Clinical Faculty Position (Open Rank) in Hospitality Business Management

March 12, 2013

position # 81476

Washington State University Vancouver and the College of Business invite applications for a clinical faculty position in Hospitality Business Management (HBM) to begin as early as Fall Semester 2013

Required Qualifications:

  • Academically-qualified (Ph.D. or strong evidence of completion of Ph.D. before appointment date) in a Hospitality Business Management or related field from a nationally or internationally recognized university
  • Demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed hospitality or related field journals and to pursue a focused and cohesive scholarship agenda related to the hospitality discipline
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully teach varied Hospitality Management courses at the undergraduate level
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to take a leadership service role in development of ties with the region’s hospitality community while contributing to student enrollment growth plans and supporting current HBM students.
  • Subject matter expertise and management related to the hotel, resort, food service and/or tourism industries
  • Minimum of 3 years professional work experience with significant management or ownership with lodging or related organizations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively with diverse student and community populations, and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service.

Term and Support:
Duties are assigned for a nine-month academic calendar, beginning as early as August 16, 2013. This is appointment is a renewal term appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits are competitive.

Position Duties:
An academically qualified faculty member typically teaches three courses each semester (fall and spring). This position will be expected to teach a variety of courses, including both introductory and capstone courses at the undergraduate level. The faculty member is expected to pursue a focused and cohesive scholarship agenda related to the hospitality discipline. In addition, participating in the expansion of the School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) statewide initiative is expected including efforts to build relationships with industry professionals, assist with HBM student recruiting, and collaborating with SHBM program activities across WSU campuses.

General Information:
The School of Hospitality Business Management is the third oldest HBM program in the US and consistently ranks in the top 5 percent nationally. As part of the College of Business, certified majors enjoy the many benefits of earning a four-year degree grounded in the business disciplines of management, accounting, marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, and international business. The Bachelor of Arts degree requires 1,000 hours of internship/industry experience. This is a founding faculty position to extend the HBM program to southwest Washington. WSU Vancouver is an innovative, non-residential research university campus, located on a 351 acre site, dedicated to offering premier undergraduate and graduate educational and research experiences. As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is located in the 4th largest city in the state of Washington. Vancouver is known for its mild climate, access to outdoor recreation, and is adjacent to the Columbia River and Portland, Oregon.

WSU Vancouver enjoys extraordinary community support and is committed to developing areas of academic and research excellence that fuel innovation and economic growth, both regionally and statewide. A personal atmosphere, small classes, and interaction with world-class faculty attract more than 3100 students and ~140 full-time faculty (Business Programs has 16 faculty and ~400 students), but is expected to increase significantly in the next 5-10 years. WSU Vancouver offers 18 bachelor’s degrees, nine master’s degrees, two doctorate degrees and more than 37 fields of study. Business faculty at all WSU campuses is part of the College of Business, which offers AACSB accredited programs at undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels (Ph.D. based on the Pullman campus).

To Apply:
Please visit and “search postings” by using the “location” Vancouver or click on this quick link Screening of applications will begin March 4th, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The online application will require the following.

  • A cover letter addressing each of the minimum and each of the preferred qualifications;
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Teaching evaluations for a minimum of prior two years.
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (written within one year).

For information regarding the application process, please contact, Human Resource department at:

For information regarding this position, contact Lynn Valenter, Search Committee Chair at:

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Washington State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509.-335-1259(f), or