Assistant Professor of Marketing

Job no: 532388
Work type: Instructional Faculty – Tenured/Tenure-Track
Location: San Luis Obispo
Categories: Unit 3 – CFA – California Faculty Association, Tenured/Tenure-Track, Full Time, Faculty – Business/Management, On-site (work in-person at business location)

The Marketing Area in the Orfalea College of Business at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo is inviting applicants for a tenure track position beginning September, 2024. The rank will be Assistant Professor.

Applications will be considered for individuals interested in teaching in any area of marketing, though a focus on sales is preferred. Successful candidates are expected to teach a variety of marketing courses, as well as develop and maintain an active program of research leading to peer-reviewed publications.

Salary commensurate with education and experience of the individual selected.

Anticipated hiring range: $123,804 to $136,908 per year.

At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly’s commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


A Ph.D. in marketing or a closely related discipline from accredited institutions. All applicants must demonstrate or have the potential to develop a strong teaching and research record. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates must be academically qualified under AACSB standards. Cal Poly strongly values diversity and inclusion, especially in the classroom and among its areas of study.

Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required. The ideal candidate will show evidence of attention to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion across their teaching, scholarship, and service.

The Orfalea College of Business is committed to creating and sustaining a diverse university community that reflects and serves the population of California. 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.  Applicants must submit a diversity statement that displays evidence of the applicant’s ability to support a diverse, equitable, and inclusive experiential learning environment.


Preference will be given to those with expertise in the area of sales, but candidates from all areas of marketing expertise will be considered. Preference will also be given to those with relevant work experience and those who bring professional capabilities. Preference will be given to those with experience in working with diverse populations and fostering a collaborative, supportive and inclusive environment.


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.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.

Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.

For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU related work outside of California. It is also expected that tenure-line faculty establish an on-campus presence to fulfill their responsibilities.


For questions, please contact Dr. T.J. Weber at [email protected].


Interested candidates must attach (1) a cover letter, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, and  (3) diversity statement. Please be prepared to provide three professional references with names and email addresses when completing the online faculty application. Review of applications will begin November 12, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Advertised: October 12, 2023 (1:00 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Open Until Filled