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Assistant/Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management


Faculty Position: Assistant/Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

Assistant/Associate Professor in Operations and Supply Chain Management

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business of Penn State Erie, The Behrend College is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track position with a focus on Operations and Supply Chain Management starting August 2014. Qualified candidates will be considered for appointment at the rank of assistant or associate professor (Ph.D. or DBA in Operations and Supply Chain Management, Industrial Engineering, or related fields are required; ABDs considered at the instructor level). A record of relevant industry experience, online teaching experience, and ability to teach courses in project management are desirable. Both high-quality teaching and an active program of scholarship are expected.

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, and a Masters in Project Management (MPM). It is the administrative and academic home of the University’s online MBA program through the 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 marketing or finance.

The Sam and Irene Black School of Business occupies 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 research journals including Management Science and Production and Operations Management.

Teaching Responsibilities: Teaching assignments will consist of the equivalent of 15 credits for the academic year and include undergraduate and graduate courses.  This position will involve teaching undergraduate supply chain and project management courses, and may also involve online teaching in the School’s inter-college on-line MBA program (iMBA) offered through Penn State’s World Campus.

Research Support: Includes guaranteed summer research support, microcomputers computing support for individual faculty members, full access to major statistical packages and databases, as well as funded travel to professional meetings. 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 other AACSB-accredited schools of business. Employment offers include funds for moving expenses.

Location:  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: Please address letter of application with a vita, copies of recent student evaluations, one research writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to Management Search Committee,    BD-BSCHOOL@LISTS.PSU.EDU. Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies http://guru/

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