Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota United States


    November 27, 2022

Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Business, College of
Unit: Marketing & International Business209, IFO
Location: Mankato
FLSA: Exempt
Employment Condition: Probationary 
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Posting Details:
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on December 9, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.
POSITION: Tenure-Track (Probationary*)

Salary Minimum:
Salary Maximum:
Salary Type: Depends on qualifications
Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:
The Department of Marketing and International Business in the College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato seeks qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching some combination of professional selling, sales management, digital marketing and analytics, and other marketing courses. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, contributing to student growth and development (e.g. involvement with student organizations, advising/mentoring), scholarly research or achievement, collaboration with business and industry partners and service to the department, college, university, and region.

  • A typical faculty workload responsibility may include up to twenty four (24) credits of instruction per academic year.
  • The successful candidate may need to teach in other areas as assigned and qualified.
  • May be expected to develop and deliver face-to-face, hybrid, and on-line instruction at the Mankato campus, online, and/or at the university’s additional locations, as assigned.
  • The successful candidate will collaborate with colleagues in curriculum design, instruction and evaluation, conduct research productively and mentor students in research, help create innovative strategies for student recruitment, retention, and completion, and may be expected to develop external grant funding opportunities.
  • All faculty members are expected to engage in scholarly or creative activity or research, in continuing preparation and study, in contributing to student growth and development, and in providing service to the university and community (See Article 22 and Appendix G of the IFO Master Agreement).
  • This position will advise undergraduate majors.
  • The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching undergraduate courses in marketing.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctorate or terminal degree in marketing, business or related field. ABD (all but dissertation) candidates may be considered with degree conferred on an official transcript and received in Human Resources prior to September, 2024.
  • Masters degree and/or relevant tested experience in marketing, business or related field (conferred on an official transcript at the time of application) plus three years within the last five years of hiring full-time professional industry experience clearly linked to sales and marketing.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.

ORPreferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment.
  • Demonstrated effective written, oral communication and/or presentation skills.
  • PhD or DBA in marketing from an AACSB accredited business school.
  • Demonstrated ability to initiate and sustain an active research agenda within the marketing discipline.
  • Demonstrated evidence of excellence in teaching in the marketing discipline both online and face-to-face.
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate technology into courses.
  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with business, education and/or community organizations.

Other Requirements:
Work safely at all times, which includes but is not limited to, participating and completing all required safety trainings, as well as performing all job tasks in accordance with Minnesota State University, Mankato policies and procedures utilizing appropriate tools, equipment and personal protective equipment.


College of Business Demographics

The College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato is an accredited member of AACSB International -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, since 1997, and puts them in the top 5% of business schools world-wide. The College offers high demand undergraduate programs, online masters programs, an online degree completion program, a number of certificate programs, and supports the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The College consists of four departments including: Accounting and Business Law, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing and International Business. One of the largest business schools in the region, enrolls over 2,200 business students each year in bachelor and certificate programs including Accounting, AgriBusiness and Food Innovation, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Business Law, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, International Business, and Marketing. The long-standing graduate programs, delivered fully online, include the Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and a Master of Accounting (MAcc) program as well as certificates in Business Leadership and Taxation. Business minors in areas such as entrepreneurship and innovation, business administration, business law, financial planning, human resource management, and marketing are among the most popular at the University. A certificate in Business Analytics and the Colleges signature program, Integrated Business Experience, are amongst the newest certificates offered. More information about the College of Business can be found at cob.mnsu.edu

The Colleges vision is to be the clear business school choice for real-world learning and prioritizes partnerships with companies, high schools, two-year colleges, the region, and international programs. Much of the curriculum is situated around experience-based and technologically enhanced initiatives. Signature programs such as the United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience, Maverick Fund, Big Ideas Challenge, Henze Ag Innovators Leadership Program, Stangler Internship Initiative, and 15+ recognized student organizations supported by alumni, friends and company partners provide business students with exceptional experiences. The College has over 21,000 alumni who mentor, network and provide professional opportunities in collaboration with faculty and staff. We seek to add diverse faculty and staff to the College of Business team who are passionate about the Universitys priorities. 

