Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois, United States
6 days ago
Job Duration
Position Start Date
Summer 2025


Job Summary

Illinois State University invites applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Marketing. The Chairperson is the spokesperson for a dynamic and diverse faculty, works with an advisory board of business professionals, recruits students and faculty, supports departmental teaching, research, and service activities, and manages resources, including friend- and fund-raising.

The Department of Marketing is one of four departments in the College of Business at Illinois State University and offers nationally recognized educational programs in Marketing. The department offers a B.S. in Marketing (with sequences in Advanced Marketing Analytics, Integrated Marketing Communication, and Professional Sales) and an M.S. in Marketing Analytics. The department also offers a B.S. and M.S. in Business Education. The department enrolls approximately 900 undergraduate and graduate students (fall 2023).

The Chairperson supports a culture that values shared governance, inclusion, and a balance between effective instruction and scholarly research. The Department of Marketing currently includes 30 tenured/tenure-track faculty, instructional assistant professors, and staff. The department enjoys strong relationships with local Fortune 100 firms, among others.

The Department of Marketing and the College of Business are committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community. ISU recognizes that a diverse faculty, staff, and student body enriches the educational experiences of the entire campus and greater community. Candidates who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity are especially welcome to apply.

Additional Information

The College of Business at Illinois State University is one of only 189 schools that are AACSB accredited in both business and accounting. In 2022-23, the college enrolled approximately 3,600 undergraduates and 210 master’s degree students.

Illinois State University, founded in 1857, is the oldest public university in Illinois. There are approximately 21,000 students in the six colleges of Illinois State University. In our most recent strategic plan Educate Connect Elevate, we have committed our resources to realizing seven core values: Learning and Scholarship, Diversity and Inclusion, Respect, Collaboration, Individualized Attention, Civic Engagement, and Integrity. By acting on these values, we create a learning environment that results in our University being the first-choice public university in Illinois for high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized educational experience combined with the resources of a large university. Also visit the University’s metrics of excellence at (

Bloomington-Normal Community: Illinois State University is located in the growing twin cities of Bloomington and Normal, with a metro population of approximately 172,000. The community is also home to Illinois Wesleyan University, Heartland Community College, St. Joseph Medical Center, Carle BroMenn Medical Center, COUNTRY Financial, State Farm Insurance’s International Headquarters, Central Illinois Regional Airport, and electric truck manufacturer Rivian Motors. The community has distinguished itself for its outstanding school systems and its citizens’ high level of educational attainment, as well as its parks and recreation, health care, vibrant fine arts scene, job growth, economic opportunity, historic sites, and low crime rates. SmartAsset ranked Bloomington IL, in the top 20 of the most livable cities in the U.S. (2022). Zippia named Bloomington, IL, as #1 on their “Happiest Cities” list (2020), and Best Choice Schools listed the area on its “30 Small College Towns with Great Quality of Life” (2020). Bloomington-Normal is conveniently located about three hours from Indianapolis, two hours from both Chicago and St. Louis, and an hour from Peoria, Champaign-Urbana, Decatur, and Springfield; many of these locations are accessible from Bloomington-Normal via Amtrak, which is located one block from ISU’s campus. For more information on our community, please visit (


Required Qualifications

(1) An earned doctorate in Marketing (or equivalent)
(2) Academic achievements in scholarship and teaching that merit appointment with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor
(3) An established record of successful teaching, significant intellectual contributions, and university service
(4) Must be able to demonstrate oral proficiency in the English language as a requirement for this position, as mandated by state law.

Preferred Qualifications

• Earned doctorate from an AACSB accredited university
• Familiarity with business AACSB accreditation standards and processes
• Prior administrative experience

Required Applicant Documents

(1) Letter of application/interest with a summary of qualifications
(2) Contact information for three references
(3) Full vita detailing teaching, publication history, and service contributions

Please Note: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

For full consideration, applications should be received by September 9, 2024.

Important Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a criminal background investigation and if applicable, an employment history review, based on University Policy 3.1.30 and any offer of employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation and/or an employment history review. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

Job ID: 74287824

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