Assistant Professor - Marketing - #001552

Western Carolina University
February 19, 2023
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Posting Number FAC617P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // Classification Title Assistant Professor Working Title Assistant Professor - Marketing - #001552 Department Ent, Hosp, Tourism, Mkt, Sports Mgt About WCU

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America's Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Western Carolina University is the UNC system's westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU's main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation's most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.

Employees of WCU are provided a comprehensive benefits package as well as other resources, policies and programs to ensure a happy and healthy work/life balance. Benefit eligible employees have access to dental, vision and health insurance plans – eligibility begins on the first of the month following date of hire. Retirement plan contributions begin on the eligibility date following election and include employer contributions for either a defined contribution or a defined benefit plan. Optional disability plans are also available.

Also offered are free group exercise classes multiple times per week, a discounted membership to the campus recreation center, and free vaccine and booster shots offered on campus.

Position Summary

The primary location of this position is on the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

The School of Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Sport Management and Hospitality & Tourism (housed in Western Carolina University's College of Business) invites applications for a 9-month Assistant Professor tenure track position in Marketing. Expected begin date is August 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.

Teaching responsibilities include residential and distance undergraduate and/or MBA marketing courses. The normal teaching load is nine credit hours (three courses) per semester. The successful candidate must achieve and maintain “scholarly academic” status per AACSB requirements, which mandates a minimum level of relevant research and publication. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for serving on departmental, college, and university committees; advising marketing students; assisting with supervision of internships; effectively interfacing with the business community; and, performing other duties as assigned by the School Director.

The tenure, promotion, and reappointment policies of the College of Business and the University are based on all four quadrants of the Boyer Model of Scholarship. Consequently, faculty have the opportunity to apply scholarly activities to help solve problems facing the larger community beyond the boundaries of campus, to integrate student learning with the scholarship of engagement, to advance the pedagogy, as well as to investigate issues of interest within and across academic disciplines.

The university has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in the spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. We seek candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their leadership, research, teaching and service.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess a Doctorate in Marketing or closely related field with a proven/demonstrated record of scholarship in quality outlets.

Candidates who have recently been awarded a doctorate also will be considered, as will candidates who are ABD, providing the doctorate will be awarded prior to June 1, 2023.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctorate from AACSB-granting institution is preferred. Industry experience is desired. Preference will be given to candidates who have university level teaching experience.

Position Type Permanent Full-Time Number of Hours Per Week Number of Months Per Year 9

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Open Date 01/18/2023

Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must apply online. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for consideration.

Interested applicants must include the following attachments: 1) letter of application; 2) curriculum vita; 3) unofficial transcripts from graduate degrees; and 4) a list of professional references (include full contract information).

Screen will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Copies of official transcripts and teaching evaluations will be requested for candidates being seriously considered for hire.

For questions or additional information, please contact Dr. Charlie Parrish at [email protected] or 828-227-8442.


Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.


Western Carolina 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 or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected]

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