Instructor/Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, Lodging Management

Position Description:
Instructor/ Assistant Professor of Professional Practice, non-tenure track, nine-month. Salary commensurate with background and experience. An appointment beginning in January 2020 is preferred but an earlier or later start date is possible contingent on available funding.

Qualification Requirements:

  • An earned MS degree in hospitality management or similar business-related area at time of appointment
  • Extensive and diverse management experience in the lodging industry
  • Evidence of teaching abilities in lodging and related areas
  • Strong relationships with the lodging industry
  • Ability to mentor students in their professional development and advise student organizations
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers, administrative personnel, and industry stakeholders
  • Evidence of employment eligibility in the USA

Qualification Preferences:

  • A doctorate degree is not required but preferred
  • Publications in professional media outlets
  • Additional experience in other aspects of hospitality education will be considered


  • Teach undergraduate courses in the area of lodging management, revenue management and other related areas as needed
  • Coordinate relationships with key industry stakeholders and serve as a liaison between HTM and industry stakeholders and appropriate industry organizations such as Oklahoma Hotel and Lodging Association, the American Hotel and Lodging Association, among others
  • Work in support with administrative staff and event coordinators on major recruitment and industry focused events
  • Support HTM faculty and graduate students to advance scholarship through research, peer reviewed publications and presentations, grantsmanship, outreach, and other scholarly activities.
  • Be involved with student organizations, serve on committees, participate in faculty and curriculum development, and assume other responsibilities normally associated with a teaching faculty position at a land-grant university.

Academic Environment:
The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is one of the departments in the Spears School of Business. HTM has ten tenure track faculty, four instructors or assistant professors of professional practice, approximately 200 undergraduate majors, and 30 graduate students. The mission of the School is to provide superior learning, applications, research service, and outreach in a professional and caring environment.  The mission is accomplished through excellence in the delivery of theoretical constructs in classroom supported practical experiences in state-of-the-art teaching laboratories; focusing on quality, innovation, and industry- based applications at all educational levels; and working closely with hospitality industry professionals to integrate current events and future trends into the curriculum. The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management is currently ranked 3rd in the world for research productivity.

Oklahoma State University ( is a comprehensive land-grant institution with an enrollment of approximately 25,500 students. The main campus is located in Stillwater, a city of about 49,000 residents situated approximately 65 miles from both Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and approximately 250 miles from Dallas and Kansas City. The University also has branch campuses in Tulsa, Oklahoma City, and Okmulgee. A variety of activities are available on campus and in the community including music, drama, art, speakers, recreation, and sporting events. Examples include the McKnight Center and the Seretean Center of the Performing Arts, the Colvin Physical Education Center, the Wellness Center, the Town and Gown Community Theater. Nearby lakes, walking/biking trails, and local/state parks are popular with students and faculty. Go to for information about the Stillwater area.

Applications and Nominations:    
Applications will be accepted beginning immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified.  Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Applications will be accepted online at  Search for Requisition Number 7570.  You will be asked to attach your letter of interest; statement of professional goals, area(s) of interest, scholarly activities in instruction, research and outreach; Vita; and a list of three references to the online application.  Questions regarding this position or nominations including the name, address, and phone number of the individual you are nominating may be directed to:

Dr. Lisa Slevitch
365 Human Sciences, Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078-6299 USA
Phone: 01 (405) 744-7643

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other protected category. OSU is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and desires priority referrals of protected veterans for its openings. OSU will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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