Assistant/Associate Professor, Hotel and Restaurant Management

May 2, 2013

Nine-month tenure track teaching and research position at the Assistant/Associate level to begin on January 8th, 2014 or August 16th, 2014. Summer appointment is possible. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

The selected candidate will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate instruction in the various areas of hospitality management, including distance education delivery. Participation in undergraduate student advisement is required and graduate committee service is expected. The selected candidate will be expected to engage in collaborative research and instruction with colleagues in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management. Development of professional and scholarly activities is expected. Involvement in university and community service and the development of industry partnerships is expected.

A doctoral degree from an accredited institution in hotel and restaurant management, hospitality, or a related field, demonstrated knowledge in the areas of expertise as well as strong communication, writing, and research skills; evidence of effective teaching; demonstrated potential/ability to secure external funding for research in the hotel and restaurant field as related to the program’s central emphasis on service excellence. Must be prepared to develop and teach curriculum in a variety of areas including Hotel Operations, Hospitality Law, Facilities Management and Tourism. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. Excellent communication skills required.

Applicants should submit a cover letter including a general statement of interest in the position as well as specific research and teaching interests; detailed resume with publication list, as well the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references. Screening of completed applications will begin on September 1st and continue until candidate has been selected and recommended for appointment. This position is contingent on funding availability. Apply online at

This interdisciplinary department is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree options that include campus-based programming as well as a master’s degree distance education option. The Hotel and Restaurant Management Program’s undergraduate enrollment is approximately 200 students. Auburn University is a comprehensive, multi-cultural university and land-grant institution located in Auburn, Alabama, enrolling 24,000 students. Auburn is a one hour drive from Montgomery, one and one-half hours from Atlanta, Georgia, and about four hours from Florida’s Gulf coast. See for more information about the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management and Auburn University.

Unique Hotel Partnership
Since its inception in 1987, Auburn University’s Hotel and Restaurant Management Program (HRMT) has been committed to staying on the leading edge of change. In light of this commitment, the College of Human Sciences (CHS@AU) entered into an innovative partnership with The Capella Hotel Group, LLC (CHG) in 2002. Together, CHS@AU and CHG have developed a new model for hospitality and service excellence education. Built on a foundation of superior service excellence and science-based operations, The Capella Hotel Group was launched as a private hotel company in 2002 by Horst H. Schulze. Mr. Schulze is co-founder and former President and Chief Operating Officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Under his dynamic leadership, The Ritz-Carlton was twice awarded the prestigious Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for premium quality service in the hotel industry. This unique educational paradigm sets quality standards for the HRMT program congruent with best practices in the industry. Members of the executive hotel management team are designated as Affiliate Faculty and team-teach with HRMT faculty. All instruction, whether theoretical or applied, is based on a framework grounded in the principles of continuous quality improvement.