Assistant/Associate Professor

September 4, 2012

The Fritz Knoebel School of Hospitality Management (KSHM), Daniels College of Business, University of Denver, invites applications for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor.

The Assistant or Associate Professor is expected to teach, conduct research in hospitality management and/or one of the business disciplines, and provide service. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain Academically-Qualified status according to AACSB standards.

The Assistant Professor will engage in minimal service activities. The Associate Professor is expected to provide service to the school, college, university, and discipline through committee service, work with student groups, and serving within professional organizations.

DU is on the quarter system and faculty generally teach in the fall, winter, and spring quarters. Summer teaching is optional and is subject to negotiation with the Director. Summer teaching is compensated separately.

Generally, the Assistant/Associate Professor will teach six courses each academic year (two per quarter). Depending on the incumbent’s discipline, qualifications, and departmental need, she or he may teach up to two courses per year in another discipline area within a department or school within the Daniels College. KSHM faculty may also teach courses in support of one of the college’s graduate degree programs. She or he will teach a minimum of four required and elective courses in KSHM in the following areas: lodging sales management, rooms division operations, and, secondarily, hospitality services management, revenue management and exploring hospitality management. Every effort is made to limit the number of course preparations to no more than three per year. For the assistant professor, a teaching release schedule and summer research grants are available. All faculty may apply for research grants on a competitive basis.

Research efforts should produce high-quality publications. The Assistant Professor will conduct primarily discipline-based research in hospitality and focus on publishing in target hospitality and tourism journals and high quality mainstream discipline-based journals, and by presenting peer-reviewed work at appropriate academic conferences. While continuing to conduct and publish high-quality discipline-based research, Associate Professors are encouraged to publish in quality journals that address pedagogy and/or a practitioner audience.

The Knoebel School is reflective of the DU commitment to being “high touch” and a good deal of involvement with students is expected of all faculty members.

Minimum qualifications for the Assistant Professor include PhD in hospitality or a business discipline, but ABD will be considered. If ABD, the degree must be successfully completed no later than March 31, 2014. Also, demonstrated potential for high quality teaching and publication in the appropriate discipline or professional field. The Associate Professor must hold an earned doctoral degree in hospitality or a business discipline, accompanied by an outstanding record of teaching, scholarship, and service. Demonstrated intellectual leadership, the ability to provide guidance to/collaborate with other scholars, particularly junior faculty members, and demonstrated success as a teacher. The Associate candidate also needs experience commensurate with an Associate Professor in Hospitality Management. The successful candidate will have deep respect for and engagement with students, coupled with a commitment to attracting the strongest of them, preserving and extending their diversity; the ability to connect with leaders in the hospitality field to advance the visibility and success of the School.

Preferred qualifications include completed PhD in hospitality or a business discipline from an AACSB-accredited school and five or more years of managerial experience in the hospitality industry. It is strongly preferred that candidates can demonstrate an experience-based commitment to inclusive excellence and to supporting and cultivating a community of choice.

Applicants must submit their application, curriculum vita, and a letter that illustrates their interests and expertise to the University’s online application system at the University of Denver website (only online applications can be considered).

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LBGT community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Please contact David Corsun ( with questions.