Classification Title Associate Professor

Priority Review Date: 10/02/2022

Business Unit Description Faculty

Full-Time/Part Time Full-Time

Position Status Regular

FLSA Exempt

Union Representation Union

Union Code UFA

Unit/Department Marketing

College/Unit College of Business Dean

Division Academic Division

Location BH 128

Link to Department Website or Custom Search Page

The Department of Marketing in the College of Business at Northern Illinois University (NIU) is inviting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant or advanced Assistant Professor level beginning August 2023. A second position is desired as well, but is contingent upon funding

With approximately 16,000 students, NIU is one of the largest public universities in the state of Illinois. NIU strives to improve outcomes for all students by identifying and removing barriers that disproportionately hinder the academic achievement and student experience of historically and currently underserved populations. Ranked in Business Week’s Top 100 Undergraduate Programs and by Crain’s Chicago Business as having one of Chicago’s Best MBA Programs, the AACSB-accredited College of Business provides a highly engaged learning experience for approximately 2,000 undergraduates and 900 graduate students and is deeply committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all of our students, staff, and faculty. NIU’s geographical reach extends beyond its main DeKalb campus (65 miles west of downtown Chicago, 60 miles from the O’Hare International Airport, and 40 miles west of Naperville – a booming community with one of the best school systems in the nation) to satellite campuses in Naperville, Chicago and abroad as well as to students online.

The Department of Marketing has 11 full-time faculty members and offers a diverse and collegial work environment in a state-of-the-art facility. The Department maintain extensive ties with the Chicago business community creating ample opportunities for personal and professional growth. This extensive corporate involvement allows the Department to provide generous support for research including resources for travel, data collection and research grants.

The Department has a vibrant fully online Master of Science in Digital Marketing (MSDM) program and provides excellent growth opportunities.

Position SummaryThe Department of Marketing is seeking to hire a faculty member who embrace NIU’s mission of providing opportunity to a diverse student body by providing them with access to high quality education and hands-on involvement in research and community engagement. Primary teaching responsibilities will include teaching one or more of our Digital Marketing Strategy, Digital Analytics, Database Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Content Marketing, Social Media Marketing and Advertising, Digital Marketing Campaign Measurement, Mobile Marketing courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The faculty member will also be responsible for conducting research, publishing in the department approved academic journals, providing service to the Department, College and University, and engaging with the profession.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach 15 credit hours per academic year. During first two years, the load is reduced to 12 credit hours to allow additional focus time for research.
  • Engage in scholarly activity that includes research and publication in approved academic journals.
  • Contribute to committee service within the department, college, and university, and participate in strategic plan initiatives.
  • Establish partnerships with professional organizations within both the Illinois region and nationwide.

Minimum Required QualificationsThe successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or D.B.A. from an AACSB accredited institution in marketing, or related discipline. A.B.D. candidates are expected to complete all requirements within one year of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • College-level teaching experience, publication evidence in digital marketing area, relevant business experience (see below), and interacting with a diverse student population are strongly desired.
  • Two-five years of recent and closely related hands-on work experience and candidates with relevant industry and professional certifications (e.g., Google Search Console, Google Analytics, Hootsuite etc.) are strongly preferred.
  • Teaching interests and demonstrated competence beyond the marketing area such as data analytics and artificial intelligence will be given preference. We welcome and expect candidates to perform cross-disciplinary teaching and research.

Physical Demands Summary ability to lift up to 10 lbs.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date 08/16/2023

Percent of Staff Year 1.00

Standard Hours Per Week 37.50

SalarySalary is AACSB competitive. New tenure-track faculty typically receive additional research grant support in the summers following their first and second year at the institution.

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range Semi-monthly pay rate

Earn Type Salary

Application Procedure For full consideration, all applicants must submit a complete application packet online at that includes:

1 – Cover Letter
2 – Resume/Vita
3 – Teaching Evaluation

Applicants may address any question to Dr. Paul Prabhaker, Search Committee Chair, Department of Marketing at [email protected]Review of completed applications will begin immediately with fullest consideration to applications submitted by Oct 2, 2022.

The Search Committee will conduct at least one round of preliminary interviews via videoconference, during the time block recommended by the AMA, September 22-24.

Candidates who progress to the final round may be invited to a campus interview visit later in the fall semester.

Applications received after the full consideration date of October 2, 2022 will be considered as needed.

Quick Link to Applicant

Is Background Check Required: Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
[email protected]

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA AccommodationNIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form. For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity (AAEO) at [email protected].

Safety InformationNIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety. 

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Position Number: 00006524