Central Washington University

Ellensburg, Washington United States


    December 30, 2023
    January 05, 2024

Central Washington University is recruiting an Assistant Professor of Marketing to join our College of Business team in Ellensburg, Washington. This role is an important member of our team as they enhance the vision for the University. The role is a campus-based position, which means you get to see the lives you are impacting. We’re offering a salary, depending on education and experience, from $120,000 – $135,000 annually plus the awesome CWU benefits. 

Who we are:

We are a team of individuals committed to Changing Students’ Lives. No matter what job, each of us plays a part in supporting and empowering our students to fulfill their dreams.   

Working in higher education provides career growth and career choice. Think of a university campus like a mini city, operating across 380 acres. You’ll find diverse academics, libraries, athletics and sporting events, full service and quick serve dining, conferences and events from small to large, recreation centers, housing, health services, police and public safety for the campus population of ~10,000 students. 

Central Washington University has been named a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program Top Producing Institution for the 2022-2023 academic year.  In addition, for the seventh time in eight years, CWU is a recipient of the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Come join us on our journey to encourage, inspire, and create spaces where all identities thrive on campus. 

Tour our campus in Ellensburg here. www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjdhOegDa9A 

What we offer:

Our investment in you begins the day you join our team, a healthy and successful future for you is important to us. We offer medical, dental, life and disability insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, discounts across town, an employee assistance program for individualized counseling, and a wellness incentive program. Learn more: Benefits, Perks, and Leave 

The Role:

The College of Business at Central Washington University invites applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Marketing, on the Ellensburg campus, beginning in September 2024. 
Candidates must have completed, or must be in the final stages of completing, a doctoral degree in Marketing, or a Ph.D. in a closely related field, from an AACSB-accredited school, prior to the date of appointment. ABDs who will complete the doctorate by no later than August 31, 2024 will be considered. 
Specifically, the candidate for this position is expected to teach introductory and advanced marketing classes (e.g. digital   marketing, marketing analytics/research, consumer behavior, marketing principles) using a variety of teaching modalities. Faculty should also be dedicated to experiential student learning. 
Additional responsibilities for the position include contributing to curriculum development and advising students; engaging in scholarship appropriate to their field; and providing service to the University, the community and their profession. The candidate for the position will integrate CWU’s commitment to diversity and create a learning environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all students. 
Marketing is the largest specialization, and digital marketing is the largest specialization minor in the College of Business. The marketing area, housed within the Department of Management, has four full time faculty with diverse and complementary teaching and research interests. CWU’s College of Business is accredited by AACSB-International. CWU is committed to furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. Minimum Qualifications 

Please address in your cover letter:

  • Ph.D. from an AACSB-accredited school in Marketing or a closely related field prior to the start date. (ABDs who will complete the doctorate by no later than August 31, 2024, will be considered). 
  • Potential to teach effectively at the undergraduate and/or graduate level, especially in digital marketing and/or related areas such as marketing analytics/research, consumer behavior, and marketing principles. Candidates should be willing to teach in both face to face and online/distance education formats. 
  • Potential to publish in peer-reviewed journals. 

Preferred Qualifications (Please address in your cover letter if available):

  • Prior University-level teaching experience in digital marketing and/or related areas such as marketing analytics/research, consumer behavior, and/or marketing principles. 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness. 
  • Experience or interest in developing undergraduate and graduate curriculum in areas such as digital marketing, marketing research/analytics, consumer behavior, and/or marketing principles. 
  • Research interests related to digital marketing, social media, consumer behavior, and/or marketing analytics. 
  • Experience working in a diverse environment and/or utilizing a variety of teaching methods designed for broad student success. 
  • Research, teaching, or service that demonstrates an ability to contribute to CWU`s commitment to inclusion and diversity. 
  • Work/consulting experience in private or public sector related to Marketing 


  • Accountability/Dependability: Accepts responsibility for quality of own work; acknowledges and corrects mistakes. Shows up on time, meets standards, deadlines and work schedules. 
  • Judgement: Makes timely, informed decisions. Analyzes options and determines appropriate course of action. 
  • Teamwork: Promotes cooperation and mutual support to achieve goals. Encourages participation and mutual support. 
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Responds positively to changing business needs and responsibilities. Adapts approach and methods to achieve results; recovers quickly from setbacks and finds alternatives. 
  • Commitment to Diversity: Recognizes the value of diversity and helps create environment that supports and embraces diversity. 

*Don’t meet every single requirement? At CWU we’re dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement, we encourage you to apply anyway. This may be the job for you! Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule 

Annual Salary : $120,000 – $135,000, based on a full-time nine-month appointment 
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. 

Appointment: Full-Time, Tenure-Track, 9 Month Appointment.  Additional Summer teaching may be available. Central Washington University is on the quarter system with appointments from mid-September through mid-June 

BenefitsCWU offers a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, retirement and optional savings plans, life and disability insurance. Benefits, Perks, and Leave 

Additional Information:  For additional information about the University, visit:  http://www.cwu.edu 
For additional information about Ellensburg, visit:  http://www.myellensburg.com   
OR   http://www.kittitascountychamber.com How To Apply 

To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach: 

  • Cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position 
  • Curriculum vitae 
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness 
  • Diversity statement 
  • Complete contact information for three references. 
  • Copy of a recent research paper (published or unpublished) 
  • A copy of the graduate transcript 

Screening Begins: January 8, 2024 
For best consideration, applications should be received by January 5; review will continue until the position is filled. 

**NOTE:  Although copies of transcripts are acceptable for application purposes, all job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree. Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact Information 

Name: Sayantani Mukherjee, Ph.D. 
Title: Search Committee Chair and Professor of Marketing 
Email: Sayantani.Mukherjee@cwu.edu 
Cell Phone: 949-241-3186  
Website: cwu.edu/academics/colleges/college-business/ 

Please contact Human Resources at hr@cwu.edu or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.  Conditions of Employment 

Background Check/Reference Check Process:

Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to sign a Sexual Misconduct disclosure in pursuant to RCW 28B.112.080 and submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access. 

The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws. 

The Collective Bargaining Agreement may be found here: CWU Faculty Relations. 

Notice to Prospective Employees:

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Statement

Central Washington University is an EEO/AA/Title IX Institution. Central Washington University’s policies and practices affirm and actively promote the rights of all individuals to equal opportunity in education and employment. Discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, disability, or status as a protected veteran is prohibited. The university provides an internal procedure for reporting discrimination and affords protection against retaliation for participating in the complaint process. Central Washington University complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and executive orders including when soliciting bids and in the fulfillment of all contracts with governmental agencies. Direct related inquiries to Civil Rights Compliance , 202 Barge Hall, Ellensburg, WA 98926-7501; Telephone 509-963-2050; or email  crc@cwu.edu. 

DEI Statement

Justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion are all core to CWU’s mission, vision and values to increase access to higher education for everyone regardless of identity. At CWU we work to ensure everyone’s voice is not only heard but recognized and valued. We consistently strive to provide a safe, welcoming, and forward-thinking institution for all employees, students, and community members. 

Reasonable Accommodations

Central Washington University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact Human Resources at HR@cwu.edu or call 509-963-1202. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability. 

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For the Central Washington University Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (i.e. Clery Report) which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, available online here or call CWU Police and Parking Services at 509-963-2959 for a paper copy. Location: Ellensburg, WA Central Washington University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity/Title IX employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or protected veteran status.