Assistant Professor of Accounting
Pennsylvania State University Black School of Business
United States


Assistant Professor of Accounting

Penn State University

Campus/Location:Penn State Erie, The Behrend College
Campus City:Erie, PA
Date Announced:01/13/2020
Date Closing:open until filled
Job Number:92909
Work Unit:Penn State Behrend
Department:Black School of Business


The Black School of Business at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is seeking qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in accounting in August 2020. Candidates must have obtained either a Ph.D. or Doctorate of Business Administration in accounting by appointment date to be considered. Applicants with research and teaching in all areas except tax will be considered. Teaching experience in Financial Accounting is preferred. Both high-quality teaching and an active program of scholarship are expected of all members of the Penn State Behrend faculty. The Black School of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), listed among the Best Business Schools by Princeton Review and offers 9 undergraduate majors; a part-time/evening MBA program delivered at two locations; a Master of Professional Accounting (MPAcc); and an online program in Masters in Project Management (MPM). The Black School of Business 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 - and an International Business degree, which also allows students to specialize in a functional area such as business economics or finance. The Black School of Business shares a new $30 million facility with the School of Engineering providing a basis for a multi-disciplinary educational experience for students, interdisciplinary research for faculty, and joint opportunities for industry engagement. The $20 million endowment, the market value of which is approximately $33 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. Teaching responsibilities: This position may involve teaching in the University’s online and hybrid MPAcc/MBA program as well as future hybrid or online programs. Research Support includes summer research support, computing support for individual faculty members, 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 of Business 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. Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is an undergraduate and graduate college of The Pennsylvania State University. Situated on a beautiful, wooded 854-acre hillside campus recognized as a U.S. arboretum, we have four academic schools (Business; Engineering; Humanities and Social Sciences; and, Science); student residential living; a range of research programs and outreach centers; and a highly successful business and technology park. With 5,000 students in resident instruction and online in college programs offered through Penn State World Campus, we uniquely blend the atmosphere and focus on teaching of a small college with access to the academic, research, and professional development resources of a Big 10, R1 University. Our college is an open laboratory of learning and discovery where students gain real-life experience engaging with business, industry, and community partners. We seek faculty members who share our commitment to both teaching and scholarship, to the holistic development of students, and to principles of respect, diversity, and inclusiveness. Black School of Business students benefit from all the resources of a global research institution while enjoying all the advantages of learning in a smaller, multidisciplinary setting. We educate in a high-tech academic environment, the Jack Burke Research and Economic Development Center. The school supports a growing, all-campus interest in research that addresses issues of women’s health, energy and sustainability, and polymer science. Erie, Pennsylvania is a metropolitan area of more than a quarter million people located on the southern shores of Lake Erie, two hours from Cleveland, Pittsburgh, and Buffalo. The area’s economy reflects a mix of educational, medical, industrial, tourism, and service activity; the region is home to five colleges and universities in the region, including Penn State Behrend. Northwestern Pennsylvania offers abundant cultural, sports, and recreational opportunities with four seasons of adventure. Summers feature miles of beaches, a range of lake sports, and festivals every weekend, and the winters are made for skiing, skating, and more. It’s easy to get around, housing is affordable, and the cost of living is modest. Erie offers relaxed, comfortable living. Applicants must submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae combined into one document and copies of recent student evaluations. Review of applications will begin immediately. The search will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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