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Assistant Professor of Marketing

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Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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Department Contact Name Christopher R. Plouffe
Department Contact Title Professor of Marketing
Department Contact Phone 575-646-6713
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700045F
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and Unit

New Mexico State University (NMSU) is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $126 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in beautiful Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

The College of Business at NMSU is fully accredited by AACSB. The Department of Marketing houses a vibrant Doctoral Program in Marketing, and is the only University in the state of New Mexico to offer Doctoral Training in Business Education. The Marketing Department also possesses a dedicated Behavioral Research Facility with related research technology for Faculty and PhD student usage.

Position Number 199800
Position Job Title Assistant Professor of Marketing
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

This position will start August, 2018, though for a specific candidate who is willing and able to start January 2018, the department may be able to accommodate. While the position is primarily targeted at newly-minted PhD’s seeking their initial Tenure Track appointments, we also encourage applications from early-career Assistant Professors for whom the position, and NMSU, seem a good fit.

The successful candidate will have responsibilities in publishing leading research, teaching, advising students, and service to the department, college, university, and community. The position requires continued scholarly activity, including research publications in refereed academic journals. The initial teaching course load is a 2 / 2 load for the first three academic years; thereafter the teaching load could rise to the current standard for the department of 5 classes a year depending on budgetary concerns.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have demonstrated skills in verbal and written communication, and competency to interact effectively with students, colleagues and staff. Applicants should have experience in classroom teaching, with demonstrated teaching effectiveness. Candidates must also have a solid record of scholarly research publication, or the promise of publication (i.e., for new PhDs), commensurate with their career level and requisite experience in the academic profession. Motivation to pursue external research funding and work on multidisciplinary teams is desirable. Applicants must possess an earned doctorate in Marketing or doctorate in a closely related discipline with marketing research experience, by the date of hire.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

While applications from all sub-disciplines of Marketing scholarship are welcome, the Marketing Dept. at NMSU does have preferences regarding the specific skill sets of the successful hires. This position will ideally be occupied by a scholar with skills, interests, and experience in social media marketing, digital / online marketing, and / or marketing analytics. A desire, or at least future interest, in teaching in one of the two MBA Program offerings is also appealing.

Importantly, the successful candidate for the two positions will be expected to play a role in the PhD Program in Marketing at NMSU. In this spirit, the successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in graduate education by serving on graduate committees and supervising PhD Dissertation research.

The position requires continued scholarly activity, including research publications in leading academic journals in the marketing field. Courses to be taught will be determined based on the experience and interests of the candidate as well as the needs of the Marketing Department, and may include online instruction and / or graduate instruction.


Special Requirements of the Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site Main Campus
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Academic
Posting Date 05/19/2017
Closing Date 09/30/2017
Target Salary Rate Commensurate with experience and education
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/13/2018
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)