Tenure Track Faculty Position in Markets, Innovation, and Design

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Tenure Track Faculty Position in Markets, Innovation, and Design

Job no: 496052
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Markets, Innovations and Design

The Freeman College of Management Markets, Innovation, and Design (MiDE) program at Bucknell University seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to teach a range of courses and to successfully develop a high-quality program of meaningful scholarship to begin in fall 2019. We expect to hire at the Assistant level but will consider outstanding candidates at other ranks. The successful candidate will be qualified to teach the introductory course in MiDE that blends design thinking with concepts from marketing and innovation and an upper-level undergraduate course in design realization--a studio based course in which students gain hands-on experience transforming their ideas into models and prototypes (MIDE 302). This position is open to candidates with an array of related disciplinary backgrounds, including product development, user experience design, product/services design, marketing, etc. The University is committed to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered pedagogy, and we seek candidates who share these commitments.

Bucknell University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal; therefore, candidates should be dedicated to excellence in teaching and scholarship and desire to make intellectual contributions in both arenas. In keeping with Bucknell’s liberal arts tradition, the Freeman College of Management supports both conventional scholarship and creative scholarship that transcends traditional disciplinary boundaries. The teaching load for this position is five course sections per academic year. We seek candidates who want to work in a collegial, interdisciplinary environment, collaborate with faculty ranging from the arts to engineering, develop innovative learning experiences, support our students through the mentoring/advising process, and serve the Bucknell University community. A record of or potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and research is required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or terminal degree or be ABD in a relevant field at the time of appointment. A candidate hired as an ABD must complete the Ph.D. before the start of their second year. If the successful candidate has a terminal degree and full-time teaching experience, up to three years of credit toward tenure could be granted.

MIDE is one of four majors in Bucknell’s AACSB accredited Freeman College of Management. Overall, the MIDE program incorporates strategic marketing, the design mindset and creative process, deep understanding of consumer-product/service relationships, prototyping based on consumer insights, and managing the marketing process.


Applications will only be accepted through Bucknell's career site (careers.bucknell.edu). Review of applications will begin July 9, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. First-round interviews will be scheduled starting July 27, 2018 in person or by phone or video conference.

Complete files must include a letter of application, a current vita (including the names and contact information of three references), evidence of teaching effectiveness, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a statement of scholarly goals. When the Freeman College of Management determines that a candidate should be considered for an on-campus visit, the Search Committee 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 until requested by the Search Committee Chair.

Questions about the position should be addressed to the Freeman College of Management office at 570-577-1337.


The approximately 550 students in the Freeman College of Management may choose 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 College's four major programs include: Accounting & Financial Management; Global Management; Managing for Sustainability; and Markets, Innovation & Design. The curriculum is available at http://www.bucknell.edu/x61930.xml.

In addition, the Freeman College of Management offers a Bachelor of Management for Engineers degree and an assortment of management electives to students across the University. In doing so we aim to address a pressing societal need for well-educated college graduates who understand the basic structures, operating mechanisms, and management principles governing businesses and other organizations. For a more detailed description of our College, please visit http://www.bucknell.edu/Management.

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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