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Two Assistant Professor positions

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Lehigh University
Assistant Professor of Marketing (2 positions)

Lehigh University’s Department of Marketing in the College of Business & Economics seeks to fill two tenure track positions in marketing at the assistant professor level, beginning in fall 2008. Candidates must have a research-focused doctorate in marketing.

Prospective candidates with strong behavioral, analytical, statistical, or other rigorous research training and with interests in substantive issues such as integrated product/service design and development, consumer judgment and choice, market-based assets, innovation generation and diffusion, marketing strategies for new products and services, R&D-marketing interface, role of technology in the marketing of products and services, Internet marketing, and other related topics in marketing are strongly urged to apply.

The primary research focus of the Marketing faculty at Lehigh University is in the domain of “Marketing Innovation” and related areas. Marketing Innovation is defined broadly to include all activities involved with strategic planning, concept generation, concept testing, development, and the launching of new products and services from consumers’ and marketing managers’ perspectives. The Marketing Department intends to develop interdisciplinary research linkages with other departments and research centers within the College and across the University (e.g., engineering and psychology).

Candidates must demonstrate an ability to conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in leading journals, have promise for scholarly distinction, and show evidence of ability to teach effectively. Team teaching, participation in distance education programs, and development of web-based instruction are expected of all faculty members.

Marketing is among the top five undergraduate majors at Lehigh University. The Marketing department is a collegial group of dedicated professionals focused on conducting research with impact, enhancing the educational experience of our students, and generating positive visibility for the University. Please go to to learn more about the faculty and programs.

This recruitment is part of a major hiring initiative within the College of Business and Economics that is unprecedented in scope at Lehigh University ( The faculty recruitment plan includes the addition of 12 new faculty positions this year across all departments and at various levels of seniority. The university leadership that includes President Alice Gast who became Lehigh’s President on August 1, 2006 (formerly from MIT), Provost Mohamed El-Aasser, and incoming Dean Paul Brown who joined Lehigh on July 1, 2007 (from NYU’s Stern School of Business) is fully committed to this effort.

Founded in 1865, Lehigh University has combined outstanding academic and learning opportunities with leadership in fostering innovative research. The institution is among the nation’s most selective, highly ranked private research universities. Lehigh University is ranked 33th among national universities in the 2007 US News & World Report, 20th in BusinessWeek’s top undergraduate business programs, and placed in the most competitive category in both Peterson’s Guide and Barron’s Profile of American Colleges.

Lehigh’s four colleges provide graduate and undergraduate education to 6,500 students. Lehigh is located in eastern Pennsylvania, on a scenic, 1,600-acre campus in historic Bethlehem (ranked in Money Magazines’ “top 100 places to live” in 2006), 50 miles north of Philadelphia and 75 miles southwest of New York City. Lehigh Valley International Airport, served by most major airlines, is 15 minutes from campus.

The College of Business and Economics is home to approximately 1250 undergraduates, 325 graduate students, and 55 full-time faculty members. In addition to undergraduate, MBA, and various doctoral programs, joint programs exist between business and engineering.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply before July 15, 2007 (electronic submissions strongly preferred). Please send a letter and curriculum vitae to:

K. Sivakumar
Arthur Tauck Chair, Professor of Marketing, and Chairperson
Department of Marketing
Lehigh University
621 Taylor Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015-3117
Email:; Phone: (610) 758-3405; Fax: (610) 758-6941

Lehigh University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.