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The Department of Marketing in the School of Business has ten full-time faculty who are active researchers and engaged teachers. The Department Marketing faculty have publications in a wide selection of leading journals including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Product Innovation Management, International Journal of Research in Marketing, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of Advertising, Industrial Marketing Management, and Strategic Management Journal. 

The Department of Marketing offers an undergraduate major in Marketing with concentrations in marketing communication and analytics, product and brand management, and general marketing. It also offers minors in marketing insights and in sales.  The minor in sales is open to marketing students and students across the campus. At the graduate level, the department offers a Master of Science concentration in Marketing Management and a Master of Decision Analytics concentration in Marketing Analytics. Additionally, Marketing faculty teach in the MBA, Executive MBA, online MBA, and Ph.D. in Business programs. 

The Department also houses RVA Views, a research center that operates a participant panel available for surveys and interviews as well as an eye-tracking lab; the Center for International Business Advancement, which connects students and faculty interested in the global business through research and the International Business Forum; and the VCU Center for Professional Selling, which is central Virginia’s academic incubator for developing professional sales talent. These centers, often funded by corporate community partners, support our faculty in their research and teaching goals.

The School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is fully accredited by the AACSB and is housed in a state-of-the-art facility, Snead Hall. Since its founding in 1937, the School of Business has built strong ties with the Richmond community and beyond. Offering 13 bachelor’s and 19 master’s degrees, as well as the Ph.D. in Business, we welcome nearly 4,000 students each year. Our programs develop skills that result in highly sought-after graduates with many national corporations identifying VCU’s School of Business as a target school for recruitment.


Responsibilities: The Department of Marketing at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia, invites applicants for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank to start in August 2025. We are open to candidates at the Assistant Professor or advanced Assistant Professor rank with research interests in any area of marketing and teaching interest in marketing management/strategy or marketing analytics/research. 

The candidate will conduct scholarly research where the output of such research is published in high-caliber peer-reviewed journals; teach engaging courses in marketing management and strategy or marketing analytics topics; advise students; and provide service to the department, school, university, and academic community.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Must possess or be a candidate earning a Ph.D. in Marketing, Ph.D. in Business Administration with a concentration or focus in Marketing, or Ph.D. in a discipline related to marketing. 

  • An established or emerging research agenda

  • A demonstrated record or clear potential for high-quality scholarly research in marketing.

  • Demonstrated experience working in and helping foster a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment, or a commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Preference will be given to candidates with or earning a Ph.D. in Marketing or in Business Administration with a primary concentration/focus in Marketing. 

  • An emerging or established research agenda and potential for scholarship that complements or expands existing expertise in the department.

  • Prior experience teaching marketing courses at the undergraduate or graduate level. 

  • Candidates with teaching interest and/or experience in marketing management/strategy or marketing analytics/research are highly desired.

Application Process:
Candidates should upload their application with all required materials (e.g., a cover letter and curriculum vitae), optional supporting documents (e.g., copies of research papers, research and teaching statements, and course evaluations), and the names and e-mail addresses of four references. Reference letters will be requested by the search committee only for the short-listed candidates. Only complete applications that meet the required qualifications will be considered. Review of applications will start immediately, and will continue until filled. For additional information, please contact the chair of the faculty search committee Suzanne Makarem, Ph.D. ([email protected]).

Additional Information:

All full-time university faculty are eligible for VCU’s robust benefits package that includes: comprehensive health benefits, paid leave and holiday leave, retirement planning and savings options, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, generous tuition benefit, employee discounts, well-being resources, abundant opportunities for career development and more. Learn more about VCU’s benefits here.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.


Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100%
Tenure: Tenure Track
Rank: Associate Professor
Months: 9
Department: School of Business – Marketing

Salary: Starting at $145,000


Contact Information
Contact Name: Suzanne Makarem
Contact Email: [email protected]