office at 570-577-1337. Review of applications will begin September 1st of 2018 and continue until the position is filled.


The approximately 550 students in the Freeman College of Management choose from among four highly interdisciplinary programs that combine courses in the various disciplines of management with offerings in the arts, humanities, natural and social sciences, and engineering. The Freeman College's four majors include: Accounting & Financial Management; Global Management; Managing for Sustainability; and Markets, Innovation & Design, with a fifth in Business Analytics to be added in 2019. (For a description of the curriculum, please visit In addition, the Freeman College offers a Bachelor of Management for Engineers degree and elective courses to students across the university to fill a pressing need for otherwise well-educated college graduates to understand the basic structures, operating mechanisms, and management principles governing businesses and other organizations. For a more detailed description of the Freeman College, please visit

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 50 majors and 60 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 3,600 undergraduate and 100 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors.

Bucknell's beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its students. Residential life is vibrant with about 150 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletic teams, a robust arts culture, and a strong student commitment 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

Located in central Pennsylvania, Lewisburg features a variety of restaurants, beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), charming shops and boutiques, and the Barnes and Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. About 33,000 residents live in the region.

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 about three hours from New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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

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Posted: 8/10/2018
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