Ferris State University

Big Rapids, Michigan United States

Assistant, Associate

    May 26, 2022
    June 30, 2022

Type: Full-Time 
Posted: 05/15/2022 
Category:Marketing and Sales 
Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor – Marketing (9-month, Tenure Track)    
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)    

34500 – Marketing
Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)    
FLSA: Exempt    
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing    
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time    
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)    
Term of Position: 9 Month    
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause    
Summary of Position: The Department is seeking a qualified individual to teach a selection of undergraduate courses in marketing. The candidate should be able to teach most of our required core courses in marketing (Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, International Marketing, Supply Chain Management Principles of Advertising, Professional Selling, and Marketing Strategy). Additionally, the ability to teach one or more marketing electives is needed (e.g., Advanced Selling, Retailing, Sales Management, Digital Marketing, and Sports Marketing). Assuring/improving student learning through assessment, close consultation with program faculty, and training via the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will be required. Participation in program, developmental, and college-level meetings is expected.    
Position Type: Faculty – Temporary & Continuing    
Required Education: Doctorate (Ph.D. or DBA) in Marketing or closely-related field. ABD with a dissertation defense date set will be considered.

Required Work Experience: College level teaching experience in multiple modes: (face-to-face, hyflex, and online).

Industry experience in marketing or closely related field.    
Required Licenses and Certifications:
Physical Demands:

  • Office Environment
  • Moving
  • Sitting
  • Standing

Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: If doctorate is not in marketing – 18 graduate hours in marketing courses.    
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teaches four courses per semester. The course topics will be assigned based on credentials to teach them. The courses that the faculty member may be asked to teach may be assigned but not limited to the following courses: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Advertising, Professional Selling, Consumer Behavior, Retailing, Industrial Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Data Analytics, Supply Chain, Sales, Sales Management, or Sports Marketing.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance. Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment. 

Employs different teaching methods as appropriate (e.g., face-to-face, online, and blended strategies).

Committed to enhancing teaching and engaging in scholarly and professional development activities in order to accommodate changing market need. 

Works independently and collaboratively with effective communication and listening skills. 

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Working with the students in the American Marketing Association collegiate Chapter is strongly encouraged. 

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.    
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:
Skills and Abilities: Collegiality and teamwork are essential for this position. 

Other required skills will vary for the particular course assignments. For Marketing Data Analysis and Marketing Research, SPSS skills are required. For Principles of Marketing or Marketing Strategy, a breadth and depth of experience in marketing is required or 18 or more graduate hours in marketing. For the other possible courses to teach either graduate courses in those areas or experience in those areas is needed.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.    
Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
  • Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of doctorate degree. 

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.   
Initial Application Review Date: 6/30/22    
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes    
Posting Close Date:

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