Assistant or Associate Professor, Centurion Sales Program (non-tenure track)
School of Business Administration
Position: Assistant or Associate Professor, Centurion Sales Program (non-tenure track)
Stetson University’s School of Business Administration seeks applicants and nominations for a full-time, 9-month, non-tenure-track faculty appointment in the Centurion Sales Program at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. Candidates should have a demonstrable ability to teach courses in Professional Selling, Sales Management, and Marketing. The individual will be located at Stetson’s DeLand, Florida campus.
The University seeks candidates who meet one of the following profiles. All candidates must have evidence of experience in and engagement with professional sales in any industry. Evidence of professional involvement sufficient to be qualified as Scholarly Academic or Scholarly Professional with minimal publications in the near future under the AACSB guidelines is preferred.
Profile 1: Visiting Assistant or Associate Professor of Sales and Marketing
Candidates will have earned a doctoral degree in Marketing (with Sales focus) by August 2017. Experienced candidates are expected to have demonstrated excellent teaching performance and a suitable publication record. Entry-level candidates are expected to demonstrate potential for effective teaching and scholarly activity that leads to publication in peer-reviewed journals.
Profile 2: Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice in Sales and Marketing
Candidates should have earned at least a Master degree (doctorate preferred) related to Marketing or Sales with significant professional sales experience. This candidate must possess a proven track record of sales at a leadership level and demonstrate potential for effective and engaging teaching activity. Contracts are multi-year and renewable.
The teaching load is four (4) courses per semester at the undergraduate level in the areas of introductory Sales or Marketing and Sales Management. Average class size is 20 students. Additional responsibilities include: supervision of interns; undergraduate advising; student recruitment; university, college, and departmental committee service; and building industry partnerships under the aegis of the Centurion Sales Program. Potential exists for teaching a graduate-level course or other Marketing course. Engagement in multidisciplinary collaborations with other faculty is anticipated.
Candidates should demonstrate a passion for the highest quality of teaching, combined with the ability to produce rigorous peer-reviewed academic scholarship. For more information on our expectations in teaching and scholarship, our tenure policies, and our support for faculty development, please see the Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs website: www.stetson.edu/provost.
Housed in the Department of Marketing (www.stetson.edu/marketing), the Centurion Sales Program offers a cutting-edge curriculum. The program, new in Fall 2017, offers a major and minor in Professional Sales where students are immersed in rigorous academic content, demonstrate the practical application of knowledge in specialized sales training labs, and become truly engaged through partnerships with local businesses.
The School of Business Administration:
Stetson's School of Business Administration (http://stetson.edu/business/) is one of only 35 private colleges and universities worldwide with AACSB accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate level in both business and accounting. Florida's first business program, the School has been empowering students to lead in a complex, global business environment since 1897. With programs on campuses in DeLand and Gulfport, our satellite centers in Celebration and Tampa, as well as online, the School is positioned for continued growth in both its online and physical offerings.
The School of Business Administration offers a bachelor of business administration, a master of accountancy, a master of business administration, and an executive master of business administration and conducts joint degree programs with Stetson’s College of Law and with the University of Florida College of Pharmacy. Stetson offers several distinctive programs including the Joseph C. Prince Program in Entrepreneurship, the Roland and Sarah George Investments Institute, the Family Enterprise program, the summer Study Abroad Program in Innsbruck, Austria, and the emerging Center for Business Intelligence and Analytics. The School sponsors a chapter of Beta Gamma Sigma.
Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic programs. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with nearly 4,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, enrolls more than 3,000 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1954, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves approximately 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees. Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Accounting, Elementary Education – Education for Social Justice, Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Creative Writing. Florida’s oldest private institution of higher learning, Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.
Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning and promotes civic values of personal and social responsibility. Working closely with faculty and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively. Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.
DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.
Salary: Salary is competitive.
Starting Date: August 15, 2017
Applicants must send the following materials for consideration: A letter of application that summarizes interest in the position and addresses qualifications, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.
Application materials may be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. While electronic submissions are preferred, alternatively application materials may be mailed to:
Dr. John Riggs, Search Committee Chair
Centurion Sales Program
School of Business Administration
421 N. Woodland Blvd. Unit 8398
DeLand, FL 32723
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.