Dean, School of Travel Industry Management

September 18, 2013

The University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa (UH Mānoa) seeks an innovative and experienced leader to serve as Dean of the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM). Building upon the many strengths of the University, as well as the unique attributes of the Hawaiian Islands, the successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to lead the School to prominence in Hawai’i, the Asia Pacific region and around the globe.

The School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) is recognized as a leading educational institution focusing on hospitality, tourism, and transportation management. TIM pioneered the concept of integrating all aspects of the travel industry under a single discipline.

Built on a foundation of management science, TIM also draws on a broad range of disciplines to provide high-quality education at the undergraduate and graduate levels to current and future professionals. The curriculum has an international perspective focusing on global issues affecting and shaping the industry. The visitor industry in Hawai‘i provides students with opportunities to study applications of theory to practical business situations. TIM's distinctive faculty, the School's extensive facilities and resources, its location in Hawai‘i, and the international focus of the programs provide students with a unique educational environment and experience.

The School also has an organized research and outreach unit that includes a reference library and a short-term training program, the Executive Development Institute for Tourism. The Center for Tourism Policy Studies conducts research for academic, government, and industry use, offers professional development and continuing education programs, and provides technical assistance and other community services in tourism-related areas.

The Dean is the academic and administrative leader of the School and is the School’s principal advocate. As a member of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs’ team, the Dean is also expected to ensure that the mission and goals of the School are aligned with and supportive of UH Mānoa’s and the University of Hawai‘i System’s visions and strategic missions. The Dean is expected to judiciously balance the best interests of the School with those of the campus, system and community.

The Dean oversees day-to-day operations and activities of TIM, manages an annual budget of $5.2 million in state and private funds, and represents the activities of the School to the wider university, and to the Hawai‘i community at large. (For more information about the School, please go to

UH Mānoa is the flagship campus of the University of Hawai‘i System and one of a select number of campuses nation wide recognized as a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, Space-Grant, and Sun-Grant university. A comprehensive research university, UHM has notably broad and deep strengths in research, teaching, and community outreach related to the Asia Pacific region, enriched by its diverse, multi-cultural setting in Hawai‘i and location in the Pacific with proximity to Asia. As such it combines strong service to the State of Hawai‘i with prominent engagement as a national and international leader in higher education. (For more information about the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, please go to

Nominations, inquiries, and application information
Nominations, inquiries, and applications are being accepted for this position. Review of applications will begin on Monday, October 14, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by Friday, October 25, 2013. Candidates must submit a cover letter summarizing the candidate’s interest and qualifications for the position, a current curriculum vitae, and the names of four (4) professional references, including title and contact information. For a job description and search information, please go to E-mail correspondence/submittal is strongly encouraged. Please send materials to:

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa TIM Search
Attn: Michele Tom, Executive Search Coordinator
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
2500 Campus Road, Hawai‘i Hall 209
Honolulu, Hawai‘i USA 96822
Phone: 01 (808) 956-9396 / Fax: 01 (808) 956-7115

The University of Hawaiˈi is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and encourages applications from and nominations of women and minority candidates.