Prospectus

Faculty Positions in MARKETING


POSITION OVERVIEW

Up to two (2) full-time, 9-month, tenure track, faculty positions in the area of Marketing at the Instructor/Assistant Professor level beginning fall 2022. The individuals hired for this position will have responsibilities in teaching, research, and service.

Responsibilities

The individuals will teach undergraduate and graduate core and elective courses in areas including Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, and other electives such as Retailing, Online Marketing, and Supply Chain Management. Currently, the teaching load is five sections (15 credits) per academic year. Typically, classes in LSBE are held in person. The individuals are also required to create knowledge in the area of Marketing resulting in its dissemination through the publication of refereed articles in recognized journals. The individuals will be responsible for advising undergraduate students and working with a student organization and are expected to engage in service activities with colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations. We are a place-based institution and expect faculty to be present on campus and engage in person in the life of the school.

Required QUALIFICATIONS


  1. Applicants must be ABD (with their doctoral dissertation defended by December 1, 2022), or a doctoral degree from a school/college accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, or AMBA with a curricular emphasis in the field of Marketing, or closely related fields. The applicant must have completed a minimum of two years in residency during their program.

  2. Applicants must have experience as an instructor or teaching assistant of at least one university-level course.

  3. Effective communication skills.

  4. Applicants must exhibit abilities, skills, and enthusiasm consistent with teaching excellence and instructional innovation in the area of Marketing.

  5. Strong evidence of potential for scholarship is essential. Applicants must demonstrate empirical research skills appropriate for, and a commitment to developing a research stream in the field of Marketing.

  6. The candidate must be qualified as a Scholarly Academic (SA) according to LSBE’s faculty qualification categories here.

PREFERRED Qualifications

  1. Completed Ph.D. in Marketing from a school/college accredited by AACSB or EQUIS.

  2. Experience teaching Marketing elective courses at the college level to a diverse group of students.

  3. Full-time industry work experience.

  4. Published in peer-reviewed journals in the Marketing area.

  5. Demonstrated experience/proficiency with statistical and survey software packages (e.g., SPSS, R, Qualtrics, etc.)

  6. Demonstrated ability to fulfill service responsibilities to students, colleagues, the department, school, campus, community, and professional organizations.

  7. Demonstrated ability to use a variety of teaching methods in a classroom.

  8. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Teaching, Research, Service

Teaching Load

  • Tenure-track faculty currently have a 3-2 load (15 credits per year)

  • Generally, faculty are assigned to one Tu/Th semester and one M/W/F semester

  • Normal, expected teaching is on-site

  • Classrooms are equipped with the latest technology

Research Support

  • Research Incentive Plan for publications up to $3,000 per year

  • Dean’s Travel Grants of up to $2,000 per year

  • Department support (varies ~$500 per year)

  • LSBE Faculty Grant Program of up to $1,000 per semester

  • Entrepreneurship Project Grants of up to $2,000 per year

  • UM Grant-in-Aid program of large research grants for junior faculty

Service Expectations

  • All faculty serve on one LSBE Committee

  • All faculty are expected to advise students

  • Faculty may be assigned to be an advisor for a relevant student club

Benefits

  • The University offers generous medical and dental benefits. They pay over 80% of the cost of coverage for employees and their families.

  • Retirement benefits include a mandatory 401(a) plan as well as an optional retirement plan and Section 457 deferred compensation plan.

      • For the mandatory plan, employees contribute 5.5% of salary and the University contributes 10%.

  • Faculty have access to UM system-wide grants such as the Grant-in-Aid, which gives preference to junior faculty in establishing their research programs.

  • The Wellness program offers incentives for employees to lead healthy lives.

  • Life and disability insurance plans are offered.

Visit the UM system Benefits Website for more information.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position (job opening 344208), visit the HR website here.

Applicants must upload required documents as PDF formatted attachments in the employment system to fully complete an application: (1) cover letter, (2) current curriculum vitae, (3) graduate transcripts (official or unofficial), (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students are encouraged when available. Incomplete applications with missing required documents (i.e. 1, 2, 3, and 4) may not be reviewed.

Important: Documents (1) and (2) are uploaded during the application. Attachments (3) (4), and (5) are uploaded after submitting the application.

Once you have submitted your application, select the VIEW SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS by clicking the ellipse in the upper, right-hand corner of your screen. Select MY JOB APPLICATIONS. Once you have reached the next screen, there is a section to upload the additional documents, (3) official or unofficial transcripts, (4) a statement describing what you have done to support a diverse community, and (5) teaching evaluations completed by students.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate authorization to work in the United States at the University of Minnesota-Duluth by the start date. Final candidates may be asked to provide additional information. The Screening Committee will begin its review of complete applications on November 22, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.


Questions can be directed to the chair of the Screening Committee:

Dr. Rajiv Vaidyanathan, Chair-Screening Committee

Department of Marketing, Labovitz School of Business and Economics, 335 LSBE, 1318 Kirby Drive, Duluth, MN 55812

Phone: 218-726-6817; Fax: 218-726-7516, Email: rvaidyan@d.umn.edu

EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS:

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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