Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Business

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Business

Penn State Scranton invites applications for a Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor of Business (appointment title dependent on candidate's highest degree). The appointment is a 36-week three-year appointment with the possibility of reappointment to begin August 2021 or as negotiated.

Responsibilities: Teach each semester upper-division undergraduate courses in business and entrepreneurship using both online and residential delivery methods. Half the course load in this full-time position entails teaching online for Penn State's World Campus BSBIC Program, delivering online instruction to the World Campus in support of the BSBIC degree's entrepreneurship option. The other half of the course load entails delivering courses for Penn State Scranton in its BSBUC Program; this instruction may be face-to-face, hybrid, or online as needed. Courses will include principles of entrepreneurship, introduction to marketing, entrepreneurship and small-business management, entrepreneurship and new-venture creation, and other business administration offerings. Participate in course, curriculum, and program development. Advise students and provide career guidance. Participate in campus, university, and community service activities, including involvement in our LaunchBox pre-incubator program in downtown Scranton. Engage in activities to stay current in the discipline.

Qualifications: Ph.D. or DBA in entrepreneurship or management from a nationally accredited institution is preferred; minimum qualification of an M.B.A. or M.S. in business or related field from an accredited institution. The successful candidate will show teaching interest and scholarly activity specifically in entrepreneurship or small-business management. Commitment to high-quality instruction in a student-centered environment is expected. Interest in active and collaborative learning, the instructional use of technology, and hybrid and online teaching is an advantage. Prior college-level and online teaching experience in entrepreneurship is preferred, as is industry experience in entrepreneurial small business. Enthusiasm for working in a multidisciplinary environment is important.

BSBIC programming delivers world-class degrees that embody the same Penn State quality as courses taught in the traditional classroom environment. Programs are inter-college in nature, developed and taught by full-time Penn State faculty members across the Penn State Commonwealth Campus system and delivered to students around the world. Global enrollments have grown rapidly in these adult- and military-friendly programs. The BSBIC courses have been designed to prepare students to pursue careers in all types of business and business organizations. The selected candidate is expected to teach the courses as designed. For more information about Penn State's World Campus Business Program visit www.worldcampus.psu.edu/degrees-and-certificates/business-bachelors/overview.

Campus Information: Penn State University is a multi-campus public land-grant university that improves the lives of the people of Pennsylvania, the nation, and the world. Our instructional mission includes undergraduate, graduate, and continuing and distance education informed by scholarship and research. Our research, scholarship, and creative activities promote human and economic development through the expansion of knowledge and its applications in the natural and applied sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions.

Penn State Scranton is one of more than 20 Penn State campuses state-wide. It is a student-centered campus of approximately 1,000 students. The campus offers 13 baccalaureate degrees and 4 associate degrees as well as the coursework for the first two years of more than 160 Penn State baccalaureate majors. Students and faculty at Penn State Scranton have the resources of a major research university at their disposal, but in a small college atmosphere. Class sizes are small, and the student/faculty ratio is low which provides students with individualized attention. Our faculty members are committed to providing a high-quality educational experience to their students and are actively engaged in research. Steeped in tradition and enriched through advancement, Penn State Scranton provides an excellent education in an active-learning environment where a variety of engaged scholarship opportunities are available. Our students receive a world-class education delivered in a small campus setting where they have opportunities to participate in undergraduate research projects supervised by faculty members.

For more information about the campus, visit https://scranton.psu.edu/.

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to Dr. Durell Johnson, Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Scranton. E-mail: hdj2@psu.edu. Telephone: 570-963-2510.

Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae; other information pertinent to the position may also be included. Finalists will be asked to submit a list of references.

Closing Date: Application review begins December 14, 2020 and continues until a suitable candidate is found.

Please note applications submitted via email cannot be accepted.

Apply online at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-Scranton/Lecturer-or-Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Business_REQ_0000008315

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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.