University of Akron

Akron, Ohio United States

Assistant, Advanced Assistant

    January 13, 2022

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a curriculum vitae and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references. 

Applicants should apply to Job Opening ID 13360 and upload their cover letter and CV at the following University of Akron link  Proper log-in may be required to access this particular job opening.

After submission of your application, return to the “My Activities” link and upload the required documents to your profile under the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section. 

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with reference to the minimum and preferred qualifications.  This is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.  

A resume/curriculm vitae will not be accepted in place of any information requested on the application.  For assistance with your application or attachments please call  Human Resources at (330) 972-7090.

The University of Akron, Department of Marketing invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting August 22, 2022. Teaching responsibilities may include courses in Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Brand Management, and Integrated Marketing Communications. Research responsibilities involve conducting high quality research. Other responsibilities include participating in departmental service activities as assigned by the department chair.

Required Qualifications
Doctorate degree in Marketing, Advertising, or a closely related field by August 22, 2022. Evidence of, or potential for, ongoing high-quality research and publication in the applicant’s areas of scholarly specialization. A record of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
Ph.D., from an AACSB accredited program. Experience in teaching online or web-enhanced courses. Industrial, corporate, non-for-profit or new venture experiences, with a focus on social media or digital marketing.

The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.


The Department of Marketing is in the College of Business and offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree in both Marketing and Sales Management. In addition, we support a minor in marketing and several sales certificate programs. The department also supports our MBA program offering courses in multiple formats, including a weekend cohort MBA, a fully on-line MBA, and a hybrid Flex MBA program. Our undergraduate programs provide majors and minors with broad knowledge of marketing with a focus on experiential and project-based learning. Located in an urban setting with significant support from alumni and the business and philanthropic communities our teaching utilizes real clients and comprehensive projects that reflect the complexity of today’s marketing environment. 

The standard teaching load is three classes per semester. Faculty are encouraged to develop productive research with colleagues and productive partnerships with local industry and non-for- profit organizations.  For further information about the department, please see

Application Deadline
Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin February 11, 2022.

Background Check Statement
The University of Akron is committed to providing a safe environment for all students and employees.  The University endeavors to protect the health, welfare and safety of all students, employees and visitors on our campus.  As such, all offers of employment with The University of Akron are contingent upon verification of credentials, proof of Covid-19 vaccination, and satisfactory completion of a criminal background check. Some positions may require additional credit investigation and a pre-employment driving record search. 

New hires must present proof of COVID-19 vaccination, if vaccines are available and the employee is eligible, at time of hire. If a new employee is not fully vaccinated at the time of hire, the offer of employment will be contingent upon the employee becoming fully vaccinated within 60 days of hire, unless a qualifying medical or religious exemption is granted. 

About UA
As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists and leaders.