School of Resort and Hospitality Management (SRHM) is a School
within the Lutgert College of Business, and offers a newly revised
BS in Resort and Hospitality Administration starting Fall 2020. A
recent program review involving both internal and external
stakeholders resulted in a redesigned, high-impact curriculum that
ensures students acquire both cutting-edge knowledge and essential
business competencies. The program is dually accredited by ACPHA
SRHM is seeking to fill one position at the Assistant/Associate
Professor Level. Although all specialties will be considered,
preference will be given to the areas in Lodging Management and
The Resort & Hospitality Administration program
Assistant/Associate Professor will teach at the undergraduate
level, be involved in course and/or curriculum development;
research/scholarship; participate on College and University
committees and/or initiatives. The successful candidate will
demonstrate credentials consistent with “Scholarly Academic”
classification under the AACSB faculty qualifications. While all
specialties will be considered, preference will be given to
candidates with specialty in Lodging Management and Event
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university
dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty
are expected to: be excellent teachers, responsive to changing
professional needs; be committed to innovative delivery of
instruction resulting in improved student learning; be committed to
effective use of technology including distance learning; produce
peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College,
University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main
campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and
maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which
students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social
activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life
reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that
practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate
expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students
to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently
diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic
and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender
identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural
traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives
to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just
because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our
University stronger. The University community recognizes the
importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these
ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to
apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow
and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Essential Job Duties
Teaches three (3) classes a semester, Fall and Spring. Conducts
scholarly activities commensurate with rank, serves on college
& university committees, and mentors students & liaison
with hospitality community.
Additional Job Description
- Earned Doctorate from an accredited institution in Hospitality
Administration or closely related discipline.
- Professional work experience in hospitality related business
- Experience teaching undergraduate hospitality courses.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct research and place quality
scholarship in appropriate academic journals.
- Candidates must have an earned doctorate from an accredited
institution; ABDs who can provide evidence of completion of their
doctoral program by summer 2022 will also be considered for the
Assistant Professor position.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Experience teaching undergraduate (and graduate, where
applicable) event management, special events, & events
marketing courses or Lodging Management, Lodging Operations, and
- Managerial work experience in the hospitality industry,
particularly in the lodging and event segments.
Special Instructions to Applicants
- Experience or commitment to the application of sound
theoretical and pedagogical practices specific to teaching and
learning pertinent to university teaching. Interest in
collaborating both within and outside the University in the
development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved
student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to
the school and university.
Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis
available January 2022.
Please note that this position is contingent upon approval.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and
retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send
examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so.
Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks,
slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE
RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to
submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become
the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available
for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
The position is listed as “open until filled”, however
applications received by October 15, 2021 will receive priority
- Unofficial Transcripts
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Five (5) Professional References
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.