Open Rank Assistant/Associate Professor-Hospitality Management - Washington State University in Tri-Cities Washington

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Washington State University

Tri-Cities, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

The School of Hospitality Business Management (SHBM) at Washington State University – Tri-Cities Campus is seeking qualified applicants for full-time, tenure track teaching position to begin August 16, 2015 at the rank of assistant or associate professor, depending on qualifications. Position will be located on the Tri-Cities campus in Richland, where the HBM degree is scheduled to be offered for the first time starting fall 2015.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Teaching four (4) undergraduate courses per year in the area of hospitality business management.

• Conducting scholarly research and publication in top-tier hospitality journals.

• Serving on internal committees with other Washington State University faculty, external teaching partners, regional boards, and community entities.

Required Qualifications

Minimum Required Qualifications:

• Ph.D. in hospitality or closely related field from a nationally or internationally recognized university by employment start date.

• Three (3) years of successful, continuous hospitality industry experience at the managerial level.

• Notable record of teaching, research, and service.

• Teaching expertise in hospitality at the undergraduate level.

• For an associate professor level, in addition to the qualifications above, a demonstrated record of publications at premier research journals in the field is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:

• Five (5) years of successful hospitality operational experience in lodging, food operations and beverage and wine management.

• Proven ability to work effectively in a collegial environment with faculty, staff, and individuals and groups from a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Additional Information

Washington State University (WSU) conducts transformational research and provides world-class education to a diverse student population of approximately 27,000 students statewide. Founded in Pullman in 1890, WSU today has campuses in Pullman (~22,000 students), Spokane (~1,200 students), Tri-Cities (~1,500 students), and Vancouver (~3,000 students). This multi-campus system shares one central administration and one faculty. The University strongly values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. As a land-grant institution, Washington State University is committed to excellence in research, learning, and outreach to all constituents. The College of Business at Washington State University is AACSB accredited at the baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels.

WSU Tri-Cities is an urban campus of Washington State University, located in Richland, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities, Washington. The campus draws from a regional population of approximately 260,000 and is located in the heart of Washington wine country. The growing campus has approximately 1,500 students who are served by nearly 80 full-time and 250 adjunct faculty. Legislative funding, tremendous community leadership and support, and partnerships with businesses and community organizations, have resulted in many exciting new and expanded initiatives. Learn more at

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Associate Professor
Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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