Professor of Practice Hospitality and Tourism Management International Business

Virginia Tech
  • Location
    Blacksburg, Virginia
  • Sector
    Education
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    Nov-11-2017
  • Posted
    Oct 11

Position description

The Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) in the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, invites applications for the position of Hospitality and Tourism Management International Business Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice to begin August 2018. At minimum, a Master’s degree in a Hospitality and Tourism Management related field or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with extensive professional experience in hospitality and tourism is required for the position. Applications will be reviewed based on the candidate’s record of, or potential for, teaching across a broad range of topics with a primary focus on international business in hospitality and tourism. This position is in support of the third theme of the Pamplin College of Business Strategic Plan, which focuses on the following: (1) business intelligence, (2) innovation through entrepreneurship, and (3) international business. We encourage candidates, in their letters of application, to articulate specifically how their work and teaching experience will contribute to international business in hospitality and tourism management. Applicants will also need to have the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment. Candidates with extensive international networks in the industry are preferred.

This position is an Academic Year (9 month, August to May), full time teaching appointment. The selected individual will teach undergraduate courses, assist with career advising and industry relations, serve in an advising capacity for student clubs and associations, and serve on departmental and college committees.  Additional summer school and winter session teaching may be available.  

The HTM Department is one of six Departments in the Pamplin College of Business. We aspire to be the nation’s premier business education and management leadership program in hospitality.  We were recently ranked as the #2 HTM program in the US and #6 program in the world by QS Top Universities (https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2017/hospitality-leisure-management. The Department offers an AACSB accredited BS in Business with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, as well as AACSB accredited MSBA and Ph.D. in Business with concentrations in Hospitality and Tourism Management. Currently, there are approximately 275 undergraduates, 20 masters, and 12 Ph.D. students in the program. See www.htm.pamplin.vt.edu for more information. 

The Pamplin College of Business vision focuses on leadership in business education, developing knowledge and skills to enhance success in a complex, digital economy, all recognized by companies that employ our graduates and by individuals at influential universities. We strive to be particularly known for our expertise and accomplishments in business intelligence/analytics, innovation through entrepreneurship, and our international programs. The Pamplin on-campus enrollment is about 4,000 undergraduates and 300 full-time graduate students. Pamplin's undergraduate program is ranked in the nation's 50 best business schools by U.S. News & World Report; in the most recent report, Pamplin was ranked 43rd overall (which puts us in the top 7 percent of the 600+ U.S. business programs accredited by the AASCB) and 27th among public institutions.  See www.pamplin.edu for more information.

Virginia Tech is a land-grant university, is currently ranked as a Top 25 Public University by the US News and World Report and as a Top 25 Public Research University by the National Science Foundation.  See www.vt.edu for more information. In the past three years, Virginia Tech has gained a new President and Provost. This has resulted in an injection of energy and innovation, signaling a time of growth and excitement for Virginia Tech.   

Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu (in the right column under “Search for an Opportunity” click on the “Instructional & Research Faculty” button, then either scroll down to or search for posting #TR0170069) and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita/resume, 3) a statement regarding your teaching interests and professional goals particularly as they relate to the Department’s and Pamplin strategic visions, and 4) names and contact information for three references.  

Review of applications has begun and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Phil Xiang, Search Committee Chair, Hospitality and Tourism Management (0429), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, via email at [email protected] with the subject line "HTM position inquiry" or at (540) 231-3262.

Blacksburg is situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, making its beauty and temperate climate attractive to many. Blacksburg also has high quality primary and secondary schools (K-12) as well as a relatively low cost of living. Both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail run through the area and there are numerous hiking, camping, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreational opportunities available. With the recent addition of the VT Moss Arts Center, Blacksburg also enjoys an excellent array of cultural and entertainment venues. We utilize the Roanoke regional Airport, which has daily service to Philadelphia, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Charlotte, New York City, and Atlanta.    

Virginia Tech has a strong commitment to the principle of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Dr. Xiang.

Application instructions

Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu (in the right column under “Search for an Opportunity” click on the “Instructional & Research Faculty” button, then either scroll down to or search for posting #TR0170069) and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita/resume, 3) a statement regarding your teaching interests and professional goals particularly as they relate to the Department’s and Pamplin strategic visions, and 4) names and contact information for three references

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