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Assistant Professor of Marketing

University of Portland

Job Description

Medical and dental insurance, life insurance, sick time and vacation time consistent with University policies, long-term disability insurance, flexible spending account benefits, tuition remission benefits generally starting after 90 days (employee) or 2 years (spouse and children) of employment, and retirement contributions generally starting after 2 years of continuous full time employment. (Benefits are subject to all relevant University policies, practices, contracts, and any other relevant materials.)


Job Summary
The Pamplin School of Business (PSOB) at the University of Portland (UP) located in Portland, Oregon, USA invites applications for a tenue-track Assistant Professor position in Marketing beginning in Fall 2024.

We seek candidates qualified to teach innovative undergraduate courses in the area of consumer behavior with a particular interest in topics such as advertising, strategic communications, public relations, corporate social responsibility, and/or environmental/ sustainability communications with encouragement to develop new classes around these themes. Additionally, the ability to teach courses at the graduate-level (Master of Business Administration, Masters of Science in Operations Management, and post-baccalaureate certificate programs) is preferred. PSOB is accredited by AACSB and is committed to diversity, inclusion, and student-centered pedagogy, and we seek candidates who share those values.


Core Duties
  • UP is regarded as a balanced institution and regards teaching as central to the mission of the University. Accordingly, the course load for this position is 3/ 3 (i.e., a total of 6 courses per academic year with a teaching reduction in the first year)
  • Maintain a habit of research productivity in-line with AACSB Scholarly Academic Qualified (SA) standards
  • Advise undergraduate students and actively participate in the UP campus community
  • Engage with the vibrant local Portland and regional Pacific Northwest marketing, advertising, communications, creative agency, business analytics industries (e.g., Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, adidas, Instrument, OpenSesame, AKQA, ZoomInfo) to develop applied service learning projects and internship study opportunities for students
  • Contribute to PSOB and UP by serving on faculty committees as requested
  • Maintain commitment to social responsibility in the classroom setting in alignment with the University’s mission


Education & Experience
  • A Doctorate degree in Marketing from an institution accredited by AACSB, or in another closely related discipline is required.
  • Candidates in the dissertation stage (ABD) of doctoral study are welcomed; however, all requirements for the degree must be completed by June, 2024 to remain eligible for continued employment.
  • Applicable industry experience is desirable, but is not essential.


Certifications & Licenses
  • None.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in inclusive and student-centered teaching.
  • Evidence of a commitment to undergraduate teaching and student mentoring.
  • Experience working with people from diverse backgrounds.


Physical Requirements
  • Frequently: sit, perform desk-based computer tasks; use fine manipulation and grasp; use a telephone; write by hand; sort and file paperwork.
  • Occasionally: stand and walk; twist; lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally: ability to attend events and activities on or off campus.
  • Frequently: ability to interact and communicate with members of the University and others as necessary.



Working Condition
  • Hours of employment: sometimes may require working flexible and/or longer hours, including nights and weekends, when necessitated by projects or class schedules.
  • Stress from work-related situations such as those involving challenging, important, urgent, time-sensitive, or multiple matters.


Work Standards
  • Respect for the University’s mission and Catholic identity: demonstrates commitment to learning, respecting, and contributing to the mission of the University, a Catholic and Congregation of Holy Cross institution. The University’s mission statement states in relevant part: “we pursue teaching and learning, faith and formation, service and leadership in the classroom, residence halls, and the world.” The University’s Statement of Inclusion states in relevant part: “Our belief in the inherent dignity of each person is founded upon the social teaching of the Catholic Church. At the center of that teaching is the fundamental mandate that every person, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, social or economic class, age, or disability shall be treated with respect and dignity.”
  • The full Mission Statement is at:
  • The full Statement of Inclusion is at:
  • Promote culture of safety: demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Compliance with laws and policies and procedures: subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University, departmental, and other applicable policies and procedures, including but not limited to, the personnel, business, and/or other policies of the University.
  • Interpersonal skills: demonstrates the ability to work professionally with all University of Portland community members, external organizations, and any other person or organization employee interacts with in his or her University capacity.

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