Associate Dean and Clinical Professor

August 15, 2014

The NYU School of Professional Studies seeks the academic and administrative head for its renowned Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism. The successful candidate will be a committed educator and industry leader, with a record of achievement in higher education, and evidence of significant roles within the dynamic professional environments of hospitality and tourism. Expected start date is fall 2014.

The Tisch Center for Hospitality and Tourism enjoys an international reputation for innovative undergraduate and graduate professional studies, the applied research expertise of its practitioner faculty, its deep and mutually supportive connections to the New York and global industry communities, and the quality of its programs. Its undergraduate programs attract highly qualified traditional-age students, and are unique for fully integrating liberal arts education within a rigorous professionally focused academic orientation. The Center’s two dynamic Master of Science curricula and its two graduate certificates enjoy high standing, and accommodate both full-time and part-time students. Additionally, its non-credit professional education programs, conferences, seminars, and workshops collectively serve the universe of professionals involved in hospitality and tourism. The Tisch Center’s 9 full-time and nearly 60 adjunct faculty members along with a cadre of distinguished lecturers prepare some 400 matriculated undergraduate and graduate students to become innovative and socially responsible leaders in their chosen fields. They also contribute to the continuing education of more than 2500 professionals each year through non-credit offerings, certificate programs, invitational lecture series, and the Center’s signature professional event, the annual NYU Hospitality Industry Investment Conference (entering its 37th year).

The Center is known for the strength of the communities it sustains. A committed team of industry leaders provides guidance, advocacy, and philanthropic support to the work of the Center, and serves as a valuable resource. Faculty members, prized for their teaching, research and practice, guide students as mentors in their professional development. And the Preston Robert Tisch Center Alumni Association is an active worldwide professional network of degree-holding graduates, in positions of influence in their fields of practice.

The Tisch Center program is anchored at the Washington Square campus in New York City. With more lodging brands than any other market in the world, students have unparalleled exposure and access to the hospitality and tourism industry. In addition, many of our adjunct faculty are experienced professionals and executives, providing a direct link between the classroom and the industry.

The Associate Dean will lead faculty and staff, and draw support from the field, to advance the academic mission of the Center. He/she will report to the Dean of NYU’s School of Professional Studies, and benefit from the collegial support and complementary academic expertise of the other units across the school.

The successful candidate will possess advanced academic and professional credentials (Ph.D., or comparable advanced terminal degree preferred), and a minimum of 10 years of substantial direct professional and academic experience. S/he will be qualified to hold a faculty position at the level of clinical professor. S/he will show evidence of being able to conceive academically sound and timely programs for rapidly evolving disciplines, be adept at building and sustaining relationships, and have demonstrated strong administrative/management leadership skills. S/he will have a vision for higher education that supports rigorous academic standards and promotes internal and external support and visibility for the Tisch Center and the NYU School of Professional Studies. The Associate Dean must be committed to advancing the global presence—and global character--of the academic programs, and to developing the future leaders of the industries which the Preston Robert Tisch Center serves, and, in the process, growing the identity and reputation of the Center.

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All applications are appreciated, but we can only respond to qualified candidates.

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