Assistant Professor/Instructor of the Practice, Business Communications

Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description:

The Department of Marketing at Fairfield University invites applications for an Assistant Professor/Instructor of the Practice of Business Communications position in the Dolan School of Business to begin Fall 2021. This is a non-tenure track, full time, fixed term, renewable position. Candidates must be able to teach in the area of Messaging and Persuasion, covering topics related to effective communication in all areas of business. The ideal candidate will have in-depth knowledge of various business communication strategies, such as how to use the main forms of business messages (e.g., press releases, memos, social media), how to determine the appropriate tone and style for a message, and how to write a persuasive message and proposal, among others. Candidates that can also teach in multiple areas of marketing are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should show a commitment to innovation and demonstrated excellence in using technology in the classroom.

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching four courses each semester at the undergraduate level. Teaching assignments may require teaching day, evening, face-to-face, hybrid and online. The candidate may also need to teach graduate level courses.
  • Advising students and providing career guidance.
  • Contributing to course, curriculum, and program development.
  • Providing service to the department, the Dolan School of Business, the university, and the community at-large as necessary and appropriate.
  • Keeping the department and school current on industry practices and innovation.

Qualifications :

Candidates, at minimum, must have an M.S. or M.B.A in business or related field from an accredited institution and a minimum of 5 years of marketing professional experience. Preference may be given to candidates who have completed or are in the process of completing a PhD or DBA in Marketing.

Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete files will be reviewed by the search committee. For full consideration, please upload the following materials: (i) cover letter, (ii) vitae, (iii) teaching philosophy, (iv) three letters of reference, and (v) examples of syllabi and teaching evaluations, if available.

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About Fairfield University

Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is a Jesuit, Catholic institution, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. The University’s 200-acre campus includes five College and Professional Schools that enroll approximately 3,500 undergraduate students and 1,200 graduate students. The Dolan School of Business educates approximately one-third of the University’s undergraduate students and one-fifth of the University’s graduate students.

The Dolan School of Business, which has just moved to a state-of-the-art building in Fall 2019, is AACSB International accredited and ranked #3 in Northern Region by U.S. News & World Report, “Best Colleges 2019.” The Marketing Program was ranked #9 in the U.S. by College Factual, “2020 Best Marketing Programs in the U.S.”


Academic - Faculty Non-Tenure Track

All offers of employment are contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

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