Asst Professor

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UNT System Overview:

Welcome to the University of North Texas System, or UNT World as we like to call ourselves. UNT World includes the University of North Texas in Denton, the University of North Texas at Dallas and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. We are the only university system based exclusively in the robust Dallas-Fort Worth region and we are committed to transforming lives and creating economic opportunity through education. Over the past decade, combined UNTS enrollment has grown by more than 25 percent to nearly 44,000 students.

Posting Title:

Asst Professor


UNT-Hospitality & Tourism-137310


College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism

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Department Summary:

The mission of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program is to educate students for leadership in the global hospitality and tourism industries and to advance the profession through excellence in teaching, research, and service. The program offers a B.S. in Hospitality Management, a B.S. in Event Design and Experience Management, a M.S. in Hospitality Management, a M.S. in International Sustainable Tourism, and two 12-hour online Graduate Certificates in Hospitality Management, and Event and Tourism Management. The M.S. in Hospitality Management is offered as both resident and 100% online program. The Hospitality Management program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration.

Position Summary:

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management at the University of North Texas (UNT) in Denton, TX invites applications for a faculty member at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure track) in Event Management and Experience Design. The successful candidate will work closely with the Chair and HTM faculty members to develop an innovative curriculum utilizing the latest technology for onsite and virtual events, enhance the undergraduate experience, grow bachelor’s and master’s enrollment, conduct research in the field and in aligned fields, and grow industry connections. The search committee strongly encourages applications and nominations of persons of underrepresented groups.

Minimum Qualifications:

•Earned Ph.D. in Event Management/Hospitality Management/Hospitality Administration/Tourism; OR, consideration will be given to closely aligned doctoral degree with evidence of graduate coursework in hospitality field.
•Excellent teaching and communication skills, both oral and written; clear devotion to students and the missions of higher education.
•A commitment to enhancing and nourishing a cultural climate that supports diversity, equity, and inclusion in all facets of the Department and the University.
•Evidence of industry experiences and connections, including a record in working in the event, hospitality, club, resort, tourism, or attraction industries
•Potential for conducting innovative research and pursuing grants.
•A team player who demonstrates leadership, integrity, and collegiality.

Preferred Qualifications:

•Demonstrated excellence in teaching.
•Established record of publications and scholarly presentations aligned with the rank.
•Scholarship related to event, hospitality, club, resort, tourism, and/or attraction industry.
•Experience/coursework in distributed learning/web-based course development and delivery.
•Evidence of hospitality industry certifications especially event management focused, professional industry networking, service, and/or community engagement.

Physical Requirements:

Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate

Security Sensitive:

This is a security sensitive position.

EEO Statement:

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application review begins March 29, 2021.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/3/2021
Application Due: 6/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time