Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, Georgia United States


    November 27, 2022
    November 27, 2022

The Department of Marketing in the Parker College of Business invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor of Marketing. 

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving nearly 26,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University’s commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Marketing program (BBA) at Georgia Southern is carefully designed to prepare students for successful careers within the discipline of Marketing. After taking a common core set of classes required of all business students (pre-business and junior-level business-core classes designed to expose students to all the functional areas of business) students move on to within-major marketing-specific classes that enable students to learn the principles, theory, nomenclature, and application of marketing thought that will guide them in careers as diverse as sales, retailing, advertising, business marketing, non-profit marketing, international marketing and many others. In every class, environmental scanning, critical thinking, effective communication, and international perspectives are emphasized.

Position Description. Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Marketing, the Assistant Professor position requires outstanding scholarly research within the discipline, excellence in teaching and meaningful service responsibilities as well as a Ph.D. in Marketing. This position will assume a key role in both the department and college programs. The ability to contribute to a positive collegial work environment in the Department, College, and University is also expected as well as a strong orientation to recruiting, retaining, and mentoring qualified students. The position is a 10-month, annual, tenure-track appointment, beginning August 1, 2023, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned Ph.D. in Marketing, or a closely related field, by August 1, 2023. 
  • Evidence of effective communication skills 
  • Faculty qualified initially and continuously according to AACSB guidelines 
  • Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives. 
  • Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • University-level teaching experience in Marketing 
  • Experience teaching via web-based instruction 
  • Past business experience 
  • Experience working collaboratively in a Department or College 
  • Experience/Desire to teach Sales courses 
  • Desire to be involved in The Center for Sales Excellence 

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution. 
  • All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad and outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy. 
  • Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus 
  • Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses. 

Screening of applications begins November 28, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Michael L. Thomas, Search Chair Search #67952
Department of Marketing
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8154
Statesboro, GA 30460-8154
Electronic mail:
(912) 478-5022

More information about the institution is available through or The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

jeid-8203306dd0cd4147b472c1e8ef1040e1 It continues to be the policy of Georgia Southern University to implement affirmative equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment or admission, and participants in any of the University’s programs without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Georgia Southern University is committed to the fulfillment of this policy including, but not limited to, the following actions: recruiting, enrollment, and educational practice, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, or promotion, terms, conditions, and benefits of employment, recruitment or advertising for employment, admission, and service opportunities provided by the University selection for training. As an equal opportunity institution, Georgia Southern University is committed to nondiscriminatory practices consistent with federal and state requirements and objectives, including Executive Order 11246, as amended, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1974, Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Act of 1974, as amended(#38 USC 2012), Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and their implementing regulations. Responsibility for ensuring continued implementation of this policy has been assigned to the Office of Institutional Compliance. Any questions regarding the University’s policy of equal opportunity should be addressed to the Director of Equal Opportunity & Title IX at (912) 478-5136 or TDD: 478-0273. In compliance with the regulations listed above, Georgia Southern University does not discriminate against any employee, student, applicant for employment, or applicant for admission in regard to any position for which the individual is qualified. Georgia Southern University will provide reasonable accommodation to all employees, applicants for employment, students, and patrons who have physical and mental disabilities. All University employees are expected to comply with the Institution’s affirmative equal opportunity policy and practices and to demonstrate commitment to the University’s affirmative equal opportunity objectives. All members of the staff, faculty, and student body are expected to embrace this policy and to ensure that the Institution’s nondiscriminatory policy and practices are followed and upheld. A copy of the University’s Affirmative Action Plan is available for inspection in the Office of Equal Opportunity & Title IX (Room 1066 of the Rosenwald Building) and at the reference desk of the Henderson Library.