Michigan State University positions (Assistant/Associate Professor)

Position Summary

The Department of Management at Michigan State University seeks two new tenure track faculty (assistant or associate professor) beginning in August 2024. The ideal candidate should be terminally qualified in a relevant area of scholarship and have primary research and teaching expertise in strategic management. A secondary interest in a related area of management—such as international management or entrepreneurship and innovation—would contribute to the department.

The Department of Management ranked #6 in management research productivity for the past 5 years (according to the 2022 Texas A&M/University of Georgia rankings). The department’s Ph.D., M.S. and M.B.A., and B.A. programs are all highly regarded (see https://broad.msu.edu/management/). We seek new scholar-teachers who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our current faculty with expertise in strategic management, organizational behavior, and human resource management.

The Broad College of Business is a highly ranked school that includes five academic departments (Accounting and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management) and the School of Hospitality Business. The College’s programs are among the best offered by public universities including a number one ranking for the Supply Chain Management program and top ten rankings for several online master’s programs. The full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs also rank in the top twenty among public universities. See: https://broad.msu.edu/rankings/

Maintaining an ongoing research program resulting in publications in top-tier management journals is the primary expectation. Research responsibilities include working with doctoral students to develop their capabilities and support their placement in leading research universities.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate courses in strategic management. Opportunities are also available to teach in related areas, such as international management and entrepreneurship and innovation. Applicants should be capable of teaching and working with students from diverse backgrounds, including international students.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Strategic Management

Minimum Requirements

Applicants for an assistant professor position should be able to demonstrate that they are engaged in activities that will lead toward scholarly prominence through publishing in top-tier management journals. 

Applicants for appointment as an associate professor must show continued research productivity and achievement of scholarly prominence. All applicants should demonstrate ability as a classroom instructor through summarized peer and/or student evaluations and/or explicit commentary in letters of recommendation.

Required Application Materials

To be considered, applicants must provide a cover letter along with research and teaching statements. Include a curriculum vitae, a recent sample of teaching evaluations, and three letters of recommendation. For full consideration, candidates should apply by September 15, 2023.

Department Website

Submission of Applications

Applicant materials may be submitted through careers.msu.edu, Use Posting #883291: Associate Professor-Tenure System in Management

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.