Assistant Professor/Instructor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Internal Number: 138548
We are seeking a candidate to teach Marketing and Entrepreneurship at an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) or instructor (non-tenure track) rank. The position will be tenure-track or non-tenure-track depending on qualifications. The non-tenure track is for three years which may be renewed. A candidate hired into the tenure-track line is expected to engage in teaching, scholarship and service to the Department, University and the profession. For the non-tenure track position, teaching and service to the Department, e.g., advising, is required. Faculty hired into the non-tenure track may have the position converted to tenure track dependent on the credentials of the candidate and approval of the Department and University.
The preferred candidate will be able to teach a wide variety of lower and upper division courses such as advertising, marketing management and strategy in this area of specialization. They will also teach entrepreneurship and innovation classes and lead student consulting projects. These classes are taught at the MBA and undergraduate level. The faculty member will lead activities in our Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. They will be expected to reach out to the entrepreneurial community and non-profit organizations for possible student consulting and classroom projects.
The teaching load is 6 courses per academic year for the tenure track position and 7 courses per year for the non-tenure track position. Faculty hired on the tenure track are expected to engage in teaching, scholarship and service to the Department, University and the profession. For the non-tenure track position, teaching and service to the Department (e.g., advising) are required. Faculty hired on non-tenure track may have the position converted to tenure track. Conversion to tenure track requires a completed Ph.D. and approval of the Department and University. Production of peer reviewed scholarship is required for the tenure-track position.
The Business Administration Department stresses active and experiential learning. Faculty are able to get to know students well in small classes which are normally less than 30. The Department is housed in our newest building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business and Religion. Collaboration within the Department and across the University are valued in order to provide the highest caliber education for our students through opportunities such as internships, faculty/student research and service learning opportunities. Our location in Minneapolis provides a broad range of opportunities for collaboration with industry partners as well as colleagues at the numerous colleges and universities in the Twin Cities.
Tenure-track line: Earned doctorate in marketing or a closely related field (Applicants who are ABD are encouraged to apply. ABD applicants are expected to complete their degree before August 2022).
Non-tenure track line: Master's degree in marketing or a closely related field (Applicants may also hold an MBA with at least ten years of professional experience. Prior experience teaching at the college level is valued)
Preference is given to candidates who have earned their degrees at an AACSB accredited institution.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and 11 graduate degrees to approximately 3,400 students of diverse backgrounds. With a student/faculty ratio of 12:1, the University focuses on close personal interaction with faculty and experiential education opportunities on campus and in the community. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings. At both undergraduate and graduate levels, students actively engage in international travel and intercultural experiences that broaden their view of the world and deepen their engagement in it.
Augsburg University values the diversity of persons, perspectives and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis and open discussion across a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the University's mission as an institution of higher learning. Essential to the University living out its mission of educating students to be "informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders" is that our foundation be one of diversity, inclusion, equity and intercultural competency.
Augsburg's main campus is located in the vibrant Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, one of the most diverse areas of the Twin Cities. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and one of the city's largest medical complexes are adjacent to Augsburg. The Mississippi River and the Seven Corners Theatre district are just a few blocks away. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a site in Rochester, the fastest growing city in Minnesota and headquarters of the Mayo Health System. In addition to these locations, Augsburg owns and operates international sites in Central America and southern Africa.
To apply for this position please go to https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/ and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, list of courses taught (or teaching related experiences), teaching philosophy and for the tenure track position a scholarship statement. Your cover letter should also:
Describe your commitment to teaching marketing and entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and MBA level.
Express your interest in Augsburg University and its location in the Twin Cities.
As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide the names of three professional references. One of them must be able to address your teaching or teaching potential. If your application advances in this search, you will be notified prior to Augsburg contacting your references. Review of applications is ongoing beginning October 28, 2021 and will continue as needed until the search is concluded. Further information is available at: https://www.augsburg.edu/hr/
Augsburg University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, national origin, familial status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or public assistance status.
Augsburg University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate degrees to more than 3,500 students of diverse backgrounds. The student-faculty ratio is 13:1 and is characterized by strong teaching in small classes.
The University's Mission
Augsburg University educates students to be informed citizens, thoughtful stewards, critical thinkers, and responsible leaders. The Augsburg experience is supported by an engaged community that is committed to intentional diversity in its life and work. An Augsburg education is defined by excellence in the liberal arts and professional studies, guided by the faith and values of the Lutheran church, and shaped by its urban and global settings.
Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, Augsburg’s main campus surrounds Murphy Square, the oldest park in Minneapolis. The University of Minnesota West Bank campus and the University of Minnesota Fairview Medical Center are across the street from Augsburg, with the Mississippi River and the Seven Corners theatre district just a few blocks away.
The 23-acre campus consists of a mix of historic and newer buildings that reflect the contemporary needs of the academic pr...ograms. Augsburg’s newest signature academic building, the Hagfors Center for Science, Business, and Religion, opened for classes January 8, 2018. In addition to its Minneapolis campus, Augsburg has a location in Rochester, Minnesota, and maintains international sites and staff in Mexico, Nicaragua, and Namibia.