Assistant Professor in Marketing

Job no: 495342
Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The University of Denver (DU), a private university, is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 12,900 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as an R1: Doctoral University – very high research activity as a Doctoral/Research University. Times Higher Education, U.S. News, and The Princeton Review have consistently ranked DU among the nation’s top 100 universities and among the top three universities in the state of Colorado. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The Daniels College of Business is one of the largest colleges within the University, with 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. It offers a variety of majors and minors, including two bachelor’s degrees, four MBA degree programs, six specialized master’s degrees, and an executive PhD program. DU is committed to the principles of multiculturalism, diversity, and inclusive excellence through involvement and participation in university and college wide projects and initiatives. Daniels is proud to be among the elite business schools nationally and internationally to receive recognition for its graduate and undergraduate programs from U.S. News & World Report, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Forbes, Princeton Review, Poets & Quants, CEO magazine, etc. The Daniels College of Business is widely recognized for its focus on business ethics.

Position Summary

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant rank in the Department of Marketing, starting September 1, 2023. 

The Department of Marketing at Daniels College of Business brings together traditional and innovative marketing approaches within the framework of marketing expertise, experiential learning, local connections, and global action. Building on this legacy of innovation, the Department of Marketing offers rigorous academic instruction with market relevance. It offers a major, one of the most popular specializations in the college, and an MS in Marketing. Class sizes for the Department of Marketing typically range from 15 to 35. The Department currently has nine full-time tenure track faculty members and eight non-tenure track faculty ( and is well-positioned to be a leader in our discipline. The Department of Marketing at Daniels College of Business is also the home to nationally recognized research centers, Consumer Insights and Business Innovation Center (CiBiC) and Sales Leadership Center (SLC).

Essential Functions

Research and Scholarship: Candidates are expected to publish high-quality discipline-based research with the intent to publish in high-quality and impactful academic journals. The recent publications of the department have appeared in many prestigious journals such the Journal of Marketing Research, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Retailing, International Journal of Research in Marketing, among others. 

Teaching: DU uses a quarter system, with three, 10-week long academic terms of Fall (early September-late November), Winter (January-mid March), and Spring (Late March- first week of June) quarters. Assistant Professors are required to teach 4 courses throughout the academic year in their first two years. Options for distributing or stacking courses across or within quarters are available depending on the department teaching schedule. After the first two years, the teaching load will go up to 6 courses a year. Historically, after the first two years, most research active assistant professors received one course release (i.e., a 5 course teaching load) and summer research support until tenure and promotion. Research-active faculty, regardless of the rank, can continue receiving a course release and summer support.

We are open to applicants with broad teaching interests (e.g., marketing analytics, marketing research, consumer behavior, digital marketing strategy and planning, social media marketing, etc.) from all areas of marketing scholarship. Some of these courses will involve projects with industry clients. Note that the teaching needs may also change over time and will be determined by the Department Chair. Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional and/or hybrid delivery methods and night or weekend classes. There may also be opportunities to teach summer quarter and/or online classes for additional compensation. 

Professors are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and to be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics.

Service: All applicants will be expected to participate in the academic life of the Department of Marketing and the Daniels College faculty meetings, assurance of learning, curriculum development, and the informal advising of students. However, the Assistant Professors will engage in limited service activities. Quality involvement with students is expected of all faculty members in the Department of Marketing.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods.
  • Outstanding teaching skills.
  • Initiative and ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, collegial environment.
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse communities or evidence of a commitment to incorporate inclusive teaching methods and/or pedagogies to effectively engage broadly diverse student populations.
  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusive excellence, equity, and access in education.
  • Exceptional abilities in scholarly and/or creative activities are needed as required by the department/center/school/college and position.

Required Qualifications

  • Earned doctorate in Marketing or related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited school.
  • Well-established record or a strong potential for research, teaching, and service as appropriate to the level of Assistant Professor.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven track record or a strong potential for high-caliber research for the area(s) of expertise (e.g., UT Dallas and Financial Times 50).
  • Demonstrated experience with the integration of ethics, social responsibility, and a global focus in teaching, research, and service activities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with a variety of teaching methods and/or curricular perspectives to effectively engage diverse populations and learning styles.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) August 26, 2022. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $155,000-$165,000.

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover Letter
3. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) statement
4. Evidence of teaching quality (e.g., teaching philosophy and course evaluations)
5. Sample working paper(s)
6. Name and information of 3 references 

The University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer. The University of Denver prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, age (40 years and over in the employment context), religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, veterans status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under federal, state, or local law, regulation, or ordinance in any of the university’s educational programs and activities, and in the employment (including application for employment) and admissions (including application for admission) context, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended in 2008; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and any other federal, state, and local laws, regulations, or ordinances that prohibit discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation. For the university’s complete Non-Discrimination Statement, please see non‑discrimination‑statement.

All offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

Advertised: July 27, 2022 
Applications close: Open until filled