Human Resource Management and/or Finance Faculty Position

February 4, 2014

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) in the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, invites applications and nominations for a faculty position in Hospitality Human Resource Management and / or Finance. The position will be at the level of an Associate or Assistant Professor and will start in August 2014.

This position is a new tenure track position created in support of the Pamplin College of Business Strategic Plan which focuses on three themes: (1) business intelligence, (2) entrepreneurship, and (3) innovation. Beyond the specific areas stipulated above, we encourage candidates, in their letters of application, to articulate how their research will contribute to one or more of these themes.

A Ph.D. is required for the position; individuals who are ABD and anticipate finishing within one academic semester will be considered. Additionally, potential for an exemplary teaching and scholarly record and the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment are required qualifications.

Professional experience in hospitality management and demonstrated teaching and scholarly excellence are preferred qualifications. The appointment and salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate, Masters, and, eventually, Ph.D. courses offered by the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department as assigned by the Department Head, to pursue a program of research leading to publication in top-tier academic journals in Hospitality and Tourism Management and research grants, to advise undergraduate and graduate students, and to serve on Department, College, and University committees as well as professional and outreach activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s interests and rank.

The HTM Department is one of six Departments in the Pamplin College of Business. We are consistently ranked as one of the premier programs in the world. The Department offers a BS in Business with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and an MS and a Ph.D. in Hospitality and Tourism Management. All of our degrees are fully accredited by AACSB. Currently, there are approximately 300 undergraduates, 20 masters, and 20 Ph.D. students in the program. See for more information about the Department.

The Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business on-campus enrollment is about 4,000 undergraduates and 300 full-time graduate students. Pamplin's undergraduate program is ranked in the nation's 50 best business schools by U.S. News & World Report; in the most recent report, Pamplin was ranked 43rd (which puts us in the top 10 percent of the 600+ U.S. business programs accredited by the AASCB). See for more information.

Interested applicants should complete an online application at, (in the right column under “Search for an Opportunity” click on the “Instructional & Research Faculty” button, then either scroll down to or search for posting # TR0130151 and attach the following documents:
1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching success, 4) a statement regarding your research interests and copies of at least one recent article or working paper, and 5) names and contact information for three references.

Additionally, please arrange for three letters of reference to be sent directly to:
Dr. Richard Perdue
Professor & Department Head
Hospitality and Tourism Management
362 Wallace Hall, Mail Code 0429
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg Virginia USA 24061

Review of applications will begin January 20, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Sue Murrmann, Search Committee Chair, Hospitality and Tourism Management (0429), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia USA 24061, 01 (540) 231-8421 or via email at with the subject line "HTM Position Inquiry".

Blacksburg is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, making its beauty and temperate climate attractive to many. Blacksburg also has high quality primary and secondary schools (K-12) as well as a relatively low cost of living. Both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail run through the area and there are numerous hiking, camping, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreational opportunities available. In addition to cultural activities on campus, nearby Roanoke, Virginia has a symphony and live theater. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Professor Murrmann.

Professors Nancy McGehee, Muzaffer Uysal, and Rick Perdue, Department Head, will be attending the Graduate Education and Graduate Student Research Conference in Houston and will be happy to meet and answer questions.