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Assistant or Associate Professor of Management and Leadership, Tenure-track

12/15/2023 4:00 pm

Rockford University’s esteemed Puri School of Business is actively seeking applications for a tenure-track faculty position specializing in Marketing and Management. Our academic offerings encompass a wide spectrum, including traditional and accelerated undergraduate programs and MBA degrees. The ideal candidate will be responsible for delivering marketing courses across both daytime and evening schedules. Faculty members are expected to manage a teaching load of 12 credit hours each semester; starting Fall 2024.

Founded in 1847, Rockford University has a long-standing tradition of cultivating world-class leaders. At the Puri School of Business, your role is pivotal in guiding our students towards achieving exceptional success and making a global impact. We pride ourselves on a learning environment combining rigorous academic standards, real-world application, and a global perspective. Your expertise and dedication to teaching excellence will significantly contribute to our diverse and dynamic educational community.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Education: Candidates should, at minimum, possess a background in Management, Marketing, or both – with either academic qualifications in one area and practical experience in the other.

Preferred Qualification: Terminal degree (Ph.D., DBA, ABD) in Marketing or a closely related field.

Alternative Qualification: A graduate degree in Marketing or an MBA, supplemented with the requisite academic and professional qualifications to instruct graduate and undergraduate courses in marketing and related business areas.

Ideal Candidate Profile:

We are looking for candidates with outstanding teaching skills, interest in advising traditional and non-traditional students from globally diverse populations. The ideal candidate will be willing to direct internships, and willing to become actively involved in the Rockford area community. If you have the ability to teach graduate and undergraduate courses, have an interest in online teaching, and would like to explore the opportunity to write and publish in professional or academic journals, you are encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Our review of applications will begin January 15th, 2024, and the application process will remain open until the position is filled.

Please submit the following via email to :

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Transcripts (official upon hire)
  • Three references (Names and contact information)
  • Your Teaching Philosophy, and
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness and scholarly potential


At Rockford University we are committed to the principle of diversity, equity and inclusion as it relates to building a well-rounded workforce and community.  We are especially interested in candidates who through their professional experience bring contributions to diversity and excellence in the work they do.