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Associate Professor/Professor & Department Chair of Hospitality Management
Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics
University of New Hampshire

Peter T. Paul College of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire invites applications for the position of chair of the Hospitality Management Department beginning July 1, 2020.  Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. degree in hospitality management, tourism, or closely related field as well as the research record, teaching record, and leadership experience needed to be hired as a Chair with tenure at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Applicants with the potential for dual appointment in another Paul College business department are especially encouraged to apply.

Desirable candidates will have a track record of publishing research on Hospitality Management or related topics in top-tier academic journals along with hospitality or related industry experience. Candidates will demonstrate proven leadership skills, written and oral communication skills, and experience with (or interest in) managing a separate Hospitality BS degree program within an AACSB accredited business school. In addition to the general faculty expectation to contribute to the College through scholarship, teaching and service, the next Chair of the Hospitality Management Department will be expected to continue to build enrollments, strengthen ties with industry, mentor faculty, and nurture an already strong alumni network that includes an actively engaged advisory board. Candidates should demonstrate skill in working with culturally diverse constituencies in the academic environment and an ability to cultivate external relations with community leaders, institutions, and stakeholders.  It is anticipated that the initial appointment as department Chair will be for five years. Salary will be competitive with other public universities.

Applicants should upload (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) three most recent teaching evaluations, and (4) contact information for at least three references including name, address, e-mail address, and phone number to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/33999.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

As the state’s flagship land-, sea- and space-grant institution, UNH is classified as “R1: Doctoral universities-very high research activity” in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. UNH has been ranked tenth among the “Top 25 Most Entrepreneurial Colleges” by The Princeton Review and Forbes.com. The Department of Hospitality Management is the second oldest program in the U.S. and has a strong record of developing well trained, industry ready professionals. The Department is located in a state-of-the-art facility that opened in January 2013, equipped with a teaching kitchen and dedicated hospitality management classrooms. Our students participate in internships around the country with leading hotel, gaming, and hospitality asset management companies. Over the past two years we have launched a new curriculum for our BS program as well as a MBA specialization and graduate certificate, both focused on hotel management and analytics.

UNH is located in the rural New England town of Durham on a 1,100-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston, 11 miles from the growing artistic and historic town of Portsmouth and the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire’s lakes and mountains.  The University enrolls more than 15,000 students with a full-time faculty of over 600 and offers more than 100 undergraduate and 100 graduate programs. The Paul College enrolls approximately 3,000 students.  

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer.  The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from individuals who will help us achieve this mission.  The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status.  Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

For additional information, contact Assistant Manager for Faculty Administration Karie Fisher at karie.fisher@unh.edu or 01 (603) 862-3317.

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