Otterbein University

Westerville, Ohio United States


    December 30, 2023
    January 12, 2024

Assistant Professor in Marketing (tenure-track)

Otterbein University is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor position in Marketing. We seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion who will contribute to the department’s efforts to enhance diversity and provide an inclusive learning environment for all. JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The candidate is expected to excel in the areas of teaching, research and service related to Otterbein’s BS degree in Marketing.  Primary teaching responsibilities include undergraduate courses in Principles of Marketing, Retail Management, Sales, Marketing Analytics, Special Topics in Marketing, and the possible creation of new Marketing courses in the curriculum.  The candidate may also be required to teach an MBA course in Strategic Marketing.   Research responsibilities include publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at peer-reviewed conferences in areas related to marketing and business management.  Faculty members must be able to teach daytime and evening classes.  Faculty members are also expected to be involved in professional and community activities for the purposes of scholarship, professional development, student advising and mentorship, and service.QUALIFICATIONS

Candidate must have earned Ph.D. from an AACSB accredited college/program of Marketing (preferred) or be within one year of degree completion (ABD). Effective teaching experience at the baccalaureate level and demonstrated record of scholarship are also required.  Teaching at the graduate level, experience in curriculum development and evaluation, and experience in online and/or blended course delivery are preferred.  The ideal candidate must possess superior communication, leadership and organizational skills, and an ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse communities and cultures.  This is a tenure-track position with commensurate expectations for teaching, scholarship and service.  Candidates without terminal degrees will hold the rank of Instructor, Non-Tenure Track.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION

COMPENSATIONFor the rank of Assistant Professor – $87,500

WHEN: This appointment will begin in August 2024

DEPARTMENT:  The Department of Business, Accounting & Economics is composed of 9 full-time faculty and 10 part-time faculty. Majors offered: a B.S. in Accounting & Public Accounting, Business Administration & Management, Business Analytics, Finance, and Marketing as well as a B.A. in Economics. Minors offered: Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, International Business & Management, Finance, Marketing, and Marketing Analytics. The department is dedicated to providing a personalized education of distinction that leads our graduates to inquiring, ethical, humane, and productive lives as global citizens. The faculty is focused on experiential learning by integrating classroom knowledge with practice through internships, research, service projects, study abroad, participation in professional associations, and networking with employers, faculty, alumni, community leaders, and recruiters. To learn about all the programs offered in the Department of Business, Accounting & Economics, please visit

OTTERBEIN UNIVERSITY: Historically progressive. That is the hallmark of Otterbein University and those connected to this private university nestled in the picturesque, historic Uptown Westerville district in central Ohio and minutes away from Columbus, Ohio’s largest city. Since founded in 1847, Otterbein has set the pace by providing an educational experience that is progressive, innovative, and inclusive. Students come from towns throughout Ohio, as well as many states and multiple countries, enriching the campus through their individual and collective diversity. As a university that educates students of various racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, we strive for and value a diverse faculty and staff that reflects our student population and Franklin County. Otterbein has been selected as one of 23 universities across the US and the first in Ohio to host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation Campus Center. Otterbein will work with its own campus community as well as the Columbus City and Westerville City school districts to create positive narrative change about race; promote racial healing activities; and erase structural barriers to equity and opportunity. 

Otterbein University holds regional accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Otterbein has consistently placed high among peer institutions in U.S. News & World Report’s “Guide to America’s Best Colleges” for over a decade. In the U.S. News & World Report 2023 edition of “America’s Best Colleges”, Otterbein University is ranked #9 out of 167 Regional Universities Midwest. To learn more about Otterbein, visit

WHERE: Otterbein University is located in Westerville, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, and has received notable national designations, including two appearances on Money Magazine’s Top 100 list of Americas’ “Best Places to Live” and recognized as one of Forbes “America’s Friendliest Towns.” Westerville has a population of approximately 39,000 people and combines the beauty and convenience of a medium-sized community with the cultural, educational, and economic benefits of Columbus, the state capital; a thriving and diverse metropolitan area of 2.1 million people.   Central Ohio is the fastest growing area in the state with stability provided by a diversified economy.

APPLICATION: To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy and names and contact information of three references.  Additionally, a diversity statement is required, consisting of no more than one single-spaced page, addressing the following two questions: How has a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion informed your teaching, scholarship, and/or professional experience to date? How do you see yourself contributing to Otterbein’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion?  

Application deadline is Friday, January 12, 2024.

Otterbein considers diversity and inclusion as integral parts of the University’s achievement of excellence. We welcome applications from candidates from groups that have been historically underrepresented in higher education. 

Otterbein University is an EEO Employer

Otterbein University is committed to providing a welcoming environment free from unlawful discrimination.  To this end, the University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, pregnancy, religion, creed, marital status, partnership status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, disability, military status, or any other legally protected status in its programs and activities.  However, the University’s commitment to a nondiscriminatory environment is not intended to abridge unduly its commitment to academic freedom, free speech, or its educational mission. Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to: The Director of Human Resources