Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management
College of Health and Human Performance
University of Florida
The Department of Tourism, Hospitality & Event Management (THEM) in the College of Health and Human Performance (http://hhp.ufl.edu/) at the University of Florida invites applications and nominations for the position of department chair at the rank of tenured Professor. This is a 12-month full-time appointment with an effective start date of July 1, 2020.
The University of Florida campus is located “where nature and culture meet” – in the city of Gainesville, which has been repeatedly identified as one of the top places to live in the U.S. The state of Florida has a dynamic hospitality and tourism industry that receives more than 100 million visitors annually. The University of Florida is ranked #7 in public Universities in the US.
This Department was formed from a recent College restructuring effort to create more focused disciplines. The faculty are dedicated to study the impact of hospitality services and tourism management on society (http://hhp.ufl.edu/about/departments/them/). The department has seven, full-time, tenure-track faculty and two full-time lecturers. It houses undergraduate through Ph.D. programs in both online and residential formats. Research programs of the department are internationally recognized and are centered on environmental sustainability of the worldwide tourism industry, tourism analytics and big data approaches toward analysis of tourism behavior, tourism crisis management, and sport tourism at local, national and international venues.
The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute is housed within the Department and provides an internationally recognized research and education network between researchers and the tourism industry. The Chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the Department and reports to the Dean of the College. The Chair is responsible for strategic planning.