Assistant Professor – Management – Hospitality Management



Job description

Salary: Depends on Qualifications

Job Type: Full-Time

Job Number: 202200349

Location: Cape Girardeau, MO



Position Summary
Assistant Professor – Tenure Track
Hospitality Management
Department of Management
Harrison College of Business and Computing

Primary Responsibilities

  • Teach undergraduate courses in hospitality management such as, lodging management and operations, hospitality sales/marketing, food/beverage management, event management and conference services/catering/culinary operations with the ability to include the use of MIS and technology in a hospitality setting (Teaching load is 12 credits per semester. Zoom and online instruction may be requested at times.)
  • Assist with curriculum development and advise majors in the program
  • Produce scholarly publications consistent with department and institutional standards
  • Provide department, college, and University service according to departmental tenure and promotion guidelines including participating in professional organizations and networking with representatives from the hospitality industry

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. or ABD (Ph.D. completed by January 1, 2023 or August 1, 2023 to correlate with hire date) in hospitality management or closely related discipline (Degree must be from a regionally accredited or internationally accredited/government certified university.)
  • Demonstrated experience in the lodging, food service, tourism, conferences/meetings/event planning industry
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver highly effective teaching (face-to-face and through technology) for topics in hospitality management: lodging management and operations, hospitality sales/marketing, food/beverage management, event management and conference services/catering/culinary operations
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate experiential learning activities
  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality peer-reviewed research related to hospitality management
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the University community and external constituencies
  • Evidence of involvement in professional organizations in the hospitality industry
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal, written and interpersonal)
  • Demonstrated commitment to a diverse work environment, including working with multi-cultural populations and an understanding of, and sensitivity to, issues affecting women and minorities

As a public regional university with a graduate mission, Southeast seeks candidates with a commitment to excellent undergraduate and graduate education and student success within the framework of the teacher-scholar model. Applications of instructional technology and pedagogical research are supported through the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Online Learning. Successful candidates will contribute to the development of innovative curricula and delivery strategies, including traditional, blended, and online formats, and participate in initiatives promoting student success, retention, and degree completion.

Application Deadline: The position is available January 1, 2023 or August 1, 2023 and will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2022.

Additional Information
Departmental Information: The Department of Management has 14 full-time faculty and over 250 undergraduate majors. The department houses courses and programs in Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation, Healthcare Management, Hospitality Management, Management including Human Resource Management, and Management Information Systems. The Hospitality Management program has over 50 majors and minors. The department is part of the Harrison College of Business and Computing which has over 2000 majors at the undergraduate and graduate level and is housed in Dempster Hall. More information is available at

How to apply

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  • Cover letter of interest addressing position required qualifications
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts (official transcripts are required when offer of employment is accepted)
  • Name and contact information of three current professional references

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and to the principles of affirmative action. In accordance with this commitment, and in compliance with the requirements of applicable laws, it is the policy of the University to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees in its employment practices, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. The University believes that a diverse University community advances the academic purposes of the University and enhances the working and learning environment.

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