Lehigh University Thun Chair in Family Business

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Department(s): 
Management
Job Description: 

Lehigh University's Department of Management seeks to fill the Thun Chair in Family Business position. This is a tenured position at the rank of full professor. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Business Administration or a related area and a distinctive publication record focused on family businesses commensurate with the full professor rank.. The candidate is expected to have an internationally recognized research record and a current active research program. They will provide disciplinary expertise, innovation, and thought leadership, and contribute to inclusive excellence. Lehigh University offers excellent conditions for research and teaching. The successful candidate will be joining faculty in the department who publish in top-ranked journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Leadership Quarterly, and Organizational Behavior and Human Development Processes. Teaching responsibilities with this position will include undergraduate and/or graduate classes offered by the Management department. 

Lehigh is a premier residential research university located in Bethlehem, PA, ranked 38th in the Poets and Quants 2020 rankings for the best business programs for undergraduates, and 49th in national universities in the US News and World Report 2021 Rankings. Our Flex MBA program is ranked 4th in the Poets and Quants 2020 ratings, and 18th in the US News and World Report 2020 Rankings. Our 1-MBA program is ranked 44th in the U.S. by QS World University 2021 Rankings, and, our Masters in Management program is ranked 10th in the U.S., and 3rd in the Value for Money Category in QS World University 2021 Rankings. 

Lehigh University is a coeducational, non-denominational, private university that offers a distinct academic environment of undergraduate and graduate students from across the globe. Lehigh offers majors and programs in five colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, The College of Business, The College of Education, The College of Health, and The P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science. The university serves more than 5,000 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. The College of Business is home to approximately 1,295 undergraduates, 345 graduate students, and 80 full-time faculty members. In addition to undergraduate, MBA, and various other graduate programs, the college has joint programs with engineering and computer science. Lehigh is also home to the Mountaintop Initiative, the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, and the Baker Institute for Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Innovation which offer additional opportunities to research private new businesses. 

Located in eastern Pennsylvania, the campus is situated on more than 2,350 acres in close proximity to both New York City and Philadelphia. Lehigh Valley International Airport is 15 minutes from campus. 

 
Review of Applications: 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants, please submit your curriculum vita and a letter outlining your research and teaching interests through https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/19047. For additional information, contact Dr. Andreea Kiss, chair of the search committee at: Department of Management, College of Business, Lehigh University, 621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117, ank518@lehigh.edu.

Lehigh University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and are especially interested in candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching and/or service, to this mission.

Lehigh University is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award for promoting the careers of women in academic sciences and engineering  http://www.lehigh.edu/luadvance/ and is among institutions of higher education recognized for excellence in diversity with the INSIGHT into Diversity HEED Award. Additional information about Lehigh’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is available at https://diversityandinclusion.lehigh.edu/.

Lehigh University provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, including domestic partner benefits. More information about Work/Life Balance for Faculty can be found at https://provost.lehigh.edu/work-life-balance

Lehigh University supports dual career efforts for following spouses/partners of newly hired faculty https://dualcareer.lehigh.edu/dual-career.