Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management (Gaming & Casino Management)

Title: Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management (Gaming & Casino Management)
Work Unit: College Of Health & Human Development
Department:  School of Hospitality Management
Job Number: 40656
Affirmative Action Number: 023-131
Date Announced: 9/23/13

The School of Hospitality Management (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/shm/) at The Pennsylvania State University seeks applicants for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position to teach and conduct research in the area of Gaming and Casino Management.
 
Duties will include teaching four different gaming classes and managing the undergraduate gaming emphasis. The successful candidate for this position will exhibit the potential to establish a strong research program, actively publish in appropriate journals, and mentor graduate students.
 
The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate; the potential for teaching excellence; the ability to build relationships with practitioners in the gaming industry inside and outside Pennsylvania; and the capacity to apply disciplinary knowledge to solutions in the hospitality field as well as conduct interdisciplinary research and work collaboratively with others across the University. Applicants who have been involved with sponsored research projects, have an established publication record, have appropriate gaming industry experience, and who can be appointed to the School of Hospitality Management’s graduate faculty would be desirable.
 
The Pennsylvania State University is a land-grant research institution with approximately 43,000 students at the main campus in 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 (http://www.hhdev.psu.edu/), has approximately 700 undergraduate and 20 graduate students at the University Park campus, and a faculty of 30 full-time professors and instructors.
 
Located in the center of the state, Penn State and the surrounding community of State College is often 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.
 
Salary is competitive and consistent with qualifications, experience, and professional record. The position is a continuing, full-time, nine-month appointment to begin Fall Semester 2014. Penn State offers an excellent benefit plan including retirement.
 
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. To apply: submit a cover letter describing interests and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references (including their contact information - email addresses and telephone numbers) that may be asked to provide recommendations. Interested candidates should provide supporting materials (e.g., reprints, preprints of relevant research articles or conference presentations). Direct correspondence and inquiries to: Dr. Bart Bartlett, Associate Director and Search Committee Chair, School of Hospitality Management, The Pennsylvania State University, 201 Mateer Building, University Park, PA 16802-1307. Phone: 814.863.7443; Email: bartb@psu.edu. Please indicate “Tenure-Track Gaming and Casino Management Search” in the subject line of email correspondence.
 
Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.
 
Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.