Truman State University

Kirksville, Missouri United States


    October 06, 2020
    November 13, 2020

Position: The Department of Business Administration is seeking applicants for one full-time position at the rank of Instructor of Business Administration, specializing in Marketing to start in August 2021. This position is for full-time, renewable appointment on a nine-month contract. This is a unique opportunity to craft business programs in a public liberal art setting at an institution that is nationally recognized for the quality of its teaching and students.

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Marketing and related areas and develop a curriculum that prepares students for success in the rapidly evolving world of business. In addition, the successful candidate will mentor students, and provide service to the university and community.

The position requires a graduate degree in Business, with a Ph.D. in Marketing or a closely related field preferred. Attainment of widely recognized business professional certifications will be among the preferred criteria for candidates. The candidate must be academically or professionally qualified according to criteria set by the Association for the Advancement of Collegiate Schools of Business.

Applicants will be evaluated based on academic and professional qualifications, teaching philosophy and experience, commitment to student success and development, the potential for scholarship, interpersonal skills, and compatibility with department needs. The University is open to considering remote work arrangements with periodic visits to the campus.
The Program: The Department of Business Administration, a unit within the School of Business, offers a BA and BS in Business Administration, with concentrations in Finance, Marketing, Management, and International Business. Additionally, the School of Business offers a BS in Accounting and a minor in Business. The School of Business sustains numerous, thriving co-curricular programs, including a student chapter of the American Marketing Association, the Bulldog Student Investment Fund, and a business plan competition.

The School of Business holds both business and accounting accreditation from Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International, the premier global accreditation body. This distinction has only been achieved by approximately 1.5% of universities worldwide.

The University: Truman State University is home to a vibrant educational community. The approximately 5,200 students that make up its student body are well prepared for the academic rigors of a highly selective university. More than 20 percent engage in significant undergraduate research and creative projects. Most gain leadership experience and nearly half go on to graduate school or professional education within a year of earning a degree.

Founded in 1867, Truman is known for its focus on student learning and outcomes and places an emphasis on high-impact experiences such as internships, research, and study abroad opportunities. Truman has the highest overall graduation rate among Missouri public four-year colleges and universities. For more than two decades, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Truman as the No. 1 public university in the Midwest regional category. The Washington Monthly has included Truman in the top ten of its master’s university rankings in each of the past seven years. For more information regarding additional rankings and acknowledgments, visit

Located in northeast Missouri, Kirksville is a cultural and economic hub in the region. In addition to Truman, it is home to A.T. Still University, the world’s first osteopathic medical school, as well as a dental school and a community college. The Kirksville School District is among the best in the state, and the community takes pride in several annual events including the Red Barn Arts and Crafts Festival, the Scottish Highland Games, and the Red, White, and Blue Festival, among many more. Just a few minutes outside of town is beautiful Thousand Hills State Park, with hiking and biking opportunities surrounding the 700-acre Forest Lake. Due to its location, Kirksville offers easy access by car to Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, and Des Moines. Daily flights from Kirksville regional airport to St. Louis allow for quick access to one of the Midwest’s major metropolitan areas. Find more information about Kirksville at

Application: The School of Business handles the application process. Electronic submission of applications is preferred, Application materials may be submitted to or by mail to Truman State University, Office of Human Resources, 100 E. Normal MC 101, Kirksville, MO 63501. Completed applications must include a letter of application that clearly addresses the qualifications and evaluative criteria listed above; statement of teaching philosophy; current curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation; and official or unofficial undergraduate and graduate college transcripts.

Review of applications will begin on November 14th and will continue until the position is filled. If hired, applicants must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States, official graduate transcripts, or documentation of degrees if transcripts are not available. Final candidates are required to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman State does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Direct inquiries to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354, and

Truman State is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or