Assistant Professor

January 2, 2014

The School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) at Washington State University is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time, tenure track teaching position to begin August 16, 2014 at the rank of assistant or associate professor depending on qualifications with demonstrated research and lodging-industry experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • A PhD in hospitality or closely related field from a nationally or internationally recognized university by employment start date.
  • Three (3) years of successful hospitality industry "lodging operations" experience
  • Possess a notable record of teaching, research, and service
  • Teaching expertise in the hospitality lodging industry at the undergraduate level.
  • For an associate professor level, a demonstrated record of publications at premier research journals in the field is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of successful hospitality operational experience, preferably in lodging

In addition, the successful candidate must have proven ability to work effectively in a collegial environment with faculty, staff, and PhD students and with individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Teaching four (4) courses undergraduate and/or graduate courses per year (assigned in fall, spring, or summer) in the area of hospitality business management. Courses will be taught face-to-face, online and via streaming. Students may be in Pullman, Vancouver, Everett, Brig, or elsewhere around the globe.
  • Conducting scholarly research and producing publications in top-tier hospitality journals.
  • Serving on internal committees with other WSU faculty, external teaching partners, regional boards, and community entities.

Application Process:
To apply for this position visit Submit resume, cover letter, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, names and contact info for three (3) references, publication 1 and publication 2. Screening of applications will begin January 6, 2014. Position closing date is February 28, 2014.

For questions about the position contact:
Jim Harbour, Search Committee Chair, 01 (509) 335-5730, or Dr. Nancy Swanger, SHBM Director, 01 (509) 335-2443,

Washington State University is an EEO/AA educator and employer.