California Lutheran University

Thousand Oaks, California United States


    November 05, 2020

University Background

Founded in 1959, California Lutheran University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students who come from more than 49 countries and represent a wide variety of faiths. The University offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in the liberal arts and sciences and professional fields, through 39 undergraduate majors, 41 minors, 18 master’s degree programs, 8 certification programs, and 4 teaching credential programs. Our dedicated, accomplished faculty works with small classes of students who are open-minded—about ideas, about people, and about faith—and are seeking to grow as individuals. Both in the classroom and outside of it, everyone at Cal Lutheran is committed to helping each student pursue their passions to discover their purpose, and follow that purpose to transform their community—and the world.

Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) that administers an array  of Title III, Title V, and TRIO programs including the McNair Scholars Program. We are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multicultural and multi-racial communities. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people.

Basic Functions

This position will only be hired at the Assistant Professor level. The base salary range for this position is $80,000 to $90,000. Opportunities for additional compensation through summer course instruction may be available.

The School of Management, which offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, is the largest of the professional schools at the university. The mission of the School of Management is to prepare students for success with integrity in their professional and personal lives through scholarship, diverse learning experiences, and community engagement in a global context. For more information, visit

This position will teach marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Typically a majority of undergraduate courses are instructed in-person and all of the graduate courses are delivered online. The teaching load for this position is 24 credits per year. Undergraduate courses are 4 credits and offered on a semester basis and graduate courses are 3 credits and offered in an accelerated 11-week term. This may translate to a 4/3 or 3/4 teaching load.

Under the direction of the Dean or Program Director, the Assistant Professor is responsible for providing academic instruction to students for the assigned undergraduate and/or graduate courses. The candidate will mainly teach, mentor, and advise a diverse population of traditional-age students at our main Thousand Oaks campus, but will also teach courses in one of the School of Management’s graduate programs. The Assistant Professor will also contribute in the following manner.

  • As an academic advisor to students
  • Serve on faculty or university committees
  • Engage in scholarly activities and/ creative endeavors which contribute to the academic mission of the University
  • Engage in service activities such as involvement with the student chapter of the American Marketing Association
  • Advise student-led startups at our Center for Entrepreneurship, or similar

Cal Lutheran is a teaching institution focused primary on Teaching & Student advising, Service, and Research. Faculty are provided opportunities for research support and to engage industry partners in the development or experiential learning opportunities and applied studies.

Representative Duties

  • Provide academic instruction to students through lecture courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among E
  • Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office E
  • Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely E
  • Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty E
  • Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising, service, and scholarly, professional and creative activities, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E
  • Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E
  • Performs related duties as assigned. E=Essential Duties

Knowledge of

  • Current theory and practice within the subject discipline
  • Principles and best practices of effective teaching
  • Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment
  • University curricula
  • Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students
  • Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data
  • Modern computing technology
  • Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

Ability to

  • Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline
  • Deliver course curricula in various learning styles
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of University
  • Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities.
  • Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience
  • Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy
  • Establish and maintain effective working
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Marketing, or PhD in Business Administration with emphasis/concentration/major/minor in Marketing, or PhD in Business Administration with a professional certification in marketing or substantial marketing
  • ABD in degrees above accepted provided that candidate can demonstrate that degree will be conferred within one year of hire. Candidate may be employed as lecturer level until degree is
  • Academically qualified: Applicant must have at least 15 graduate credit hours in the marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor underrepresented, underserved, and first- generation students. This includes African American, Latinx, and Native American
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching within the marketing
  • Undergraduate academic advising and career counseling experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience in the following courses preferred: Principles of Marketing, Digital Marketing, Marketing Research, Consumer Behavior, Sales Management, and Brand
  • Professional industry work experience at the managerial level related to marketing
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in leading academic journals related to marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage industry partners or local community in developing experiential learning
  • Experience teaching courses online, virtually, or
  • Masters or MBA in Marketing

Working Enviroment

Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Application Procedure

Please review the entire posting online including minimum and preferred qualifications.

Make sure to include the following with your application:

  • A cover letter that addresses how the candidate meets minimum qualifications, including a statement about how the candidate’s experiences will further the HSI designation of the university and adapt to the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students.
  • CV – with academic accomplishments (Teaching, Service, Research)
  • Statement on employment history and or explanation of engagement with industry partners in developing experiential learning
  • Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students.
  • Statement on current research projects
  • Three letters of reference attesting to the applicant’s experience
  • Graduate and doctoral program transcripts as well as teaching evaluations will be requested of applicants that invited for a phone interview.


California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.