Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management #604623

Job description

Job Title: Assistant Professor, School of Hotel and Restaurant Management
Location: School of Hotel Restaurant Mgt
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 604623

Workplace Culture

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Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Job Description
Tenure-Track Position in Hotel & Restaurant Management. The School of Hotel & Restaurant Management (HRM) in The W.A. Franke College of Business (FCB) seeks applicants for one full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank. This position will begin in July/August, 2020. The successful applicant will be able to teach a wide range of HRM courses, with particular interest or ability to teach Information Technology, Casino Management, Event Planning, and Hotel Operations.



Job Description
The successful candidate will:

  • Teach 9 credit hours of undergraduate courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, with the possible opportunity to teach in summer for additional income. Demonstrate commitment to intellectual contributions, and evidence of successful research & scholarly publications.Collaborate with other faculty, and participate in school, college, university, and community service activities, including HRM, FCB, and NAU service activities (e.g. standing and ad hoc committee work; student club faculty advisor, etc.).

Minimum Qualification

  • Ph.D. in hospitality management from an accredited institution (ABD with an expected completion within 12 months of hire will be considered but initial appointment will be as an instructor with a reduced salary), or PhD in a closely related discipline with a bachelor's degree or a master's degree in hospitality Either a minimum of five years' professional experience at a management level in a hospitality-related company, or a minimum of three years of professional hospitality management experience at a management level and two years' full-time teaching (or the equivalent number of part-time courses) at the college level.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in hospitality with a concentration in hospitality management, hospitality technology, hotel management, restaurant management/food & beverage management, or a related field.Willingness and ability (including some professional experience) to teach a wide range of hospitality courses, including Technology Information, Casino Management, Event Planning, Hotel Operations, Leadership and Ethics, and other similar courses both in person and in online formats;Demonstrated evidence of currency in the hospitality industry through industry engagement;Successful record of peer-reviewed publications in hospitality topics; More than five years of professional hospitality management experience;Demonstrated excellence in teaching as documented by a pattern of strong teaching evaluations;Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with a diverse student population, especially Latino/a/x and Native American students.Willingness and ability to teach both in person and online courses.


General Information

Northern Arizona University has a student population of 31,073, including approximately 23,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.

Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes.

While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.

Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.

The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment.

For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.



Background Information

This position has been identified as a safety/security sensitive position. Therefore, per AZ Revised Statute, Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, employment history investigation, degree verification (in some cases) and fingerprinting.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year the Northern Arizona University Police Department releases an annual security report. The report is a result of the federal law known as the Clery Act and contains policy statements that address the school’s policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security including policies for responding to emergency situations and sexual offenses. The report contains three years of data for Clery reportable crime statistics for the campus along with the most current year’s Fire Safety Report, which includes policy statements and fire statistics for Flagstaff on-campus student housing.

The report may be viewed at or by visiting the NAUPD website. A printed copy of the report is available upon request by contacting the NAU Police Department, Records Department at (928)523-8884 or by visiting the department at Building 98A on the NAU Mountain Campus.



Commensurate with experience.



This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page.

Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment.

If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.


Submission Deadline

This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019.


How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button at the end of the job description if viewing this position through the NAU HR website. Otherwise, to view the original post and to apply, proceed to, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 604623, and then "Apply" at the bottom of the page.

Your application must be submitted online to be reviewed and should include: (1) a cover letter addressing the job description and preferred qualifications, (2) a current resume’ or curriculum vitae, (3) recent teaching evaluations (if applicable) and (4) contact information for at least three professional references including mailing and email addresses, and phone numbers. Please attach all items as PDF or Word documents.

If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.


FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.


Please see for full job descriptions and details on how to apply online!  NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 10/14/2019
Application Due: 12/13/2019
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