Faculty - Hospitality Design and Development

September 13, 2012

Faculty Opening

Boston University invites applications for one new faculty position in the School of Hospitality Administration (SHA) specializing in Hospitality Design and Development. This multi-year, non-tenure track faculty position comes with the academic rank of Assistant Professor.

Qualifications: The desired candidate should be dynamic, creative, and technology-savvy with extensive experience in hotel or restaurant design, facilities planning, and development. Candidates should have a related earned doctoral degree (ABD accepted with degree completion scheduled). Evidence of effective university level teaching and/or training is required. The candidate should be able to teach a new required course, HF 380 Hospitality Design and Development, and demonstrate the ability and willingness to teach in additional industry-related disciplines such as marketing or operations. International exposure, significant hospitality work experience, and extensive hospitality industry contacts are highly desired. Part of this position will be creating a curriculum based on emerging types of instructional design, specifically taking advantage of iPad and other tablet technologies.

Professional Opportunities: The primary emphasis of the SHA faculty is undergraduate teaching. Faculty members are expected to develop connections with industry professionals and to continuously update their expertise through scholarly activity. Faculty members are also expected to advise individual students and student groups, and to participate in school and university service activities. Future executive education and graduate level courses are potentially available.

School Profile: The free-standing School of Hospitality Administration at Boston University is a specialized business program focused on the hospitality sector, especially the hotel and restaurant industries. The curriculum is built on a solid liberal arts foundation, with approximately 400 students enrolled. SHA is part of a major research university, located in a cosmopolitan city with other world-class academic institutions and a vibrant hospitality sector. http://www.bu.edu/hospitality.

Application: This appointment will begin in Academic Year 2013-14. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send curriculum vitae and contact information for one academic reference (including name, telephone number, mailing address, and email address). Finalists will be required to submit transcripts and two additional references prior to an interview. Electronic submission is preferred. Questions regarding the position may be directed to moshins@bu.edu. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Boston University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professor Michael Oshins
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Boston University
School of Hospitality Administration
928 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215 USA