Assistant Professor of Marketing

Western Kentucky University

United States

January 5, 2022


Assistant Professor of Marketing

Category: Faculty Department: Department of Marketing Locations: Bowling Green, KY Posted: Nov 22, 2021 Closes: Open Until Filled Type: Full-time Ref. No.: 995173 Position ID: 139746


About Western Kentucky University:

Western Kentucky University (WKU): Founded in 1906, WKU is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, an ethnically and racially diverse city of 61,500 people, about 110 miles south of Louisville and 65 miles north of Nashville. More than 50 different languages are spoken in and around Bowling Green and people from 35 nationalities call the area home. We seek to attract research- and teaching-active faculty, as well as staff members, from academically and culturally diverse backgrounds. The university's population of approximately 16,000 students includes 35% first generation university/college, 15% underrepresented minority and 6% international students. A regional comprehensive university, WKU is student-centered and focuses on applied research that expands knowledge; improves learning; and serves the region, state and nation.

Please view our current openings to see how you can be a part of the Western Kentucky University community. We offer a very attractive benefits package including health, dental, life and long-term-disability insurance; retirement; flexible spending accounts; EAP services; and generous vacation, medical and holiday paid time off. We also offer an outstanding tuition remission policy for employees, their spouses and dependents.

Job Description:

Western Kentucky University (WKU) seeks an individual to serve as an Assistant Professor of Marketing in the Department of Marketing. The position is a nine-month, tenure-eligible appointment beginning August 15, 2022. The position carries an expectation of outstanding teaching, scholarly activity, and interaction with the diverse WKU community.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted, and assigned based on administrative discretion and institutional needs.

  • Be an active and engaged scholar publishing in academic Marketing outlets
  • Teach three undergraduate courses in Marketing per semester
  • Departmental, College, University, and Professional Service are required
  • The Gordon Ford College of Business at Western Kentucky University is AACSB accredited in both business and accounting and currently offers undergraduate majors in Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Business Administration, Business Data Analytics, International Business, Accounting, Economics, and Finance. There are also several minors within the College including Sales, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and International Business. Graduate programs include a Master of Arts in Economics, Master in Accountancy, and a comprehensive MBA. The Marketing Department consists of ten full-time faculty members and offers concentrations in Social Media Marketing, Strategic Marketing, and Professional Selling.


  • Ph.D., D.B.A or nearly completed doctoral degree from an AACSB accredited institution in Marketing.
  • Additional Information:

    Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

    Western Kentucky University (WKU) is committed to a policy and practice of providing equal employment and educational opportunities to all individuals. In accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, no form of discrimination or harassment will be tolerated at WKU on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, creed, religion, political belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, age, uniformed services, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, or physical or mental disability in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices.

    Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff are integral to this position.

    We especially encourage applications from candidates who can bring diverse perspectives and experiences to the campus and our undergraduate student population.

    Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify the office of Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services (EEO). To request an accommodation, report/express a complaint, or ask questions regarding WKU''s Discrimination and Harassment Policy (#0.2040), please contact Mr. Joshua Hayes, EEO Director/Title IX Investigator/University ADA Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5121.

    The University is also required to investigate complaints of sex and gender- based harassment, also a form of discrimination, and has designated the Title IX Coordinator as the individual responsible for coordinating the investigation and response to such complaints. The Title IX Coordinator for the University is Ms. Deborah Wilkins, who can be contacted via email at or by phone at (270) 745-5396. Additional information regarding Title IX is accessible via WKU''s https: // www. website.

    Information concerning educational programs offered by WKU are provided at: https:// www.

    Application Instructions:

    The following items must be submitted through this electronic talent management system by January 5, 2022, although expressions of interest may be considered until the position is filled:

  • Letter of Intent
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Names and contact information of three reference providers will be collected during the application process. Reference letters will be requested by the Search Committee through an online process at a later date.

    You will receive email confirmation once you have successfully completed the application process.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact: Dr. Ruomeng Wu, Assistant Professor and Search Committee Chairperson, Department of Marketing; For information about our department, please visit https: // www.

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