We seek talented faculty who are passionate about teaching and learning and who will help us realize our vision. As a private institution, Aurora University expects faculty to be involved in the lives of students through mentoring, student support, enrollment initiatives, and other activities related to the college experience. To facilitate this highly interactive faculty/student relationship, the typical teaching load is three 4 credit-hour courses per semester and student advising is supported by professional staff. Evidence of successful teaching, or a strong potential for successful teaching, is required for all positions. Undergraduate faculty share in the delivery of the general education program, most often by teaching within the university's interdisciplinary core.
The Dunham School of Business and Public Policy at Aurora University is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Marketing with specialty in digital/social media marketing and digital marketing analytics for faculty appointment at our Aurora University Main Campus.
MARKETING (DIGITAL/SOCIAL MEDIA): Assistant Professor, Clinical-track or Tenure-Track
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2021, for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Qualifications: Applicants must hold a graduate degree in marketing or a related field from an accredited college or university. Terminal degree required for tenure-track consideration; PhD or DBA preferred. Priority given to candidates with professional and research expertise in digital/social media marketing and digital marketing analytics.
Ideal candidates will have at least five years of professional experience, preferably including experience in digital/social media marketing and digital marketing analytics. The candidate should be prepared to teach a broad range of marketing courses including principles of marketing, integrated marketing communication, marketing consumer insights, marketing research, digital/social media marketing, digital marketing analytics, etc. Applicants should show excellence in teaching and a commitment to mentoring students. Involvement with professional marketing societies is also valued. Teaching in the university's general education program may also be required.
Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities will be undergraduate teaching and student mentorship. Opportunities to teach marketing-related courses at the graduate-level are also available. Primary responsibilities also include active engagement in institutional service, professional activity, program assessment, and recruitment. This position will play a critical role in supporting both the marketing majors and affiliate programs in related fields.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.