> Posting - Virginia Tech - 9/30/2019

Posting - Virginia Tech - 9/30/2019

Assistant  Professor in Innovation in Hospitality or Services Management Position

Application Due: September 20, 2019 (or until filled)
Position Availability: August 2020 
Minimum Qualifications:  All requirements for a PhD in Hospitality and Tourism Management or related field by time of appointment. However, candidates who will have completed all requirements for the PhD within one academic semester of appointment may be considered.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collegial environment.
  • Professional experience in hospitality or services management.
  • Demonstrated scholarly excellence in innovation in hospitality or services management, specifically technology-related innovation.
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence in hospitality or services management, specifically lodging management.

The ability to travel internationally for meetings and conferences.

Desired Qualifications:  Demonstrated passion for working with students of diverse backgrounds and helping them achieve their educational and professional goals.

Responsibilities:  Teach Undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. courses offered by the Feiertag HTM Department as required by the Department and College; to pursue a program of research excellence in hospitality or services innovation, leading to publication in major academic journals in Hospitality and Tourism Management; to advise undergraduate and graduate students; to contribute in meaningful ways to the inclusion and diversity goals of the Department, College, and University; and to serve on Department, College, and University committees as well as professional and outreach activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s interests and rank.

Virginia Tech State University:

Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management

The Howard Feiertag HTM Department is one of six Departments in the Pamplin College of Business. The Feiertag HTM Department is ranked as one of the premier programs in the nation. The Department offers a BS in Business with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and an MSBA and a Ph.D. in Business with concentration in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Currently, there are approximately 225 undergraduate, 30 master, and 15 Ph.D. students in the program. Information about the Department, our faculty, and our curriculum is available on our website

Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

The Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business on-campus enrollment is about 4,700 undergraduates and 400 full-time graduate students. Pamplin's undergraduate program is ranked in the nation's 50 best business schools by U.S. News & World Report. Pamplin ranks 45th overall (which puts it in the top 10 percent of the 600+ U.S. undergraduate programs accredited by the AASCB). See for more information.

The Blacksburg Area

Blacksburg is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, making its beauty and temperate climate attractive to many. Blacksburg also has high quality primary and secondary schools (K-12) as well as a relatively low cost of living. Both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail run through the area and there are numerous hiking, camping, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreational opportunities available. In addition to cultural activities on campus, including the new, state-of-the-art Moss Center for the Arts, the region boasts an excellent symphony and outstanding live theater in nearby Roanoke, Virginia. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Professor Nicolau.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action:  

Virginia Tech is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals. As a land-grant institution, the university believes a diverse workforce will enhance its ability to fulfill its mission of education, research, and public service. Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the Principles of Community, diversity and inclusion, and seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Professor Nicolau. 

Virginia Tech State University Application: Interested applicants should complete an online application at for job number 510518 and attach the following documents: 1) curriculum vita, 2) evidence of teaching effectiveness, 3) a statement regarding your research interests and professional goals, and 4) examples of research publications. 5) names and contact information for three references. A criminal background check is required.

For additional information contact:
to Dr. Juan Luis Nicolau, Search Committee Chair
(540) 231-5515 or via email with the subject line "HTM Position Inquiry"

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