Millikin University

Decatur, Illinois United States

Assistant, Associate

    November 10, 2020

Millikin University’s Tabor School of Business invites applications for an open rank, full-time tenure track position effective August 2021. An earned doctorate in Marketing or related field is required for a tenure track position, though ABD candidates will be considered. 

We are seeking a broadly trained scholar who is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate level courses in Marketing. The standard faculty-teaching load at Millikin is twelve credits per semester.

Candidates are expected to embrace a teaching philosophy grounded in experiential learning consistent with an institution that extensively engages both its faculty and students in external based learning. We embrace the concept of Performance Learning, which links classroom instruction directly with internships, client-based activities, consulting, and global connections with community and international partners. Student mentoring and advising is an important part of the faculty’s teaching commitment. This comprehensive approach to undergraduate education has resulted in an annual placement rate for graduates near 100%.

The Tabor School of Business offers a comprehensive business curriculum with eight ACBSP accredited undergraduate degrees in major functional areas – Accounting, Business Management, Digital Media Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Information Systems, and International Business, Cybersecurity; an MBA with three concentrations – Project Management, Health Care Administration, and Management; and an evening accounting and Organizational Leadership degree completion programs for non-traditional students. Our Center for Entrepreneurship is nationally recognized as a leader that has notable achievements and strengths in Arts Entrepreneurship. The Center provides faculty a wealth of opportunities for scholarly research, student projects, and consulting opportunities. The Tabor School has close relationships with the business community that includes local Fortune 100 firms and numerous entrepreneurs. 

Millikin University is a vibrant, comprehensive institution with 2,100 students, and three colleges and one school: College of Arts and Science, Tabor School of Business, College of Professional Studies, and College of Fine Arts. The University has two professional graduate and several adult evening programs. Millikin takes pride in a mission dedicated to preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.

The Decatur MSA has a population of 110,000. Decatur has been ranked third in the nation as an Emerging Logistics and Distribution Center by Business Facilities: The Location Advisor and also a Top 25 Trade City by Global Trade Magazine. The Midwest Inland Port, a multi-modal transportation hub, has market proximity to 95 million customers in a 500-mile radius. The Midwest Inland Port includes the Archer Daniels Midland Intermodal container ramp, the three class I railroads that service the ramp and the city (the Canadian National Railway, CSX, and the Norfolk Southern Railway), five major roadways, and the Decatur Airport. Information about the Decatur community is available at –

Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three (3) professional references, and a teaching philosophy statement electronically via

Address inquires to Dr. Alex Vernon, Associate professor of Management at Millikin University, 1184 W Main Street, Decatur, Illinois 62522. 

Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups in this field are encouraged to apply. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. You can visit the Tabor School of Business at