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Assistant or Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 121205
Title: Open Rank
Functional Title: Assistant or Associate Professor, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources
Category Status: 02-Faculty Non-Tenured, On Track
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100.00
Unit: BMGT-Management & Organization
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Management and Organization (M&O) department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business has an opening for an Assistant or Associate tenure track professor position beginning in Fall 2017. Although both ranks will be considered, more focus will be placed on Assistant Professor candidates. We seek candidates with a deep commitment to doing research and teaching courses in organizational behavior (OB) and/or human resource (HR) management. Applicants must possess or must have completed a doctorate in OB, HR, or in closely related disciplines such as industrial-organizational or social psychology by the time of hire. They should have demonstrated capability for high-impact research and excellent teaching. Incumbent will teach courses in the M&O department, conduct research and provide service.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business (www.rhsmith.umd.edu) is recognized as one of the world’s leading business schools for its strong track record in both research and teaching. One of 12 colleges and schools at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate, full-time and part-time MBA, executive MBA, MS, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. The school is also known for a highly collaborative culture at the faculty as well as student levels. Within the business school, the M&O department is particularly proud to be viewed as one of the strongest departments. We expect our new hire to help make an already strong M&O department and the OB group in particular even stronger.

Research excellence serves as the foundation of the M&O department (http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/management). Our faculty has interests and responsibilities covering the following areas: OB, HR, strategy, globalization, and entrepreneurship. A recent analysis of publications in the most prestigious OB, HR and strategy journals indicated that M&O consistently ranked among the top five departments over the past ten years. M&O faculty provide leadership to management and related fields; several M&O faculty are Fellows and hold/have held leadership positions in the Academy of Management (including a past Dean of Fellows, two Past Presidents, and current President of the Academy of Management), the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and other professional organizations; several hold editorships and editorial board appointments on prestigious academic journals. M&O has a vibrant PhD program, which is getting stronger each year. M&O faculty also believes in teaching excellence. Over the last several years, M&O faculty have earned some of the highest teaching ratings in the school. It is our belief that excellence in research and teaching relates to a culture of collaboration and intellectual synergy.

Given the Smith School’s location in the Washington DC Metropolitan Area, faculty and staff at Smith enjoy not only a strong institutional environment but also the pleasures of living in a vibrant and leading global city which is very cosmopolitan, rich in world-class museums and the performing arts, architecturally delightful, full of greenery with the beautiful Potomac River flowing right through the city, within one to two hours of driving distance from not only beaches but also ski slopes, and home to some of the country’s best public and private schools.

Minimum Qualifications:

We seek candidates with a deep commitment to doing research and teaching courses in organizational behavior (OB) and/or human resource (HR) management. Applicants must possess or must have completed a doctorate in OB, HR, or in closely related disciplines such as industrial-organizational or social psychology by the time of hire. They should have demonstrated capability for high-impact research and excellent teaching.

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Additional Information:

Applicants who submit materials by September 9, 2016 will be given full consideration, although review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send: (1) a current curriculum vita, (2) a personal statement or letter summarizing their research, (3) evidence of teaching excellence, and (4) provide names and contact details for 3 individuals writing letters of recommendation. Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu (refer to position #121205 in the faculty listing). Please direct any questions to Ms. Tina Marie Rollason (trollason@rhsmith.umd.edu), who is administratively assisting Professor Vijaya Venkataramani (vvenkata@rhsmith.umd.edu), Chair, OB/HR Faculty Search Committee.

Posting Date: 06/30/2016
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/09/2016
Physical Demands

Traditional Office Environment.

Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Research (examples: research statement, research programs)
  3. Teaching (examples: teaching philosophy, student evaluations)
Optional Documents

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