Franklin University Switzerland



    February 14, 2024
    February 25, 2024

Franklin University Switzerland invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Marketing Management, beginning in August 2024, pending funding. The position is full-time, renewable, and with a clear promotion ladder.

We are looking for candidates with a Ph.D. in Marketing and/or Management at the time of hire, with a clear commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students and a clear understanding of the liberal arts and sciences context in which students learn at Franklin. Franklin’s multinational faculty, staff, and student body collaborate to create a unique learning environment in which global approaches to the liberal arts and sciences are integrated into every program of study. As such, the successful candidate will approach Marketing education in an interdisciplinary way, connecting Marketing and Business with the liberal arts and sciences in a global context. Franklin students should graduate not only with a rigorous grounding in their primary area of study, but also with the abilities to connect those skills to the broader world, to communicate across cultural contexts, and to adapt and thrive in dynamic and changing global environments. To support these goals, the successful candidate will have experience with innovative pedagogical methods, including experiential project-based learning, and will be ready to forge connections between Franklin classrooms and external partners in Franklin’s wider community in Switzerland and beyond.

A typical teaching load is six courses per year (18 credit hours / 36-38 ECTS annually), including a course with an integrated Academic Travel component, which is a fundamental part of Franklin’s international, interdisciplinary, and intercultural curriculum. The candidate is expected to contribute by teaching across majors within and beyond the Franklin Business and Economics division, and to contribute to course portfolio innovation. Core courses include all areas of Management, including Marketing and Management, Brand Management, Digital Marketing, and International Management. We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the design and development of programs in luxury, arts, and digital transformation; candidates who could productively collaborate with colleagues in other areas of the curriculum such as Communications or Digital Humanities; and candidates who can support Franklin’s MS in International Management, teaching Management through liberal arts and sciences methodologies and pedagogies.

Franklin faculty maintain active research agendas within their disciplines and in interdisciplinary collaboration with colleague in other disciplines. We seek candidates whose research agendas and teaching practices mutually inform and energize one another. Beyond research and classroom teaching, additional expectations include academic advising, student mentorship, and serving on department committees.

Ideally, candidates will be conversant in one of the official languages of Switzerland and have an established track record of interdisciplinary teaching.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, and teaching evaluations, along with three references to Review of applications will begin on 26 February 2024 and continue until the position is filled.