Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track)

July 15, 2013

San José State University
San José, California

Subject to Budgetary Approval

Job Opening ID (JOID): 22670

Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track)

The Department of Hospitality Management at San José State University invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor to teach in a fast-growing, free-standing department with over 400 majors, and a growing number of faculty and lecturers. Located in metropolitan San José, the capital of Silicon Valley, the Department currently offers a B.S. degree in Hospitality, Tourism, and Event Management (HTEM), with academic emphases in lodging, food service, event management, and entrepreneurship.

Qualifications: An earned doctoral degree from an accredited university, in hospitality, tourism, or related field. An awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching, and other comparable experience.

Candidates should be able to demonstrate:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Knowledge of service management within the hospitality industry
  • Knowledge of leadership in the hospitality industry.
  • Knowledge of customer relationship management in the hospitality industry.
  • For appointment at the assistant level, a beginning record of research (i.e., academic conference presentations and publications). For appointment at the associate level, a strong record of scholarship, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated excellence in teaching.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with a diverse population of staff, faculty and students as a team member.

The successful candidate must be able to

  • Teach undergraduate courses at all levels (foundation through advanced) such as: Introduction to Hospitality
  • Management, hospitality leadership, hospitality service management, customer relationship management, and others.
  • Share the responsibilities of student advising, curriculum development, supervising internships, etc.
  • Lead and/or supervise service activities on behalf of the department.
  • Serve on department, college, and university level committees.
  • Address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies, and advisement.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Starting Date: August 19, 2014

Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States

Application Procedures: For full consideration send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy and research plans, and three original letters of reference with contact information by October 31, 2013, to:

Dr. Tsu-Hong Yen,
Search Committee,
Department of Hospitality Management
San José State University
One Washington Square
San José, California 95192-0211 USA

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 945,942), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 29,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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