Marketing and International Business

The Department of Marketing and International Business is housed in the AACSB accredited College of Business and serves over 550 marketing majors and 200 marketing minors. The Marketing program has been the 5th largest four-year degree granting program on campus over the last five years. Marketing currently has eight full-time faculty members. The Marketing program is expanding its sales curriculum with offerings of Advanced Selling and Sales internship planned for the next year. The program also sponsors two registered student organizations that include the Marketing Club and more recently the Professional Sales Organization. The Marketing program offers a course in the Business Analytics program and recently added Social Media Marketing to the curriculum. In addition, Marketing faculty lead the annual study tour to New York City and the biennial study tour to Belize. More information about the Marketing program can be found at https://cob.mnsu.edu/academics/marketing/

University DemographicsMinnesota State University, Mankato is a member of the Minnesota State system. Minnesota State has established a strategic vision, Equity 2030, which aims to close the educational equity gaps across race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, ability, and geographic location by the end of the decade at every Minnesota State college and university and to provide an opportunity for all Minnesotans to create a better future for themselves, for their families, and for their communities. The focus of the work includes: Enhancing access and student success. Providing Minnesota with the talent it needs. Anchoring the communities and regions we serve.Equity 2030 seeks to bridge efforts occurring within divisions and institutions, creating an intentional statewide culture of equity-minded collaboration and resulting in equitable practice embedded throughout our institutions. The full Equity 2030 plan is linked here. https://www.minnstate.edu/Equity2030/index.html Minnesota State University, Mankato has identified five broad themes as our basis for discussion in developing our next comprehensive strategic plan. The themes are Serving Students and Managing Enrollment, Focusing our Resources, Offering an Exceptional Student Experience, Caring for Health and Well-Being, and Ensuring a Welcoming, Equitable, and Inclusive University. We seek to attract teacher-scholars who will be culturally and academically diverse faculty members, and staff with a demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. Minnesota State University, Mankato, is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state, and nation.Founded as a Normal School in 1868, Minnesota State University, Mankato is now the second largest university in Minnesota with a tradition of combining big-ideas with real-world thinking to find solutions for pressing problems in the state, region, and global society. Mankato, Minnesota, is a community of nearly 44,500 people, about 85 miles southwest of the twin cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. The University acknowledges the land and the tribal nations upon this land whose work is being accomplished. We acknowledge that we are on Dakota land. We also take the opportunity to recognize that we live, work, and learn in the homeland of the Dakota people, whose language frames our name-Minnesota State University, Mankato. 

Serving approximately 14,000 students annually, the University is an applied research institution, with more than 200 academic programs, from bachelors through doctoral degrees. The University is a diverse and global campus with 18% students of color and 1,175 + international students from 95 countries, cutting-edge information technology solutions and extensive partnerships. With 1,600 faculty and staff, including 700 teaching faculty. The University has additional locations and a growing number of on-line programs to accelerate educational access and opportunity. These locations include partnerships in northern Minnesotas the iron range region. Fast facts about the university can be found here: https://mankato.mnsu.edu/about-the-university/fast-facts/APPLICATION PROCEDURES:To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website: https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/ A complete online application will include the following attachments. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by the search committee.

  • Cover Letter
  • Non-Photo Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact Information for three (3) references
  • Unofficial Transcript(s) of your highest completed degree
  • A brief (no more than one-page) diversity statement defining diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and describing your views and actions toward advancing DEI including dimensions of social justice and racial equity related to race, gender, ability and culture. How would your views and prior actions regarding diversity, equity and inclusion align with Minnesota State University, Mankatos goals?
  • A one (1) page statement of your teaching philosophy
  • A one (1) page statement of your research/scholarly interests
  • Teaching evaluations or other record of successful teaching

Ann Kuzma, Ph.D. Department Chair and Professor of Marketing
Marketing and International Business Department
Phone: 507-389-2318
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: ann.kuzma@mnsu.edu
*Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization which can be found at: https://admin.mnsu.edu/human-resources/our-benefits/bargaining-units-and-personnel-plans/
NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MN States vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check. 
The Minnesota State University, Mankato Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available for your review. This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the schools policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. Three years worth of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, or in other University affiliated locations. This report is available online at: http://www.mnsu.edu/safety/ You may also request a paper copy from University Security at 507-389-2111, or by emailing security@mnsu.edu

Benefits Info:
The following link provides a brief overview of benefits available to eligible employees of Minnesota State University. 

Select the IFO Summary (Faculty) link from the list for specifics of that plan. 

Benefits Overview

Posting Number: M277M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/14/2023
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 11/18/2022
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2277

Minnesota State University, Mankato has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. Requests for reasonable accommodation of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Office of Human Resources, 507-389-2015 (V), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTY). This Vacancy Notice is available in alternative format upon request. Minnesota State University, Mankato is an affirmative action/equal opportunity University and is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System.
jeid-459b514965e73142a9850ecde5da8470 Minnesota State University, Mankato, has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities.