Marketing Faculty: Associate Professor (Tenure-Track)

About Sacred Heart University:

As the second-largest independent Catholic university in New England, and one of the fastest-growing in the U.S., Sacred Heart University is a national leader in shaping higher education for the 21st century. SHU offers more than 80 undergraduate, graduate, doctoral and certificate programs on its Fairfield, Conn., campus. Sacred Heart also has satellites in Connecticut, Luxembourg and Ireland and offers online programs. More than 9,000 students attend the University’s eight colleges and schools: Arts & Sciences; Communication, Media & the Arts; Computer Science & Engineering; Health Professions; the Isabelle Farrington College of Education; the Jack Welch College of Business & Technology; the Dr. Susan L. Davis & Richard J. Henley College of Nursing; and St. Vincent’s College. Sacred Heart stands out from other Catholic institutions as it was established and led by laity. The contemporary Catholic university is rooted in the rich Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, and at the same time cultivates students to be forward thinkers who enact change-in their own lives, professions and in their communities. The Princeton Review includes SHU in its Best 385 Colleges-2020 Edition, “Best in the Northeast” and Best 252 Business Schools-2019 Edition. Sacred Heart is home to the award-winning, NPR-affiliated radio station, WSHU, a Division I athletics program and an impressive performing arts program that includes choir, band, dance and theater.

About the Welch College of Business and Technology

SHU’s Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) is AACSB-accredited and enrolls some 2,000 students. It is housed on Sacred Heart University’s west campus, approximately one kilometer from main campus. Opened in Fall 2019, in the former world headquarters of General Electric, the west campus is focused on digital innovation and how it is transforming business in the 21st century.  The campus includes state-of-the art labs, equipment, and studios to support research on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data analytics, financial computation, machine learning, augmented reality/virtual reality, and e-game design.

The Jack Welch College of Business and Technology (WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Management, Economics, Finance, Hospitality Management, Marketing, Sports Management and Fashion Marketing & Merchandising. The School of Computer Science and Engineering (which is part of the WCBT) offers undergraduate degrees in Computer Science/Information Technology, Game Design and Development, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. The WCBT offers eight Master’s programs: MS in Computer Science, MS Information Technology, MS Cybersecurity, MS Business Analytics, Masters in Business Administration, MS in Accounting, MS Finance and Investment Management, MS Human Resource Management, MS Digital Marketing, and the Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA-Finance).

Nearly sixty full-time faculty and four staff members bring an impressive range of expertise to the WCBT with terminal degrees and advanced training from leading universities. The WCBT is committed to enhancing its reputation and its engagement with the business community while raising its scholarly profile, and supporting faculty research and development.

Job Description:

The Jack Welch College of Business & Technology (WCBT) invites applications for an experienced, tenure-track associate professor faculty position in the Department of Marketing.  Candidates at the associate professor level are strongly preferred, but senior assistant candidates may also be considered. 

Candidates should have experience and interest in teaching one or more of the following at the undergraduate and graduate level: consumer behavior, marketing strategy, marketing research, digital marketing and/or international marketing, although actual teaching assignments are based on the needs of the department. The position will entail a 3/3 teaching load with courses offered both day and evening, with the possibility of online and/or blended courses.


This position requires a doctorate in marketing or closely-related field from an AACSB-accredited university and experience commensurate with requirements for the rank of associate or full professor. The ideal candidate will have an excellent teaching record, relevant business experience and a body of scholarly work published in quality, refereed journals. Candidates with a proven track record in developing and mentoring junior faculty, and experience developing new programs and/or serving in academic leadership roles are preferred. 

Additional Information:

Review of applications will begin on November 15, 2020 with preliminary interviews planned by end of the year.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates may submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, samples of publications or research papers or examples of professional contributions, student evaluations, and three letters of reference.   If letters are not available at time of application, please provide names and contact information of referees when prompted.  Application materials must be submitted using Sacred Heart University online application process in order to be considered.  Questions regarding this position may be addressed to Dr. David Taylor. ([email protected])

Sacred Heart University, rooted in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the liberal arts, embraces a vision for social justice and educates students in mind, body and spirit to prepare them personally and professionally to make a difference in the global community.  The University aspires to achieve prominence through innovative teaching and learning while cultivating a campus community that is recognized as caring and creative.

Sacred Heart University respects and embraces differences, recognizes the unique contributions that individuals can make, and creates a community that maximizes the potential of all faculty and staff.  As an equal opportunity employer, applications from qualified candidates who reflect the wider world in which we live are encouraged.