Assistant Professor of Hotel & Restaurant Management

The School of Hotel & Restaurant Management (HRM) in The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) seeks applicants for one full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. This position will begin in August 2019. The successful applicant will be able to teach a wide range of HRM courses, including Casino Management, Event Planning, Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Leadership and Ethics, and other similar courses. Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hospitality or a closely related discipline (with a bachelor degree or a master’s degree in hospitality) from an accredited institution.

The successful candidate will:

  • Teach 9 credit hours of undergraduate courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, with the possible opportunity to teach in summer for additional income.
  • Demonstrate commitment to intellectual contributions, and evidence of successful research & scholarly publications.
  • Be expected to collaborate with other faculty, and participate in school, college, university, and community service activities, including HRM, FCB, and NAU service activities (e.g. standing and ad hoc committee work; student club faculty advisor, etc.).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. (ABD with an expected completion within 12 months of hire will be considered but initial appointment will be as an instructor with a reduced salary) in hospitality from an accredited institution with a concentration in hospitality management/administration, foodservice/restaurant management, food & beverage management, or a related field.
  • Either a minimum of three years professional hospitality management experience, or a minimum of two years of professional hospitality management experience and one year full-time teaching (or the equivalent number of part-time courses) at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Willingness and ability to teach a wide range of hospitality courses, including Casino Management, Event Planning, Hotel and Restaurant Operations, Leadership and Ethics, and other similar courses
  • Demonstrated evidence of currency in the hospitality industry through industry engagement
  • Successful record of peer-reviewed publications in hospitality topics;
  • Five years of professional hospitality management experience
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching as documented by a pattern of strong teaching evaluations
  • Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with a diverse student population, especially Latino and Native American students.

Application Process: This position will post early fall term at Your application must be submitted online to be reviewed and should include a single attachment that contains (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current resume’ or curriculum vitae, (3) recent teaching evaluations (if applicable) and (4) contact information for at least three professional references including mailing and email addresses, and phone numbers. Save all items, in the order stated, and attach them in a single PDF or Word document.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 01 (928) 523-3312/TDD- 01 (928) 523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff Arizona 86011 USA. Any questions about the position should be addressed to Dr. Bruce Urdang, Professor of Hospitality Law and chair of the search committee, at

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