Chairperson, Department of Marketing - College of Business

Normal, Illinois
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Jun 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Other Executive Administration
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Summary

Illinois State University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Marketing. The anticipated start date for the 12-month appointment is July 1, 2018.  The department Chairperson is the spokesperson for a dynamic and diverse faculty, works with different advisory boards of business professionals, recruits students and faculty, and manages department resources including fundraising. The department Chairperson also supervises the Director of the Professional Sales Institute, a nationally recognized sales program housed in the Department of Marketing. The department currently includes 18 tenured/tenure-track faculty, and the Chairperson supports a culture that values shared governance, inclusion, and balance between effective instruction and scholarly research.  The Department of Marketing is one of four departments (along with Accounting; Finance, Insurance and Law; and Management and Quantitative Methods) in the College of Business. AACSB International accredits the institution in both Accounting and Business. In 2016-2017, the college enrolled approximately 3,900 undergraduates and 150 master degree students. The department offers a Marketing major with four different concentrations (Integrative Marketing Communications, Professional Sales, Advanced Marketing Analytics, and General Marketing) to more than 800 undergraduate students. In addition, the department offers undergraduate and master-level degrees in Business Education and a minor in Business Analytics that draws students from the entire University. Graduate-level marketing courses are also offered as part of the M.B.A. degree program. 

Additional Information

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. Illinois State is a coeducational, residential university that emphasizes undergraduate study with almost 21,000 students. Illinois State University ( is committed to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities and promoting the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, and community service. Illinois State University has been named a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education.  

Required Qualifications  

(1) An earned doctorate in Marketing or a closely-related discipline from an AACSB accredited university prior to the start date of the appointment, with significant intellectual contributions in Marketing or related fields  (2) Eligibility for tenure and appointment at the associate professor rank or higher  (3) State of Illinois law mandates demonstrable oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for the position.  

Special Instructions to Applicants

To assure full consideration, applicants must complete an online application and attach the following documents to posting number 0709503 by Friday, September 15, 2017:  (a) A cover letter  (b) Curriculum vitae  (c) Contact information only for five references to posting number  Application deadline: Open until filled or withdrawn.  Search Committee members will attend the American Marketing Association annual meeting in San Francisco in August.  Please direct questions to Gary Koppenhaver, Chairperson, Search and Screen Committee, ( 

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.  Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.  

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