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Smeal College of Business - Open Faculty Positions

Below is a  full listing of all the current open faculty positions that are available within The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University.  Interested candidates should review and follow the application procedure listed for the specific positions listed below.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Accounting at Penn State

The Department of Accounting of The Pennsylvania State University (University Park) seeks to fill a tenure-track faculty position in accounting at any rank beginning in Fall 2014.

Job Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. (or be in the final stages of their dissertation), demonstrate interest in and capacity to conduct quality scholarly research, and a high level of teaching competence in accounting, auditing, or taxation.  

Candidates for the Associate or Full Professor position should have an excellent record of research publications, as well as involvement in doctoral education, and undergraduate and graduate curriculum development.

Faculty members are expected to pursue an active research program, perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervise graduate students, and engage in service activities.

Application Procedure:

Applicants should submit the following documents as PDF files to acctgrecruiting@smeal.psu.edu:

  • vita
  • copies of representative working papers
  • teaching evaluations (when applicable)
  • names of references or letters of reference, which should include the applicant’s name in the subject line

Although applications submitted by email in PDF format are preferred, hard copies of the application (or parts of the application, such as letters of reference) may be mailed to:

Recruiting Committee
Department of Accounting
Smeal College of Business
354 Business Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA  16802

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. More information about the department and the Smeal College of Business is available at www.smeal.psu.edu/depts/acctg.

 

Instructor or Clinical Professor in Accounting (Full-time)

The Smeal College of Business has a full-time opening for an Instructor or Clinical Professor in Accounting beginning in Fall 2014. The individual will be responsible for teaching a range of courses in accounting and related disciplines. Instructional responsibilities may vary from year to year and may include teaching of undergraduate sections with large enrollments. In addition to instruction, the individual will support the teaching mission of the Department through regular office hours, student counseling and advising, involvement in student extra-curricular activities, and academic administration. Desired qualifications include professional designations in accounting, advance degrees (particularly in the field of accounting), and relevant work experience in accounting. The salary and benefits will be competitive, and commensurate with qualification and experience. The Instructor position will be structured as a renewable annual contract whereas the Clinical Professor position will be structured as a renewable multi-year contract. Applicants should submit a letter of application, including a resume and references to: Department of Accounting, Smeal College of Business, 354 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802 or by e-mail to acctginstructor@smeal.psu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Department of Finance

Assistant/Associate Professor of Finance

The Department of Finance of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Finance.  Desired rank is at the assistant or associate level.

JOB DESCRIPTION/ QUALIFICATIONS:
This position is a tenure-track appointment with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate, MBA, and Ph.D. levels.  Candidates must have a PhD or DBA in finance or related field, or expect to complete all requirements during the current academic year.  Candidates should demonstrate the capacity to conduct quality research and publish in the top journals in the field.  The ability to contribute quality teaching should also be evidenced.  Rank will depend on the record of research and teaching accomplishments.

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 2014

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications deadline is December 1, 2013 or until the position is filled.  Candidates should send a letter of application to the address below.  Please include a copy of curriculum vita and evidence of quality research and teaching where appropriate.

CONTACT: William A. Kracaw
Department of Finance
Smeal College of Business
The Pennsylvania State University
352 Business Building
University Park, PA  16802
Tel:  (814) 863-0486
e-mail:  wak4@psu.edu

 

Department of Risk Management

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Business Economics

The Department of Risk Management of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a position in business economics at any rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor.

JOB DESCRIPTION/ QUALIFICATIONS:
The Risk Management Department is an interdisciplinary department with faculty conducting research in business economics, risk management, international business, real estate, business law, and actuarial science. The College is also the home to the Laboratory for Economics Management and Auctions (LEMA), which specializes in the conduct of laboratory economics experiments, and strong preference will be given to candidates with an interest in experimental economics. A qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. or be in the final stages of their dissertation and demonstrate interest in and capacity to conduct quality scholarly research as well as high level of teaching competence. All successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program and, perform undergraduate and graduate teaching. Teaching duties are likely to include MBA level teaching and candidates with demonstrated experience at this level will be given preference.

POSITION AVAILABLE: August 2014

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Applications received by December 1, 2013 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Candidates apply online at: http://www.EconJobMarket.org. Please include a copy of curriculum vita, three letters of recommendation, a sample of work, a research statement and evidence of teaching (if available).

