Washington and Lee University

Lexington, Virginia United States


    January 09, 2024
    February 04, 2024

The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics & Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for a tenure track position as an assistant professor in marketing. The appointment may begin either July 1, 2024 or January 1, 2025.

The person in this position will teach our introductory undergraduate course in marketing management, a core requirement of the Business Administration major. We also seek candidates who will be able to develop and teach topical electives in their area(s) of expertise. For example, we welcome candidates who have research or teaching experience in such areas as behavioral marketing, new product development, advertising, digital or social marketing, brand management, or services marketing. We also value candidates who have industry experience, though this is not a requirement.

This position requires a strong commitment to excellence in teaching in an undergraduate liberal arts environment. We are particularly interested in candidates who value interdisciplinary studies and can integrate their course content with the liberal arts. Candidates who can demonstrate expertise or experience with diverse pedagogical techniques and an interest in experiential learning are likewise encouraged to apply.

The school calendar consists of two 13-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, along with our unique 4-week spring term. The regular teaching load is 5 courses per year. New hires teach a 2-2 load in their first year.

In addition to a passion for innovative undergraduate teaching, we seek candidates who demonstrate the capacity to publish scholarly research in business and related fields, and who are enthusiastic about making service contributions to the W&L community. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.

About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. To learn more, please visit www.wlu.edu.

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum.  The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

W&L’s Business Administration department offers an undergraduate major in Business Administration and supports minors in Entrepreneurship and Data Science. In addition to this line, we are also hiring a tenure-track faculty member in Organizational Behavior for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Lexington (population 7,000) is a warm, welcoming, and historic town located between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Lexington is 40 minutes from Staunton, VA (home of the American Shakespeare Center), one hour from Charlottesville, VA, and three hours southwest of Washington, D.C.


A Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in marketing are required. For candidates starting in the Fall 2024 term, ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2024. Candidates must have some teaching experience.

Application Instructions

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal: http://apply.interfolio.com/138960.

  • Letter of Application summarizing your teaching interests and experience, your interest in a liberal arts environment, your scholarly contributions or plans, and your ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • CV 
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, including a teaching statement, representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and course evaluations. Please note: “Selected comments” are not considered a substitute for full course evaluations.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references 

Application review will begin February 5 and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Amanda Bower, chair of the search committee and head of the Department of Business Administration, at bowera@wlu.edu.  Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.