Assistant Professor of Practice - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Job Title: Assistant Professor of Practice - Hotel and Restaurant Management
Location: School of Hotel Restaurant Mgt
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605307
NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.
NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
- Teach up to 12 credit hours of undergraduate courses in each of the fall and spring semesters; possible opportunity to teach in summer and winter for additional income. Typically, this will entail teaching in hospitality management courses to be worked out with the Executive Director of HRM.Work with the NAU Office of Admissions to actively recruit students from Phoenix and Southern Arizona area high schools and community colleges.Increase enrollment and elevate HRM’s exposure in Maricopa County with the potential to visit other locations statewide by interfacing with various stakeholders (e.g., hospitality businesses, associations, community colleges and high schools). Enhance the HRM program including student internship programs by working closely with industry, inviting industry practitioners as guest speakers to classes, and engaging in community outreach.Participate in HRM, FCB, and NAU service activities and engage in a program of intellectual or professional development activities to maintain faculty qualification in accordance with FCB and AACSB guidelines.
- Graduate degree (master’s degree, or higher) from an accredited institution with a concentration in hospitality management/administration, foodservice/restaurant management, food & beverage management, or a related field (e.g., MBA).Either a minimum of five years' professional experience related to hospitality management or a minimum of two years of professional experience and one year full-time teaching (or the equivalent number of part-time courses) at the college level in hospitality management, foodservice/restaurant management, or related topics.
- Ability to meet AACSB academic or professional qualification requirements
- Earned Doctorate in Hospitality Management or closely related discipline, and graduate degree (master’s degree, or higher) from an ACPHA or AACBS accredited institution with a concentration in hospitality management/administration, foodservice/restaurant management, food & beverage management, or a related field (e.g., MBA).Willingness and ability to teach in hospitality management area, lodging management, foodservice management, or related courses at the undergraduate level.Prior experience teaching hospitality management, foodservice management, event management, lodging operations, or related courses, at the undergraduate level.Demonstrated excellence in teaching as documented by a pattern of strong teaching evaluations.Demonstrated evidence of currency in the hospitality industry.Five years of professional hospitality management experience (lodging operation, foodservice/restaurant operations experience preferred) or upper-level management experience (director of lodging operations or in the above industry segments) in the hospitality industry.Ability to communicate effectively and proactively with a diverse student population.Demonstrated knowledge of secondary and community colleges in Maricopa County that offer hospitality/culinary programs.Ability to recruit qualified and enthusiastic students for NAU’s HRM.
Northern Arizona University has a student population of 22,870, including approximately 19,000 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. NAU carefully balances teaching, scholarship and service 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 that extend to such national concerns as forest health and bioterrorism. 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 the intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40.
With its elevation of 7,000 feet and four-season climate, Flagstaff is ideal for year-round outdoor activities. Nearby attractions include the Grand Canyon, Lowell Observatory, Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona, Monument Valley, Sunset Crater, Meteor Crater, and Arizona Snowbowl.
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.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.
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 Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.
If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
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.
We will begin reviewing applications April 15, 2021. This position will be open until filled or closed.
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 nau.jobs, follow the 'Faculty and Administrator Openings' link, locate vacancy 605307, 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 documents in one PDF file.
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the HR websiteor 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.
Questions regarding this position can be directed to the Co-Chair of the Search Committee:Dr. Soyeon Jung
This position is non-exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The incumbent is eligible for overtime pay or compensatory time according to University policy. Further, the employee must submit timesheets that accurately reflect all hours 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.
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.