Claremont Graduate University

Claremont, California United States

Assistant, Associate, Full

    August 25, 2023

The Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management (the Drucker School) at Claremont Graduate University (CGU) invites qualified applicants for a tenure-track position in Marketing. We will consider candidates at the rank of Senior Assistant, Associate or Full Professor.

Qualifications:  An earned Ph.D. in marketing or closely aligned field from a nationally or internationally recognized university is required. We will not consider ABD applicants. Qualified candidates must have a demonstrated record of research published in the field’s best journals. Building on the Drucker School’s focus on the role of the customer, the preferred candidate must have demonstrated excellence in research related to customers. The school also has emerging research emphases on family business, entrepreneurship, and business’s role within society (i.e., ESG); interest in these overlapping areas will be preferred. The school is agnostic to theoretical and methodological anchors to an applicant’s research and open to applicants from various traditions including but not limited to strategy, consumer behavior, consumer culture theory, marketing analytics, to name a few.  Moreover, we ask candidates to prepare a statement that summarizes research to date and how the candidate’s future research plans and goals align with the school’s emerging research areas and its strategic plan. To be considered for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank, candidates must additionally demonstrate that they have achieved distinction in research, teaching, and service in accordance with Drucker School and University guidelines.  Applicants with a particularly strong research record may be considered for the Doris Drucker Chair.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching and teaching effectiveness is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience and excellence of teaching marketing strategy, particularly at the MBA and/or executive levels.  Preference will also be given to demonstrated MBA experience and effectiveness in teaching marketing electives.  Research interests need not be directly related to these teaching areas. In addition, the school is planning on doctoral program growth, thus preferred candidates are expected to be interested in doctoral education and may be asked to teach a doctoral seminar. A portion of the teaching assignment may be virtual and preference will be given to faculty with experience teaching in diverse modalities.

Regarding service, the successful applicant will be expected to make service contributions to the school, university, community, and profession. Further, the Drucker School and CGU prides itself on a small, congenial faculty.  Preferred applicants will be those who can demonstrate experience with and effectiveness in various forms of service, along with applicants who demonstrate that they are collegial, can collaborate across departments and schools, and are motivated to establish high quality relations with members of our faculty, students, staff, and the broader Drucker community.

Finally, candidates preferably would be aligned with the Drucker perspective on management. In particular, his humanistic-centered approach combined with a deep sense of the responsibilities of organizations to improve the functioning of society.  Ideal candidates would also be expected to value and express an interest in the practice of management. This interest can take a variety of forms including teaching, research, and service activities.

The Drucker School: The Drucker School is one of five schools within CGU and is named after Peter F. Drucker (who served as a faculty member here for over forty years), widely considered the most influential thinker on management of our time. Grounded in a liberal arts tradition, the school is small, interdisciplinary, and composed a single faculty. The Drucker School stands out among business schools with its unique focus on management as fundamental to human achievement and its grounding in the works of Peter Drucker. We embrace Drucker’s core belief that responsible management is the backbone of a functioning society. Further, we believe that firms and managers must prioritize human thriving in their organizations and focus on both purpose and performance-ideas that are more important now than ever. Our class sizes are small and, as a result, the classroom is a more personalized experience.  More details about our school, its vision, mission, and goals can be found in our most recent strategic plan ( /about/strategic-plan/).

About CGU and Claremont: CGU is an independent liberal arts institution devoted entirely to graduate study. CGU is a member of The Claremont Colleges, a highly regarded cluster of seven independent colleges that is nationally and internationally renowned for academic excellence.  Given the transdisciplinary nature of graduate education at CGU, scholars whose research and teaching engages multiple fields and crosses disciplinary boundaries, and who are willing to mentor students beyond the areas of their own specialized research expertise, will find the Drucker School and the university a particularly satisfying intellectual home.  CGU and the Claremont Colleges are located in the city of Claremont just at the base of the San Gabriel mountains.  With its natural beauty and small-town feel, Claremont creates a perfect space for living and working.  It also provides easy access to all that Southern California has to offer, being located 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles and less than 50 miles from Southern California beaches.

Our Commitment to Diversity: CGU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, sex, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws in its employment or hiring practices.  CGU is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area.  As Drucker noted “Work must be organized in a such a manner that whatever strength, initiative….competence there is in individuals becomes a source of strength for and performance for the entire group. This is the first principle of organization: indeed, it is practically a definition of the purpose of the organization.”

Candidates who can contribute to our goals for diversity, equity, and inclusion are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. We value candidates whose lived experiences from diverse identities contribute to their scholarly work, their students’ academic success and wellbeing, their service contributions, and their own personal/professional wellbeing, which should be included in applicants’ diversity statement.   Please refer to a summary of the School’s diversity statement on our website: gement/about/diversity-statement/.

Application Process and Materials: To be considered for the position, applicants must submit the following required items: a letter of application highlighting how the applicant meets minimum and preferred qualifications; CV; a one-page diversity statement regarding the applicant’s ability to support the school’s diversity efforts, evidence of teaching effectiveness; copies of two published or working research papers; and the names and contact information for three references.  All materials can be submitted electronically via e-mail to with the subject heading “Faculty Application – Marketing.” The search committee will begin reviewing complete applications on December 15, 2022 and will continue the search until the position is filled.  It is our hope that the successful candidate would join the CGU faculty on July 1, 2023.