Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Restaurant Management

January 2, 2013

Position: Nine-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor, Food, Human Nutrition, and Hospitality Management with emphasis in Hospitality and Restaurant Management, beginning August 12, 2013.

Job Purpose: 1) To carry out internationally competitive research in hospitality and restaurant management, leading to extramural funding opportunities and publications in high quality journals; 2) To teach foodservice/restaurant courses at the undergraduate and graduate degree levels.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include support of the department’s initiatives in the areas of research, teaching and service. The Hospitality and Restaurant Management program is housed in the School of Human Environmental Sciences and the Dale Bumpers College of Food, Agricultural and Life Sciences. Expectations include:


  1. To pursue independent and collaborative research of high quality in hospitality and restaurant management. Independent and collaborative research in the one or more of the following areas: foodservice management, customer service and service quality, food safety, nutrition and obesity issues, or foodservice innovation are highly desired.
  2. To seek and secure external funding through research grants or contracts to support a developing research program.
  3. To publish the results of this research in high quality journals.


  1. To teach and supervise hospitality and restaurant management courses at undergraduate and graduate degree levels.
  2. To co-operate with colleagues in the continuous review and development of the curriculum.
  3. To support the department’s initiatives in the area of distance education and growth of graduate programs.
  4. To give lectures, seminars, tutorials, laboratory work or other classes as appropriate in support of teaching obligations and to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.
  5. Direct and serve on graduate student and honors thesis committees.
  6. To undertake academic duties (i.e. setting examination questions, marking, invigilation and pastoral support of students) required to sustain the delivery of high quality teaching.


  1. To undertake specific program roles and management functions as may be reasonably required by program and department.
  2. To advise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  3. To attend program meetings and to participate in other committees and working groups within the program, the school, the college and the University.
  4. To engage in continuous professional development.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess an earned doctorate in hospitality management, food and human nutrition, or closely related area. Degree should be in hand by hire date. In addition to the above qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with relevant industry and teaching experience, ability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary departments and complement interdisciplinary efforts at the University of Arkansas in Food, Human Nutrition & Hospitality program.

Rank and Salary: Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Fringe Benefits: Major Medical Insurance, Group Life Insurance, Delta Dental Insurance, CNA Long Term Care, Long-Term Disability Insurance, TIAA/CREF and/or Fidelity, Social Security. Matching retirement contribution by the University. See for additional details.

Application Procedure: The review of applications will begin February 1, 2013. Application materials received after this date will be considered until the position is filled. To be assured of consideration, a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, official undergraduate and graduate academic transcripts sent directly from the granting institution, research plans, teaching and research philosophy statements and at least three current letters of reference must be submitted. Send your application materials to the following address:

Dr. Robert Harrington, Chair FHNH/HRMN Search Committee
c/o Nancy Simkins
School of Human Environmental Sciences
HOEC 118
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas USA 72701-1201
Address any questions regarding this position to: Dr. Robert Harrington, FHNH/HRMN Coordinator Telephone: 01 (479) 575-4700 or Email:

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. All applicants are subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act and persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.