Drake University

Des Moines, Iowa United States


    February 16, 2024

Visiting Assistant Professor – Marketing – 997255

FTE: Full-time (9-month)

Department Summary:

Drake University’s Zimpleman College of Business is committed to nurturing a high-performance work culture that provides meaningful career opportunities for faculty and staff, and is focused on creating an authentically diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment for all. The College’s North Star is centered on equipping students to do well by doing good—empowering them to contribute to the global economy and society. The College’s faculty possess expertise combining business and teaching experience that set us apart from other universities. With 48 full-time faculty members and 20 staff members, we work as a team to ensure the College’s students are equipped with the technical skills, business acumen, empathy, and experience to prepare them for immediate and lasting success.

Our students are given the opportunity to work with actual clients on relevant business matters. Faculty members bring in business leaders on a regular basis to work with students and engage students in the Drake and greater Des Moines community.

At the Zimpleman College of Business, an AACSB-accredited institution, we believe business can make a difference. To fulfill our responsibility to positively impact our world, we seek like-minded faculty members.

To learn more about the College, visit: https://www.drake.edu/zimpleman/.

Job Summary:

Drake University’s Zimpleman College of Business, Department of Marketing, invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Marketing department. This is an in-person/on-campus appointment. Excellence in teaching, research, and service is expected.

Normal course load for a scholarly academic qualified professor would be 3 sections per semester assuming they will continue to pursue scholarship as a Drake faculty member. Teaching duties involve 6 sections per academic year. Primary responsibility will be face-to-face delivery of a range of marketing courses in subjects including research, management, and principles. Candidates may also be asked to cover subjects including sales and global marketing depending on interest, experience, and departmental needs.

This is a two-year appointment with a possible extension for a third year. The appointment starts in August 2024.

To learn more about the Department, visit: https://www.drake.edu/marketing/.


  • Successful candidates will have earned a Ph.D. in marketing or be nearing completion of the Ph.D.
  • Professional experience in marketing will be considered a plus.
  • Evidence of demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the university level is highly desired.

Salary & Benefits

The salary for this position is competitive with peer schools and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

At Drake, we are proud to offer our employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents a comprehensive benefits package, which includes a wide range of core benefits, perks, and discounts. If you are exploring a job with Drake University, we invite you to spend a little time with our digital benefits guide: Drake Benefits Guide (Plan Year 2024).

One of our very popular policies provides a tuition waiver for Drake employees, their spouses, and eligible dependents. Drake also participates in two tuition exchange programs available to dependent children. You can learn about both the tuition waiver policy and tuition exchange programs here: Tuition Benefits.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants need to complete the online application process, including providing a cover letter and resume/CV.

If you have questions about this position, please feel free to contact the program lead, Dr. Chip Miller (e: chip.miller@drake.edu).

Questions about the online application process or working at Drake University can be directed to jobs@drake.edu.

Review of Applications Begins:

A review of applications will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

For faculty positions, selection will depend on the receipt of recommendation confirming the candidate’s scholarly achievements and teaching abilities and/or on the candidate’s satisfactory passing of a teaching demonstration if selected for an on-campus interview. For staff positions, selection will depend upon careful review of each applicant’s references, education, and, if applicable, experience.

About Drake:

Drake University is recognized as a top private university in the Midwest. Drake is a midsize university in Des Moines, Iowa, with an increasingly diversestudent body. We are deeply committed to equity and inclusion and creating a sense of belonging for all members of the campus community—faculty, staff, and students alike. More than 900 faculty and staff are part of the Bulldog pack, a close-knit group of colleagues enthusiastic about preparing students to be global citizens and leaders, challenging assumptions. Drake University is not only an outstanding institution of higher learning, it is also a wonderful place to work. We are enthusiastically committed to welcoming new ideas and people into the fold, and to retaining and rewarding stellar employees. All positions at Drake provide opportunities to contribute to Drake University’s core mission of creating an exceptional learning environment that prepares students of all backgrounds for meaningful lives and professional accomplishments.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Drake:

At Drake University, we don’t just accept differences—we celebrate them, we support them, and we thrive on them for the benefit of our students, our employees, and our community. Drake University is proud to support an equal opportunity, diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace. In fact, the celebration of diversity and inclusion are embedded in our Core Values. Learn more about our DEI commitment and efforts here.

We welcome applicants of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. If you are a member of a socially or historically underrepresented or marginalized group or you have actively demonstrated a commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strongly encourage you to apply. If you are a member of one of the equity groups identified by applicable law, we encourage you to self-identify, where requested in our online application system.

Drake University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. If you would benefit from an accommodation at any point in the recruitment process (including using our online application process), please contact Drake Human Resources (ph: 515.271.3133; e: jobs@drake.edu) and let us know how we can assist you.

At Drake University, we highly value a diverse, inclusive workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We stand firmly against discrimination including on the basis of race, color, national origin, creed, religion, age, disability, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.