Assistant/Associate Professor in Tourism Management

June 19, 2013

Founded in 1966, the School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) pioneered the concept of integrating all aspects of travel—hospitality, tourism, and transportation—under a single discipline. Faculty and students are able to draw upon Hawaii’s unique location as a premier tourism destination that provides a living laboratory for undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and research. The School is accredited by ACPHA and is TedQual certified by the United Nations World Tourism Organization. Its facilities include the Sunset Reference Center with one of the largest specialized collections of tourism resource materials in the region; the Gee Technology Center with an IT classroom, videoconferencing and distance learning capabilities; the Leong Hop & Bernice C. Loui Computer Lab; and the Center for Tourism Policy Studies, which conducts applied research and provides executive training programs and technical assistance to the industry.

Assistant/Associate Professor in Tourism Management (Position No. 82456),
School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
9-months, full-time, tenure-track, general funds, to begin approximately January 2014.

Duties: Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in travel industry management and additional subjects based on programmatic need and the candidate’s specific expertise. Courses to be taught may include economics of tourism, geography of global tourism, sociocultural aspects of tourism, travel distribution systems, sustainable tourism, strategic management in the travel industry, attractions/destination development, resort or mixed use management, tourism policy and planning. Engage in research and scholarly activities leading to publications; provide professional, university, and department service; advise undergraduate and graduate students; and supervise graduate student research.

Minimum Qualifications: Assistant Professor: Doctorate from a college or university of recognized standing in a relevant field, e.g., tourism management, tourism policy and planning, business management, marketing, economics, geography, urban/regional studies. Evidence of teaching ability at the baccalaureate level; evidence of ability to publish research in refereed academic journals; poise and good address for meeting and conferring with others. Associate Professor: Same as assistant professor, plus an additional four years of full-time college or university teaching at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent and a research and service record commensurate to appointment. ABD candidates must submit a letter from their committee chair confirming their expected date of completion.

Desirable Qualifications: Record of funded research or experience in related industry; experience with web-enhanced and/or distance education.

To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts (copies are acceptable but official transcripts are required at time of hire); names and contact information (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of at least three professional references.

Application Address: Faculty Search, Position No. 82456 (Tourism), School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2560 Campus Road, George Hall 345, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA 96822. Electronic Address:

Deadline to submit applications: Continuous recruitment until position filled. Review of tourism applications will begin on August 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

Inquiries: 01 (808) 956-7166 or email Susan Kikuchi at

Additional information is available on the School’s website at An EEO/AA Employer.