Job: University of North Dakota


Two tenure-track vacancies in Marketing and Associate/Full Professor position in Entrepreneurship

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THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA in Grand Forks has two (2) tenure-track vacancies in Marketing with appointment beginning August, 2009, or earlier. Applicants should have the PhD in Marketing or related field (ABD considered), a commitment to excellence in scholarship and teaching, and overall abilities to contribute to a growing undergraduate program in Marketing. The Department consists of six (6) full-time faculty offering a complete complement of undergraduate courses, with approximately 140 majors. The Department resides in the Page Family Marketing Center, including a multi-purpose conference room, student break-out rooms, and a state-of-the-art computer lab. View College and Department physical facilities and faculty profiles at The Department can accommodate a wide range of teaching/research interests. Candidates with interest/experience in teaching marketing research, brand management, and/or professional sales are especially encouraged to apply. Opportunities for interaction with the business community in the region are excellent and encouraged. The Department contributes to a stable MBA program (115 candidates), while the College enrolls approximately 1,800 majors among 9 fields (Marketing, Technology, Information Systems, Management, Accounting, Finance, Political Science, Economics and Entrepreneurship), and is home to the Center for Innovation (including incubators and conference facilities). The University includes schools of Law, Medicine, Engineering and the nation’s leading Aerospace training program. Grand Forks, a community of about 60,000, is a regional center for economic and cultural activities, with ready interstate-access to Minneapolis-St. Paul, and Winnipeg. Salary and terms of appointment negotiable and commensurate with qualifications. The Department prides itself on maintaining a collegial environment with balanced assignments. A representative may be available for initial discussions at the AMA Educator’s Conference in San Diego. Contact Dr. Lesch by email (above), or telephone (701) 777-2224, for an appointment. Please send letter of application, transcripts and vita, along with names of three references to: Dr. William C. Lesch, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Marketing–Box 8366, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND, 58202-8366. Preliminary electronic applications or inquiries may be forwarded to, The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action, Equal Employment Opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities. Position will be open until filled, with formal review of candidates beginning on or about August 20th, 2008.

Entrepreneurship Chair – U of North Dakota:

Undergraduate entrepreneurship program #9 in Entrepreneur magazine. Entrepreneurship major for business majors and certificate program available to all others on campus. Endowed chair attached to appropriated position. Associate/Full Professor with duties including: teaching undergraduate and possible graduate courses, research activity and involvement, and providing service for college-wide program. Department chair position also available.

University of North Dakota enrolls 12,500 students, the campus includes schools of engineering, medicine, law, and the nation’s leading aerospace program. College of Business and Public Administration (AACSB accredited) enrolls 1,800 undergraduates, 175 graduate students including 110 MBA students. College is home to the Center for Innovation, including incubator facilities and state office of SBDC. Greater Grand Forks area has a population of about 60,000, with a range of service and manufacturing firms.


Requires Ph.D. or D.B.A. in appropriate discipline, expect business experience and prefer entrepreneurship, management of technology and innovation, commercialization background, and established research record commensurate with endowed chair. Experience in established entrepreneurship program considered a strong plus. Salary and tenure status negotiable and commensurate with experience. This position will have an August 16, 2009 starting date or earlier if possible. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.

Send current vita, official transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to: Steve Moser, Associate Dean, College of Business and Public Administration, Box 8098, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202, e-mail:, phone: (701) 777-4695. See UND CoBPA webpage @ Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

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