Job: University of Southern Mississippi


Department chairperson for the Department of Marketing and Fashion Merchandising

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Job Title: Department Chair – Marketing
Campus: Hattiesburg

Department: Management, Marketing & Fashion Merchandising

Job Summary: The newly formed Department of Marketing and Fashion Merchandising seeks an academic leader to serve as department chairperson. This tenure-track position is a 12-month appointment beginning July 1, 2009.

Duties and Responsibilities: Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, providing effective leadership in planning and administration of the department’s academic programs, faculty, and staff. Specific duties include supervision and evaluation of the department’s personnel, assurance of learning, course scheduling, fiscal management, student recruiting, teaching, research, and professional service.

Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in marketing, demonstrated administrative ability, and a record of teaching and scholarly achievement to be appointed to the rank of at least associate professor.

To ensure full consideration applications must be received no later than December 1, 2008. Applications, however, will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please have three letters of reference mailed to Joseph Peyrefitte, Associate Dean, 118 College Dr., #5021, Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001.

Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform their lives and communities. The university, which enrolls nearly 16,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional research and teaching sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Meridian. The College of Business was established as the Division of Commerce in 1947 to serve the needs of returning veterans and today is one of five degree-granting colleges at Southern Miss., educating more than 2,400 undergraduate and graduate students.

All undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Business are fully accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier accrediting agency for collegiate management education worldwide. Learn more at