Professor and Dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management

Orlando, Florida
Sep 29, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications and nominations for the position of dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. This position reports to the provost and executive vice president.

Located in Orlando, UCF is one of the nation’s most dynamic metropolitan research universities. It is now seeking a leader for the Rosen College of Hospitality Management. The dean of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management is responsible for working with the faculty to foster excellence in research, education and outreach programs while continuing to reinforce the role of the college within the university and industry. The dean will foster strong working relationships with alumni and serve as the primary advocate of the college both internally and externally. As the leader of the college, the dean’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: fiscal management, strategic planning and academic programs. Ultimately, the dean will work to provide a nurturing and transformative environment that is committed to excellence in hospitality management education.

The next leader of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management shall possess:
• The ability to create and execute a shared vision that will make UCF the undisputed best hospitality management college in the world.
• The ability to inspire the college’s faculty and staff, university community, industry partners, donors and alumni of the Rosen College of Hospitality Management to give of their time and talent in pursuit of that shared vision.
• A working knowledge of the industry, its main challenges and strategic directions for the future that can best be evidenced by progressive positions of executive and/or managerial leadership in the hospitality industry or experience as a senior consultant to leading hospitality companies.
• Experience with developing forward-thinking curriculum and programs, including executive education as well as international partnerships, in hospitality and/or related fields.
• A commitment to student success in the classroom, timely degree completion, and the professional careers of our graduates.
• An appreciation for the mission of UCF and the university’s demonstrated commitment to diversity and access.
• Compassion and humility as a servant leader who will use these qualities to create a college culture that values everyone’s contribution to our success.

UCF and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to more than 66,000 students, offering 177 bachelor’s degrees and master’s degrees, and 31 doctoral programs. Students come from all 50 states and over 150 counties. A priority on diversity and inclusiveness led UCF to co-found the University Innovation Alliance, a consortium of large public research universities committed to better serving first-generation, low-income students. U.S. News & World Reports ranked UCF the 13th “Most Innovative School” in its Best Colleges 2016 report. Additionally, UCF is one of only 25 public universities with the Carnegie Foundation’s highest designation in two categories: community engagement and very high research activity. As one of the largest universities in the county, UCF is committed to innovative community partnerships, world-class research with local impact, and the integration of technology and learning. For additional information about the University of Central Florida, please visit

Recently ranked the world’s No. 2 hospitality and hotel management college by CEOWORLD Magazine, UCF’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management is located just minutes from some of the world’s top-rated attractions, resorts, restaurants and convention spaces. The Rosen College provides students with an unrivaled opportunity to learn and work in the industry’s leading market. Situated in the heart of hospitality, the Rosen College campus looks like it belongs in a world-class destination: our 159,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art, Mediterranean resort-style campus features 18 high-tech classrooms, an executive education center, a 200-seat training dining room and bar, a beer and wine laboratory, two test kitchens, a 400-seat auditorium, three computer labs, a library, a bookstore, student housing and a fitness center.

The Rosen College is committed to providing an environment where the diverse backgrounds of students and faculty enrich learning and fostering applied research and active service to the university, alumni and community. Our faculty members represent 17 different countries and are known worldwide for their research, teaching skills and professional experience in the hospitality industry. Many of them served in executive roles in restaurants, hotels, theme parks and attractions. In addition to learning from our faculty of internationally-recognized experts, students benefit from our unparalleled industry partnerships that provide access to guest speakers, internships, memberships, scholarships and networking opportunities that help stimulate successful careers in this exciting and booming industry. For more information please visit

The search committee invites letters of nomination or expressions of interest to be submitted to Dr. Paul Jarley, chair of the search committee, at:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted electronically through the Human Resources website, In addition to completing the online application, candidates must upload a letter of interest, a complete CV, and a list of at least three professional references that includes contact information (email address and phone number).

Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

Consideration of applicants will begin immediately; however, applications will be accepted until the position is closed. Please contact Dr. Paul Jarley ( with questions about the position.