Minnesota State University, Mankato

Mankato, Minnesota United States


    June 07, 2023
    August 14, 2023

Assistant Professor of Marketing (AA25025)

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: Priority consideration will be given to applications received prior to August 14, 2023; review of applications will continue until finalists have been selected.
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 digital marketing and analytics, supply chain management, and other marketing courses as required. 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 full-time professional industry experience clearly linked to marketing, particularly in the areas of supply chain and digital marketing and analytics. Evidence of degree completion by date of appointment on September, 2024.
  • Demonstrated ability to serve a diverse population and apply an equity lens to this position including social justice and/or anti-racism.


Preferred 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 AASCB 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 using technology for both online and face-to-face courses.
  • Record of successful contributions to student growth and development.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop partnerships with business, education and/or community organizations.
  • Preference given to candidates with expertise in the areas of supply chain and digital marketing and analytics.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:College of Business Demographics

The College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato is an accredited member of AACSB International since 1997 and houses the departments of Accounting and Business Law, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing and International Business as well as the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. One of the largest business schools in the regions, each year over 2,000 students enroll in bachelor programs and short-program certificates including those in Accounting, Agribusiness and Food Innovation, Business Administration, Business Analytics, Finance, International Business, Management and Marketing. The online Master of Accounting and MBA programs as well as the Tax and Business Leadership graduate certificates are growing and providing a new level of access and relevancy for adult learners. 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 new Professional Selling Certificate (PSC) will also be launching in Fall 2023. More information about the College of Business can be found here https://cob.mnsu.edu
The Colleges vision to be the clear business school choice for real-world learning means it prioritizes partnerships with companies, communities, high schools, two-year colleges and international programs. Much of the curriculum is situated around experience-based and technologically-enhanced initiatives. Signature programs supported by alumni, friends and company partners like the United Prairie Bank Integrated Business Experience, Maverick Fund, Big Ideas Challenge, Henze Ag Innovators, Stangler Internship Initiative and 15+ recognized student organizations provide 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 nine full-time faculty members. The Marketing program is expanding its sales curriculum with a new certificate program in Professional selling that includes the offerings of Advanced Selling and Sales Internship courses that will commence in Fall 2023. 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 biennial study tour to Belize. More information about the Marketing program can be found at https://cob.mnsu.edu/academics/marketing/.

University Demographics Minnesota 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

Chandrasekhar Valluri, DBA 
Marketing and International Business
Morris Hall 226 
Minnesota State University, Mankato 
Phone: 507-389-1146
TTY: 800-627-3529 or 711
Email: chandu.valluri@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: M331M
Re-posting: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 08/16/2024
Position End Date (if temporary):
Open Date: 06/05/2023
Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions Summary:

To apply, visit https://minnesotastate.peopleadmin.com/postings/2426

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-31429679a9106c4491e9f5fa66ac7461 Minnesota State University, Mankato, has a long-standing commitment to diversity and is actively seeking to nurture and enrich its underrepresented communities.