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24-50 Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Human Resources
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania
Higher Education Institution
Internal Number: 24-50
Join a vibrant equity-minded campus community whose excellence is reflected in its community, cultural engagement, and student success. The Department of Management invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Human Resources to begin in August 2024.
West Chester University, a member of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, is a public, comprehensive institution committed to offering high-quality undergraduate education, selected post-baccalaureate and graduate programs, and a variety of educational and cultural resources for its students, alumni, and citizens of southeastern Pennsylvania. The University offers more than 100 graduate and undergraduate programs in the sciences and mathematics, business and public management, arts and humanities, health sciences, education and social work, music, and interdisciplinary studies. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.
The mission of the College of Business and Public Management (CBPM), home of the Department of Management, is to provide high quality - high value education through excellence in teaching and scholarship, community engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and experiential learning. CBPM is an AACSB accredited school. The Department of Management faculty continually strive to ensure that students are armed with the requisite concepts and skills that would enable them to succeed academically and professionally. The academic year teaching load is 3-3 in year one, and 3-4 thereafter for AACSB SA qualified faculty. Management faculty generally teach at least two different course preparations per academic year. Winter and Summer teaching compensation is incremental to the base teaching load, as is internship supervision. AACSB SA qualified faculty may also apply for a summer research stipend equivalent to teaching one summer course compensation.
The faculty position involves teaching undergraduate and/or graduate level courses that may be offered in in-person, online (asynchronous), and hybrid formats. The ideal candidate will use innovative teaching skills and demonstrate strong attention to the learning and teaching needs of the department’s students. Their experience, substantive specialization, and pedagogical training will serve to strengthen the department's mission and vision. The faculty will collaborate with other departmental and college faculty & staff to ensure student success.
Teach and provide instructional learning at the undergraduate and/or graduate levels coursework in the Management program. Faculty workload will include online courses in the MS in HRM and MBA programs. Additional teaching assignment/courses within area of specialization may be assigned depending on department needs
Advise and mentor students
Contribute to the college’s maintenance of the AACSB accreditation
Engage in scholarly activities such as research, presentations, and publications
Serve the University and the community through participation in various committees
Other duties as assigned
A doctorate in Business Administration or Management with a concentration in human resources from an AACSB accredited program. ABD may be considered – must be completed by March 2024
Experience successfully teaching college level courses; in-person, online, and hybrid
Record of scholarship and research accomplishments
Professional (non-academic) work experience in the human resources field; and/or
Review of applications will begin in November 2023 and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must successfully complete the application and interview process, teaching demonstration, and research presentation to be considered as a finalist.
Required Documents for Consideration
To be considered as an applicant for this position, please submit the following:
Cover letter (outline how you meet and/or exceed the minimum qualifications, summary of courses taught, and summary of community services provided)
Summary of courses taught – Please specify if you were the course’s sole instructor, the rating scale, number of students taught, whether undergrad or grad, and if it was 100% in-person, online and/or hybrid, synchronous/asynchronous.
AACSB level research agenda:
Include your area(s) of research interest, plus a summary of your completed publications, and research in progress. Submit as separate file uploads copies of any published research and communication showing articles under journal review.
For articles in review, include any letters from the editor and/or other evidence of article submission. Specify those under second or subsequent review.
Unofficial transcript (official transcripts will be required at a later date)
List of three references (include name, title, email address, and telephone number)
Diversity statement (See below)
Commitment to Diversity Equity and Inclusion:
West Chester University has joined EAB’s Moon Shot initiative for Equity in Higher education. This initiative is designed to support faculty, students, and staff who are typically excluded and therefore are underrepresented. As part of your application for a tenure-track faculty position, we request a Diversity Statement. This request highlights our department's commitment to promote diversity and inclusiveness and to cultivate a campus environment that welcomes all. This commitment reflects the Diversity Theme of West Chester University's Strategic Plan and supports initiatives of our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (WCU Diversity Equity Inclusion). We expect that each applicant's statement will be unique as informed by their own experiences and goals. Some topics you might address in a 1-2-page statement include the following: (1) How have you supported diversity and inclusion in your interactions with others in classroom, therapy setting, or research environment(s)? (2) What have you done to help students from diverse communities (such as underrepresented minorities, non-traditional, LGBTQ, veteran, rural, and/or first generation) succeed, including any programs for these students that you have participated in? (3) Describe your commitment to working toward achieving equity and enhancing diversity at WCU. How might you contribute to our current diversity initiatives, and do you have any other ideas to help promote equity on our campus?
All offers of employment are subject to and contingent upon satisfactory completion of all pre-employment background checks.
Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty and staff advances WCU’s educational mission and strategic Plan for Excellence. West Chester University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
West Chester University (WCU) of Pennsylvania is among the top regional comprehensive public universities in the nation, serving more than 17,500 students at the undergraduate and graduate levels with a national reputation for excellence, value, and student success. Founded in 1871 as an institute for teacher preparation, West Chester offers more than 118 undergraduate and 103 graduate programs in more than 50 fields of study. In addition to the main campus in West Chester, the University offers programs through its graduate center, the Philadelphia campus, and online. Five colleges and two schools comprise the University: Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business and Public Management, Education and Social Work, Health Sciences, and the Sciences and Mathematics, as well as the School of Music, and the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies. Located in Chester County (25 miles from downtown Philadelphia) the area combines the best of enjoyable daily living with easy access to the full spectrum of country and city attractions. We are a community of educators dedicated to developing graduates who succeed personally and professionally and contribute to the common good.