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Assistant/Associate Professor of Marketing
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About Seattle Pacific University:

Founded in 1891, Seattle Pacific University has a long and distinguished history in Christian higher education. Its comprehensive academic programs serve more than 4,100 undergraduate and graduate students. Located just minutes from downtown Seattle, SPU seeks to be a premier Christian University fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Seattle Pacific University seeks applicants committed to its Christian identity and mission. Due to our mission of cultural engagement, SPU is committed to building an excellent and diverse teaching faculty.

About the School of Business, Government, and Economics: The School of Business, Government, and Economics (SBGE) at has 32 faculty and nine staff serving about 655 undergraduate majors in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Global Development Studies, and Political Science, as well as approximately 150 graduate students in three master's level programs (MBA, MS-IS, and MA in Management). The school is committed to providing a high-quality education through the lens of Christian faith and values, and is distinguished by its emphasis on applied learning. It was the first within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities membership to achieve secondary accreditation with the AACSB (in 2000), and has successfully maintained accreditation since then. SPU has been ranked #2 in the Western Region as "Best Value," and the school is listed as one of the "Best Grad Schools" by US News. The school is regularly featured in Princeton Review's Best Business Schools, and was recently designated as one of the top 100 programs in the country by the Aspen Institute in their Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey. In addition, the School of Business, Government, and Economics was the first adopter within the Northwest Region of the UN's Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and is one of five PRME champion schools in North America. Beyond such quality indicators, the faculty and staff within the school are a supportive community marked by collaborative teaching, scholarship, and service and commitment to the school's perspective on the purpose and practice of business.

Job Description:

Full-time, tenure-track position, available September 2019.


* Teach regular nine-month load of about 35 quarter credits includes undergraduate and graduate courses in marketing, analytics, marketing research, and related topics (summer teaching possible)
* Ongoing scholarly research and publication
* Advise undergraduates
* Collaborate with the Marketing faculty and the rest the SBGE faculty and staff
* Contribute service within SBGE, university, professional organizations, church, and community


Required Qualifications:

* PhD in Marketing or related discipline (ABD considered)
* Evidence of teaching excellence and scholarly productivity required
* Capable of teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Compatible with the University's ecumenical Christian mission as expressed in the SPU Statement of Faith
* Personal commitment to Christian faith

Preferred Qualifications:

* Marketing analytics, customer insights, and digital marketing experience or training
* Versatility in teaching assignments a plus
* Strong professional marketing background or orientation
* Experience with diverse populations and/or issues in equity

Additional Information:

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled. The online application consists of an official SPU application form (including a one-page faith statement) and a Faculty Insert. In the same online process, upload a required curriculum vitae and a teaching philosophy statement of approximately one page. Other supporting documents (such as samples of teaching evaluations) may also be uploaded. The University reserves the right to fill the position before the deadline or to extend the deadline as circumstances may warrant.

All inquiries should be addressed to:

Gary Karns, Professor of Marketing and

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs

3307 3rd Ave W Suite 201

Seattle WA 98119



About Seattle Pacific University

Located in Seattle, Washington, Seattle Pacific University is a premier Christian institution of the liberal arts, sciences, and professions serving more than 4,000 students. SPU is fully committed to engaging the culture and changing the world by graduating people of competence and character, becoming people of wisdom, and modeling grace-filled community. Founded in 1891 by the Free Methodist Church, SPU offers 61 undergraduate majors, 15 master's degree specializations, and five doctoral programs.