Director of the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management

December 19, 2013

The University of Guelph is a high-quality, student-focused, research-intensive residential university committed to changing lives and improving life. The College of Management and Economics (CME) is one of seven colleges at the University of Guelph.

Home to over 3,000 undergraduates and several hundred graduate students, CME offers one of the largest Bachelor of Commerce programs in the Province of Ontario. CME’s BComm program includes nine majors – including one in Hotel and Food Administration and another in Tourism Management.

Founded in 1969 and now housed within CME, the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) was the first academic unit to offer a commerce degree at Guelph. Over the years, HTM has developed an excellent reputation within the hospitality industry for the quality of its programs, students and alumni who are working in all sectors of the industry both in Canada and around the world. Supported by a committed Policy Advisory Board comprised of industry leaders, the School has long been regarded as offering one of Canada’s leading hospitality programs.

We seek to appoint the next Director who will solidify the standing of the School as the leading national hospitality program in Canada, able to compete amongst the world’s best.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished academic or industry leader with the ability to build on the achievements of the School, provide strong and focused leadership, and reignite industry engagement as the School strives toward its next stage of development. The appointed individual will be highly motivated with demonstrable leadership experience, as well as a combination of abilities effective in both engaging with industry and leading across-disciplinary academic unit.

For further information, a full person specification and application details, please visit www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 1437. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 February, 2014.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply.