Chair & Assistant/Associate Professor of Hospitality Management

Livingstone College
Salisbury, NC

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position:Chair & Assistant/Associate Professor of Hospitality Management  

Division:George E. Battle School of Business, Innovation & Entrepreneurship  

Department:Department of Hospitality Management  

Reports to:Dean of the School of Business  




Position Summary:  


Livingstone College is currently seeking a dynamic and visionary Chair for the Department of Hospitality Management to begin in the Fall of 2019. This leadership position requires a doctoral degree in Hospitality Management or closely aligned field. Candidate must be committed to providing students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. The new Department Chair must be committed to recruiting and retaining students with the primary goal of educating with the intent upon diversifying the workforce in the Hospitality industry.    



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:  


•Infuse leadership, creativity, and practical core knowledge and soft-skills required for hospitality professionals in the twenty-first century in instructional practices;  

•Exhibit a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning and the ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, and administration; •Use technology platforms and assistive technology to enhance student learning;  

•Support the Livingstone College holistic approach to teaching and learning;  

•Commitment to the success of students with diverse goals, backgrounds and learning styles;  

•Instruct students in accordance with college policies, procedures, and curriculum approved by the Hospitality Management Department;  

•Use out-of-class time for class preparation, advising, mentoring, assisting students and participating in department/college activities;  

•Serve the College through committee membership, curriculum development, development of innovative instruction, sponsorship of student organizations, professionally related community activities, and special projects;  

•Maintain currency through professional development and scholarly activities;  

•Demonstrate a professional, cooperative and considerate attitude toward students, colleagues and staff;  

•Perform other duties as assigned.   



Education/ Experience:   


Required: Terminal degree in Hospitality Management or closely aligned field from a regionally accredited university is required. Master’s degree in Hospitality Management will be considered. Significant industry and prior teaching/leadership experience also required. Applicant should have a record of scholarly publications and industry engagement. Other skills and abilities include strong written and oral communication skills; working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint, and familiarity with learning platforms used in higher education.


Our Mission:

Livingstone College is a private, historically black institution that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for learning, it provides excellent liberal arts and religious education programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to develop their potential for leadership and service to a global community.


Our History

Livingstone College was originally founded in 1879 as Zion Wesley Institute by a group of African Methodist Episcopal Zion ministers for the purpose of training ministers in Concord, in Cabarrus County, N.C. After three brief sessions, directed by Principals Bishop C. R. Harris and Professor A.S. Richardson, Zion Wesley Institute was closed. In 1881, Dr. Joseph Charles Price and Bishop J. W. Hood changed their roles from delegates to the Ecumenical Conference to fund-raisers, with a sole purpose of re-establishing Zion Wesley Institute.


Eventually, the Rowan County Town of Salisbury, just 20 miles northeast of Concord, offered Zion Wesley Institute Board of Trustees a generous $1,000 donation and an invitation to relocate the institution to Salisbury. The trustees accepted both gifts, and the College re-opened in Salisbury in 1882 on J. M. Gray’s farm, called Delta Grove, which consisted of one building and 40 acres. Besides moving from Concord to Salisbury, the College also changed its name, becoming Livingstone College, in honor of David Livingstone, a British Christian missionary, philanthropist and African Explorer. Dr. Price, the founder of Livingstone College, became its first president and served from 1882 to 1893.


Holistic Learning:

Livingstone College offers a Holistic Learning Environment that is designed to address the needs of a diverse student population. As a church-affiliated institution, Livingstone College seeks to attract professionals who are committed to supporting and fostering such principles. Such commitment and support paved the way for the launching of a very unique initiative. The initiative is entitled "The Total Learning Environment." "The Total Learning Environment" is a new holistic approach to academic preparation, whereby we will create a learning environment designed to change attitudes and modify student behavior. Students who matriculate on the campus of Livingstone College, in addition to their academic preparation, will participate in a number of activities and programs, designed to address the cultural scars of their past, enabling them to leave our institution with the academic preparation to compete in our global economy, and where they will have immediate positive impact on our society. Additionally, our students will be prepared to positively address the challenges, which plague the African-American community - particularly those challenges that exacerbate their dilemma. The College implemented a curriculum, which helped to develop "The Center for Holistic Learning." One of the first programs of its kind, "The Center for Holistic Learning" promotes both the awareness and mastery of the following modules/concepts:

  •  Health, Wellness & Fitness
  •  Emergency Response & First Aid
  •  Political Action & Social Responsibility
  •  Volunteerism, Public Service
  •  Cultural and Social Awareness
  •  Debt Management, Personal Responsibility, & Philanthropy
  •  Individual & Organizational Leadership
  •  Spanish as a 2nd Language
  •  Technology & The 21St Century
  •  Faith-Based Strategies for the Enhancement of the Quality of Life


Our Home:

Livingstone College is located in the heart of Rowan County’s historic Salisbury, North Carolina. Known by many as “The Jewel of The South”, Livingstone College sits quaintly against a picturesque backdrop of lush green grass and majestic maple and oak trees, making it the ideal learning environment. With an enrollment of 1200 students, the College is strategically located 45 miles from Charlotte and the Piedmont Triad of Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

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