Professor of Practice (Hospitality Management)

May 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

General Description of Position: Kansas State University is currently accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month Professor of Practice position on a regular appointment in the Department of Hospitality Management. Successful candidates will be responsible for implementing and coordinating the expansion of the hospitality management program into the Kansas City market; teaching hospitality management courses; fostering the growth of the program; and establishing strong ties with the hospitality industry in the region. Additional responsibilities include student recruitment, enrollment management, advising, and professional development Responsibilities:

Coordinating the Olathe expansion of the hospitality program in concert with Department of Hospitality Management leadership Teaching hospitality courses Participating in program development Promoting and recruiting students Mentoring and advising students in hospitality management Establishing effective relations with the hospitality industry Diversity and Inclusion: Kansas State University embraces diversity, and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university established the Office of Diversity, led by the associate vice provost for diversity and a dedicated staff.  Additionally, each college has a designated Diversity Point Person to provide insight and guidance.  

Kansas State University received the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity, or HEED, award from Insight Into Diversity magazine for the past three years.  Multicultural students account for 15 percent of our student population, a university record and continuing trend.

Required Minimum Qualifications: Earned MS or MBA in hospitality related field from an accredited college or university 10 + years of work experience in hospitality industry with progressive management experience Strong oral and written communication skills Preferred Qualifications:
  • Background in lodging management
  • Evidence of effective teaching or employee development
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicants should submit the following materials: Required:

(1) letter of application, (2) resume/curriculum vitae, (3) contact information for three current references


(4) statement of teaching philosophy, and (5) evidence of excellence in teaching or employee development.  

Screening of Applications Begins: Review of applications will begin May 16, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Equal Employment Opportunity: Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.  Background Screening Statement: In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University may procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.