Columbia, SC
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Associate/Professor

Internal Title Associate Dean of Faculty and Operations



Requisition Number 011263

Minimum Salary Commensurate with experience

Salary Range

Pay Basis 11 months

Department College of Hospitality, Retail, and Sports Management

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 07.01.2017

Job Posting Date 12-14-2016

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 12-20-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina is seeking an accomplished, collaborative, and innovative leader to serve as the Associate Dean of Faculty and Operations. This is a tenure track position at the Associate/Professor level. This position includes a two-month extension to the base 9-month faculty appointment, which establishes an 11-month appointment as Associate Dean. Areas of expertise sought after include, but are not limited to: faculty affairs, operations, human resources, research and innovation, and diversity and inclusion. This position will provide leadership to the College and will be assigned to one of the three program areas based on the candidate's background and interest: the School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management, Department of Retailing, or Department of Sport and Entertainment Management.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership for faculty productivity, performance, and success; plan, implement, and evaluate the College's strategies and visions for faculty excellence; oversee performance and productivity of research centers; maintain general operational responsibilities; assist with faculty diversity and inclusion issues; work closely with human resources; and teach one course each semester.

The University of South Carolina (USC), founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully accredited state system. USC - Columbia with a student population of approximately 34,000 is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity" and excellent curricular community engagement. The City of Columbia is the state capital and the largest city in South Carolina with a metropolitan area population of over 800,000. It is the state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has a rich historical and cultural tradition. It is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast. Tourism and hospitality is the number one industry in the state of South Carolina, offering exceptional opportunities for continued growth and innovative development of the HRSM departments along with rich opportunities for industry partnerships and research prospects. With internationally known destinations such as Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head Island, and Kiawah Island, the hospitality industry contributes significantly to South Carolina's economy. Information about the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is available on the USC website:

Minimum Qualifications
Earned Ph.D. degree, demonstrated success in research and teaching at the university level, and relevant leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications
Strong record of excellent research, teaching, external funding, and national/international reputation.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae/resume' 3) three professional letters of reference and 4) teaching evaluations for the past two years. The letters of references and teaching evaluations should be sent from applicants via email directly to the search committee chairperson, Kathy Smiling (Email:

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