Job: Michigan State University

Introduction

Three 3 tenure-track positions: E-Commerce, Retail Supply Chain Management and Commerce Planning

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Michigan State University. The Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Retailing seeks candidates for 3 tenure-track positions for Assistant Professor or higher rank with commensurate experience. For all 3 positions, an earned doctorate is required and the candidate must be passionate about research and be committed to external grant activity; revenue generation is expected for reaching tenure. Relevant professional business/industry experience is highly desirable.

E-Commerce

We seek candidates with expertise in creating commercial opportunities in virtual environments. The focus is on electronic retailing with B2B and B2C applications. Teaching responsibilities will include teaching courses in electronic retailing, an emphasis will be on creating entrepreneurial activities in a virtual environment at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The research program will depend on expertise and interests of the successful candidate. Qualified candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds: retailing, marketing, economics, management information systems, statistics, computer science or closely related field. An earned doctorate is required. The successful candidate must be passionate about research and be committed to external grant activity. Revenue generation is an expectation for reaching tenure. In addition, the new faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area and carry out service/outreach duties. Relevant professional business/industry experience is highly desirable. Please address questions to the search committee chair: Dr. Linda Good (GOODL@msu.edu).

Retail Supply Chain Management

We seek candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: buyer/supplier relationships, product strategy and/or sales and distribution management, global supply chain management, or channel integration. Industry experience is desirable. The research program will depend on expertise and interests of the successful candidate and may include: behavioral dimensions of dyadic relations, economic aspects of transactions, cross cultural negotiations, sourcing/procurement, trade promotions, power asymmetry. The candidate will be expected to teach a minimum of one course in an emerging cross discipline sales leadership program in the College of Communication Arts & Sciences. Qualified candidates may come from a variety of backgrounds: retailing, marketing, management, sales management. An earned doctorate is required. The successful candidate must be passionate about research and be committed to external grant activity. Revenue generation is an expectation for reaching tenure. In addition, the new faculty will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in his/her area and carry out service/outreach duties. Please address questions to the search committee chair: Dr. Patricia Huddleston (huddles2@msu.edu).

Commerce Planning

We seek candidates with a strong interest and experience in international aspects of the discipline who can develop an innovative research and teaching program in the integrated area of advertising, public relations, and retailing. The focus of this position is to explore the area of international commerce planning from the perspectives of the cultural, social, economic, technological, and governmental forces that a business must monitor and deal with to succeed in the global economy. The research program will depend on the expertise and interests of the successful candidate and may include: global advertising; macro retail development; business to business, business to community or business to consumer communication; consumer segmenting; market strategy; account planning; retail advertising; or commerce policy concerns. The position is meant to serve as a link among the three areas in the department (advertising, public relations, and retailing). Therefore, research efforts that overlap any of the three areas will be preferable. The successful candidate must be committed to both a global focus and extensive grant activity. Revenue generation is an expectation for success in reaching tenure. In addition, the new faculty member will teach undergraduate, master’s and doctoral level courses in his or her areas and carry out service/outreach duties. Qualified candidates might come from a variety of backgrounds, such as anthropology, economics, geography, urban planning, sociology, or psychology as well as the departmental disciplines of advertising, public relations, and retailing. Please address questions to the search committee chair: Dr. Brenda Sternquist (sternqui@msu.edu).

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

To apply, send a letter of application, identifying the position name and detailing your qualifications that demonstrate your interest and knowledge in that specific position. Your application packet should also include curriculum vita, official transcripts from all universities attended, and three letters of reference. Mail applications to Judy Osbun (osbun@msu.edu), 309 Communication Arts & Sciences, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1212.

MSU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution. Female and minority applicants are especially encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation.