Job Summary: Title and Position: Director of The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.We are seeking a strategic and visionary leader who will work closely with faculty, students, alumni, and the Dean. The Director is The School's chief academic officer. As such, he or she (the director) will have the opportunity to advance The School by emphasizing faculty scholarship, engaging the worldwide alumni of The School, and continuing the strong ties with hospitality industry partners. Fundraising is a critical component of the duties of the director so the ability to work closely with development in the College of Business is an important part of this position.The School of Hospitality Business is internationally recognized as a leader in teaching, research, and service. It has an enrollment of approximately 750 undergraduate and graduate students and 16 faculty including four named endowed faculty. The School has an 89-year history in hospitality business education, with alumni who have shaped the hospitality industry, as well as top-ranked faculty whose research and publications are utilized throughout the world. The School has historic strengths in hospitality business management and operations, as well as real estate investment management. The School has more than 10,000 alumni and three alumni/industry advisory boards. For more information, see: http://hospitalitybusiness.broad.msu.edu/
Minimum Requirements: A doctoral degree is required. He or she will meet the criteria for a tenured full professor at the university and must have a substantial record of academic leadership, management, fundraising, and alumni relations. The successful candidate will also have a demonstrated ability to foster a culture of high aspirations, collaborative team work, and transparent decision-making. He or she will also possess the ability to interact with, relate to, or teach, in a multi-cultural, diverse, academic environment. Above all, the successful candidate will have a proven record of promoting a student-centered educational experience and create and sustain a diverse and inclusive School community.
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