The University of Alabama at Birmingham — Assistant or Associate Professor, Distribution / Marketing

Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics
Collat School of Business

The Department of Marketing, Industrial Distribution and Economics (MIDE) seeks applicants for a full-time tenure-track assistant or associate professor to teach and research primarily in the Charles and Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution Program. Expectations for this position include evidence of an active program of high quality research, teaching and a desire to contribute to a collegial work environment. Teaching responsibilities will primarily be in the Industrial Distribution Program and may also include classes in the Marketing Program.  

Candidates for this position should: (1) currently hold a doctorate degree or have completed requirements for the degree by Fall of 2020 in marketing, supply chain management, or an equivalent field, (2) have a commitment and dedication to research and teaching excellence at both the graduate and undergraduate levels in areas related to channels of distribution, business-to-business marketing, or services and (3) have a strong commitment to facilitate the department’s strategic growth initiatives. 

The Charles and Patsy Collat Industrial Distribution (ID) Program at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is the only endowed program at UAB and is comprised of two degree tracks: Engineering and Medical Products. The Engineering track is a unique joint Business and Engineering program that prepares students to pursue professional careers with manufacturers and distributors in business-to-business markets. The Medical Products track is a joint School of Medicine and Business program designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the medical equipment and supplies market. Since 1993, UAB’s ID program has established a record of success with high standards, funding for academic research programs, involved faculty members, engaging classes, and a stimulating environment that includes student and faculty interactions with industry executives.  

The Collat School of Business, located in the heart of Alabama’s business center, has recently moved into a new, state of the art building in the Fall of 2018. The new building provides a platform for innovative content delivery along with classrooms designed for faculty and student collaboration. 

Located in the heart of the Southeast, Birmingham is a short drive from Atlanta, Nashville, Chattanooga, New Orleans, Memphis and Gulf Coast beaches. Some of the most beautiful suburbs in the United States surround the city. With its picturesque surroundings, Birmingham has been recognized as an “All American City”, one of the top ten American cities to live and work, and one of the top ten entrepreneurial and job growth hot spots in America. The combination of pleasant weather, geography, diverse culture, activities, and lifestyle make this city a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

Known for its innovative and interdisciplinary approach to education at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, the University of Alabama at Birmingham is an internationally renowned research university and academic medical center and the state of Alabama’s largest single employer, with an economic impact exceeding $7 billion annually on the state.

In tandem with our institution’s strong diversity efforts, UAB highly encourages candidates from underrepresented minorities to apply.  For additional information about our department visit: 

The Search Committee invites applications that include: a letter of interest, a curriculum vita (educational history, teaching, research and other pertinent work experience), and the contact information for three references. Letters of reference and transcripts will be required prior to an on-campus interview. Please visit to apply for this position. 

Review of applicant material will begin in July and continue until the position is filled. 

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation.  UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.  A pre-employment background investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.

For more information on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at UAB, visit the UAB Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion or call (205) 934-8762. Or contact the office at 701 20th Street South, AB 336, Birmingham, AL 35294-0103.