NOTICE OF VACANCY
TENURE TRACK POSITIONS
Carson College of Business
School of Hospitality Business Management
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
The School of Hospitality Business Management at Washington
State University is seeking qualified candidates for one permanent,
full-time position at the main campus in Pullman. Appointment is
anticipated at the Assistant Professor rank, but candidates with
exceptional qualifications may be considered at the rank of
Associate or Full Professor. The position is tenure-track and
subject to budget approval.
Required Qualifications: Earned Ph.D. in
Hospitality Business Management or closely aligned field from a
nationally or internationally recognized university by start date.
Demonstrated record of published research and current research
targeted towards quality hospitality and tourism journals.
Preferred Qualifications: The preferred
candidate must be capable of teaching various undergraduate and
graduate-level discipline required and elective courses.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching and teaching
effectiveness. While all qualified candidates will be considered,
preferred teaching abilities related to majors in hospitality
business management, wine & beverage business management and
senior living management will be highly valued.
Duties: Teach in face-to-face and/or
distance-learning programs, maintain an active and high quality
research program, maintain active industry outreach, as well as
service contributions to the school, college, university,
community, and profession. The normal teaching load will be 6
hours (2 courses) per semester.
Term, Compensation and Support: The term of
appointment is a nine-month academic year, beginning on August 16,
2022. Rank is open; salary and benefits are competitive; the
retirement system is TIAA. Initial summer research support is
normally available for more junior faculty; competitive summer
research grants are also normally available.
Founded in 1890 in Pullman, WSU is the state of Washington’s
land-grant institution and one of the country’s top public research
universities. WSU has an enrollment of over 29,000
undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and
approximately 6,500 faculty and staff at its five campuses
(Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), and online
through its Global Campus. Unlike most multi-campus systems, WSU
operates as an integrated university. Thus, all SHBM faculty
regardless of campus location are full members of the SHBM
department. Also, the business curricula at all five campuses
are accredited together as one curriculum by the AACSB (and AACSB
accreditation was renewed for five years in 2019).
WSU is a premier research institution with ambitions to
grow. WSU is ranked as a “very high research activity” (R1)
institution by the Carnegie Foundation. The university is now
engaged in developing a strategic plan for the next five years as
it works toward its vision, “Drive to 25,” with the goal of
becoming one of the top 25 public research universities in the
country by 2030.
The Carson College of Business (CCB) enrolls 2,200 undergraduate
students and houses the US News and World Report 13th
ranked online MBA in the country, which enrolls over 700
students. The college has 92 full-time faculty across its
campuses and 75 staff. The CCB has invested in and executed
successful growth strategies. As a result, the CCB has run
budget surpluses every year since 2013, accumulating significant
reserve funds held at the college and department level.
The School of HBM has 11 tenure-track faculty, seven
career-track faculty, supplemented by part-time adjunct faculty and
doctoral students, and six staff. The School of HBM is a
multi-campus unit that includes WSU domestic campuses (Pullman,
Everett, Vancouver, Tri-Cities, and Global Campus), a campus with
our partner (Cesar Ritz College) in Brig, Switzerland, and the
Granger Cobb Institute for Senior Living. The program is one
of the oldest in the US (since 1932) and consistently ranked as one
of the top programs in the US and Internationally. The
undergraduate degree (BA in HBM) includes three majors: Hospitality
Business Management, Wine & Beverage Business Management, and
Senior Living Management. At the graduate level, the SHBM
offers a certificate in HBM as part of the Online MBA program as
well as a PhD program in Hospitality and Tourism Management.
For 2021, WSU-SHBM was ranked 2nd nationally and 7th globally for
quality and research productivity of our faculty.
See the College’s (www.business.wsu.edu) website for
more information. WSU has a set goal to advance our
commitment to diversity and multiculturalism with respect to
research, teaching and community outreach, incorporating relevant
programs, goals and activities. A strong global perspective
Application: Applicants must provide a
curriculum vitae, recent teaching evaluations, three letters of
reference, research statement, teaching statement, diversity
statement and a cover letter discussing their experience and
highlighting how they meet the minimum qualifications. Review of
applications will begin September 30, 2021 and remain open until
filled. Application materials should be submitted online at
Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Dogan Gursoy,
committee chair. Electronic submission of all materials is
Washington State University is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of
ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons
of disability, and/or persons over age 40 are encouraged to apply.
Accommodations for applicants who qualify under the Americans with
Disabilities Act are available upon request. WSU employs only U.S.
citizens and lawfully authorized non-US citizens. All new employees
must show employment eligibility verification as required by the
U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Services.