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Employment Status:Full time (29-40 Hrs) Closing:8/19/19 Proposed Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Type of Employment:Faculty Location:ASU-Jonesboro

Position Summary:

Arkansas State University is searching for the inaugural Director of Hospitality Management. This will be a full-time, tenure-track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities.

In Fall 2019, Embassy Suites will open on campus with 203 suites, a Houlihan’s restaurant, and a 40,000 square foot, state-of-the-art Red Wolf Convention Center. The hotel and convention center was built with the new A-State Hospitality program in mind. The hotel has a “Living Laboratory” for students to utilize for classes. The Embassy Suites Jonesboro is part of the latest generation of hotels featuring design changes to set the brand apart. This hotel will also be a certified SILVER LEED hotel built and operated. O’Reilly Hospitality Management will have a full sales and service team led by a General Manager with over 37 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry. New Houlihan’s American grill restaurant and bar located inside the hotel and owned and operated by O’Reilly Hospitality Management.

A-State meets the challenges of continuing as a destination university for more than 14,000 students through the combination of world-class research with a long tradition of student-friendly instruction. The second largest university in Arkansas, Arkansas State is a doctoral-level national institution with more than 150 degrees areas of study, including a robust online program, and a diverse student body from across the nation and the world.

The economic and cultural engine of Northeast Arkansas, A-State’s public-private partnerships include hosting the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine which is Arkansas’ first osteopathic medical school, the creation of Mexico’s first American-style university with ASUCQ in Queretaro, and working with O’Reilly Management for the Red Wolf Convention Center and Embassy Suites.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This will be a full-time, tenure-track position with teaching, research, and service responsibilities
  • Other duties as assigned


Knowledge, skills, and abilities as appropriate to the discipline

General Days/Hours:

Traditional classes are scheduled Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and evenings Monday - Thursday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Additional hours as requested and/or needed
Regular and reliable attendance

There is also a possibility of summer teaching


Classes are taught face-to-face and online

Minimum Qualifications:

Preferred PhD in Hospitality Management, Marketing, or a related field




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Posted: 7/18/2019
Application Due: 8/19/2019
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