Hospitality Administration

Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL

  • Type: Full Time
position filled

Job Description

School of Resort and Hospitality Management (SRHM) is a School within the Lutgert College of Business, is accredited by ACPHA, and will offer a newly revised BS in Resort and Hospitality Administration starting Fall 2020. A recent program review involving both internal and external stakeholders resulted in a redesigned, high-impact curriculum that ensures students acquire both cutting-edge knowledge and essential business competencies. In addition to ACPHA, preparations are being made to seek AACSB accreditation as well.

SRHM is seeking to fill two positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Level. Although all specialties will be considered, preference will be given to the areas in Lodging Management and Events Management.

The Resort & Hospitality Administration program Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor will teach at the undergraduate level, be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives. The successful candidate will demonstrate credentials consistent with “Scholarly Academic” classification under the AACSB faculty qualifications. While all specialties will be considered, preference will be given to candidates with specialty in Lodging Management and Event Management.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution in Hospitality Administration or closely related discipline.

Professional work experience in hospitality related business operation.

Experience teaching undergraduate hospitality courses.

Demonstrated ability to conduct research and place quality scholarship in appropriate academic journals.

Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution; ABDs who can provide evidence of completion of their doctoral program by summer 2020 will also be considered for the Assistant Professor position.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching undergraduate (and graduate, where applicable) event management, special events, & events marketing courses for one position and in Lodging Management, Lodging Operations, and Lodging Analytics for the second position.

Managerial work experience in the hospitality industry, particularly in the lodging and event segments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Experience or commitment to the application of sound theoretical and pedagogical practices specific to teaching and learning pertinent to university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Salary Range Commensurate with experience and qualifications. Job Duties Essential Job Duties

Teaches three (3) classes a semester, Fall and Spring. Conducts scholarly activities commensurate with rank, serves on college & university committees, and mentors students & liaison with hospitality community.

Other Duties Posting Detail Information Posting Number F257P Open Date 11/25/2019 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2020.

Please note that this position is contingent upon approval.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a Doctorate from an accredited institution in Hospitality Administration or closely related discipline? Yes No
  • * Do you have professional work experience in hospitality related business operation? Yes No
  • * Do you have experience teaching undergraduate hospitality courses? Yes No
  • * Do you have demonstrated ability to conduct research and place quality scholarship in appropriate academic journals? Yes No
  • * Please indicate how you first learned of this position. Job Board Print Advertisement Social Media Job Fair/Conference FGCU Website Employee Referral Other
  • * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

  • Documents Needed To Apply Required Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Transcripts
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
  • Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline.
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

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