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Founders Chair in Marketing/Data Analytics and Associate or Full Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Marketing (10147543)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Position Description

The Department of Marketing in the School of Business Administration at The University of Mississippi invites applications for the new position of Founders Chair in Marketing/Data Analytics. The anticipated starting date is August, 2020.  The position is a tenure-track position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor with partial salary and research support from endowed funds.  Candidates with a background with a strong track record of experience in data analysis, particularly within the substantive area of professional sales, are encouraged to apply.


Duties and Responsibilities:  The successful candidate is expected to teach primarily in the areas of data analytics with emphasis on digital sales tools. The normal teaching load for a research-active faculty member is 2/2 (6 credit hours per each semester, Fall and Spring) with the option to teach summer courses for additional pay. The candidate must actively conduct research and publish in top-tier marketing journals, be involved in the academic community, and engage with the external business community with particular focus on building relationships for future development of a sales center.


Marketing Department Faculty: Housed in the School of Business Administration, the faculty of marketing department publish in top journals including the Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Consumer Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Production and Operations Management, to name a few. Our faculty has research expertise in ethics, strategy, sales, product innovation, supply chain, public policy, multivariate data analysis and consumer behavior. We teach at the undergraduate, MBA, and PhD degree levels and have recently developed curriculum emphases in sales, digital marketing, and supply chain management. In the Fall of 2020, Dr. Barry J. Babin (PhD, LSU) is Chair of the Department.


The University of Mississippi: Located in Oxford, MS, an exceptionally livable upscale college town (, Ole Miss is nestled in the North Mississippi hill country, a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN. Ole Miss was named the country’s most beautiful campus by USA Today, the #1 college town to retire in by Kiplinger’s, and the #1 food town in the South by Southern Living. Oxford is also known as the home of Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winning author William Faulkner and been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. The University of Mississippi has been named in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” list for the last 10 consecutive years out of the list’s 11-year history. Salary for this position is competitive, while the cost of living in Oxford is particularly low.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered for this position, the applicant must possess an earned doctorate degree and experience at an institution of higher learning sufficient to merit appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level.  Candidates should possess a proven track record of original research and publication in high quality recognized journals, must provide evidence of a strong commitment to scholarship, effective teaching, and service. No candidate will be considered who does not meet the departmental AACSB standards for Scholarly Academics.

Application Procedures

The position will be open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is achieved. Apply online (only) at Applications cannot be accepted in any other format. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and evidence of effective teaching. At least three references will be required from candidates invited to campus. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Barry J. Babin, 340 Holman Hall, School of Business Administration, PO Box 1848, The University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677-1848 (

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi