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Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Professional Fields, Business & Management
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Four-Year Institution
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Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management





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Job Summary:

The College of Business at The University of Texas at Arlington is launching a new program and inviting applications for the Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management. The individual will be appointed as an Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management. This is a non-tenure earning position.
We seek a visionary leader with an academic background in hospitality and extensive experience in managing and leading hospitality enterprises. The Associate or Full Professor of Practice will build a hospitality management program that includes a certificate and a four-year bachelor’s degree program.
Much of the Associate or Full Professor of Practice’s time will involve effective communications with program stakeholders, including members of a program advisory board and executives of enterprises in the hospitality industry. The Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management will be expected to create and build relationships with industry partners throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.

While an earned doctorate in hospitality, or related field, is preferred, a masters degree with executive experience in the hospitality industry is qualified. Candidates should be proven high performance contributors, willing to build relationships with faculty, students, administrative officials, and the hospitality industry.
In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Benefits at UTA:

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CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Teach courses in the Hospitality Management program. Participate in a Hospitality Management course and curriculum development. Oversee and participate in actions and decisions in student recruitment, admission, and enrollment. Create and coordinate a Hospitality Management Advisory Board. Provide administrative leadership of the Hospitality Management program in the College of Business. Maintain appropriate AACSB and SACCS faculty qualifications as defined by the College of Business.

Required Qualifications:

Candidate will have an earned master’s degree in hospitality management or related degree from an accredited (AACSB and/or ACPHA) university and hospitality enterprise leadership experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

An appropriate doctoral degree in hospitality management (or a related field) with at least five years experience working as a manager or executive in the hospitality field or experience directing a hospitality management program in an academic setting.

Department Information:

The Department of Management is a diverse interdisciplinary group of researchers and scholarly practitioners. We support BBA, MBA, HCAD, MSHRM, EMBA, and Ph.D. programs with classes in general management, leadership, entrepreneurship, international management, human resource management, and strategy. Our department is research active with recent publications in top-tier management outlets including the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of International Business Studies, and Journal of Business Venturing.
The College of Business at UTA is AACSB accredited and offers a very supportive environment for research with salary, research support, and teaching loads competitive with other major research universities. The College of Business offers several Master’s programs, MBAs, and a PhD in Business Administration. It also operates one of the largest EMBA programs in China. Our PhD program allows opportunities to work with talented and motivated students. In addition to a number of undergraduate courses the department also offers an MS in Human Resource Management which provides a variety of teaching options.

University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

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Associate or Full Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply applicants should go to: and submit the following materials:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (or Resume)
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for 3 references. References will only be contacted for finalists for this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions may be addressed to Search Committee Chair Daniel Usera at

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