Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Applied Business Studies

Apply for the position, Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Applied Business Studies, with Fort Hays State University today or contact Human Resource Office for more information. Posted Apr 12, 2023.

The Department of Applied Business Studies is seeking applicants for a 9-month, tenure track Marketing faculty position to start August 2023. This is an exciting position that will join an innovative and growing program. A student-oriented Assistant Professor is sought who has a passion for teaching Marketing and who is committed to staying abreast of this rapidly changing field.

FHSU and the Department of Applied Business Studies is committed to building an environment that is inclusive and representative of our students and state, so we encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

Qualifications: Teaching excellence is a primary consideration.  A record of successful teaching both on-campus and online is required. The ideal applicant should be comfortable teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in Marketing.

A Ph.D. or D.B.A. in Marketing is preferred.  D.B.A. applicants must have research-based doctoral studies and have an established track record of research. ABD applicants should complete dissertation within one year of joining FHSU. All applicants must have demonstrated research potential.

Rank: Assistant Professor, tenure track position

Appointment Date: August 2023

Priority Application Deadline: Screening of applications will begin May 12, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits: Competitive benefit package

Responsibilities: The position is a 9-month, tenure track Assistant Professor position. Responsibilities generally include teaching four three-hour courses (12 credit hours) per semester at the undergraduate and graduate levels in classes that range from 15-35 students.  Faculty are also required to be engaged in scholarly activities, and to provide service to the profession, department, college and/or university. Normal annual faculty evaluation is based on teaching (60%), research (20%), and service (20%).  

Faculty also interact with students by providing professional mentoring for Marketing majors.

Faculty members generally teach four courses per semester. The division of work duties may be modified through negotiation between the faculty member and the Department Chair, when such a change in assignment will mutually benefit the faculty member and Department.

Among the courses the successful applicant may be assigned to instruct include (but are not limited to):
  • Marketing Principles
  • Customer Service and Relationship Management
  • Digital Marketing
  • Marketing Research
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Marketing Strategy

The successful candidate will exhibit an ongoing scholarly interest, and a commitment to remain active in a scholarly manner throughout her or his career. The Department of Applied Business Studies recognizes scholarship of discovery, integration, application, and pedagogy.  Joint publications are accepted and encouraged, including collaboration with students.

Service to the University, Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship, department, the region, and profession is expected of each faculty member.

Application Process:  To apply for this position, please visit  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted.

Required Application Documents:  Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references. Also, submit a statement (150-200 words maximum) that describes your experiences working with students and staff from diverse backgrounds, and explain how your experiences have reflected and formed your commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Applicant documents should be submitted in one PDF.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Dr. Mike Martin (Search Committee Chair)
Phone: 785-628-5368

About the Department: The Department of Applied Business Studies (ABS) is one of four departments in the Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship at FHSU and offers outstanding undergraduate and graduate instruction. Currently, the degrees and majors offered by the department are a BBA in Marketing, a BS in Business Education, and a BS/BBA in Tourism and Hospitality Management. All of these degrees are offered through distance learning and face-to-face instruction. The department is involved in international partnerships. Additionally, the department contributes to teaching Marketing courses in the college’s MBA program.

About the College
The Fort Hays State University Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers highly engaging educational experiences, preparing and supporting our students and alumni for professional success in a dynamic, global environment. Our focus is on instructional engagement. Faculty add value to student instruction and the community through scholarly activity and ongoing professional engagement. The College provides service that benefits the university, our disciplines, and the greater community. (Adopted by COBE Faculty on May 4, 2016).

Description: The college consists of four large and growing departments: Applied Business Studies; Economics, Finance, and Accounting; Informatics; and Management and consists of more than 50 full-time faculty supported by key staff. In addition to a wide range of undergraduate programs, it has a large Master of Business Administration program and offers Master of Professional Studies degrees in Human Resource Management and varying areas of Informatics as well as graduate work in the area of Corporate Communications and Business Education. On-campus students majoring in these academic areas number approximately 800 and online students number 1370. The RCOBE is housed in the historic, but recently remodeled McCartney Hall and Hammond Hall. In addition to on-campus offerings, the college offers several undergraduate and graduate degrees on-line. It also participates in joint degrees with two partner universities in China. Among the college’s many unique attributes is the Dane G. Hansen Scholarship Hall that opened with the 2016-2017 academic year. Website:

Community of Hays
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant college town of approximately 20,000, located halfway between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70. Hays is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas. The community boasts excellent recreational programs and facilities, including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, and extensive walking, running, and biking trails. Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes that offer great opportunities for boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily. The Hays community is home to excellent Pre-K and K-12, public and private schools. With over 60 restaurants, major retail outlets, a low unemployment rate, and very short commute times, the city provides a safe, welcoming, low-cost, high-quality living environment for the residents who call "Hays, America" home.

Notice of Non-discrimination: Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or for further information on how this might affect you. 
Assistant Professor of Marketing, Department of Applied Business Studies
Full Time
Human Resource Office
Apr 12, 2023
May 31, 2023
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