Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing

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Job Summary

The Department of Marketing in the College of Business at Illinois State University invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Marketing professor position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to begin August 16, 2025. This search is open for applicants from any area of marketing. We seek highly qualified and motivated candidates to teach Marketing Strategy and Sales courses, as well as other courses to support the Department of Marketing as necessary.

The successful candidate will (1) engage in curriculum development that incorporates critical thinking and experiential learning and produces high levels of student engagement, (2) develop a scholarly record of publication in high quality journals, (3) work collaboratively as a contributing member of a faculty team, (4) have a strong interest in continuing to develop the marketing program through interaction and engagement with industry professionals, and (5) have professional marketing experience.

The Department of Marketing is positioned within the College of Business, which has undergraduate and graduate programs accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The business school is housed in the 118,000 square foot, state-of-the-art State Farm Hall of Business. The Department offers a marketing degree with sequences in General Marketing, Professional Sales, Advanced Marketing Analytics, and Integrated Marketing Communication to just under 1,000 undergraduate students. The Department offers marketing courses to a full complement of graduate students in the M.B.A. program and a new STEM-designated Master of Science in Marketing Analytics degree program, as well as an accelerated Marketing Analytics sequence and 4+1 program. The Department also offers a B.S. and M.S. in Business Education. The Department includes 31 tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track faculty (with 17 Ph.D.’s/D.B.A.’s).

Additional Information

Illinois State University,, was founded in 1857 as Illinois’ first public university. We enroll approximately 21,000 students in six colleges. Our new strategic plan, Excellence by Design: 2024-2029, lists our seven core values: Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Scholarship; Individualized Attention; Equity, Diversity, Access, and Belonging; Collaboration; Community and Civic Engagement; Respect; and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our university being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Learn more about Illinois State’s Metrics of Excellence at

Bloomington-Normal: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems, and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. Bloomington made Livability’s top 100 Best Places to Live (2024) and ranked No. 3 on College Values Online’s list of Best Small College Towns in America (2024). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis; two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis; and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield. Many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via Amtrak, which is located one block from Illinois State’s campus. For more information on our community, visit

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

Salary is competitive and based on qualifications and experience

Required Qualifications

Candidates for the position must have a Ph.D. or D.B.A. degree in Marketing or a closely related field by the position start date from an AACSB accredited business school. A.B.D.’s will be considered. Candidates must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

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Proposed Starting Date


Required Applicant Documents

Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, and a list of three references with contact information.

Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

To ensure full consideration, please complete an online faculty employment application by Monday, July 22, 2024. Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Contact Information for Applicants

Please direct questions to Dr. Gary Hunter at

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.