Assistant Professor of Marketing

University of Kansas
Kansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 26, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Job Title

Assistant Professor of Marketing



Primary Campus

University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

Job Description

40% - Teach a combination of required and elective courses in marketing at the undergraduate, master’s and/or doctoral levels.

40% - Conduct and publish research on marketing topics in leading academic journals.

20% - Engage in school, university, and professional service activities.

Req ID(Ex: 10567BR)



The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, and genetic information in the university's programs and activities. Retaliation is also prohibited by university policy. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies and are the Title IX coordinators for their respective campuses: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity & Access,, 1246 West Campus Road, Room 153A, Lawrence, KS 66045, 785-864-6414, 711 TTY 9for the Lawrence, Edwards, Parsons, Yoder, and Topeka campuses); Director, Equal Opportunity Office, Mail Stop 7004, 4330 Shawnee Mission Parkway, Fairway, KS 66205, 913-588-8011, 711 TTY (for the Wichita, Salina, and Kansas City, Kansas medical center campuses).

Contact Information to Applicants

Procedural queries may be directed to Leaa Merrill, Administrative Associate, (785) 864-2265 or; general questions about the positions may be directed to Professor Kissan Joseph, Recruiting Committee Chair, at (785) 864-7535 or

Position Number


Required Qualifications

  • A Ph.D. or D.B.A. degree in marketing (must have completed or have reasonable expectation of completing the degree by August 18, 2021).
  • Demonstrated (or high potential for) teaching excellence in marketing.
  • Demonstrated (or high potential for) excellent scholarship as shown through publications and working papers.

  • Employee Class


    Advertised Salary Range

    commensurate with experience



    Position Overview

    The School of Business at the University of Kansas invites applicants for two Assistant Professors in Marketing for the 2021-2022 academic year. This is a full-time, tenure-track position beginning August 18, 2021.

    This position will interact with students, faculty, industry partners, and the broader business community through research, teaching, and service. For one position, preference will be given to individuals with research interests in quantitative marketing or marketing strategy with a focus on investigating research issues utilizing empirical approaches. For the second position, empirical research interests may be more broadly based within the marketing discipline. Primary teaching responsibilities may be in, although not limited to, Marketing Analytics, Customer Relationship Marketing, Pricing, Digital Marketing and/or New Product Development.

    In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.

    The successful candidate must have appropriate US work authorization by start of employment.

    The University of Kansas and Lawrence, Kansas
    The University of Kansas is one of the leading research universities in the United States and is known for its strong tradition of academic excellence. Since 1909, the University of Kansas has been a member of the Association of American Universities, the premier consortium of research institutions in North America.

    The University of Kansas School of Business offers undergraduate, master’s (full-time, part-time, and online) and doctoral programs. In recent years, the School has experienced remarkable growth and currently enrolls more than 2,300 undergraduate students. Within the School, the marketing major has demonstrated consistent growth and is now the second-largest major at the undergraduate level. Recently, the School added a program in professional selling which provides all undergraduate students with the option of obtaining a certificate in professional selling. In May 2016, the School of Business moved into its new $70.5 million home, Capitol Federal Hall.

    The School of Business is housed at KU’s main campus in Lawrence. The School also offers programs at KU Edwards Campus in Overland Park, a suburb of Kansas City. Lawrence is located 35 miles west of Kansas City atop Mount Oread in the Kansas River valley. It has a population of about 100,000, with a large student population and a small-town, friendly atmosphere with many major-city lifestyle amenities. Lawrence boasts a nationally recognized live-music scene and a historic downtown full of small businesses, art galleries, microbreweries, bars, restaurants and more. Museums in town and on campus offer exhibits of classic and contemporary art, natural history and anthropology.

    Today, residents take advantage of the many walking and bike trails along the Kansas River and around the town’s perimeter. A few minutes outside the wooded city of Lawrence is Clinton State Park and Reservoir, with over 1,400 acres of public land and water. With only a short drive, one can wander through the gently rolling Flint Hills or explore the numerous historic sites and state parks of north-eastern Kansas.

    Kansas City, Kansas, home to the University of Kansas Medical Center, is a 40-minute drive from Lawrence. The Kansas City metropolitan area has a population of 2 million and offers many fine restaurants, superb shopping and an extensive choice of professional, cultural and sporting events. The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) offers flights to all major U.S. cities and is less than an hour’s drive from Lawrence. A new single terminal, set to launch in 2023, promises to further enhance the commercial viability of the greater Kansas City area.



    Application Review Begins


    Anticipated Start Date


    Additional Candidate Instruction

    To be considered, an online application must be submitted. A complete application includes (1) letter of application describing experience and accomplishments; (2) record of productivity in teaching and research as noted in CV; (3) research statement and supplemental materials (e.g., publications); (4) teaching statement and supplemental materials (teaching portfolio, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations); and (5) information provided by three professional references. Three (3) Letters of reference should be submitted to or included in the online application packet.

    In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant's contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU's mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following question at the time of application. The response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
  • Describe your experiences working with people from diverse backgrounds, and explain how those experiences reflect your commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Review of applications will being Dec 31, 2020, and will continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants has been identified.