Hospitality, Tourism and Events Tenure-Track Event and Meeting Management Faculty (Category I)

Denver, CO
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

This is a full-time tenure track position in the Department of Hospitality, Tourism and Events with a focus on teaching, advising, scholarship and service. This position is responsible for cultivating a learning environment for industry-bound students, as well as those students who wish to pursue graduate studies. Additionally, interaction with members of the professional community through ongoing liaison and participation in local and national chapters of major event and meeting professional associations, will be an ongoing responsibility.

Metropolitan State University of Denver is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Posting Number

Position Title
Hospitality, Tourism and Events Tenure-Track Event and Meeting Management Faculty (Category I)

Position Number
F 533

Salary for Announcement

Commensurate with experience and education.

Employee Category

HTE - Hsptlty, Tourism & Events

EClass Code
FT Faculty-10 mo with benes


This position requires teaching courses in the required curriculum for the BS in Event and Meeting Management degree, which include Event Project Planning, Event Catering Systems, Trade Show and Exhibition Management, Special Event and Wedding production, Event and Meeting Contracting, Corporate Meetings, Global Meetings and Events, Event Support Systems (utilization of current meeting and event technology), Advanced Planning and Risk Management. The successful candidate will teach 12 credit hours per semester (Fall and Spring), which may include teaching evening and/or online classes. Summer classes are optional with additional compensation. The instructor will combine classroom learning with experiential learning, and will effectively integrate technology (internet, social media, and teaching online) into course work, applied research, and advising. The instructor will advise at the undergraduate level, actively serve as faculty advisor to a student organization, provide service to the university and community, and fulfill other assigned duties as requested by the department Chair.

The University is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups. Metropolitan State University of Denver is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and minorities to apply.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with meeting, event and hospitality sectors of the economy. It is expected that these relationships will lead to professional opportunities for students as well as research outlets for HTE faculty. The successful candidate must be student-oriented and possess strong leadership skills conducive to building premier undergraduate and graduate programs within the HTE department.

Required Qualifications

Earned Masters degree plus at least 6 years of industry experience as a corporate, association, or independent/entrepreneurial event or meeting manager.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Doctoral degree or ABD at the time of appointment.

2) At least one degree in Hospitality, Tourism or Event Management or related field.

3) Active membership in at least one national/international professional event or meeting association.

4) 3 years teaching or training experience both classroom-based and online, with preference given to candidates with evidence of successful teaching in an institution of higher education.

5) Current and valid Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) or/and Certification in Meeting Management (CMM) designation.

6) Experience planning meetings, conventions, or trade shows outside North America.

7) Corporate meeting planning experience.

Posting date

Closing Instructions
Open Until Interviews Begin

Special Instructions to Applicants

IMPORTANT: In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system,

Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.

This posting will close at midnight MST on the closing date.

Start Date: Fall 2017


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