Assistant Professor

Columbia, SC
Oct 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Details
Posting Summary

Logo Posting Number FAC00095PO17 Classification Title Assistant Professor Internal Title Assistant Professor Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management Department Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with Experience Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Hours per year 1462.5 Position Category Full-time Equivalent (FTE) Basis 9 months Work County Richland 40 Tenure Information Tenure-Track/Tenured Job Search Category Other Professional

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for Temporary Positions

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers state employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the benefits section on the Applicant Portal.

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) in the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management, seeks applications and nominations for hospitality and/or tourism scholars at the Assistant Professor level. Areas of expertise being sought include human resources management and club management. Other hospitality areas may be considered based on the applicant's expertise and record of research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, demonstrate an active, innovative, and applied research agenda; identify and seek external funding to support research and graduate students, provide service that is beneficial to the school, college, and university.

Required Education and Experience

Earned Ph.D. degree, evidence of teaching at the university level, demonstrated success in research and grant endeavors along with industry and academic experience in hospitality, tourism or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated strong record of excellent teaching, research, and industry connections.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 01/01/2018 Job Open Date 10/03/2017 Job Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

The review of applications will begin in early November 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae/resume, 3) names and contact information for three professional references. Three letters of reference and teaching evaluations are also required for completion of the application. Letters of reference should be sent directly from referees via email to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Robin DiPietro (email: Teaching evaluations should be sent directly from the applicants to the search committee chairperson. The effective start date for the position is January 01, 2018.

Quicklink for Posting EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working in a university environment? If so, how many years?

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * Do you have a PhD?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If so, please tell us how you qualify?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Have you had experience in managing grants or contracts?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Describe what strategies you use to motivate undergraduate students through academic persistence and degree completion.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents


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