Lecturer – Food and Beverage Management



Job description

Ithaca, NY

The SC Johnson College of Business at Cornell University invites applications from qualified individuals for a full time non-tenure-track faculty position in Food and Beverage Management within our Operations Technology and Information Management (OTIM) Area at the lecturer level, with a start date of July 1, 2019. The position is in the School of Hotel Administration and the rank is lecturer. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Applicants with a Ph.D. (defended or ABD) or a Master’s degree in Hospitality Management or a related field will be considered.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  1. Teaching current undergraduate and graduate courses, including but not limited to:
  2. The ability to expand current offerings by developing classes in Food and Beverage Management is desirable.
  3. Service to the School, College and University.

The School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University is the top-ranked hospitality management program worldwide, with undergraduate, masters, and Ph.D. programs. The School of Hotel Administration (SHA) has approximately 800 undergraduates and 60 graduate students. Founded in 1922, SHA is an AACSB accredited business school, with a resident faculty of 65 and over 10,000 alumni worldwide. Important resources available to faculty include extraordinary access to industry leaders, excellent research funding, the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), and the cultural and intellectual resources of the Cornell University community. SHA is housed within the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, which includes SHA, the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, and the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management. The college is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the country with 214 faculty and nearly 2,900 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The combination of these schools into the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business allows Cornell to achieve the full potential of its business programs by integrating Cornell business faculty and students at all levels and coordinating programmatic collaborations that span Cornell’s campuses.


  • Ph.D. or Master’s degree in Hospitality Management or a related field.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability within an institution of higher education where student-faculty relations are highly valued.
  • A minimum of five years of experience and skill in the area of Food and Beverage Management.
  • Hospitality industry knowledge and experience is preferred.
  • The candidate should have extensive knowledge and notable practical experience in the area of food and beverage management broadly defined, including restaurant management, food production management, beverage management, food safety, and restaurant related technology and systems.

Candidates should be comfortable delivering course material in both lab and lecture settings. It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to develop and revise original course material. Preferred candidates will have experience teaching food and/or beverage focused courses and a familiarity with the larger Hospitality Industry.

Starting Date: July 2019

Rank and Salary: The position’s teaching responsibilities begin in the Fall 2019 semester, and appointment is for three years, renewable. A new hire will be considered for promotion from lecturer to senior lecturer after appropriate quality and length of service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

About Us

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

We offer a rich array of services, programs and benefits to help employees advance in their career and enhance the quality of personal life, including: employee wellness, workshops, childcare and adoption assistance, parental leave, flexible work options.

Closing Date: The search committee will begin reviewing applications immediately. All applications are due by March 15, 2019.

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