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University of Maryland: OB/HR Position Announceme​nt

The Management and Organization (M&O) department at the Robert H. Smith School of Business has one opening for a tenure track faculty member beginning in Fall 2014. Successful applicants will be expected to teach courses in organizational behavior (OB) and/or human resource (HR) management, conduct research, and perform service. Candidates at all ranks will be considered with more focus on junior candidates. Applicants must possess or be nearing completion of a doctorate in OB, HR, or in closely related disciplines such as industrial-organizational or social psychology. They should have demonstrated capability for high-impact research and excellent teaching.

The Robert H. Smith School of Business (www.rhsmith.umd.edu) is an internationally recognized leader in management education and research. 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, executive MS, PhD and executive education programs, as well as outreach services to the corporate community. It is recognized as one of the world’s leading business schools.

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 strategy, OB, and HR journals indicated that M&O ranked among the top five departments over the past eight years. M&O faculty provide leadership to management and related fields; several M&O faculty are Fellows and hold leadership positions in the Academy of Management (including a past Dean of Fellows, two Past Presidents, and current President-Elect 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.

Applicants who submit materials by September 25, 2013 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) three letters of recommendation (applicants for associate and full professor positions need only include a list naming the referees at this time). Please apply at https://ejobs.umd.edu (refer to position #119343 in the faculty listing). Please direct any questions to Ms. Erica Scarpulla (escarpulla@rhsmith.umd.edu), who is administratively assisting Professor Subra Tangirala (stangirala@rhsmith.umd.edu), Chair, OB/HR Faculty Search Committee.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, and gender identity or expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply

California State University: Tenure-Track in Organizational Behavior


California State University, Fullerton, seeks tenure-track faculty for Fall 2014 in Organizational Behavior with emphasis in either Leadership or Human Resource Management. Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate/graduate classes in OB, Leadership, or HR; scholarly and creative activities which result in publication of highquality refereed journal articles; departmental and University service, and student advisement.


  • Candidates must have completed by August 10, 2014 all requirements for a doctorate degree (Ph.D.) with specialty in OB, Leadership, or HR from an accredited institution.
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students and faculty is required.
  • Evidence/potential for publications in high quality journals is expected.
  • Experience as an effective teacher is highly preferred.
  • Teaching and research interest/experience in a secondary area such as cross-cultural management, organizational development, teams, industrial relations, collective bargaining, or personnel selection is desirable.
  • Business experience is desirable.

Rank & Salary

Appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level; rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers excellent, comprehensive benefits including health/vision/dental plans, spousal, domestic partner and/or dependent fee-waiver, and access to campus child-care, a new affordable housing program, a defined- benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/documents/benefits/Faculty_Unit_3.pdf

Job Control Number: 23603G-14-014

Appointment Date: August 2014

Application Procedure

Applications including 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) copies of transcripts, 3) teaching evaluations (including student comments), 4) sample publication(s), and 5) three letters of recommendation with signature (electronic or manual) should be sent electronically to:

Search Committee for Organization Behavior Position
C/O Cynthia Soriano at csoriano@fullerton.edu
Department of Management
Mihaylo College of Business & Economics
P.O. Box 6848
California State University, Fullerton CA, 92831

Questions can be directed to the Management office at (657) 278-2251.

Application Deadline

We will interview at the National Academy of Management (Orlando, FL). Screening for interviews at the AOM Annual Meeting will occur for vitae received by August 1, 2013. Applications postmarked by September 15, 2013 will receive full consideration.

Applications received after September 15 will be considered only if the position remains unfilled at that point.

The University

Cal State Fullerton is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. With over 35,000 students, it is one of the larger California State Universities and Colleges. While there is considerable emphasis on undergraduate teaching, the University offers Masters’ degrees, and rewards research and publication. The modern computer system includes standard math and statistical packages, and faculty members have easy access to computer facilities. Research opportunities are enhanced by its close proximity to UCLA, USC, Claremont, Cal Tech, UC Irvine, and UC Riverside. The suburban economy offers extensive consulting opportunities, in many high technology companies, as well as major corporate headquarters in Orange and Los Angeles counties.

The College

The College of Business & Economics is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business at both the undergraduate and masters levels. There are over 150 full- time faculty members and 7,000 students, including more than 600 graduate students. Bachelors’ degrees are offered in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment & Tourism, Finance, Management (Operations, General, and Human Resources), Information Systems/Decision Sciences, Marketing, and International Business. Masters’ degrees are in Business Administration, Economics, Management Science, Accounting and Taxation. For more information about the College visit: http://business.fullerton.edu/. The college is consistently included in Princeton Review’s list of the 296 best business schools.

The Department

The management department has 20 tenured and tenure-track faculty supplemented by several part-time and full-time adjunct faculty. Tenure-track faculty members publish their research in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Human Resource Management, Strategic Management Journal, Decision Sciences, among others. The department houses three active centers of excellence – The Center for Leadership, the Entrepreneurship Center and the Family Business Center – which provide opportunities for exposure to business organizations and potential collaborations.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

University of Manitoba: Two tenure-track HR/OB positions

Applications are invited for two tenure-track positions in Human Resource Management (HRM) or Organizational Behavior (OB) in the I. H. Asper School of Business at the University of Manitoba. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor depending on experience and qualifications. The appointment start date is July 1, 2014. The budget for these positions has been approved.

