The D’Amore-McKim School of Business (DMSB) is pleased to invite applications for the Philip R. McDonald Chair at Northeastern University. The Chair was endowed in the memory of former Dean McDonald by his many friends and colleagues. The holder of the Philip R. McDonald Chair is expected to strengthen and increase the visibility of theDMSB and be a thought leader within the college, university, and academic and business communities.

A private institution in Boston with 22,000 students, Northeastern is a nationally recognized research university and a world leader in the integration of work and learning through its signature cooperative educational program. Since 2006 the university has made dramatic strides across a broad range of priorities, including global experiential education, student achievement, academic innovation, faculty strength, and research. See:

The College of Business Administration, established in 1922, was recently renamed the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, following a generous gift from two alumni. The DMSB has witnessed a rapid acceleration in the quality of faculty and students as well as in the ranking of graduate and undergraduate programs and faculty research productivity.

The candidate selected as the Philip R McDonald Chair will be eligible for appointment to the rank of full, tenured professor. He or she will be expected to enhance the school’s national and international reputation through research, faculty development, and external outreach. The DMSB has three strategic areas of focus—corporate governance, innovation, and international business—but candidates from all disciplines of business are encouraged to apply.

Candidates are expected to have the following qualifications:

1.    An earned doctorate;

2.    An outstanding international research reputation;

3.    A demonstrated record of leadership in research activities;

4.    Evidence of collegiality and collaboration in working with colleagues, administrators, students, and the business community; and

5.    A demonstrated record of effective teaching at various levels, which may include executive education.


The Phillip R. McDonald Chair offers a competitive salary, a research fund, summer support, and a reduced teaching load. Interested applicants should send a vita, names of three professional references, and a personal statement of interest to:


Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2013 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Northeastern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer and welcomes applications from minorities, women and disabled persons. 

Nicholas Athanassiou, PhD
Associate Professor and Group Coordinator
International Business and Strategy
Academic Director BSIB and MIM
313 Hayden Hall
D'Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University
Boston, MA 02115
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