Assistant or Associate Professor of Hospitality Management

May 27, 2014

Assistant or Associate Professor of Hospitality Management


Tenure-Track; ABD can apply


  • Committed to delivering stimulating and effective outcomes-based learning to a culturally and economically diverse population of students by integrating classroom, field-based and distance learning and assessment.
  • Faculty teaching responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching and assessment in hospitality management and general business courses including management and marketing courses.
  • Develop in collaboration with the Executive Director of Hospitality programs (EDHP) and other faculty, curricula and pedagogical approaches for the hospitality management program.
  • Develop in collaboration with the EDHP a curriculum for a degreed program in Sustainable Hospitality Management, an online Master’s degree program in Sustainable Hospitality Management and various certification programs in tourism and hospitality management.
  • Work cooperatively with multiple stakeholders including hospitality industry in the region and beyond, faculty and staff.
  • Position is expected to teach a total of 24 units (generally equivalent to 6 courses) per academic year.
  • Teaching and learning responsibilities include advising students in hospitality management and also in general business.
  • Undertake and maintain research, university service, and community service activities suitable for promotion and tenure.
  • Assist the EDHP in establishing and directing the CSUMB Institute of Sustainable Hospitality Management, which will be a resource to provide research and workshops focused on tourism/hospitality community issues.
  • Assist the EDHP in working with the hospitality industry, University Advancement, and others to assure the hospitality program meets industry and community needs and to attract non-State support for the program.
  • Engaging with the business, government and nonprofit communities and other stakeholders; a professional network is critical.
  • Willingness to mentor students, and enable their career goals through introduction and referrals to firms, government or local nonprofit organizations.
  • Teaching 12 credits (usually three courses) per semester; this is a typical faculty load.

Qualifications (Minimum)

  • Ph.D. in tourism/hospitality, business administration or a related field. (ABDs will be considered but the doctorate must be attained by the date of hire).
  • Experience working in the tourism/hospitality industry, preferably in resort, restaurant or hotel management.
  • Passionate about teaching preferably evidenced by good student evaluations; must be able to demonstrate teaching capabilities.
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with colleagues is essential.
  • Ability to teach effectively in a wide range of courses, mostly in hospitality and/or marketing and/or service/operations management.
  • Experience working effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community and business community.

Qualifications (Desirable)

  • Experience in sustainable hospitality management industry, sustainable hospitality management education or teaching.
  • Successful undergraduate teaching experience supported by strong student and/or peer assessments
  • Teaching experience in resort management, or hospitality management or hotel management or restaurant/institutional management.
  • Success in developing cooperative programs/initiatives with the industry and evidence of continuing involvement with local or national hospitality industry.
  • Evidence of hospitality community-focused research.
  • Proven ability to work well with a broad range of stakeholders
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in professional or academic areas are desirable.

Background Check
As part of the employment process, California State University, Monterey Bay verifies statements made regarding employment history, academic credential/degree completion, and conducts a criminal history check.

Job Posting Date: 5/22/14
Screening Begins: 6/30/14
Appointment Date: Fall 2014

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