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Assistant Professor - Hospitality and Tourism Management (College of Community & Public Service)

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Work type: FAC - Tenure Track Faculty
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: College of Community & Public Service

Summary: Grand Valley State University’s Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) is seeking a tenure-track faculty member, effective either January or August of 2020. The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. This is a 9-month tenure-track academic appointment.

Required Qualifications and Education:

A terminal degree in hospitality or a closely related field (ABDs, must be completed within 18 months of hire). Substantial management level experience in the hospitality industry with expertise in the area of operations and financial decision making, evidence of effective and innovative college-level teaching, and exhibited potential for scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

Extensive knowledge and practical experience in either food and beverage management, or meeting and event management.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

Teaching and mentoring undergraduate students, developing a stream of applied research, fulfilling service responsibilities of GVSU, and establishing professional relationships with companies and organizations in the hospitality industry.

Salary: Commensurate with credentials and experience

Department/Division: Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management/College of Community and Public Service

Campus: Department offices are located downtown Grand Rapids;however, teaching assignments may be at other GVSU locations including Allendale.

How to Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and CV.  The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically.  On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you have questions or need assistance, please call GVSU Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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