Associate Professor

The School of Hospitality Management (hhtp:// in the College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track Associate Professor. Preferred areas of expertise include: organizational behavior and human resource management with a focus on diversity and inclusion. The School offers three levels of academic excellence at the baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. The School is undergoing exciting changes and growth at all levels and invites candidates to be an active part of this process. Duties will include teaching, advising, industry outreach, and maintaining a focused line of research and scholarship. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate, the potential for teaching excellence, demonstrated excellent writing and research skills, the potential to publish in appropriate journals, and the ability to mentor graduate students. Applicants who have been involved with sponsored research projects, have an established publication record, have appropriate hospitality industry experience, and who can be appointed to the School of Hospitality Management’s graduate faculty, are preferred. Preference will be given to applicants who have appropriate hospitality industry experience and strong industry links. This position is a continuing, full-time, nine-month appointment. Salary is competitive and consistent with qualifications, experience, and professional record. Penn State offers an excellent benefit plan with retirement and healthcare.

The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant research institution with approximately 43,000 students at University Park and 40,000 students at the University’s other campus locations. The School of Hospitality Management, an academic unit within the College of Health and Human Development (, has approximately 700 undergraduate and 20 graduate students at the University Park campus. Located in the center of the state, Penn State and the surrounding community of State College is described as the quintessential college town and enjoys high ranking for its quality of life. The area boasts excellent schools, a reasonable cost of living, a rich cultural and sports scene, and excellent public transportation, including service by major airlines.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of scholarly articles, and the names of three professional references with contact information. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries to: Dr. Breffni Noone, Search Committee Chair, School of Hospitality Management, The Pennsylvania State University, at Please include “SHM Faculty Search” in subject line of email correspondence. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.

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