The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is committed to providing high quality programs in a diverse environment and preparing students who will serve and shape the global economy. UMES is located in rural Maryland and is one of America’s most beautiful campuses. It is a growing, primarily residential university with learning, discovery, and engagement missions. The university recognizes its responsibility for developing human potential, enriching cultural expressions, and sharing its expertise with individuals, businesses, and educational, governmental, and non-governmental organizations. The learning, discovery, and engagement foci are in accordance with UMES’ legacy and mission as Maryland’s 1890 Land-Grant Institution.
UMES is seeking applicants for a full-time, nine-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank in the Hospitality and Tourism Management Department beginning in August 2024. The position will report to the Department Chair. The ideal candidate is committed to developing student-centered, forward-thinking, high-quality technology and digital pedagogy and contributing to an ambitious undergraduate Hospitality and Tourism Management program focusing on industry, the discipline and technological skills needed for all sectors of the tourism industry.
The Department: The Department is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Programs in Hospitality Administration (ACHPA) and offers a bachelor’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management with minors in Culinary Arts, Hotel Administration, Restaurant Management, Tourism Management and Hospitality Technology Management. The program is offered on two additional University of Maryland campuses: The Universities at Shady Grove and The University System of Maryland at Hagerstown. The Department also fosters research and service of direct application and benefit to the State of Maryland and the global hospitality industry. In addition, the Department houses one of only 17 accredited PGA Golf Management University Programs in the United States which prepares students for a career in the golf industry. In 2023, the program has been approved to develop an online, synchronous/asynchronous degree.
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for developing curriculum, evaluation and delivering teaching in tourism, hospitality technology, digital marketing, data analytics, diversity and equity, and other various courses in the major (from introductory to advanced levels). Teach 12 credit hours per semester while holding regular office hours and attend scheduled meetings, provide academic and career advising and serve as mentors for students within the major. Maintain an active scholarly and/or creative agenda and establish a record of high- quality research and production work, supporting interdisciplinary projects. Additional duties include serving as a specialized professional industry liaison; student club leadership; and faculty and university committee work. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a hospitality and tourism management discipline is required. An ABD is acceptable with relevant HTM industry experience. Full consideration will be given to business degrees with significant HTM experience. Competitiveness will be heightened with knowledge of and/or experience in the international hospitality/tourism environment and hospitality technology. Demonstrate working with others and collegiality is required. Must have strong written, verbal, interpersonal and communication skills. Must have knowledge of the hospitality industry. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Previous teaching experience is a variety of modalities desired. not required. For Associate Professor, having a minimum of five years of hospitality industry experience and five years of higher education experience, with prior teaching experience is required.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit the following:
● A letter of interest/cover letter
● Curriculum Vitae (CV)
● Three (3) current, professional/academic references including of name, title, e-mail address and telephone number
Salary is commensurate with experience and education. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit https://umes.peopleadmin.com/ to apply.
UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Location: The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is an 1890 Land-Grant Institution in the University System of Maryland. The campus is located in the town of Princess Anne, 13 miles south of Salisbury. The University is accessible to major metropolitan areas of Baltimore City and Washington, D.C to Northwest and Philadelphia to the North. All are approximately 2-½ hour’s drive. Ocean City and other resort areas on the Atlantic Ocean are within 30 minutes.
The School: The School of Business and Technology is AACSB accredited and includes five academic departments: Business Management and Accounting, Engineering and Aviation Sciences, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Computer Science and Engineering Technology, the Built Environment; as well as one program, PGA Golf Management. The School of Business and Technology responds to the educational demands of our global community of students by developing and delivering high quality programs in business, hospitality, technology, and the sciences