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The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business prepares students for professional success now and across their careers. Within a vibrant intellectual community, we are a source of expertise, research, and talent that influences the business practices of tomorrow.  At Smeal, we are building connections, creating opportunities, and producing results.  The strategic priorities of integrity, diversity, and sustainability form the foundation on which the Penn State Smeal College of Business is built.  In and out of our classrooms, across our departments and programs, and throughout our global network of alumni and partners, we are a business school responsive to the demands of business today.  The Penn State Smeal College of Business depends on more than 275 faculty and staff to support our strategic priorities and serve the needs of more than 6,000 students.  Media outlets and independent observers regularly rank the Smeal College of Business among the best institutions in the world.  Please visit for additional information.

The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus (University Park) is located in the heart of State College, PA.  Commonly referred to as “Happy Valley”, our community features charms of a small town with the opportunities typically only experienced in larger cities. 

In 2010, State College was ranked as the third-safest metropolitan area in the United States.  In 2013, it was ranked as the third best college town in the United States. In addition, the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has awarded PSU the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Recruitment and Compensation Division at or 814-865-1387.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Open Faculty Positions

To be considered for any faculty position, candidates must apply online at *Penn State Jobs website.
*Due to the large number of job vacancies listed on the PSU jobs website, we have also provided the direct URL to the job announcement and application
process under each job title listed below.

Tenure-Track Faculty Position

Department Of Marketing

The Marketing Department in the Smeal College of Business, Penn State University (University Park, PA) seeks to fill one tenure-track faculty position beginning in Fall 2017 at the assistant, associate or full professor level, with preference for more experienced candidates. The department seeks a candidate with a strong record of quality, scholarly research with focus on issues of managerial relevance. Candidates must have a Ph.D. (granted or nearly completed) and have demonstrated a high level of teaching competence in marketing. Penn State faculty members are expected to pursue an active research program, perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervise graduate students, and engage in service activities. Candidates should apply directly online at and include a cover letter to Professor Andrew Petersen along with a CV. For further information, please contact Andrew Petersen at