Assistant/Associate Professor, Hospitality and Tourism Management

October 29, 2013

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program at Appalachian State University invites applications for a nine-month tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant/Associate beginning Fall, 2014.

The Hospitality and Tourism Management Program is housed within the Department of Management in the Walker College of Business, an AACSB-accredited business school with enrollment of more than 2,300 students. The College was included in Princeton Review's 2014 edition of Best Business Schools. The Department of Management offers undergraduate degree programs with majors in Management and Hospitality and Tourism Management. In addition, the department supports an undergraduate program in International Business, on- and off-campus MBA programs, an on-line B.S.B.A. program in Management, and a Masters program in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management.

Appalachian State University ( is a member institution of the 16-campus University of North Carolina System. Located in Boone, NC, in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the University has over 17,500 students and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as 3rd among top public Masters degree-granting universities in the South for 2012. Appalachian State University emphasizes undergraduate instruction and the integration of undergraduate students in research endeavors. The town of Boone itself is considered a "Best Small Town" by Outside Magazine as it offers access to a wide range of world-class outdoor and cultural activities. Furthermore, ASU has been designated as one of America's coolest schools by the Sierra Club for its relentless pursuit of sustainability initiatives.

A Ph.D. in Hospitality Management or a closely related field is required. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, but the position requires completion of all doctoral requirements by the effective date of the appointment. Instructional duties will include three classes per semester and faculty members are expected to maintain an active program of scholarship as well as participation in service activities.

Candidates must have potential to be excellent teachers dedicated to student learning, active researchers publishing in refereed journals, and participating members of the University, professional, and local communities. Candidates for Associate Professor must have an established record of excellence in teaching, scholarly activity, and program development. The Hospitality Program has a 25-year history of productive relationships with both the business and academic communities. As such, preference will be given to candidates with professional Hospitality and Tourism Management experience, along with a record of excellent teaching, a record of peer-reviewed intellectual contributions, and an ability to teach in other management-related areas.

Applicants must send a complete application consisting of cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of recent student evaluations of instruction and other evidence of teaching effectiveness, at least two research articles, and contact information for three references to:

Dr. Dana Clark
Department of Management
Appalachian State University
ASU Box 32089
Boone, North Carolina USA 28608-2089

Official transcripts of all graduate level work, although not required with the application, will be required prior to appointment.

Electronic applications will be encouraged. Please send applications by email to Dr. Dana Clark, Phone: 01 (828) 262-6237, Fax: 01 (828) 265-8685

A review of completed applications will begin as they are received and continue until the position is filled.

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion, and to maintaining working and learning environments that are free of all forms of discrimination. In support of its commitment to inclusive excellence through diversity and equity, Appalachian State University strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Dana Clark, Phone: 01 (828) 262-6237, Fax: 01 (828) 265-8685.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

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