Assistant Professor - Tourism
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25986
To apply for this position,complete the brief online application. Please be prepared to upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative of teaching philosophy, narrative of current and future research interests, and the names and contact information of three references. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Mark Morgan, Chair of Search Committee ([email protected]).Job Description
This is a tenure-track position in the School of Natural Resources (SNR; http://www.snr.missouri.edu) at the University of Missouri (MU), Columbia. The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized and externally-funded research program. Research specialties that align with MU’s strengths could include nature-based tourism, sport tourism, and agricultural tourism. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses such as Foundations of Tourism, Tourism Planning and Development, and Program and Event Development, as well as specialty graduate level courses (total of 3-4 courses per year) and advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The position will strengthen growing education programs, collaborative research programs and contribute greatly toward improving grant and publication metrics considered in the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) rankings.Qualifications
Ph.D. in Tourism or a closely related discipline. The area of expertise should complement existing institutional strengths in natural resources, recreation, sport, and/or hospitality. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research program or the potential for developing one, in addition to outstanding teaching credentials. Preferred qualifications include impactful peer-reviewed publications and a level of grantsmanship that reflects high productivity relative to the applicant’s career stage. The candidate should have a demonstrated interest in working with state and federal agencies and other private and public stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Female and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.Application Deadline
Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.Other Information MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has nearly 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant, small city that is consistently ranked among the top such places to live in across America. The School of Natural Resources awards Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources with emphases in multiple sub-disciplines including Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and three B.S. degrees (Environmental Sciences; Natural Resources Science and Management; and Parks, Recreation and Sport). Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at http://snr.missouri.edu. The School has access to extensive field areas available within CAFNR’s Farms and Centers Network (http://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/aes.php) that might be relevant to this position. The School has extensive collaborations with local, state and federal agencies charged with managing natural resources. Numerous opportunities are available to access and conduct research on public lands in Missouri within the context of travel and tourism. Benefit Eligibility
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
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