Candidates must have completed or have nearly completed a Ph.D. or DBA in Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Industrial Relations, or a closely-related field. The position requires a strong research orientation and the candidate should have a strong record of publication or a promising research agenda in HRM or OB (commensurate with their experience). Candidates must also have teaching experience or interest in subareas of HRM (e.g., selection, recruitment, training, etc.) or OB (e.g., team processes, leadership, sustainability). Duties include research, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and professional service for the School, the University, and the community. The normal teaching load at the Asper school is four courses (e.g., 2 + 2). Salary is competitive and will depend on qualifications, experience as well as research and teaching record.

The I. H. Asper School of Business is the principal business school in the province of Manitoba and is accredited by AACSB. The School offers undergraduate, MBA, M.Sc. and PhD degrees. The Asper School is a research intensive institution comprised of approximately 54 full-time faculty members publishing in leading academic journals. Substantial research funding is provided to new faculty members as is a fully paid six month sabbatical after three years. The School is located in a modern facility overlooking the Red River. Visit the website of the Asper School of Business (www.umanitoba.ca/asper) to learn more.

The University of Manitoba is located in Winnipeg, a cosmopolitan city with a population over 700,000. Winnipeg is a culturally diverse community and is known for its variety of summer and winter festivals. The city has all the facilities of a major centre, but with the atmosphere of a smaller, friendlier city. It provides a high quality of life at modest expense and offers access to some of the most beautiful lake country and recreational facilities in North America. The public education system is excellent, and a wide variety of private schools are also available. For more information on the city of Winnipeg, visit www.destinationwinnipeg.ca.

The University of Manitoba encourages applications from qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Application materials should include: curriculum vitae, names and contact information for three references, a one-page statement of research interests, a one-page statement of teaching interests, and evidence of effective teaching if available (e.g., teaching ratings). A review of applications will begin on October 1, 2013. If you would like to be considered for a short interview at the Academy of Management conference, please submit your CV only by July 20, 2013.

Please address your application materials to:

Dr. Sandy Hershcovis, Chair

HR Search Committee
I.H. Asper School of Business
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 5V4
Tel.: (204) 474-9951

Please forward applications by email to Patti Tait.

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitas may be provided to participating members of the search process.

Psychology of innovation and entrepreneurship for MA and PhD students

Institution: Leuphana Universität Lüneburg – Graduate School

Studiengang: Promotionsstudium

Dozent/in: Prof. Dr. Michael Frese

17.05.2010, 09.00-11.00, 12.30-14.30, 15.00-17.00
18.05.2010, 09.00-11.00, 12.30-14.30, 15.00-17.00
19.05.2010, 09.00-11.00, 12.30-14.30, 15.00-17.00
20.05.2010, 09.00-12.00

Raum: C11.320

Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 30 (Anmeldung über Regina Müller)

Semester-Wochen-Stunden: k.A.

Credit Points: k.A.

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

This course should allow you to get to know important parts of the literature on the psychology of innovation and entrepreneurship. Organizational Behavior and organizational psychology is incomplete without understanding, how organizations start, how they grow and develop, how they change and they die eventually – all of these are issues of entrepreneurship. The founders of an organization also determine the culture of the organization to a large extent (this is what is assumed in the literature). Moreover, business owners can be studied quite well on various dimensions of OB (motivation, cognition, emotion, learning, expertise, groups, leadership, etc.) and they have interesting dependent variables – such as performance of firm, strain, well-being of owner(s) and employees, etc. Finally, banks (and other capital providers) routinely select entrepreneurs; there is training for entrepreneurs. All of this makes it useful and even necessary to study and understand entrepreneurship in OB and management.

This seminar focuses on three objectives: First, develop a good set of thoughts on entrepreneurs (business owners) as a group that has been often neglected in OB and I/O psychology; second, understand the function of innovation in organizations and in entrepreneurship, and lastly and most importantly, I expect you to develop a study design during this course that you might want to perform and to publish.

The language of instruction and presentations is English.

Requirements: Students will be asked to do the following activities:

  1. Read the assigned articles for each session. I shall determine one or two persona for each session to be the pro-person and one to be the contra-person. The latter is supposed to attack the theory, methodology, analysis, and conclusion of the study, the pro-person needs to defend the study as well as possible.
  2. Each session one person will be responsible to provide a small demonstration of how innovation or entrepreneurship can be enhanced – this can be a demonstration of a creativity technique or an idea of how start-up group dynamics could function – anything goes, as long as it is practical and costs not more than 10 minutes of our time to participate in this exercise.
  3. At the end of the course, you will be required to hand in a design for an empirical study. This project proposal should include theory and methods in the same way as an article in AMJ, JBV would do (in addition, it should also contain the limitation section). It should be creative, interesting, theoretically and practically useful, methodologically sophisticated and it should be doable (that is you should be able to actually put this study into effect). I will use the same criteria as a peer review to grade this paper. In other words, the more it is publishable (and doable), the better it is (of course, without the results). It may help here that you already have done a small pilot study within the first half semester. This may then give you better ideas for this paper.
  4. You might want to look into two introductory books if you are interested: King, N., & Anderson, N. (2002). Innovation and change: A critical guide for organizations. London: Thomson. And Shane, S. (2003). A general theory of entrepreneurship. Cheltenham, England: Elgar.

Further information about the course.