Assistant Professor

February 25, 2013

Position: Assistant Professor of Tourism (tenure accruing position). The University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for a tourism faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank. As a member of the Association of American Universities, UF ( is a Land-, Sea- , and Space-Grant institution, encompassing virtually all academic and professional disciplines. The Department of Tourism, Recreation and Sport Management ( currently enrolls approximately 850 students (750 undergraduates, 100 graduates) with 19 full-time faculty members, and provides nationally and internationally recognized education and research programs. The academic environment is rich in research and professional opportunities in the tourism, events, and hospitality industries. The department is also home to the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute ( which facilitates interdisciplinary research projects focusing on a wide range of travel, tourism and hospitality opportunities in Florida, U.S., and globally. Responsibilities: Initiate and maintain an active research agenda with a focused research line that results in high impact scholarship and extramural grant funding; prepare and mentor Ph.D. students in addition to advising master’s students; and engage in professional service activities. Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in tourism, events, and/or hospitality management. Qualifications: Earned doctorate in tourism and/or hospitality management, or a closely related field of study by time of employment; established or emerging scholar in tourism and/or hospitality management or event management with an active research agenda; and committed to excellence in teaching and service. Preference will be given to those with tourism, events, and/or hospitality industry experience. Also preference will also be given to candidates that can teach at least one course in the Certificate in Tourism and Hospitality Business Management graduate program. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Effective Date of Employment: August 16, 2013. This is a 9-month fulltime appointment. Application Deadline: All application materials must be submitted by March 29, 2013. Application Process: To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted on-line at (position # 00004317 requisition # 0902565) and must include a letter of application with a statement of career goals, research interests and accomplishments; statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations, curriculum vitae; and letters from three references. Inquiries and nominations about this position should be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Brijesh Thapa, Ph.D. Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management College of Health and Human Performance, P. O. Box 118208 University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32611-8208 USA Telephone: 01 (352) 294-1656 Fax: 01 (352) 392-7588 E-mail: The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Minorities, women, and those from other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The selection process will be conducted in accord with the provisions of Florida’s ‘Government in the Sunshine’ and Public Records Laws. Search Committee meetings and interviews will be open to the public, and applications, resumes, and other documents related to the search will be available for public inspection. If an accommodation due to disability is needed to apply for this position, please call (352) 392-7056 or the Florida Relay System at (800) 955-8771 (TDD).