Part-Time Faculty: Intro to Management & eBusiness (Philadelphia)



Contact Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter
717.901.5130

About Harrisburg University:
Harrisburg University offers an applied science and technology education for students who want a degree and a dedicated pathway to a career. Its focus is to educate career-minded individuals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM careers), giving them the tools to succeed, while helping to shape their communities, locally and beyond. Our goal is to help stimulate economic growth in our region by establishing a STEM educated workforce — a necessary resource in today's economy.

Mission:
The Harrisburg University of Science and Technology offers innovative academic and research programs in science and technology that respond to local and global needs. The institution fosters a diverse community of learners, provides access and support to students who want to pursue a career in science and technology, and supports business creation and economic development.
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HU seeks a part-time/adjunct faculty member to teach our undergraduate introductory course for this upcoming Spring 2020 semester at our Philadelphia site, 1500 Spring Garden Avenue.

MEBA 110: Introduction to eBusiness & Management (3 semester hours)
Description: This course introduces the basic concepts of conducting and managing business through the lens of a new start up enterprise, chiefly web based. Entrepreneurship through adoption of the modern business technologies is examined. The student is exposed to different business topics such as innovation, eCommerce, computer programming, accounting, marketing, general management and communication.

This course will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30-5:00pm, for the Spring 2020 semester.
About the MEBA program at HU:
Harrisburg University is actively seeking a full-time accounting faculty member for our Management, Entrepreneurship, & Business Administration (MEBA) program. This Bachelor of Science program prepares the student for a successful career in the modern job market by teaching them how to recognize opportunities and create value in both new and existing organizations.

This program draws on three disciplines providing skills in Entrepreneurship, Managerial Decision Making, and Business Administration, and prepares the student to take leadership, management, and entrepreneurial roles in the public and private sectors. The student learns such skills as strategic thinking, motivating and managing nationally and internationally diverse workforces, building and leading team efforts, negotiating successfully, and instituting planned change in organizations.

MEBA is a high-quality business program advancing research at the intersection of innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship. Unlike other larger institutions, we are a hub where the student learns from and collaborates closely with peers, experts and business leaders.

Qualifications:
Interested candidates should provide evidence of experience in teaching kinesthetic learners, instructional development, and assessment. Prior industry experience preferred.
Harrisburg University requires dedicated professionals who have the experience and desire to work in an active and collaborative environment that stresses high quality service delivery, entrepreneurial spirit, and close contact with a diverse group of internal and external constituents. HU is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make a positive contribution in delivering the HU Mission.
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Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and research, to the attention of:

Erin Hill, Executive Recruiter
Harrisburg University
326 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
717.901.5130
EHill@harrisburgu.edu
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Harrisburg University- At a Glance:
• Only science and technology-focused comprehensive university between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh
• Private, non-sectarian, nonprofit, urban, teaching university
• Located in the cities of Harrisburg and Philadelphia
• Incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania: December 12, 2001
• Chartered by Pennsylvania Department of Education: January 20, 2005
• Inaugural class arrived August 29, 2005
• Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, June 22, 2009
• 350 full- and part-time employees
• Signature 16-story, $73 million, state-of-the-art Academic Center

Student Population:
• The University's total student enrollment for undergraduate and graduate degree seeking students: 6,300 as of May 1, 2018.
• Undergraduate Student Body: 49% female, 53% minority
• 98% of our students demonstrate financial need
• Ranked in top 20 of US News & World Report’s ethnic diversity category for Best National Liberal Arts Colleges
• HU places 92% of its graduates in family-sustaining careers in their fields of study within six months of graduation.
• HU undergraduate student average debt upon graduating is $7,000 less than the national average student education debt.

Academics:
• Full-time faculty with Ph.D. or Terminal Degree: 100%
• Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees awarded in Analytics, Biotechnology and Biosciences, Computer and Information Sciences, Interactive Media, Management & eBusiness, Geospatial Technologies, and Integrative Sciences
• Master of Science Degrees awarded in Analytics, Information Systems Engineering & Management, Learning Technologies, Computer Information Sciences, Project Management & Healthcare Informatics.
• PhD awarded in Data Science begin in Fall 2017. A PhD in ISEM began its first cohort in Summer 2019.
• Trimester system

Institutional Leadership:
A 30-member, independent, self-perpetuating Board of Trustees led by an Executive Committee governs Harrisburg University. The Board of Trustees delegates authority for day-to-day operations to senior management.

Notes of Distinction:
• First private nonprofit science and technology-focused institution chartered in the Commonwealth since Carnegie Mellon University
• Educational framework is competency-based, applied and experiential
• Offers Central Pennsylvania’s only master’s degrees in IT Project Management or Learning Technologies
• The University is a Project Management Institute® registered education provider
• Home to the Center for Advanced Entertainment and Learning Technologies, The Government Technology Institute, and The Geospatial Technology Center.
• Co-PI on NSF-funded ADVANCE grant focused on the recruitment, retention, and development of women academics in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines

About Harrisburg:
Located in a dynamic downtown setting, Harrisburg University connects people to a diverse and exciting community. In 2010, Money Magazine ranked Harrisburg as one of the nation’s top “Up and Coming Cities.” In 2009, the Harrisburg area was rated 12th in the “Best Places to Live” by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. Forbes Magazine ranked Harrisburg as 5th among America’s most livable cities in 2010 and the area was named #2 among America’s best places to raise a family. More than 600,000 residents call the Harrisburg region home, making it the 52nd largest statistical metropolitan area in the nation.

Harrisburg is also home to the Capitol of the Commonwealth of PA. Located in the heart of a thriving, bustling downtown, HU is connected to Strawberry Square, a downtown shopping, dining and office complex that serves as the student center. The Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts, which also neighbors HU, hosts an array of theatrical and concert events, in addition to displaying a rotation of mesmerizing exhibits throughout the year. Nearby Restaurant Row, and City Island, also provide countless dining, shopping, sporting and other entertainment options. We have teamed with a local developer to renovate nearby building that now serve as dormitory space. The scenic nature areas along the nearby Susquehanna River offer a relaxing escape from classes. Concerts, art festivals and shows also take place along the city’s river walk. Museums, fitness clubs, theatres and minor league baseball games are but a few of the entertainment options the HU community can take advantage of on any given day.

Harrisburg University: Philadelphia site:
Harrisburg University’s Philadelphia site offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Interactive Media, Computer & Information Sciences, Cyber Security and Management & eBusiness, with concentrations in digital marketing and analytics. This 38,000 square-foot location at 1500 Spring Garden Street opened in December 2017 and is located across the street from the Community College of Philadelphia.

This new site quadrupled the size of HU’s Philadelphia presence and can accommodate up to 500 students. This completely renovated space in Center City provides students with an opportunity in science and technology education that does not exist in Philadelphia.

Previously, HU had delivered courses to 1st-year students in a historic building on Independence Mall. Following their freshman year, these Philly-based students were required to transfer to main campus. Now they can complete all four years at the Philly campus.

HU also plans to offer new master’s degree programs in this space, which is shared with Hussian College. Students in HU’s Philadelphia location have full access to Harrisburg University’s state-of-the-art educational tower in downtown Harrisburg.