Assistant Professor, Hospitality & Food Industry Management

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor in Hospitality & Food Industry Management.

Minimum Qualifications
Must have earned doctorate in hospitality or a closely related area.

Preferred Qualifications
At least one year experience in teaching undergraduate courses in restaurant operations, catering operations, meeting and event planning, and/or hospitality finance; two years of managerial experience in hotels, restaurants, or catering/event operations; membership and active participation in relevant professional organizations; and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Job Description
The initial appointment for the position is 60% instruction and 40% research.  Major responsibilities include: (1) developing a nationally recognized, industry- relevant research program, (2) publishing research in top hospitality and food industry journals, (3) teaching a wide range of undergraduate HFIM courses, (4) mentoring undergraduate HFIM students, and (5) securing sufficient grants and contracts to support research.  Faculty will also be expected to assist with recruitment, retention and placement efforts; effectively interact with the staff of the Georgia Center (a 200 room/suite conference center located on campus) in providing a “hands-on” component to the curriculum; develop programmatic relationships with industry related organizations and businesses; and perform scholarly activities and service appropriate for appointment.

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Start-up package is negotiable. Position is open until filled, but application review will start on January 7, 2019. Start date: July 1, 2019

Competitive and commensurate with qualifications

The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

General Information
The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a vibrant community renowned for music and arts as well as collegiate athletics. Outdoor activities are popular year- round and the bustling urban center of Atlanta, located 70 miles west of Athens, offers all of the amenities of a world-class city. The main campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 185 miles from the coast. The University of Georgia, is a Research 1, land- grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. UGA has approximately 35,200 undergraduates and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 public institutions of higher education in the United States. Visit the University’s website at for additional information.

Application Materials
(1) a cover letter including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence and/or philosophy of teaching and research; (4) graduate school transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references.  Applications must be submitted online at

For questions, please contact Professor John Bergstrom, Search Committee Chair, email

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ( Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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