Department Chairperson

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
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Smeal College of Business
Supply Chain and Information Systems


The Smeal College of Business at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) is seeking a Chair for its Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems (SCIS) beginning as early as summer 2019. Information about the Department can be found at Applications will be reviewed immediately and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should upload a cover letter, a detailed C.V., and contact information for three references directly online. The SCIS Departments seeks a chair with strong leadership skills, a respect for the multiple disciplines under the supply chain umbrella, and a record of collaboration and accomplishment in an academic setting. The candidate must also demonstrate ability to create and implement curriculum initiatives and to manage multiple programs (graduate degrees, undergraduate majors and minors, certificates) within the department. Research and teaching credentials appropriate for a tenured appointment at the rank of full professor are required, including a doctorate in a related field. The Department Chair reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Research and Faculty and will have overall responsibility for department operations and strategy. The Chair will support and provide leadership for the department`s teaching, research, and service missions. Responsibilities include leading department visioning and strategy, supporting faculty and doctoral student research, guiding faculty and staff development, developing course staffing plans, coordinating new curriculum, launching research and staff initiatives, and overseeing the quality and reputation of the department. The chair is expected to enhance external relationships with the business community and alumni, as well as develop and maintain internal relationships with other Smeal units. The Department of Supply Chain and Information Systems has a global reputation for research with impact and for talented graduates. Both undergraduate and graduate programs were ranked #1 by Gartner in 2018. The department comprises a vibrant and dedicated faculty of 39 members, 21 of whom are tenured/tenure track, and five support staff. Research and teaching interests run the gamut from strategic procurement to logistics and distribution, from manufacturing and services strategy to retail operations, from sustainable supply chains to digital markets, blockchain and emerging technologies, behavioral operations management, health care management, and decision analytics. The department offers undergraduate degrees in Supply Chain Management and Management Information Systems, a Master of Professional Studies in Supply Chain Management, an online certificate in Business Analytics, a joint online Master of Professional Studies with Penn State Great Valley in Data Analytics with a Business Analytics option, and a Ph.D. in Supply Chain and Information Systems. The department participates in Smeal`s full-time MBA and Executive MBA programs, and in Penn State`s Operations Research Dual Title graduate degree program. The department closely affiliates with Smeal`s Center for Supply Chain Research (, whose mission is to link its 50+ corporate members with Smeal`s outstanding faculty, staff, and students through research, educational programs, benchmarking, and workshops for executive management and leadership. The internationally ranked Penn State Smeal College of Business prepares students for professional success now and across their careers. The strategic priorities of integrity, diversity, and sustainability form the foundation on which the Penn State Smeal College of Business is built. The Smeal College of Business depends on more than 325 faculty and staff to support our strategic priorities and serve the needs of more than 6,000 students. The Business Building has been recognized as one of the most beautiful business school facilities in the world. Dedicated in 2005, this 210,000-square-foot building was designed by renowned Robert A.M. Stern Architects. Please visit for additional information. The Pennsylvania State University’s main campus (University Park) is located in the heart of State College, PA. Commonly referred to as “Happy Valley,” our community features the charms of a small town with the opportunities typically only experienced in larger cities. In 2010, State College was ranked as the third-safest metropolitan area in the United States. In 2013, it was ranked as the third best college town in the United States. In addition, the INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has awarded PSU the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. For more details on our competitive benefit package and what our community has to offer, please visit:

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088