Assistant Professor - Marketing - #001445

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Assistant Professor - Marketing - #001445


Ent, Hosp, Tourism, Mkt, Sports Mgt

Position Summary:

The School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management, and Hospitality & Tourism (housed in Western Carolina University’s College of Business) invites applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor tenure track position in Marketing. Expected begin work date is August 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

Teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and/or MBA marketing courses. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours (three courses) per semester. The successful candidate must achieve and maintain “scholarly academic” status per AACSB requirements, which mandates a minimum level of relevant research and publication. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for serving on departmental, college, and university committees; advising marketing students; assisting with supervision of internships; effectively interfacing with the business community; and, performing other duties as assigned by the School Director.

The tenure, promotion, and reappointment policies of the College of Business and the University are based on all four quadrants of the Boyer Model of Scholarship. Consequently, faculty have the opportunity to apply scholarly activities to help solve problems facing the larger community beyond the boundaries of campus, to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement, to advance the pedagogy, as well as to investigate issues of interest within and across academic disciplines.

The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching, and service.

Carnegie statement:

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a Doctorate in Marketing or closely related field with a proven/demonstrated record of scholarship in quality outlets.

Candidates who have recently been awarded a doctorate also will be considered, as will candidates who are ABD, providing the doctorate will be awarded prior to June 1, 2021.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate from AACSB-granting institution is preferred. Industry experience is desired. Preference may be given to candidates who have university level teaching experience.

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Permanent Full-Time

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.

Interested applicants must include the following attachments: letter of application; curriculum vita; unofficial transcripts from graduate degrees; and a list of three professional references (including full contact information). Screening will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Copies of official transcripts and teaching evaluations will be requested for candidates being seriously considered for hire.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Kadie Otto (search chair) at [email protected]


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification:

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

University Safety:

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 114 Scott, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7234) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.




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Posted: 9/18/2020
Application Due: 11/19/2020
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