Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management

October 18, 2012

The Collins College of Hospitality Management at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona) invites applications for one position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Hospitality Management to begin Fall 2013.

The Position:
Tenure Track Appointment in Hospitality Management beginning September 2013. The new faculty member will develop and teach courses at the BS, MS, and MBA levels in one primary subject area plus one or more secondary subject areas, which support the disciplines and functional areas offered within the College curriculum. Other responsibilities include active scholarship (including conducting research and participating in professional activities), providing academic advising and mentoring to our multicultural student body, involvement in student organizations, participating on College and University committees, and developing industry partnerships. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a commitment to diversity in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:
Earned doctorate in a relevant field, such as but not limited to Hospitality, Business, Leisure, Recreation, Consumer Science, from an accredited university. ABD will be considered (must complete doctorate degree by August 31, 2013).
Demonstrated ability to be responsive to the educational equity goals of the University and its increasing ethnic diversity and international character.
University teaching experience.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • Significant experience in the hospitality industry.
  • Published/accepted peer refereed journal articles.

Application Procedure
A completed application will consist of the following elements--

  • Letter of interest in the position including statements that address the following elements regarding the candidate:
    - Willingness to perform the duties articulated in the position description
    - Whether and how the candidate meets the qualifications articulated in the position description
    - Teaching philosophy
    - Research interests and sample published/accepted peer refereed journal article
    - Primary and secondary areas of teaching interest
    - Expectations of academic rank if appointed;
  • Current vita comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form and including the names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position;
  • A completed application form:
  • A transcript showing highest degree earned;
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide three recent letters of reference, and official confirmation of degrees earned;
  • Finalists for the position will be required to provide a demonstration of teaching and/or research ability when invited to campus for an interview.

Review of applications will begin on October 30, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials submitted by the candidate will be available for examination by all tenured and probationary faculty members in the College. Anticipated starting date for the position is Fall Quarter (September), 2013.

Please address all application materials to:
Faculty Search Committee
c/o Rachel Duenas
The Collins College of Hospitality Management, Bldg. 79B
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, California 91768 USA
Phone: 01 (909) 869-3646 FAX: 01 (909) 869-4329

The University: Cal Poly Pomona, one of two polytechnic universities in California, is a member of the 23-campus California State University system. Our ethnically diverse student population of approximately 21,000 enrolls in 60 baccalaureate, 26 master’s degree programs and a doctorate in Educational Leadership, presented by 1,000 faculty. We recruit students increasingly from throughout California and beyond. The students are success and career focused and extremely diverse. We are proud of our status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. We have a strong commitment to supporting scholarship, research, and student achievement. Our scenic and historic 1,400-acre campus, once the winter ranch of cereal magnate W. K. Kellogg, is located about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles in one of the most dynamic economic and cultural regions in the country, and within an hour’s drive of beaches, mountains, and desert. The university is committed to diversifying its faculty and staff and has made educational equity one of its highest priorities. The mission of the university is to advance learning and knowledge by linking theory and practice in all disciplines, and to prepare students for lifelong learning, leadership, and careers in a changing, multicultural world. Additional information is available at the university’s Web site:

The Collins College of Hospitality Management at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (Cal Poly Pomona). Founded in 1973, The Collins College of Hospitality Management is the first and largest four-year hospitality management degree program in California and the only hospitality management college on the West Coast. Approximately 1,000 undergraduate students receive a superior education in the state-of-the-art Collins College facilities, where they learn to apply hospitality management theories and concepts to real-world settings. Part of this unique academic experience includes managing and operating the full-service Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch. Building from its renowned undergraduate program, the college launched a Master of Science in Hospitality Management in the fall of 2010.

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The University seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning. Cal Poly Pomona subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status. The University hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. As required by the Clery Disclosure Act, the university’s annual security report is available at