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Visiting or Assistant Professor of Marketing  

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Appointment Date:    Fall 2014

Job Description:


Position: The position is a temporary or tenure-track faculty position (in a funded tenure-track position). Terminally qualified applicants are eligible for tenure. Instructional expectations are to teach four three-hour courses per semester (12 credit hours per semester). Instruction is at the undergraduate and graduate level, and relate to program requirements in Marketing. Some courses may need to be developed and delivered using the Internet, video and/or other interactive technologies. In addition, candidates are required to be engaged in scholarly activities, and to render service to the profession, the university, and College of Business & Entrepreneurship (COBE). Normal evaluation is based on teaching (60%), research (20%) and service (20%). Minor modifications to salary and workload are negotiable under special circumstances, for this position stationed at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has earned a Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Marketing or a related field. D.B.A. faculty candidates should have completed research-based doctoral studies and have an established track record of research, to be considered terminally qualified. Doctoral ABD faculty candidates should have expectations to finish dissertation work within three years of ABD status, and must have demonstrated research potential. M.B.A. or M.S. faculty candidates should have significant levels and duration of work experience in Marketing. A record of successful teaching is desirable. Faculty candidates who are academically qualified under college guidelines will receive strongest consideration. Professionally qualified candidates also will be considered. Successful candidates will have consented-to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive for educational qualifications at a state comprehensive university. Benefits include medical, life, and contributory TIAA-CREF or similar retirement systems.

Review of Applications: Review of applications will begin March 10th 2014 and continue until the position is filled.  

Appointment Date: Fall 2014 (approximately August 5, 2014)

The Department: The Department of Management and Marketing has 16 full-time faculty members with approximately 900 upper-level students enrolled. Functional business degrees in Management, Marketing, Tourism & Hospitality Management, HRM, Corporate Communication, and Training & Development are included in the Department.

The College: The College of Business & Entrepreneurship is seeking accreditation from EQUIS and AACSB, and offers programs through the MBA level. Business degree programs include the MBA and undergraduate majors in Management, Marketing, Tourism and Hospitality Management, Accounting, Management Information Systems, Business Education, Information Systems Administration, Finance, and International Business & Economics.

The University: FHSU is a comprehensive regional university, traditionally responsible for service to the western two-thirds of the State of Kansas, but draws students from throughout the mid-west U.S. It has an approximate enrollment of more than 13,000 students, with 5,000 students on campus. It offers undergraduate and graduate programs in a variety of majors, including professional programs such as teaching, business, and nursing.

The Community: Hays, Kansas is a vibrant university community of just over 20,000 people serving as a regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  The community has award winning public and private schools.  Hays Medical Center employs over 1000 people.  Hays Medical Center is the home to the DeBakey Heart Institute of Kansas and is one of the top rural medical centers in the United States.  Community assets include the Chestnut Street District in Historic Downtown Hays with its unique shopping, galleries, and eateries.  The Hays Arts Council is the oldest local arts agency in Kansas and has successfully fostered a strong and nationally notable arts community.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center on the Fort Hays State University campus is home to the Encore Series, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smokey Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking,  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  Multiple high-speed Internet service providers service Hays, and the community has consistently been a national leader in connectivity.  Fiber-to-the-premises are standard in the community. The downtown Chestnut Street District, all hotels, and the regional mall offer free Wi-Fi Internet.  Website:,_Kansas 

Contact: Send a letter of application, current vita, names of three or more references, and evidence of teaching excellence to: Search Chair, Dept. of Management & Marketing, College of Business & Entrepreneurship, Fort Hays State University, McCartney Hall, 600 Park St. Hays, KS 67601. Telephone: (785) 628-4201; Fax: (785) 628-5398; E-mail applications are gladly welcomed:

Additional Information Applicable to Position: Full-time Instructor or Assistant Professor of Marketing with a four-course load per semester (12 credit hours). The person hired will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Marketing area, rendering appropriate service, and maintaining academic qualifications through scholarly work or maintaining professional qualifications through appropriate industry interaction and consulting. Preference will be given to faculty candidates willing and able to teach in the on-campus and online MBA programs. For additional information about the Department of Management & Marketing, please see:


Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, Vietnam era veteran status or special disabled veteran status in its programs and activities. The director of affirmative action, coordinator of Title IX, Title VI, Section 504 and ADA regulations, may be contacted at 600 Park Street, Hays, Kansas 67601-4099, 785-628-4033. 

Background Check: Successful finalists will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check. Additional positions will be posted as they are approved.