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Pennsylvania State University
  • Position Number: 2488262
  • Location: University Park, PA
  • Position Type: Business - Hotel & Restaurant Management

Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management

Penn State Berks, a college of Pennsylvania State University located in suburban Reading, Pennsylvania, has had a Hospitality Management program for more than 40 years. We are expanding and enhancing the program and invite applications to fill a tenure line position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Hospitality Management to start in August 2022.

The Hospitality Management Program at Penn State Berks uniquely offers an Entrepreneurship Option which aims to enhance entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial skills of graduating Majors. Penn State Berks offers the collegiality and intimacy of a small college and the strength of a leading research university. Please consult our website at for additional information about Penn State Berks.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management or closely related field with a focus on Hospitality Management by the appointment start date. Candidates should have a program of research in Hospitality Management and must have successfully defended their dissertation before June 1, 2022.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the following areas: Hotel Management, Financial Management in Hospitality Operations, Hospitality Information Technology Fundamentals, Hospitality Facilities Management, Organizational Behavior, and Hospitality Human Resources, conduct research leading to publications in refereed journals, advise students, serve the college, and build and maintain relationships between the University and the local hospitality community. Penn State Berks encourages active and collaborative learning and a commitment to supporting diverse learners in the classroom.

Review of applications will begin after October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must be submitted electronically as one document to the Penn State Career Website: Application materials should include: a letter of application; curriculum vitae that includes names, addresses (including email) and phone numbers of three professional references; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of research philosophy; and an abstract of the dissertation or more recent research.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Ada Leung, at For technical support or questions about the hiring process, contact Lara Wiggins, Recruiting and Sourcing Specialist, at

Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion and belonging that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, and leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity. We value inclusion and belonging as core strengths and essential elements of our public service mission.

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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.

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