October 19, 2012
Position Announcement: Penn State School of Business
Posted by David Zaring


Smeal College of Business

University Park, Pennsylvania

Assistant Professor of Business Law

The Department of Risk Management of the Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University seeks to fill a full-time, tenure-track appointment in Business Law.  The successful candidate will be hired at the Assistant Professor rank.


This position is a tenure-track appointment with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and MBA levels. A qualified candidate must demonstrate interest in and capacity to conduct quality scholarly research as well as a high level of teaching competence. All successful candidates are expected to pursue an active research program, perform undergraduate and graduate teaching, and supervise graduate students. Candidates must have a J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school by time of appointment. The department has an interest in candidates with a background in securities law, real estate law or legal aspects of risk management including insurance regulation, but other backgrounds will be considered as well.  Candidates with a second degree in a business-related field at either the masters or undergraduate level, a record of publishing in the field of business law, and/or teaching experience in higher education in the field of business law are particularly encouraged to apply.


SALARY:  Competitive and commensurate with qualifications.


Applications received by December 1, 2012 will receive first priority, although all applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Candidates must send a letter of application to buseconposition@smeal.psu.edu.  Please include a copy of curriculum vita, the names of at least three references, and evidence of quality research and teaching where appropriate.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Dan Cahoy, Associate Professor of Business Law, Smeal College of Business at DanCahoy@psu.edu.

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.

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