Apr 26, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Title/Rank

Chairperson, Marketing  

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.

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Minimum Qualifications

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.

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.

Review of Applications begins on


Required Applicant documents

Resume/CV; Cover Letter; Research Funding; Research Interests; Work/Writing Sample; Learning Philosophy

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.

Number of Reference Letters Required

No letters required

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