San Diego State University

San Diego, California United States

Assistant (Sales)

    July 31, 2023
    July 31, 2023


The Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor, tenure-track position in Marketing beginning in Fall 2024. This position is contingent upon state funding.


Qualified applications must have a doctorate in Marketing or a related field granted by August 2024.  We are seeking candidates with a teaching and research interest in the areas of sales, sales strategy, consumer insights, AI, analytics, or customer experience management.

Applicants should also possess strong research interest and capability as evidenced by an appropriate history of, or potential for, professional growth activity.  This will include regular publication in quality, refereed journals and professional conference participation as well as demonstration of an innovative and active research agenda.  Candidates must demonstrate experience in and/or commitment to teaching. Candidates will also be expected to demonstrate an ability to interact effectively with members of the business community. 

We are seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups. Candidates must satisfy two or more of the eight Building on Inclusive Excellence (BIE) criteria. Candidates that meet BIE criteria: (a) are committed to engaging in service with underrepresented populations within the discipline, (b) have demonstrated knowledge of barriers for underrepresented students and faculty within the discipline, (c) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to teaching and mentoring underrepresented students, (d) have experience or have demonstrated commitment to integrating understanding of underrepresented populations and communities into research, (e) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to extending knowledge of opportunities and challenges in achieving artistic/scholarly success to members of an underrepresented group, (f) have experience in or have demonstrated commitment to research that engages underrepresented communities, (g) have expertise or demonstrated commitment to developing expertise in cross-cultural communication and collaboration, and/or (h) have research interests that contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in higher education. Please indicate in a separate diversity statement how you meet at least two (2) of these criteria. Additional guidance on our BIE program for applicants is here.

The SDSU Fowler College of Business is among the nation’s oldest and largest AACSB accredited business schools. Its accomplished faculty and highly ranked academic programs provide an exceptional foundation for an institution with significant regional, national and international impact. The school’s Marketing Department includes faculty with active research interests in the areas of integrated marketing communications, consumer behavior, marketing management and strategy, sales management, digital marketing, marketing analytics, and international marketing. Their research has appeared in various top tier journals including the Journal of MarketingManagement ScienceJournal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Consumer PsychologyJournal of Consumer ResearchJournal of Personal Selling and Sales ManagementInternational Journal of Research in MarketingJournal of Marketing ResearchJournal of Advertising, Journal of Advertising Research, International Journal of Advertising, Journal of Public Policy and Marketing, and Journal of Consumer Affairs.

SDSU is the oldest institution of higher education in the San Diego region, with a campus in San Diego serving 36,000 undergraduate and graduate students and additional locations in Southern California’s Imperial Valley and Tbilisi in the Republic of Georgia.  SDSU is included in the Carnegie Foundation’s Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity category. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 97 areas, masters in 84 and doctorates in 23. See for more information.  SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university, an Asian-Native American-Pacific Islander -Serving Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all.

Application Instructions

Apply via Interfolio at Candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, diversity statement, and names and contact information of three (3) references.

Review of candidates will begin in August 2023 and preliminary interviews will be held via Zoom. Applications received by July 31, 2023 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

The contact person for this position is:

Dr. Heather Honea, Chair

Department of Marketing

Fowler College of Business

San Diego State University

San Diego, CA 92182-8239


The minimum salary for this position is based on the current CSU salary schedule for Assistant Professors and may be revised based on contract collective bargaining. The anticipated salary range is from $134,000 to $138,400.  Salary placement will be based on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience, and salaries higher than the published maximums may be offered in limited circumstances. San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For benefits information, click here.

As part of its commitment to a safe and equitable “OneSDSU” community, SDSU requires that individuals seeking faculty employment provide at the time of application authorization to conduct background checks if they become a finalist for the position; applications without this authorization will be considered incomplete and not considered.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.