If you have questions about the position, please contact Anthony Kwasnica, Associate Professor of Business Economics, Smeal College of Business at kwasnica@psu.edu.

 

Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Law (Risk Mgmt Dept)

The Department of Risk Management of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track or clinical appointment in Business Law.  The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Professor or Clinical Assistant Professor rank.

JOB DESCRIPTION/ QUALIFICATIONS:
This position is a tenure-track or clinical appointment with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and MBA levels. A qualified candidate for the tenure track appointment must demonstrate the capacity to conduct quality scholarly research and, if successful, will be expected to pursue and an active research program.  Both tenure track and clinical candidates must demonstrate a high level of teaching competence and would be expected to perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, and supervise graduate students. Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school by time of appointment.  Candidates with a second degree in a business-related field at either the masters or undergraduate level, a record of publishing in the field of business law, and/or teaching experience in higher education in the field of business law are particularly encouraged to apply.

POSITION AVAILABLE:
August 2014

SALARY: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications received by December 1, 2013 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Candidates must send a letter of application to PSUBLawApps@smeal.psu.edu.  Please include a copy of curriculum vita, the names of at least three references, and evidence of quality research and teaching where appropriate.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dan Cahoy, Professor of Business Law, Smeal College of Business at DanCahoy@psu.edu.

 

Visiting Professor (Risk Mgmt Dept)

The Department of Risk Management in the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (www.smeal.psu.edu) invites applications for a one-year visiting faculty position in real estate. This is a fixed-term, non-tenure track position.

JOB DESCRIPTION/QUALIFICATIONS:
Visiting faculty will teach in the undergraduate and MBA programs and participate in the research mission of the department. A Ph.D. degree in real estate, economics or finance is preferred. The appointment may be made in the ranks of professor, associate professor, or assistant professor depending on the qualification of the candidate.

POSITION AVAILABLE:
Fall 2014

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Applications received by December 1, 2013 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the position is filled. Appointment will be effective Fall 2014. Applicants should send a letter of application to REstApps@smeal.psu.edu.  Please include a detailed C.V. and a list of three references.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dr. Austin J. Jaffe, Chair of the Real Estate Search Committee at ajj@psu.edu.    

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.  Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

 

Department of Supply Chain & Information Systems (SC&IS)

Tenure-Track Positions (All Ranks)

The SC&IS Department of the Smeal College of Business invites applicants for tenure-track positions to begin August 2014.  The openings are in the Information Systems and Supply Chain areas.

Information Systems
Candidates for the Full or Associate Professor positions must have a strong commitment to pursue high-impact research focused on relevant problems in information systems, particularly in business analytics, ERP and business processes, healthcare IT, and information security; to contribute to the development and successful placement of doctoral students in top research universities; to support program-building efforts via service and scholarship; to teach successfully in both graduate and undergraduate programs; to support industry outreach initiatives; and to promote interdisciplinary research collaboration. Salary, rank, and endowment opportunities are competitive.

Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a doctorate (granted or nearly complete) in information systems or a directly related primary field. The primary selection criteria are outstanding research potential, excellent teaching capabilities, and strong recommendations.

Supply Chain Management
We also seek candidates with an established research stream and teaching interests in our five core supply chain management courses: strategic procurement, manufacturing and services strategies, demand fulfillment, supply chain analytics, and strategic supply chain design.  Salary, rank, and endowment opportunities are competitive.
Candidates for the Assistant Professor position must have a doctorate (granted or nearly complete) in a directly related primary field. The primary selection criteria are outstanding research potential, excellent teaching capabilities, and strong recommendations.

Conferences:  Department representatives will attend the INFORMS meeting in Minneapolis, MN October 6-9; and the International Conference on Information Systems in Milan, Dec. 15-18.

The Smeal College offers a collegial working environment and excellent campus facilities. The Supply Chain & Information Systems Department www.smeal.psu.edu/scis has strong connections with the business community through research centers, which provide both research and teaching linkages to other business disciplines in the Smeal College and to other colleges, including the College of Engineering and the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST). For more information, please visit  www.smeal.psu.edu/research .

