Assistant or Associate Professor - Marketing (9-month, Tenure Track)

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Marketing (9-month, Tenure Track)  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

34500 - Marketing

Advertised Salary: Salary commensurate with education, experiences and other requirements. Comprehensive benefit package (health care, vacation, etc.)  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: Ferris Faculty Association (MEA-NEA)  
Term of Position: 9 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: The Department is seeking a qualified individual to teach a selection of undergraduate courses in marketing. The candidate should be able to teach most of our required core courses in marketing (Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research, International Marketing, Supply Chain Management Principles of Advertising, Professional Selling, and Marketing Strategy). Additionally, the ability to teach one or more marketing electives is needed (e.g., Advanced Selling, Retailing, Sales Management, Digital Marketing, and Sports Marketing). Assuring/improving student learning through assessment, close consultation with program faculty, and training via the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning will be required. Participation in program, developmental, and college-level meetings is expected.

The anticipated start date of this position is January of 2023 at the earliest and August of 2023 at the latest.
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: PhD or DBA in Marketing or closely related field. If doctorate is in related field - 18 graduate hours in marketing courses. ABD with a dissertation defense date set will be considered.

Required Work Experience: College-level teaching experience.  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Bending
  • Carrying
  • Moving
  • Reaching
  • Sitting
  • Twisting
  • Balancing
  • Lifting
  • Heights
  • Pulling/Pushing
  • Repetitive Movement
  • Standing
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Alternate modality college-level teaching experience (e.g., hy-flex, online, mixed delivery). Industry experience in marketing or closely related field.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Teaches four courses per semester. The course topics will be assigned based on credentials to teach them. The courses that the faculty member may be asked to teach may be assigned but not limited to the following courses: Principles of Marketing, Principles of Advertising, Professional Selling, Consumer Behavior, Retailing, Industrial Marketing, International Marketing, Marketing Research, Marketing Data Analytics, Supply Chain, Sales, Sales Management, or Sports Marketing.

Employs different teaching methods as appropriate (e.g., face-to-face, online, and blended strategies).

Committed to enhancing teaching and engaging in scholarly and professional development activities in order to accommodate changing market need.

Works independently and collaboratively with effective communication and listening skills.

Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.

Works with the students in the American Marketing Association collegiate Chapter is strongly encouraged.

Faculty members also have professional responsibilities which may include advising students, orientation and registration of students, participation in University committees, keeping regular posted office hours (which are scheduled at times convenient for students), and participation in traditional functions which have academic significance (ex. reporting initial student participation data and submitting final grades on time). Faculty members may be required to teach off-campus or in an on-line environment.

Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Collegiality and teamwork are essential for this position.

Other required skills will vary for the particular course assignments. For Marketing Data Analysis and Marketing Research, SPSS skills are required. For Principles of Marketing or Marketing Strategy, a breadth and depth of experience in marketing is required or 18 or more graduate hours in marketing. For the other possible courses to teach either graduate courses in those areas or experience in those areas is needed.

Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Required Documents:


  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of doctorate degree.

Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, date degree attained, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
December 2, 2022  
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes   
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University‚Äôs Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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