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Assistant Professor of Business Administration – Marketing

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jun 7, 2024

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The Department of Business Administration in the Williams School of Commerce, Economics & Politics at Washington and Lee University invites applications for two tenure track positions as assistant professors in marketing. The appointments will begin July 1, 2025.

Faculty in these positions will teach our introductory undergraduate course in marketing management, a core requirement of the Business Administration major. We also seek candidates who will be able to develop and teach topical electives in their area(s) of expertise. For example, we welcome candidates who have research or teaching experience in such areas as behavioral marketing, new product development, advertising, digital or social marketing, brand management, retailing, or services marketing and would be interested in developing courses in these fields. Successful candidates may also the opportunity to contribute to W&L’s interdisciplinary programs, also depending on area of expertise and interest. We also value candidates who have industry experience, though this is not a requirement.

These positions require a strong commitment to excellence in teaching within an undergraduate liberal arts setting. We are particularly interested in candidates who value interdisciplinary studies and can integrate their course content with other disciplines. Additionally, candidates with expertise or experience in diverse pedagogical techniques and a strong interest in experiential learning are highly encouraged to apply.

The school calendar consists of two 13-week terms, one in the fall and one in the winter, along with our unique 4-week spring term . The regular teaching load is five courses per year. New hires teach a 2-2 load in their first year.

In addition to a passion for innovative undergraduate teaching, we seek candidates who demonstrate the capacity to publish scholarly research in business and related fields, and who are enthusiastic about making service contributions to the W&L community. To support faculty research agendas, the university has a generous five-year sabbatical cycle as well as a pre-tenure research leave program.

To achieve our mission as a liberal arts college, we continually strive to foster an inclusive campus community that recognizes the value of all persons regardless of identity. Our department is committed to preparing our students for engaged citizenship by creating an educational environment that is rich with cultural, social, and intellectual diversity. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan , we welcome applications from candidates belonging to traditionally underrepresented communities in academia.

About Washington and Lee University

Washington and Lee University is a highly selective, private, liberal arts university with approximately 1800 undergraduates, located in the Shenandoah Valley in Lexington, Virginia. To learn more, please visit .

Established in 1905, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics offers a business education within the university’s larger liberal arts curriculum. The Williams School has been fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1927.

W&L’s Business Administration department offers an undergraduate major in Business Administration and supports minors in Entrepreneurship, Data Science, Environmental Studies, and Law, Justice, & Society. In addition to the two marketing tenure-track lines described here, we are also hiring two tenure-track faculty members in business analytics for the 2025-2026 academic year.

Lexington (population 7,000) is a warm, welcoming, and historic town located between the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains. Lexington is 40 minutes from Staunton, VA (home of the American Shakespeare Center), one hour from Charlottesville, VA, and three hours southwest of Washington, D.C.

A Ph.D. in a relevant field and demonstrated teaching effectiveness in marketing are required. For candidates starting in the Fall 2025 term, ABD candidates must present evidence that their dissertation will be defended by July 1, 2025. Candidates must have some teaching experience.

To be considered, applicants should submit the following materials through the Interfolio portal: .
  • Letter of Application summarizing your teaching interests and experience, your interest in a liberal arts environment, your scholarly contributions or plans, and your ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • CV
  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness, including a teaching statement, representative syllabi, list of courses taught, and course evaluations. Please note: “Selected comments” are not considered a substitute for full course evaluations.
  • Names and contact information of three professional references
Application review will begin July 29 and will continue on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Prof. Amanda Bower, chair of the search committee and head of the Department of Business Administration, at .

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.

Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all-inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


About W&L
Washington and Lee University is a nationally ranked, private liberal arts institution located in
Lexington, Virginia. W&L integrates the rigorous inquiry and critical thinking of a liberal arts
curriculum with nationally accredited undergraduate programs in business and journalism, and
a graduate School of Law. Our academic units are strengthened by meaningful collaborations,
all in the service of the university’s mission.

With an undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1,860, our small size enables students to
find mentors and develop personal relationships across campus. W&L is committed to
institutional citizenship. We regard liberal arts education as an important public good, of value
not only to our students and alumni, but also to the larger communities in which we live.

Our Mission
W&L provides a liberal arts education that develops students’ capacity to think freely, critically,
and humanely and to conduct themselves with honor, integrity, and civility. Graduates will be
prepared for lifelong learning, personal achievement, responsible leadership, service to others,
and engaged citizenship in a global and diverse society.

Our Community
W&L is the ninth-oldest institution of higher education in the U.S. and is located in the scenic
Shenandoah Valley. We are a modern university located on a beautiful and historically
significant campus.

Our most valuable asset is the quality of our vibrant and welcoming community. Our faculty are
devoted teachers and scholars who uphold the highest academic standards and take a personal
interest in the lives of their students. Our staff takes pride in knowing that each individual
makes important contributions to the success of the university. Our alumni are extraordinarily
loyal and generous to their alma mater.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion affirms that diverse perspectives and
backgrounds enhance our community. The university is committed to the recruitment,
enrichment, and retention of faculty and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points
of view, interests, and identities.



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