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Faculty position in Marketing

Taylor University is seeking applications and nominations of distinctive candidates for a faculty appointment in marketing in the Business Department.  This is a tenure track position beginning in August 2015. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Subject to budget approval.

Qualifications

PhD in Marketing or related field such as communications or DBA preferred, but ABD is acceptable.  For candidates with degrees in communications or DBA, substantial professional work experience in marketing required.  Prior experience is desirable; quality teaching is essential. Successful candidates should have demonstrated abilities toward or a record of research and publication. Candidates must also be strongly committed to the educational mission and evangelical Christian orientation of the University.

Responsibilities

Teaching will consist primarily of Principles of Marketing, Marketing Research, as well as upper-division courses in the candidate’s field of interest.  Interest is in the areas of retailing and services marketing or channels and distribution.  The normal teaching load is 24 hours per academic year.   Scholarly activity, professional service, student advising, faculty governance responsibilities, and chapel attendance are expected.

Department

The Business Department at Taylor has eight full time and three part time faculty members. The department offers majors in marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, economics, and developmental economics and offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees.  There are also close ties with systems, sport management, and media communications majors in other departments.  There are approximately 260 majors in these programs, making business the largest major group on campus.  The programs have a practicum requirement and the curriculum includes project and experiential learning components. The faculty enjoy a strong collegial relationship and smaller classes that encourage student mentoring.

Location

Taylor University is an evangelical, independent, interdenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a biblical, Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to both spiritual and intellectual development.  Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty.  As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                                      

The University is located in the pastoral, small town environment of Upland, Indiana, seventy miles north of Indianapolis and fifty miles south of Fort Wayne.  The proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits, including access to specialized healthcare and cultural and entertainment opportunities including music, theater, art, professional athletics and commerce.

Start Date

August 2015

Application

Inquiries, nominations, credentials and supporting materials should be addressed to:  Dr. Connie D. Lightfoot, Dean, School of Social Sciences, Education & Business at academics@taylor.edu.  Selected candidates will be sent an appointment questionnaire for completion and return.  All materials will remain confidential.  Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply.  Evaluation of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.  Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.