Position Summary Position is responsible for providing leadership needed to establish and accomplish the goals, objectives and policies of the Department. Position holder is the principal faculty liaison with the administrations of the College and University and with external constituencies to assist in obtaining resources needed to accomplish the goals and objectives of the department. Incumbent will have a commitment to high quality teaching, scholarship and service.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Marketing in the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama invites applications for the position of Department Chair at the rank of Full Professor starting Fall 2023.
Minimum Qualifications Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in marketing or a related field from an AACSB accredited university. In addition, applicants should have a research and teaching record commensurate with being appointed full professor of marketing at an R1 university. There is no preference in terms of area of academic specialization within the marketing field, and all specializations will be considered.
Preferred Qualifications In addition to the required qualifications noted above, the search will give preference to applicants who are able to provide evidence of the following:
Administration: Candidates should be able to exhibit success in previous or current administrative roles, whether within the university or the discipline. Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to work in a collegial manner to aid faculty (including tenured/tenure track, clinical, and adjunct) and staff in achieving individual and departmental goals. It is expected that candidates will be able and willing to successfully coordinate the resource needs of doctoral, masters, and undergraduate programs as well as ensuring the continued success of a subject pool and behavioral lab that is partially overseen by the department. Furthermore, candidates should be able to communicate in an effective and timely manner with faculty and others with whom they will work (e.g., other administrators and external constituents).
Research: In addition to having a research record that would allow them to be a full professor, successful candidates should have an appreciation for the research process and a desire to help maintain an environment conducive to excellence in research. Moreover, an ideal candidate will demonstrate an understanding of research and associated journal outlets for behavioral, managerial, and quantitative marketing researchers. Experience with external grant applications is preferred, but not required.
Teaching: Excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is assumed. Since the department chair acts as one of the key points of contact with students, a strong preference will be given to those who have an empathetic approach to interacting with students at all levels. In addition, the department chair serves as the primary point of contact on curricular issues, so experience in program management and development is desired.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application Priority consideration will be given to those who apply on or before December 1. Shortly after this the search committee will meet to discuss the applicant pool and will identify those candidates with whom we will conduct initial Zoom interviews. Those interviews will occur around December 7-16.
Following this, the committee will evaluate the interviews and determine who will be invited to visit campus to meet with the full faculty and other important constituents. We anticipate this will occur beginning in mid-January.
Applications must include:
1. Cover letter detailing the reason for your interest and how you meet the desired qualifications,
2. Current curriculum vitae,
3. Research and Teaching statements including evidence of teaching effectiveness,
4. A statement on diversity and inclusiveness focusing on how you believe you can contribute to both as department chair,
5. The names of three references (these will not be contacted until receiving permission from the applicant).
About the Division/College/School The Culverhouse College of Business is home to an inclusive community, committed to personal engagement, and dedicated to shaping the future of business through excellence in teaching, research, and service.
Continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1929, Culverhouse is among the leading public business schools in the country.
The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels distributed across five academic departments and the Manderson Graduate School of Business.
Some of its many distinctive programs and labs include the STEM and CREATE Path to the MBA, a value investing library and trading room, a behavioral research lab, and a center focused on data analytics.
About the University The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.
A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.
As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.
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It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.
With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.
Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf
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