Teaching Assistant Professor of Marketing University of Denver Daniels College of Business United States

Teaching Assistant Professor of Marketing - Daniels College of Business – University of Denver, Denver, CO

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Job Description

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 September 1, 2018.

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 master’s 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.

Position Summary

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 Description: 
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. Teachers 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. Teachers are also expected to be responsive in student communications.

Research, Scholarship or Creative Work
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.

Marketing faculty frequently collaborate with one another on course designs, teaching innovations, and committee work.

 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.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Competency with marketing-related technology such as technologies related to CRM, marketing automation, web analytics, marketing dashboards, website design, graphic design, etc.

·         Experience serving as student competition team coach, student club advisor, or participating in other student-focused activities.

·         There is an expectation of all Department of Marketing faculty members to demonstrate a high level of student engagement to enhance the student experience in and outside the classroom through various student activities, events, student competitions, professional conferences, etc.

·         A demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and help others develop professionally is required.

·         Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence in the areas of marketing and related topics.

·         Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in business or a business sub-discipline, such as marketing.

o    Alternatively, a master’s 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 such as experience in professional marketing, mentorship, leadership, and formal presentations. 

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.

·         Experience with instructional technology such as Canvas, Respondus, Blackboard, etc.

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

·         Evenings and weekends as required.

Application Deadline

For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) on Monday, April 16, 2018. 

The position will remain open and accepting applications until filled. 

Special Instructions

Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply. 

Please include the following documents with your application:


2.      Cover Letter - Please discuss how your skills or experience can contribute towards embracing diverse communities. Also, be sure to discuss why you are interested in a teaching career and list courses you are currently qualified to teach and what courses you are interested in teaching.

3.      If available, list what courses you have taught and your student course evaluations for those courses. 

4.      A list of three individuals who can serve as telephone references.

 NOTE: The online system is limited to uploading 10 files. Please combine content if necessary to get all content uploaded.

 The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. 

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

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