Assistant Professor of Marketing (1092)

Hays, Kansas
Mar 19, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Date of Appointment: August 10, 2017

Rank: Assistant Professor

Position Description: Full-time, tenure track position

Responsibilities: The position is a 9-month tenure-track position starting August 2017. Responsibilities include teaching three to four three-hour courses (9-12 credit hours) per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Additionally, candidates are required to be engaged in scholarly activities, and to render service to the profession and to the College of Business & Entrepreneurship. Normal annual faculty evaluation is based on teaching (60%), research (20%), and service (20%).

Qualifications: A Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Marketing is preferred.  D.B.A. faculty candidates must have research-based doctoral studies, and have an established track record of research. Ph.D. ABD faculty candidates should complete all dissertation work within three years of initial ABD status, and should complete dissertation completely within one year of joining FHSU. A record of successful teaching is required.  Teaching excellence is a primary consideration. All candidates must have demonstrated research potential. Faculty candidates will be expected to be considered scholarly academic per AACSB 2013 standards.

The ideal candidate should be comfortable teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Marketing.

Faculty members generally teach four courses per semester. The division of work duties may be modified through negotiation between the faculty member and the Department Chair, when such a change in assignment will mutually benefit the faculty member and Department.

Among the courses the successful applicant may be assigned to instruct include:

·         Marketing Principles
·         Social Media
·         Integrated Marketing Communications
·         Strategic Electronic Marketing
·         Marketing Research
·         Consumer Behavior

Undergraduate and graduate student advising responsibilities will also be assigned.

The successful candidate will exhibit an ongoing scholarly interest, and a commitment to remain active in a scholarly manner throughout her or his career. The Department of Applied Business Studies recognizes scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy.  Joint publications are accepted and encouraged, including collaboration with students.

Service to the University, College of Business and Entrepreneurship, department, the region, and profession is expected of each faculty member.

Application Procedure: Initial review of applications will begin April 17, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Submit a letter of application (please specify your teaching expertise and interests in your letter), current vita, names and contact information for three or more references, teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence to:

Marketing Search
c/o Cindy Huser, Administrative Assistant,
Department of Applied Business Studies,
Fort Hays State University, 600 Park Street, Hays KS 67601

Digital (emailed) application packages are preferred.

About the Department:
The Department of Applied Business Studies (ABS) is one of four departments in the College of Business and Entrepreneurship at FHSU and offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction. Currently, the degree and majors offered by the department are a B.B.A. in Marketing, a B.S. in Business Education, and a B.S. in Tourism and Hospitality Management (THM). The department enrolls approximately 360 undergraduate students and makes significant academic contributions to the BBA core in providing Business Communication and Marketing coursework. All of these degrees are offered through distance learning and face-to-face instruction. In the near future, the department may be involved in international partnerships involving cross border education. Additionally, the department contributes to the college MBA program that enrolls approximately 180 graduate students.

About the College:
Mission: Fort Hays State University’s Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment. Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).

Description: The college consists of four large and growing departments: Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff. In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a significant sized Master of Business Administration program and also offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics. On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and domestic distance learning students number 1150. The RCOBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and newly constructed Hammond Hall. In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line. It also participates in joint degrees with two partner universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Entrepreneurship Scholarship Hall that opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website:

The University:
Forward Thinking. World Ready – Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China. Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S. It has an enrollment in excess of 14,500 students (approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty. Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships. Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries. The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings,, Best Buys in Education, among others. Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments. FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas. The website ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support. The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances. Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

About Hays, Kansas:

FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America. It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000. Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The community has award-winning public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

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