Prospective Black School of Business Faculty & Staff

 Employment Opportunities

Tenure

Economics

Accounting

 

FACULTY POSITION in ECONOMICS

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in Economics starting August 2015. Qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor (Ph.D. or ABD in Economics is required; ABDs considered at the instructor level). An ability to teach courses in Regional Economics, Intermediate Microeconomics, Econometrics and Applied Microeconomics are desirable. Both high-quality teaching and an active program of scholarship are expected.

In addition, candidates for this position will also be evaluated based on their interest and ability to take over the role of Director of the Economic Research Institute of Erie (ERIE), housed within the Black School of Business.  ERIE is an applied research unit of the Black School, and its purpose is to collect, analyze, interpret, and disseminate data and information on the Erie regional economy, to help local stakeholders make better decisions.  The Director will engage with the local press, oversee the annual ERIE Economic Conference and the quarterly ERIE Leading Index, and other applied outreach programs and grants.  ERIE has a 32-year history and is well-respected and active in the local community.  For further information on ERIE, please see www.ERIEdata.org.

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, listed among the Best Business Schools by Princeton Review and offers 9 undergraduate majors, a residential MBA delivered at two locations, a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc), and a Masters in Project Management (MPM). It is the administrative and academic home of the University’s online MBA program through Penn State World Campus which is ranked among the top twenty by the US News and World report.  The School has a focus on interdisciplinary programs such as the Interdisciplinary Business & Engineering Studies degree, one of only a few such distinctive programs in the country, the MPM program and an International Business degree which also allows students to specialize in a functional area such as business economics or finance.

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business shares a new $30 million facility with the School of Engineering providing a basis for multi-disciplinary educational experience for students, interdisciplinary research for faculty, and joint opportunities for industry engagement.  The $20 million dollar endowment, market value of which is approximately $30 million today, provides significant support for the School’s programs.  The endowment helps fund undergraduate scholarships, graduate assistantships, library and information technology resources, outreach activities, several faculty chairs and endowed professorships, as well as new programming initiatives.  Faculty members in the school have published in top tier economic research journals including the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Applied Economics, and Economics of Education Review.

Teaching Responsibilities:  The teaching assignment is equivalent to 15 credits per academic year.  This position will involve teaching undergraduate courses in economics at both the introductory and intermediate levels.  

Research Support:  Includes full access to major statistical packages and databases, as well as funded travel to professional meetings.

Salary:  Negotiable and competitive with other AACSB-accredited schools of business.

Location:  Students and faculty enjoy the beauty of the college’s 725-acre campus, located only minutes away from the heart of Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city.  Metropolitan Erie is a major industrial service center with a population of over 280,000 and is the home of several major corporations.  Erie, as well as Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh – all within two hours by interstate highway – provide excellent consulting opportunities as well as recreational and cultural activities.  Housing costs in Erie are modest.

Application:  Review of applications will begin August 15 and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Candidates must have teaching experience and must provide evidence of strong teaching ability.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies http://guru/psu.edu/policies/OHR/hr99.html.  

Applicants must submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vita, combine three letters of recommendation into one document, and copies of recent student evaluations (including an explanation of the rating system and a description of the courses being evaluated) to the link below.  Choose Campus: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Type of Job: Academic Jobs, see Job #51706.  

http://psu.jobs/Search/Opportunities.html

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FACULTY POSITION in ACCOUNTING
The Sam and Irene Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in accounting starting August 2015.  Qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor (Ph.D. or DBA required; ABDs considered at the instructor level).  Applicants from all teaching interests will be considered. Both high-quality teaching and an active program of scholarship are expected. A record of relevant industry experience and professional certification is desirable.  

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, is listed among the Best Business Schools by Princeton Review and offers nine undergraduate majors, a residential MBA delivered at two locations, and a Masters in Project Management (MPM). It is the administrative and academic home of the University’s internationally ranked online MBA program through the World Campus.  The Black School is also offering a Masters in Professional Accounting (MPAcc) degree starting in fall 2014, and is partnering in the on-line MPAcc program with four other Penn State campuses, which will start in fall 2015.  The School has a focus on interdisciplinary programs including the MPM program, the Interdisciplinary Business & Engineering Studies degree, one of only a few such programs in the country, and the International Business degree, which also requires students to obtain a concurrent degree in a functional area such as accounting or finance.  

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business shares a new $30 million facility with the School of Engineering providing a basis for multi-disciplinary educational experience for students, interdisciplinary research for faculty, and joint opportunities for industry engagement.  The $20 million dollar endowment, market value of which is approximately $30 million today, provides significant support for the School’s programs.  The endowment helps fund undergraduate scholarships, graduate assistantships, library and information technology resources, outreach activities, several faculty chairs and endowed professorships, as well as new programming initiatives.  Faculty members in Accounting have published in leading journals including: Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, Advances in Accounting, Journal of Accounting & Public Policy, and Decision Support Systems.  

Teaching responsibilities:  Standard teaching load consists of the equivalent of 15 credits for the academic year and includes undergraduate and master’s level courses.  This position will involve teaching in the residential MPAcc program and forthcoming on-line MPAcc program.  

Research Support:  Includes guaranteed summer research support, full access to major statistical packages and databases, as well as funded travel to professional meetings. The University is an SAP Alliance partner and the Black School has an educational alliance with Oracle.  Both SAP and Oracle functional databases are available for use by faculty and students.  A partial listing of available databases includes:  WRDS, CRSP, Compustat, Eventus, Lexis-Nexis, I/B/E/S, PHLX data, NYSE TAQ, PACAP, Bureau von Dijk, Datastream and Worldscope.

Salary:  Negotiable and competitive with AACSB-accredited schools of business.

Location:  Students and faculty enjoy the beauty of the college’s 854-acre campus, located minutes away from the heart of Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city.  Metropolitan Erie has a population of over 280,000 and provides a variety of recreational and cultural activities year round. The city’s strong manufacturing base, numerous service firms, and significant health care organizations, including a large medical school, provide excellent consulting opportunities in all arenas.  Erie is located at the intersection of major interstate highways nearly equidistant between Buffalo, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Local airport service is available in addition to easy access to the three international airports – all within two hours by interstate highway – provide excellent consulting opportunities as well as recreational and cultural activities.  Housing costs in Erie are modest.

Application:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until suitable candidates are identified.  Candidates must have teaching experience and must provide evidence of strong teaching ability.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies http://guru/psu.edu/policies/OHR/hr99.html.  

Applicants must submit a letter of application along with a curriculum vita, combine three letters of recommendation into one document, and copies of recent student evaluations (including an explanation of the rating system and a description of the courses being evaluated) to the link below.  Choose Campus: Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Type of Job: Academic Jobs, see Job #51710.  

http://psu.jobs/Search/Opportunities.html

Penn State is committed to affirmative action,
equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.