The Henry W. Bloch School of Management at the University of Missouri-Kansas City invites applications for a tenure track marketing faculty position beginning in Fall 2017. All candidates must have a doctoral degree in marketing or related field in hand or near completion by start of Fall 2017 semester.
We seek applicants who are dedicated to and have the ability to conduct top notch research and publish in top marketing journals (e.g., JM, JMR, JCR, Marketing Science, and Management Science). We are looking for a person with primary research interest in strategy area using advanced quantitative methods, and some research interest in behavioral issues. The successful candidate should be willing to collaborate in research projects with other junior faculty in the department with overlapping research interests. Moreover, candidates should demonstrate strong commitment to teaching excellence at the MBA and undergraduate levels, contribute to the future growth of the department and school, and interact effectively with members of the business community. Salary and benefits will be competitive with leading business schools, and necessary support for conducting research and for professional development will be provided. For this particular position, we have a preference for applicants with teaching interests in one or more of the following areas: Marketing Management, Marketing Strategy, Brand and Product Management, Digital Media (including Social Media), E-commerce, Services Marketing, and Customer Relationship Management.
The marketing faculty at Bloch includes members with active research interests in pricing (behavioral, pay-what-you-want, reservation price estimation), promotions, retailing and retail management, consumer judgment and decision-making, personal selling and sales management, research methodology, business-to-business marketing, construal level, self-regulation, time-money, branding, prosocial consumer and firm behavior, and corporate social performance. Research of these faculty members has been published in top marketing journals such as JM, JMR, JCR, JAMS, JCP, JR, JA.
There are several benefits of working at the Bloch School:
- 2-2 teaching load for active researchers
- Strong support for research and travel
- Generous summer support for active researchers for first five years
- Opportunity to develop and shape the direction of the marketing program which is growing. Currently, there are four of us - three junior tenure-track (from Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Nebraska-Lincoln, and Arizona State University) and a senior tenured faculty (from Texas-Austin). In addition to this rookie position, we are also in the market for a senior, endowed chair position (to join us in summer/fall 2017)
- Opportunity to be associated with the expansion of the supply chain program (part of marketing department)
- The school is in transition with faculty retirements and replacements by rookies and seniors from good schools such as Vanderbilt, Colorado-Boulder, and Arizona State
- Working at a school that is considered among the leading Graduate Schools for Entrepreneurship
- The Kansas City metro area offers reasonable cost of living, enriched quality of life, and excellent public school systems with very good elementary, middle, and high school options. The KC area suburbs have been consistently ranked among the best places to live (e.g., http://www.livability.com/best-places/top-100-best-places-to-live/2016?page=1).
- Kansas City is headquarters for several major corporations including Sprint Nextel, Hallmark Cards, H&R Block, and American Century Investment Management, and has been ranked by CNN among the best cities for jobs (http://money.cnn.com/gallery/pf/2015/05/19/best-cities-for-jobs/2.html).
- The strong corporate community in the KC area is very supportive of the school and its goals. Among several benefactors of the school, the biggest is Henry Bloch from H & R Block who helped add a modern business school building and is committed to helping the school on an ongoing basis
UMKC enrolls approximately 15,500 students and is located in the historic Country Club Plaza district of Kansas City, moments from excellent dining and shopping. The Bloch School has approximately 1,800 students, 51 full-time faculty, and excellent technology resources. Its business and public administration programs are fully accredited by AACSB and NASPAA, respectively. More information about the Bloch School and the department may be found at http://www.bloch.umkc.edu.