The College of Business ( COB ) at Athens State University invites applications and nominations for a tenure/tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing. Faculty at Athens State University support the University’s mission of providing student-centered, quality education and are committed to the success of our students, and the university. This involves teaching effectiveness, research and scholarly/creative activities, institutional service, professional and community service, student advising and involvement (teaching faculty only), and professional effectiveness (library faculty). During the 9-month contract (12-month for library faculty) of employment, faculty members are expected to be available to assist and work with students and respond to departmental, college, and institutional needs. The teaching load for full-time faculty during the academic year is 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester or 9 graduate semester hours per semester, or a combination of undergraduate and graduate courses equivalent to 12 undergraduate semester hours per semester. 

In addition to the duties listed below, faculty members must adhere to the general faculty guidelines as specified by Athens State University and perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position will report directly to the Management of Technology Department Chair in the College of Business.


  • Teaching a variety of upper-division (junior/senior) courses in Marketing and related courses in a variety of formats
  • Developing and delivering courses in a variety of modes, including traditional, blended, and online courses that ensure quality and effective assessment,
  • Working with a range of students in an advising role to assist them in reaching professional goals;
  • Engaging in professional development and/or scholarship appropriate for a teaching institution to maintain currency in disciplinary field(s),
  • Involvement with activities to assist the business community; participating in teaching professional development courses to meet community needs
  • Holding office hours and advising students,
  • Serving on committees and accreditation efforts,
  • Contributing to the University’s mission in terms of undergraduate teaching, research, creative activities, etc., and
  • Assuming any other professional duties and responsibilities as assigned by administrative personnel.



  • An earned EdD, Ph.D. or DBA in Marketing or closely related field
  • ABD candidates will be considered provided there is evidence that the doctorate degree will be completed within one year of appointment
  • Candidates must have the ability to effectively teach courses in Marketing


  • Demonstrated professional experience in the field of Marketing
  • An established record of publishing empirical research in peer reviewed academic journals or a demonstrated potential to do so is preferred

Salary Schedule

Salary Band: AS18; AO215

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Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

University Information

Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

EEO Statement

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

Background Check Statement

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.