Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Professional Practice

Oklahoma State University

Job Description

Qualifications and Experience: At least five years of recent, substantive business experience in professional selling, sales management, fundraising, and/or sales training along with an advanced degree in a business- or marketing-related area are required. College-level teaching experience is preferred.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate will serve as Director of the Center for Sales and Service Excellence (CSSE) and be responsible for development and leadership of the Center and its interactions with important stakeholders (e.g., student participants, Industry Partners, Affiliate Scholars, the School of Marketing and International Business, sales centers at other universities, donors). In addition, the candidate will teach twelve hours of undergraduate courses (typically, 4-5 courses) in marketing and/or sales per academic year. (The typical teaching load for Professors of Professional Practice is 21 hours per academic year; this position includes a 3-course per year teaching release for administrative activities.


Service responsibilities for CSSE include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop and maintain a CSSE Advisory Board
  • Implement short-run fundraising for the CSSE
  • Work with OSU Foundation for longer-term fundraising (e.g., large donation)
  • Recruit new student participants for the Certificate Program in the Center
  • Oversee content development for the CSSE website and social media
  • Plan, organize, and implement CSSE events
  • Coach and accompany students as they participate in sales competitions
  • Develop and implement a rolling three-year strategic plan
  • Establish metrics to define progress (e.g., number of students, fundraising)
  • Benchmark CSSE against peer centers and organizations


Technical Skills and Qualifications Desired:

  • Extensive understanding of the professional selling process
  • Well-versed on social media channels
  • Exceptional organizational skills


Oklahoma State University is a land-grant institution committed to excellence in diversity and inclusion. In concordance with the OSU commitment to DEI, we strive to maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment that appreciates and values all members of the University community. Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion here: https://diversity.okstate.edu/.

Application: Applicants should upload a vita, statement of interest, evidence of teaching effectiveness (if available), and contact information for two professional references. Review of applications will begin in April 2023 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The earliest start date for this position is August 2023.

Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

For inquiries regarding the position or application process, contact tom.brown@okstate.edu.



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