University of Washington

Seattle, Washington United States


    September 25, 2020


Seattle, WA

Open Date

Sep 22, 2020


The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington consistently ranks among the top business schools in the United States—for both undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Foster School serves a diverse, multicultural population of more than 2,500 students. With one-in-four UW freshman applicants requesting business majors, demand for Foster School business education is significant and growing.  For more information visit

Position Description

The Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington, Seattle, invites applications for a faculty position in the department of Marketing and International Business.  This appointment will be for a full-time, tenure-track position (100% FTE) at the rank of Assistant Professor. The service period for this position is 9 months. The anticipated start date for this position is September 16, 2021. University of Washington faculty members engage in research, teaching, and service. Duties include conducting high-quality scholarly research in marketing or a related field, and effectively teaching courses at the undergraduate and/or graduate level.

The Foster School of Business is driven by our purpose of fostering leaders, insights, and progress to better humanity.  The Department of Marketing and International Business department works together with other Foster School departments, UW Schools and colleges and community partners (e.g., Starbucks, Costco, Amazon, and Microsoft) to support top top-ranked programs at the undergraduate, MBA, Ph.D., and executive levels. In accordance with our commitment to excellence and equity, the Foster school values contributions in research, teaching and service that address diversity and equal opportunity. We are currently engaged in several searches for faculty to join the Foster School with the aim of increasing thought leadership in these areas.


Candidates must hold, or be nearing completion of, a PhD (or foreign equivalent degree) in Business Administration, Marketing, Psychology, Marketing Analytics, Economics, Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related field. The required terminal degree must be conferred by the position start date for initial appointment. For an Assistant Professor, a qualified candidate may be considered for temporary appointment as an Acting Assistant Professor, pending PhD with conversion to appointment as an Assistant Professor after degree conferral if the terminal degree has not been conferred by the position start date. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and/or service have prepared them to fulfill our commitment to inclusion, and have given them the confidence to fully engage audiences in higher education from a wide spectrum of backgrounds including marginalized communities. Strong preference for candidates with research contributions that address diversity and equal opportunity.

Application Instructions

To apply please submit the following application materials to Interfolio:

  • Cover letter delineating your interests and qualification
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A description of teaching philosophy (including a list of courses the candidate is qualified to teach and evidence of teaching effectiveness, if applicable
  • Three letters of reference
  • Working papers and/or publications
  • A statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in your academic field. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Foster School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Questions pertaining to the application process, position, or disability accommodations can be addressed to Alix Furness (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity 

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (