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Assistant Professor - Management

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

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Working Title:

Assistant Professor - Management



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Description of Work:

The Department of Management in the College of Business at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of August 2024. The new hire will conduct research and teach in the area of OB and/or HR. We seek colleagues who can contribute to the College’s research mission and degree programs at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD levels, and other areas as appropriate. We seek individuals who are interested in being active members of a rich and collegial academic community. Salary, benefits, and research support are very competitive and consistent with other Big Ten universities.

About the DepartmentThe Department of Management ( includes 25 faculty members and provides a collegial environment for research and teaching. Our faculty members regularly publish in top-tier management journals and are awarded for their research and teaching accomplishments. We enjoy sharing our research in progress within the department to solicit ideas and feedback and regularly invite visiting faculty to do the same. The Center for Entrepreneurship, International Business program, and the Clifton Strengths Institute are affiliated with the Department of Management and administered by Management faculty.
About the CollegeThe College of Business (CoB), established in 1913, moved into a new 240,000-square-foot, $84 million state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2017. Its undergraduate program, consisting of 11 majors and 4 campus-wide minors, is ranked 38th by US News and World Report amongst public universities. Its online MBA program was ranked 8th by the Princeton Review in 2023 and #29 by US News and World Report in 2024. Increased support for research and proximity to thriving business communities of Omaha and Lincoln help advance the college’s research goals. The college prides itself on being an open and collaborative community. Visit the CoB website ( to learn more.

Life in Lincoln
With a population of 292,000, Lincoln is known for its college-town atmosphere and is the 3rd largest city in the Big Ten. Geographically situated in the center of the US, Lincoln is a comfortable drive from the major city centers of Omaha, NE; Kansas City, MO; Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; and Minneapolis, MN. As part of the Midwest Silicon Prairie, Lincoln was recently named America’s brightest and most affordable tech hub by Livability and a Smart Gigabit Community by the National Science Foundation-funded nonprofit U.S. Ignite. The metropolitan area of Lincoln offers numerous attractions and entertainment options. Accolades also include #3 best state capital to live in by SmartAsset, #32 best places to live in the U.S by U.S. News and World Report, and a #12 ranking by WalletHub’s listing of best places to raise a family. Lincoln boasts low unemployment, low cost of living, and low crime. A strong vision for growth, a vibrant downtown, extensive bike trails, numerous golf courses and parks, a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and museums, and top college sports teams help make Lincoln a great place to live. Find out more about Lincoln at,,, and

As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, Human Resources, or a related field. Advanced ABD candidates will be considered; the degree must be conferred at the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated a history of targeting top tier management-related journals.
  • Teaching experience and an interest in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Commitment to collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience teaching at the undergraduate and/or graduate level post-Ph.D. degree completion.
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in top tier management journals (for example, AMR, AMJ, ASQ, JAP, JoM, PPsych, Org Sci, SMJ).

Work Location (City, State):

Lincoln, NE

Criminal History Background Check Required:


How to Apply:

Click “Apply for this Job” and complete the information form. Attach the following documents:

  1. A letter of interest.
  2. A curriculum vitae.
  3. A list of three references with contact information.
  4. One document containing:
    • A sample of publications and current research.
    • Evidence of teaching experience and ability.
All four documents are required for a complete file. Only complete files will be reviewed. Interested candidates may reach out to the department chair, Dr. Jake Messersmith (, with any questions.

For questions or accommodations related to this position contact:

Melissa Lewis

Job Category (old):

Faculty Tenure/Tenure Leading

Job Type:

9 Month

Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding?:


Planned Hire Date:

August 2024

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Working at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

For 150 Years, A Leader in Higher Education 
Always a place of high ambition, University of Nebraska was one of the first institutions west of the Mississippi River to award doctoral degrees - the first was granted in 1896. The University of Nebraska established the world's first undergraduate psychology laboratory. The discipline of ecology was born here, and the campuses reflect that tradition, being recognized as botanical gardens and arboreta. An early institutional interest in literature and the arts provided the foundations for today's Prairie Schooner literary magazine, for the University of Nebraska Press, and for the Sheldon Museum of Art, which houses one of the world's most significant collections of 20th century American art.

Today, Nebraska is one of the nation's leading teaching institutions, and a research leader with a wide array of grant-funded projects aimed at broadening knowledge in the sciences and humanities. Nebraska is also a land-grant university and a member of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The University of Nebraska offers an extensive benefits package that includes health, life, disability and long term care insurance; retirement accounts; tuition reimbursement for employees and their spouses and dependent children; and reimbursement accounts for health care and dependent day care. Leave policies are designed to help employees deal with personal or family events or crises.

Diversity and Inclusion
In the spirit of the phrase "Every Interaction Matters", UNL has an enacted commitment to diversity and inclusive excellence for our faculty, staff, and students. On our campus, diversity and inclusion are important priorities. Examples include: Husker Dialogues, which is an event that helps first-year students focus on diversity and inclusion and practice handling difficult conversations around difference; three Chancellor's Diversity Commissions that are charged with informing and advising the Chancellor and addressing issues of constituent campus communities; and the establishment of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion whose leader operates at the Vice Chancellor level. At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, we strive for excellence in all that we do. True excellence requires that each individual be able to work and learn in an atmosphere of respect, dignity, and belonging. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion requires each of us to continuously ensure our interactions are respectful, protect free speech, and inspire academic freedom.

About Lincoln
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is located in an up-and-coming and safe city of 300,000 people that has many of the cultural and entertainment benefits of a much larger city, with the feel of a friendly Midwestern community. The Pinnacle Bank Arena, opened in 2013, routinely hosts major touring acts. A buzzing entertainment district, the Railyard, connects the arena area to the Historic Haymarket. Cuisines from all continents provide the entree to dynamic urban nightlife and a wide variety of ways to enjoy time with friends. Nebraska's City Campus is one with Lincoln's city center, as it has been since the university was founded.Lincoln has more parkland per capita than Austin, Texas; Portland, Oregon; and all but a handful of U.S. cities. The well-manicured Pioneers Park, the native woods of Wilderness Park and the open grassland of Nine-Mile Prairie are each within a 10-minute trip from campus. Connecting many of these parks is an extensive trails network.

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