Assistant Professor, Fall 2022Location:
Knoxville, TNOpen Date:
Jun 14, 2021Description:
The Department of Retail, Hospitality and Tourism Management, in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) seeks an Assistant Professor with an emphasis in Hospitality Management. This is a tenure track, nine-month position with salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Generally, this position involves significant responsibility for teaching and research in tourism and hospitality management, and directing graduate students' research, contributing to scholarship through excellent teaching, publishing in refereed journals, and other focused institutional endeavors (e.g., grant writing), participating in planning and coordination of undergraduate programs, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, participating in curriculum evaluation, revision, and development, and participating in department, university and professional society service activities. The department supports programs in Retail and Consumer Science as well as Tourism and Hospitality Management, and as such, the position requires regular planning and coordination with faculty and staff that addresses both sets of programs.
The Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) program is housed in the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a Carnegie I Research Institution. The HTM program has approximately 200 students. The undergraduate and graduate programs are well established and have a celebrated history. The HTM undergraduate curriculum provides students with flexibility in selecting four specialized areas: Tourism Management, Restaurant/Culinary Management, Hotel & Resort Management, and Meeting & Event Design.
The City of Knoxville is a hidden gem with a beautiful and walkable downtown, varied nightlife, active neighborhoods, and eclectic shopping and restaurants. UTK is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Nashville, Atlanta, and the Great Smoky Mountains. The Knoxville-Oak Ridge-Smoky Mountains Region is consistently ranked among the most cost-effective places to live in the U.S. Downtown Knoxville is a vibrant urban community with numerous outstanding restaurants, microbreweries, retailers, entertainment venues, living accommodations and live events of many forms, including a farmers’ market and music performances.Qualifications:
The selected candidate will have an earned doctorate at the time of appointment in Hospitality Management or closely related discipline emphasizing hospitality and/or event management, strong evidence of a focused scholastic research agenda via publications in or targeting premier outlets, demonstration of excellent undergraduate and graduate teaching competency/aptitude, effective communication and interpersonal skills, and a substantive commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Preference will be given to the candidates with Hospitality Management and/or Event Management expertise in the following areas: restaurant/food service management, commercial food sales, and culinary. Another preferred qualification includes experience seeking or generating external funding through writing grants and other sources (e.g., large-scale event production).Application Instructions:
Screening of applications will begin September 15, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a statement of your commitment and plans to contribute to diversity and inclusion, three references, and transcripts.
For all other questions related to our search, please contact:
Jeremy E. Whaley , Ph.D., Search Committee Chair: [email protected]