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Contract Faculty--Marketing
Simmons University in Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted 03/18/2021
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The School of Business at Simmons University in Boston invites applications for a contract faculty member with graduate degree position to teach courses in Marketing in our existing on-campus BSBA degree program and in our new online undergraduate BSBA degree, beginning in fall 2021. We especially invite applications from professionals who share our mission-based passion and commitment to empowering women to thrive in their careers.

Simmons University is a nationally recognized, small, highly collegial, and dynamic university that for over 100 years has pursued the vision of empowerment through its mission of providing transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. Our approach combines education for leadership in high-demand professional fields with the intellectual foundation of the liberal arts. The result is a Simmons graduate prepared not only to work, but to lead in professional, civic, and personal life. We support small classes, combine practice with theory, and provide a supportive, innovative environment.

The Marketing programs at Simmons University combine theory with professional practice to enable students to succeed, thrive, and become leaders in the field. Simmons is one of just 840 institutions worldwide whose business programs are accredited by AACSB International. Recently, Simmons began a partnership with 2U to offer online undergraduate degrees for working professionals, and Marketing is the second of the business programs in this new endeavor. As such, we are looking for a faculty member who is passionate about teaching and online education. This person will be responsible for teaching face-to-face in our on-campus program as well as in the new online program.

We seek an innovative educator with a commitment to online education who has demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching, mentoring, and creative curriculum development. The primary area of expertise within marketing is open; however, our courses span the domains of consumer behavior, marketing communication, digital marketing, marketing research, and analytics.

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates who embrace these values and who are able to effectively support students and collaborate with colleagues across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented identities.

This appointment is a 12-month contract, renewable annually as described in the Simmons Faculty Policy Manual, and is not a tenure-stream appointment. Depending on the candidate's academic qualifications, the rank of the appointment will be as Assistant or Associate Professor of Practice or as Assistant or Associate Professor - Non-Tenure-Track. The standard course load for contract faculty at Simmons is seven courses per year.

Specific responsibilities and expectations include:

Teach seven courses per year, in some combination of on-campus and online in the CompleteDegree@Simmons program
Develop new course offerings as needed
Revise existing courses on a regular basis

Student Advising and Engagement

Serve as academic advisor for an allocated group of students, helping students develop and manage their academic plans, and guiding them in their career development path.


Participate in the life of the University, the college, and the School of Business, including supporting student co-curricular activities, serving on faculty committees, and engaging with curricular and other work of the institution.

Professional Development

Maintain currency in the field and engagement with the profession for the benefit of our students, curricula, and quality of instruction.

Other duties as assigned

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter, current CV, teaching statement describing your philosophy and experience in supporting students through the teaching and learning process, sample marketing syllabi, and course evaluations. Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Application review will begin on April 9, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact information for three references will be requested of selected applicants following initial review of applications. If you have questions about the position, please email Ray Pfeiffer, Director, School of Business, ray.pfeiffer@simmons.edu .

Background Information

The School of Business offers undergraduate degree programs in Accounting, Business & Management, Finance, Marketing, and Retail Management. The School is part of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS), which also includes the School of Library and Information Science and the Division of Mathematics, Computing, and Statistics. COCIS nurtures a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve the global challenges of the 21st century.

Instructions to Applicants : Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the "Resume/CV" box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

To apply, visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Contract-Faculty--Marketing_R07451

Located in Bostons historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.

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