Professor, Chairperson, Marketing

East Lansing, MI
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Posting Number: 2605

Internal Posting Date: 01-07-2016

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 03-04-2016

Job Title: Professor

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Eli Broad College of Business

Primary Department: 10008877 DEPARTMENT OF MARKETING

Position Employee Group: Tenure System Faculty-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Tenure System Faculty

Employment %: 100


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Position Summary: The Department of Marketing in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University is seeking to hire a Department Chair scheduled to start in August of 2016 (or as negotiable). Salary and benefits are competitive.

The Department of Marketing ( attracts bright, ambitious students and is the home of faculty who are among the most accomplished scholars in the world. The department offers Bachelor's degrees in Marketing; minors in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, International Business, and Sales Leadership; a Master's degree in Marketing Research; and a Ph.D. with a Marketing specialization (with a focus on Marketing Strategy, Product Development, Innovation, and International). The department is also a major contributor to the minor in Information Technology; Master's in Business Analytics; the executive and full-time MBAs; and the Executive Development Programs. Additionally, the department provides teaching in large-scale service courses inside and outside the college.

A department Chairperson at Michigan State University serves as the chief representative of his or her department within the University. He or she is responsible for the unit's educational, research, and outreach programs, budgetary matters, academic facilities, and personnel matters, taking into account the advisory procedures of the unit. The Chairperson has a special obligation to build a department strong in scholarship, teaching capacity, and outreach.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications Support Staff: Minimum Requirements Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in a relevant area of scholarship and must have a professional record consistent with an appointment to Full Professor with tenure at Michigan State University. Salary and benefits are competitive.

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Desired Qualifications: We are looking for candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our current group of scholars. Studies in 2014 and 2015 have ranked MSU's Department of Marketing as number 7, 12, and 18 in the world for research impact (see more at We have scholarly world leaders as faculty in Marketing Strategy, International, Innovation, and Sales. Our core focus areas are: Global Marketing Strategy; Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing Research, Marketing Analytics, and Business Intelligence; and Sales and Business Development.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
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Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
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Number of Reference Letters Required: No letters required

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be given consideration, applicants must provide a cover letter describing their primary professional experiences and accomplishments and a curriculum vitae. All materials should be submitted through the MSU jobs website:

To be eligible for full consideration, all application materials must be received by Friday, March 4, 2016.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Tomas Hult/Professor/

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Union Affiliation: Non Union

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.


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