Assistant/Associate Professor of Hospitality Management – Fall 2023

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Campus: Portland

City, State: Portland ME

Department: Tourism and Hospitality – PTAH

Bargaining Unit: AFUM

Salary Band/Wage Band:
N/A

Work Schedule:
academic year

Statement of Job:

The University of Southern Maine invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor in Hospitality Management for our Fall 2023 Semester, beginning August 28, 2023. The position is in the Program of Tourism & Hospitality (TAH), an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program, which resides within the Muskie School of Public Service in the College of Management and Human Service.

The primary responsibility will be teaching undergraduate hospitality management courses in various modalities (in person, online, hyflex, immersive), with an emphasis on sustainability and community engaged learning. Classes on lodging, food and beverage, and event management will be the focus. Other responsibilities include scholarship (theoretical and applied research are equally valued) in hospitality management, and service, such as building partnerships with the industry and other campuses across the University, advising students, placing, and supervising interns, and overseeing TAH student groups. Tenure track and tenured faculty at USM typically teach three courses per academic semester although there is some flexibility based on other activities and scholarship.

The Program in Tourism & Hospitality is an innovative undergraduate program that capitalizes on the status of Maine as a premier vacation destination, with diverse culinary, arts, events, adventure, and nature tourism opportunities, and an established and thriving hospitality sector. The mission of the program is to create job-ready graduates who are prepared to be managers, leaders, and innovators in Maine’s world-famous tourism industry. For more information about the Program in Tourism and Hospitality, visit www.usm.maine.edu/tourism.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education. USM offers Baccalaureate, Master’s, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology. Further information on USM can be found at www.usm.maine.edu.

This position will begin in Fall 2023 on our Portland Campus and will pay annual salary of $64,750 at the Assistant Professor level and $74,500 for an Associate Professor level candidate. This is an on campus, in-person teaching position.

The University of Southern Maine is committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty, and staff. We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

We live our USM Service Promise: Student Focused Every Day. We are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values: Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is located in the intellectual, cultural, and economic heart of Maine. Over 60 languages are spoken within an hour’s drive of our three campuses in Portland, Gorham and Lewiston. USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university – and all are energized through strong community partnerships. Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains, and forests of coastal, inland, and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine’s most exciting metropolitan region. Our faculty are dedicated researchers and experts in their fields, including multiple recipients of national grants, awards, and fellowships and state, national, and global partnerships are steps from our campuses.

The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: holidays, vacation and sick time; health, dental and vision insurance; life insurance; short and long term disability insurance; a tuition waiver program for employee and eligible dependents; a 403(b) retirement plan; and more. Click on our Benefits Information Summary to learn more.

Qualifications:

Candidates must be ABD or have a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management, Tourism, or other related field.

Preferred:

Previous teaching experience in tourism and hospitality management or other related field is strongly preferred.
Preference will be given to those with strong industry experience and credentials in lodging, food and beverage, local food and craft beer, healthcare, sustainability, and/or event management.
Teaching in various modalities such as online, incorporating community engaged learning, experience with “teaching hotels”, coordinating internships, and international travel classes is preferred.
Evidence of an entrepreneurial spirit, ability to work well with others, collaborate, develop programs, as well as a commitment to diversity and non-traditional student success are considered assets.

Other Information:

The University of Maine System (UMS) is considered a federal contractor and, therefore, is required to comply with Executive Order directives regarding Covid vaccinations. As of January 4, 2022, new hires are required to be fully vaccinated or have submitted a request for a religious or medical exemption on or prior to their start date.

Please visit Together for Maine for more information on USM’s successful contribution to our Covid-19 public health campaign.

How to apply

Materials must be submitted here
You will create an applicant profile and submit the following:

cover letter
resume/curriculum vitae
a list of the names and contact information for three references.
a statement explaining how your teaching, research, and service at USM will promote the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
We will examine candidate packages on an ongoing basis as they are submitted.

Review of applications will start on October 28, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Office of Equal Opportunity, Room 101, Boudreau Hall, Orono, ME 04469, (207) 581-1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System)