Teaching Assistant Professor, Marketing

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

The Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver (DU) invites applications for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor position in the Department of Marketing starting January 1, 2020.

Marketing is an academic unit of the Daniels College. The University of Denver, a private university, is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, with approximately 11,800 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. DU is classified as a Doctoral/Research University with high research activity. The Daniels College is the eighth oldest collegiate business program in the U.S. and has held AACSB accreditation since 1923. The College offers both undergraduate and masters degree programs. Current enrollment in Daniels includes more than 1,800 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students. Class sizes in marketing typically range from 15 to 35.
The Department of Marketing at Daniels College of Business brings together traditional and innovative marketing approaches within the framework of marketing expertise, experiential learning, local connections, and global action. Building on this legacy of innovation, the Department of Marketing offers rigorous academic instruction with market relevance. The Department currently has eleven full-time tenure track faculty members and six non tenure track faculty (http://daniels.du.edu/faculty-research/marketing) and is well-positioned to be a leader in our discipline. Our Department offers both undergraduate (BS) and graduate degrees (MS, MBA, and graduate certificate programs) and is one of the most popular majors/specializations in the college.

The Marketing Department at the University of Denver (DU) is strongly committed to building a diverse and inclusive educational environment, which is in full accord with the value that DU places on Inclusive Excellence. Candidates must demonstrate ability to integrate content and issues relating to, and to work effectively with diverse populations.

The Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Marketing is expected to teach nine courses throughout the academic year, which may include summer, fall, winter or spring quarters.

The Department offers a wide variety of courses. At this time, the Department is interested in candidates who would be comfortable teaching some (but not all) of the following courses: introduction to marketing, consumer behavior, marketing research, business-to-business marketing, personal selling, digital marketing (including specialized areas such as SEM, SEO, social media, mobile marketing, etc.), marketing strategy, and integrated marketing communications. Some of these courses will involve projects with industry clients. Note that the teaching needs may change over time and will be determined by the Department Chair.

Teaching responsibilities may include both undergraduate and graduate level courses using traditional, hybrid and online delivery methods. Teaching responsibilities may involve day, night, and weekend classes.

At the Teaching Assistant rank, the appointment is initially a one-year contract, and then renewable for up to an additional two years pending a detailed performance evaluation. Performance evaluations include teaching evaluation scores, academic service, professional and industry service, and may also include research, scholarship, or creative work. Additional contracts may be awarded following a formal performance review. After several years of employment, longer term contracts may be awarded depending on past performance.

Essential Functions

Teaching: Expected to teach nine courses throughout the academic year on various topics. There may also be opportunities to teach summer quarter and/or online classes. Instructors are expected to attend all scheduled class sessions and to be involved in curriculum and pedagogy development, creating learning objectives, syllabi creation and management, timely and consistent grading, classroom management, student advising, student meetings and mentoring, testing/quizzes, instruction assessment, and professional development in educational topics. Instructors are also expected to be responsive in student communications.

Research and Scholarship:This position is encouraged to engage in research, scholarship, and creative work. Although academic publishing is not a requirement, other creative work such as white papers, articles, original presentations, patents, product development, expert skills, etc., are valued. Our innovative environment nurtures many forms of creativity and inquiry.

Service:Teaching Assistant Professors help serve the Department of Marketing by advising students both academically and in career planning, participating in curricula design and assurance of learning, engaging with students in and outside of class, potentially coaching student competition teams and advising student organizations, actively participating in departmental faculty meetings and other activities that support the Department of Marketing and the Daniels College, and assume other duties as assigned by the Chair of the Department.

Teaching Assistant Professors are also encouraged to become professionally engaged through either industry or academic affiliations related to the practice of marketing, such as Colorado AMA or BMA or other industry or professional groups.

The primary focus of this is position is teaching and service for Teaching Professors generally constitutes 10% of their time.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience serving as student competition team coach, student club advisor, or participating in other student-focused activities.
  • Demonstrated willingness to engage/enhance the student experience in and outside the classroom through various student activities, events, student competitions, professional conferences, etc.

Required Qualifications

  • Masters degree in business or a business sub-discipline, such as marketing.
    • Alternatively, a masters degree in a related field, such as communication, digital media studies, psychology, or sociology.
  • Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the areas of marketing and related topics.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
  • Marketing faculty frequently collaborate with one another on course designs, teaching innovations, and committee work. They share expertise and help each other become more successful. Therefore, a demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and help others develop professionally is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Doctorate degree in business or in a business-related field.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Previous experience or demonstrated ability to teach in a traditional setting, online and/or in hybrid courses.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Competency with marketing-related technology such as Google Analytics, HTML/CSS, Adobe Products (Illustrator & Photoshop), WordPress, Salesforce.
  • Demonstrated commitment to keeping up-to-date with innovative technologies.
  • Experience with instructional technology such as Canvas, Respondus, Blackboard, etc.

Application Deadline
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on November 4, 2019.

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through jobs.du.edu to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Range:
Salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected candidate balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

Please include the following documents with your application:

  1. C.V.
  2. Cover letter
  3. Teaching statement
  4. Course evaluations 
  5. Names and contact information for three references 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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