Application Procedure for Associate and Full Professor Ranks
Please send an e-mail indicating interest in a senior position and attach a letter of application containing a statement of research and teaching interests and a CV to scis-tenuretrack@smeal.psu.edu.  The CV should include personal data, education, publications, scholarly activities, research funding, courses taught, evidence of teaching capability, and professional work experience.  Although applications will be considered until the position is filled, preference will be given to applications received by October 1, 2013. For further information, please contact Janie Jones at jsj10@psu.edu.

Application Procedure for Assistant Professor Rank
Please send a letter of application containing a clear statement of specific research and teaching interests, CV, graduate transcripts, and contact information for three references to scis-tenuretrack@smeal.psu.edu. Candidates interested in being considered for a preliminary interview should submit their materials by September 27 for INFORMS and by December 1 for ICIS.

Electronic applications are preferred, but applications may also be mailed to: SCIS Search Committee, c/o Janie Jones, Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems, 454A Business Building, University Park, PA 16802-3005.

 

Part-time Instructor Position in Supply Chain Management (SC&IS)

The Smeal College of Business invites applications for a part-time instructor position in Supply Chain Management, available January 2014.  This is a two year, fixed term renewable appointment subject to mutual agreement at the end of the second year for additional years on a one year renewable appointment basis.

Job Description: The individual appointed will provide instructional support assist and student assessment for an online graduate course covering the integration of new product development, manufacturing, and supply chain management.  Assessments include evaluation of supply chain and new product design case studies, evaluation of supply chain simulation performance, and an actual design for manufacturing/assembly (DFM/DFA) product assessment.  Assignment evaluations require detailed professional and technical written feedback as well as the determination of assignment grades.  Teaching load includes one course in each of the Fall (September-December) and Spring (February-May) semesters.  Typical course size is 50-75 students.  

Job Qualifications:  Minimum requirement is a Masters in Engineering (Ph.D. preferred) and a demonstrated knowledge as well as experience in modern supply chain management.  Excellent University-level teaching and communication skills are required.  The individual must have previous supply chain and online teaching experience.  Strong professional recommendations are also expected.  The assigned course presents product development/realization in a business context and is designed for engineering students. The individual selected will be expected to understand the inner workings of product design and materials and be able to access the implications of choices in these matters from both an engineering and business perspective.  The individual must also be available to meet periodically throughout the semester with the course’s lead instructors.

Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or résumé, including names, telephone numbers, email and mailing addresses of three professional references, to:  Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, ATTN: HR Manager, 211 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802 or rjc39@psu.edu.

 

Associate Dean for Professional Master’s Programs

The Smeal College of Business is seeking an Associate Dean for Professional Master’s Programs. The associate dean will report to the dean, with responsibility for all professional Master’s programs in the Smeal College. This includes existing resident MBA, Executive MBA, Master’s of Accounting and Supply Chain Master’s programs, as well as any new offerings. The associate dean will ensure academic rigor and operational excellence of Smeal’s professional Master’s programs. He or she will work closely with academic and managing directors of professional Master’s programs on issues related to admissions, program management and career management, and will also work with department chairs, faculty directors and managing directors on issues related to curriculum and instructional resources.

In particular, the associate dean will oversee and lead development of policies for admissions, career development, and student and academic services for professional Master’s programs.  He or she will provide strategic leadership and vision in defining and implementing new business models and program offerings for professional Master’s study. He or she will coordinate marketing, recruiting and career/placement activities and materials across multiple professional Master’s programs. The associate dean will represent Smeal’s professional Master’s programs in interactions with the Academic Council on Graduate Education, the Penn State iMBA online program, Smeal Executive Programs, the Smeal Executive Committee, and the World Campus administration.

A successful candidate will likely have a background that includes well-regarded MBA and online teaching and administrative ability.  Candidates for associate dean should hold academic qualifications that would merit appointment to the faculty of the Smeal College either as a tenured faculty member, a clinical faculty member, or an instructor.  For tenure, strong evidence of research, teaching and service accomplishment is necessary.  For a clinical faculty appointment, a doctorate in a related field as well as evidence of scholarly contributions to teaching and service are necessary. For appointment as an instructor, appropriate professional experience is necessary, and an advanced degree is desired.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae or résumé, including names, telephone numbers, email and mailing addresses of three professional references, to: Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, ATTN: HR Manager, 211 Business Building, University Park, PA 16802 or rjc39@psu.edu.

 

 

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.

For a complete list of staff positions, please visit the Penn State Office of Human Resources.