Hospitality Instructor, Events Management Focus

The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management
The University of Memphis

Effective Spring/Fall 2019

Advertised Title: Instructor, non tenure-track
Campus Location: Main Campus (Memphis, TN)
Category: Full-Time Faculty with Benefits, 9-month appointment
Department: Hospitality and Resort Management

Position Summary    
The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management (KWS) is seeking a full-time Hospitality Instructor, effective Spring/Fall 2019. Responsibilities include teaching Event Management and other foundation courses in hospitality and fulfilling faculty service responsibilities related to the mission of the School. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track academic appointment and offers competitive compensation, service support, and an attractive benefits program, depending on qualifications.

Minimum Position Qualifications
KWS seeks candidates with a minimum of a master’s degree in hospitality management. Doctorate in hospitality management is preferred. Relevant management experience in event management and hospitality operations along with relevant college teaching experience are required. Experience with online teaching and executive training and education will be favorably viewed.

Special Conditions
The Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management at the University of Memphis, created and named for the founder of Holiday Inns, has positioned itself as a prominent program providing a contemporary education, with an emphasis on lodging, resort and sport management. Students learn what it takes to effectively run a successful hospitality business such as a hotel or a restaurant and sport-related marketing and events through a mix of class work, applied industry experiences and a required 360 hours of internship in the industry. Housed in a full-service, award winning Holiday Inn hotel and conference center, students see first-hand service standards, business challenges and real-time operations. Several courses in the curriculum are fully integrated into the day-to-day operations of the Holiday Inn hotel.

The Kemmons Wilson School offers two undergraduate programs and a graduate program with two concentrations. Graduates can complete a B.A. degree in Hospitality and Resort Management or a B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management which is also offered online. At the graduate level, students can complete a M.S. program in Sport and Hospitality Management with a concentration either in Sport Commerce or Hospitality Management.

Our programs provide an education designed to prepare students for a 21st century career in the rapidly growing fields of hospitality and sport management. The industries are among the largest employers in the world with a global presence. Field experience gives students opportunities to learn while working in a variety of settings such at the InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Orange Lake Resorts, Hilton Worldwide Hotels, the Peabody Hotel Group, the Grizzlies and the Red Birds. Career opportunities abound in this fast growing field and Kemmons Wilson School graduates are prepared to excel in these dynamic and ever changing industries.

The Bureau of Sport and Leisure Commerce at KWS and collaboration with other academic departments at the University provides several research and publication and funding opportunities for faculty. Internal grant funding is available to faculty for summer projects.

KWS benefits from numerous connections with the Mid-South hospitality industry and has an active and highly supportive advisory board comprised of leading hospitality executives. Funding for KWS provides resources for scholarships, academic programs and faculty, all targeted to expand the program to attain global recognition.

Posting Date: 10/11/2018
Closing Date: Open Until Position is Filled    
Hiring Range: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time: Benefits Eligible

Special Instructions to Applicants    
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Screening of applications will begin November 1, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair:
Dr. Tim D Ryan
Professor and Sport Program Coordinator
Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality & Resort Management
University of Memphis
3700 Central Ave, Suite 140D
Memphis, Tennessee USA  38152
01 (901) 678-5003 (Voice); 01 (901) 678-0034 (Fax)

Applications should be made at:

Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • References List
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