Assistant Professor, Full-Time Tenure Track, Hospitality Management

October 14, 2014

Hospitality Management

OAA Position No: 14-15 HRT-HOSPMGMT-TT

The University: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master’s degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program.

The Department: The Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism, located in the scenic Hayward campus, offers three degree programs: a B.S. in Hospitality and Tourism, B.S. in Recreation Management, and M.S. in Recreation and Tourism. Many of the undergraduate courses are offered online. The graduate degree is offered fully online. The mission of the department is to educate and prepare leaders who contribute to the quality of life of individuals and our communities, both locally and globally, through Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism.

Duties of the Position: The successful candidate for this position is expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the department (face-to-face, hybrid and online), participate in curriculum and program development, develop a focused line of research and publication, and provide service to the university and community. This position is for someone who loves teaching research to undergraduate and graduate students, ideally involving them in projects that result in publications. The candidate may be expected to teach in one or more of the following areas: lodging management; research methods in hospitality, food and beverage management; and other functional areas in hospitality, recreation and tourism. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

Rank and Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.

Date of Appointment: Fall Quarter, 2015.

Qualifications: Candidate must have a doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in Hospitality Management or a related field; preferably with a focus on lodging management (one degree must be in hospitality). ABD will be considered, but the degree must be completed by the effective date of the appointment. Candidates with successful teaching experience at the university level and significant professional experience in the hospitality industry (especially in the lodging sector) are preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach (both in-person and online), advise and mentor students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds is highly preferred. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity, such as presentations at professional conferences and publications. This University is fully committed to serving students, staff, and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:

Application Review: Review of applications begins November 3, 2014. Applications can be submitted until the position is filled.

To be considered for the position, the following application materials need to be submitted at

  1. Online application
  2. Letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement
  3. A complete and current vita
  4. Academic transcripts
  5. Copies of major publications and other evidence of scholarly activity
  6. Three current letters from professional references.

Refer questions about the position to:

Nancy B. White, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Hospitality, Recreation and Tourism
California State University, East Bay
25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. PE 130
Hayward, California 94542 USA
Office Phone No.: 01 (510) 885-3043
Office Fax No.: 01 (510) 885-2423
E-Mail Address:

Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of documents demonstrating the appointee's identity and eligibility to work, in accordance with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. If you are considered as a finalist for the position, you may be subject to a background check.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CSUEB does not discriminate on the basis of any of the protected category: age, ancestry, citizenship, color, disability, gender, immigration status, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran’s status. The University is committed to the principles of diversity in employment and to creating a stimulating learning environment for its diverse student body.