Assistant Professor, Hospitality and Business Management
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 068798
Work Location: Vancouver, WA
Summary of Duties: Washington State University Vancouver and the Carson College of Business invite applications for two (2) full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Hospitality Business Management (HBM) to begin August 16, 2018 at the rank of assistant professor.
Position Duties: Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 1. Teaching four (4) undergraduate courses, and/or graduate courses per year (may be assigned in fall, spring, or summer) in the area of hospitality business management. Method of teaching courses includes face-to-face in Vancouver, online, and via streaming to Everett, Pullman, Tri-Cities campuses. Some travel to other campuses may be required. 2. Conducting scholarly research and producing publications in top-tier hospitality journals. 3. Serving on internal committees with other WSU faculty, external teaching partners, regional boards, community entities, and academic discipline.
Compensation and Support: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience; benefits are competitive; the retirement system is TIAA/CREF.
General Information: As a campus of Washington State University, WSU Vancouver is an integral part of a Tier-1 Research institution. Our campus is located on a 351-acre site and we serve regional commuter students, many of whom are first-in-family to attend college. As the only public four-year educational institution in Southwest Washington, WSU Vancouver is located in the 4th largest city in the state and within the 23rd largest U.S. metropolitan area (>2,200,000 residents). Vancouver is known for its mild climate, access to outdoor recreation, and is adjacent to the Columbia River and Portland, Oregon. Business faculty at all WSU campuses are part of the Carson College of Business, which offers AACSB accredited programs at undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. levels (Ph.D. programs are taught on the Pullman campus).
Required Qualifications: Candidates must: 1. Have a PhD in business with a concentration in HBM or closely related field from an AASCB accredited institution or similarly recognized international program by hire date. 2. Demonstrate ability to teach HBM courses, with a record of excellence in teaching and teaching effectiveness with a minimum of 9 months experience. 3. Demonstrate record of research published in, and/or current research targeted toward, top-tier journals in hospitality and tourism.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximate...ly 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its Community Engagement Classification.
WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.