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This position is responsible for cultivating a learning environment for industry-bound students, as well as those students who wish to pursue graduate studies. The successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing excellence in teaching, advising, scholarly activities and service. Additionally, interaction with the staff of the Springhill Suites by Marriott is critical in keeping with the vision and goals of the Department. This new facility includes a 150 key Marriott SpringHill Suites, 5000 sq. ft. of banquet space and 28,000 sq. ft. of academic classrooms, labs and offices.
Candidate will be expected to work with and interact with colleagues and specifically in the development and teaching of hotel management and operations to include front office management, housekeeping, human resources, property management, revenue and yield management, and budgeting and forecasting. Candidate will teach 12 credit hours per semester (fall and spring) and pursue scholarly activities and applied research in and throughout MSU Denver’s Hotel and Hospitality Learning Center with students. Summer classes are optional with additional compensation. Candidate will combine classroom learning with experiential learning. Candidate will effectively infuse technology (internet, social media, and teaching online) into course work, applied research, and advising. Candidate will advise at the undergraduate level, actively serve as faculty advisor to a student organization, provide service to the University and community, and fulfill other assigned duties as requested by the Department Chair.
Candidate must have the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of a diverse urban population and have experience working successfully with diverse groups of individuals.
Candidates will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with hospitality, hotel and resort sectors of the economy. It is expected that these relationships will lead to research and professional opportunities for students as well as research outlets for HTE faculty. Candidates must be student-oriented and possess strong leadership skills conducive to building premier undergraduate and graduate programs in the HTE department.
Master’s Degree in a related field + 6 years experience in Hotel Management.
Earned doctoral degree at the time of appointment or ABD with a completion date of 12 months. One degree in Hospitality, Tourism Management or related field is preferred. Teaching experience and active membership in local, regional, and national professional hotel and lodging organizations is preferred. Five years of industry experience is required.
IMPORTANT:In order to be considered as an applicant you must apply via the online application system, www.msudenverjobs.com.
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