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Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management
Auburn University

Date Posted Sep. 8, 2023
Title Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department Nutrition, Dietetics, & Hospitality Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Hospitality/Tourism Management
POSITION AND AVAILABILITY: The position is a nine-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level specializing in Event Management in the Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management beginning Fall 2024. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Teaching responsibilities will include courses on subjects related to event management, meetings and conventions, and other hospitality courses offered across all three study options for the B.S. in Hospitality Management. Bachelor's degree options currently offered include Event Management, Hotel and Restaurant Management and Culinary Science.The courses may include, but are not limited to Event Operations,Special Events, Catering and Event Management, Conference Coordination, and other event-related courses. More specifically this faculty member will be assisting the Event Management Coordinator in program delivery, new course development and industry relations. The successful applicant would also participate in the formation of department policies related to the undergraduate curriculum, engage in undergraduate academic advising and recruitment for the program. The faculty member will be reviewed annually by the Head of School based on the College and School Promotion and Tenure guidelines. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research and other scholarship and service consistent with the expectations of a tenure track faculty appointment.

SETTING: The Horst Schulze School of Hospitality Management is an academic unit within the College of Human Sciences. The school offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in hospitality management that include campus-based programming as well as a master’s degree distance education option. The Hospitality Management Program’s undergraduate enrollment is approximately 375 students. Program faculty are intent upon increasing this number to 525 students over the next 5-7 years across all three-study options including Hotel and Restaurant Management, Event Management and Culinary Science. All programming will be delivered in the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center. This 142,000 square-foot education center houses six floors of state-of-the-art hospitality teaching classrooms and hands-on learning laboratories. The center houses several food production laboratories, a commercial food production kitchen, student training restaurant (1856 Restaurant), a bakery and coffee roasting facility, microbrewery, wine and distilled spirits education laboratories, spa, roof top garden and event space, and an ultra-luxury training hotel (The Laurel). The center features a very interactive food hall encompassing a business incubation unit as well as a podcast booth. Auburn University is a comprehensive, multi-cultural university and land-grant institution located in Auburn, Alabama, enrolling 30,000 students. See for more information about the Hospitality Management Program at Auburn University.

The Auburn University Hospitality Management program is proud to partner with Ithaka Hospitality Partners (IHP) to provide a robust, engaging education by exposing our students to unique insights into the management of a premier hotel, restaurant and conference center operation. Here, students gain real-world experience in hotel management, restaurant management, event management and culinary science that sets them apart in the competitive global marketplace. As the Operator of Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center and The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, one of Auburn’s leading hotels, the Ithaka leadership team works closely with hospitality management faculty in multiple ways, such as class delivery and arranging guest lectures. Members of the IHP Executive team are designated as Affiliate Faculty and team-teach with Hospitality Management Program faculty. All instruction, whether theoretical or applied, is based on a framework grounded in the principles of continuous quality improvement.

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