Chair--Hospitality Management Program

December 13, 2012

The University of Missouri (MU) is seeking an individual to lead its fast-growing Hospitality Management program. The program currently has over 460 majors pursuing BS degree in Hospitality Management with emphasis in one of four areas: Lodging, Conference and Events, Food and Beverage, and Sport Venue Management. Graduate program has 15 MS or PhD students in Food and Hospitality Systems. Current research spans multiple areas of hospitality management.

This is a full-time tenured faculty position with 9-month appointment. The chair is expected to provide a vision for the program, lead the faculty to develop and implement a strategic plan, represent the program at local and national levels, conduct funded research in an area of hospitality management, teach undergraduate and graduate courses, promote professional development of faculty and students, enhance collaborations within the program and with other units on and off campus, and pursue advancement and funding opportunities for the program.

Qualifications: An earned doctorate in hospitality management or a related field. Evaluation criteria include: research and teaching record appropriate for tenure, previous leadership experience in higher education, management experience in hospitality industry, excellent record of collaboration with researchers in hospitality or related areas, strong connections with professionals in hospitality and related areas, excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Application Deadline: Initial screening and review of applications begins immediately; applications will be received until position filled. Additional information may be requested from candidates after initial screening.

Application Procedure: Application materials and CVs should be submitted online at . The following information will be needed to complete your application:

  • Letter of interest addressing vision and strategic plan for the program
  • Current CV
  • Research statement
  • Teaching philosophy
  • Names and contact information of 3-5 references

Send letters of recommendation to Dr. Jinglu Tan, Director, Division of Food Systems & Bioengineering, 1406 E Rollins Street, 215 Ag Eng Bldg, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri USA 65211-5200. Address inquiries about the position to Deborah Ratliff Direct questions about the application process to

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