Assistant Professor (tenure track)

July 23, 2014

Hotel and Lodging Management
(Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22967

Rank: Assistant Professor (tenure track) Qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree from an accredited university, in hospitality, tourism, or related field by May 2015.
  • Evidence of potential for excellence in research, excellence in teaching at the university level, and in ability to contribute to shared governance.
  • Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of operations and management of various lodging properties.
  • Knowledge of hotel analytics.
  • Knowledge of hotel investment and finance.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse population of staff, faculty, and students as a team member.


  • Teach undergraduate courses at all levels (foundation through advanced) such as: hotel operations management, resort and club management, hospitality finance, hotel catering management, and others.
  • Share the responsibilities of student advising, curriculum development, supervising internships, etc.
  • Participate in and/or lead service activities on behalf of the department, including at the college and university levels.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 18, 2015
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Application Procedures:
For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and at least three original letters of reference with contact information by October 10, 2014 to:

Tsu-Hong Yen, Chair, Search Committee
Department of Hospitality Management
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, California USA 95192-0211

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

E-mail application is acceptable. All documents have to be in PDF format. The three letters of reference should be in their original form with original ink and should be mailed directly to the search committee by October 10, 2014.

The Department of Hospitality Management at San José State University is a fast-growing, free-standing department with over 400 majors, and a growing number of faculty and lecturers. Located in metropolitan San José, the capital of Silicon Valley, the Department currently offers a B.S. degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management (HTEM), with academic emphases in lodging, food service, event management, and entrepreneurship.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23- campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 30,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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