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Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Food Industry Management

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Assistant Professor in Hospitality and Food Industry Management


CAES Ag & Applied Economics

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

The University of Georgia is located in Athens, a vibrant community renowned for music and arts as well as collegiate athletics. Outdoor activities are popular year-round and the bustling urban center of Atlanta, located 65 miles west of Athens, offers all of the amenities of a world class city. The main campus is approximately 60 miles from the Blue Ridge Mountains and 185 miles from the coast. The University of Georgia, is a Research I, land-grant institution in the University System of Georgia. Founded in 1785, the University of Georgia is the largest and most comprehensive educational institution in the state. UGA has approximately 35,200 undergraduates and has been ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 public institutions of higher education in the United States. Visit the University’s website at for additional information.

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Benefits Eligible

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

APPLICATION MATERIALS: (1) a letter of application including a description of academic qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching and service experience (if any); (4) graduate school transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references.

The position posting is open until filled, but the application review will start on November 19, 2022. Start date: August 1, 2023.

Nominations, questions and/or other inquiries should be directed to John Salazar, Search Committee Chair, email [email protected], or phone at 706-542-0769

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

Assistant Professor

Faculty Rank:

Assistant Professor

Contract Type:

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications:

An earned doctorate.

Position Summary:

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics (AAE) at the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences invites applications for tenure track assistant professor in Hospitality and Food Industry Management. The initial appointment for the position will be approximately 70% instruction and 30% extension.

The Hospitality and Food Industry Management major is the one of the fastest growing programs at University of Georgia and within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The program engages with various on-campus facilities such as the UGA Center for Continuing Education and Hotel, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, UGA Golf Course, UGA Sanford Stadium, and UGA Dining Services for internships, experiential learning activities, and faculty and student research.


  • Teach a range of undergraduate courses in hospitality and food industry management. However, preference will be given to individuals who can instruct one or more of the following courses: Hospitality Finance, Hospitality Economics, Hospitality Law, Hospitality Human Resources, and/or Hospitality Revenue Management.
  • Coordinate student internship placements.
  • Assist with recruitment, retention, and placement efforts.
  • Effectively interact with the staff of the Georgia Center (a 200-room/suite conference center located on campus) in providing a “hands-on” component to the curriculum.
  • Develop programmatic relationships with industry-related organizations and businesses in collaboration with UGA Cooperative Extension.
  • Work cooperatively with administrators, faculty, students, and industry.
  • Perform scholarly activities and services appropriate for the appointment.

The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment with summer funding support for coordinating student internship placements. Salary commensurate with qualifications. The start-up package is negotiable.

Additional Requirements:

At least one graduate degree in hospitality or closely related area.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification:


  • Two years of managerial experience in hotels/restaurants.
  • Membership and participation in relevant professional organizations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Demonstrated ability to make scholarly contributions to the discipline.

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Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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