School of Hospitality Event Management Open Rank Tenure Faculty

Salary for Announcement

The salary ranges for this position are $73,000 – $78,000 at Assistant Professor rank; $85,000 – $91,000 at Associate Professor rank; and $118,000 – $126,000 at Full Professor. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, visit our Employee Benefits Summary page.

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School of Hospitality Event Management Open Rank Tenure Faculty

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Faculty-CAT I


School of Hospitality

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Full time faculty - 9 mo with benefits

Position Summary

Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for an open rank tenure track faculty position within the School of Hospitality beginning Fall 2023. This nine-month faculty appointment in the Rita & Navin Dimond Department of Hotel Management is focused upon teaching, advising, scholarship, and service. The position is responsible for cultivating a learning environment for industry-bound students and those who wish to pursue graduate studies. Additionally, interaction with professional community members through ongoing liaison and participation in local and national chapters of a major event and meeting professional associations will be an ongoing responsibility.

MSU Denver is among the largest public four-year universities in Colorado, with nearly 20,000 students. We are one of the state’s most affordable, accessible, and diverse universities; our University attracts and serves students from a variety of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds. As an urban university committed to serving the local community, excellence in teaching and learning is MSU Denver’s primary objective. MSU Denver emphasizes maintaining Hispanic Serving Institution ( HSI ) status. Located in vibrant downtown Denver and close to the Rocky Mountains, MSU Denver shares the 175-acre Auraria campus with two other post-secondary institutions. We are particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented and historically minoritized groups.


This position requires teaching courses in the required curriculum for the BS in Event and Meeting Management degree (e.g., Event Project Planning, Event Catering Systems, Trade Show and Exhibition Management, Special Event Production, etc.) and other hospitality and tourism courses as needed. The position will also create new courses in experience design and experience management. The School of Hospitality is pleased to offer a differentiated teaching workload, which may include teaching evening and/or online classes. The instructor will combine classroom and experiential learning and effectively integrate technology into coursework, research, and advising. The instructor will also advise at the undergraduate level, actively serve as a faculty advisor to student organizations, provide service to the University and community, and fulfill other assigned duties as requested by the Department Chair.

The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and fostering relationships with the economy’s meeting, event, and hospitality sectors. It is expected that these relationships will lead to professional opportunities for students and SOH faculty research outlets. The successful candidate must be student-oriented and possess strong leadership skills conducive to building premier undergraduate and graduate programs within the Dimond department.

Required Qualifications
  • Doctoral degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Hospitality Administration, or related field. Advanced ABD candidates are welcome to apply, however the degree must be conferred prior to the start of appointment.
  • Previous industry-related experience
  • An emerging or proven record of research, grant/alternative funding productivity in the Meeting, Event, Hospitality, and/or Tourism Management
  • Ability to inspire diverse students with a sense of diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Teaching experience or evidence of potential for teaching excellence
Preferred Qualifications
  • Three years of industry relevant experience
  • Active membership in at least one national/international professional event or meeting association
  • Three years of teaching or training experience both classroom-based and online, with preference given to candidates with evidence of successful teaching in an institution of higher education
  • Current and valid industry certifications
  • Experience planning meetings, conventions, or trade shows in an international environment
  • Industry or teaching experience in event design
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Closing date

Closing Instructions

Open Until Filled

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT)


Special Instructions to Applicants

Complete applications received by Friday, November 11, 2022 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, but applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. All applications must be submitted through the university’s online system, .

Applications must include:
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. Teaching Philosophy. This 1-2 page narrative should describe the values, beliefs, and goals you apply to teaching and learning. Your statement may include descriptions of your teaching methods, how you assess student learning, how you evaluate your own efficacy as an instructor, and how you meaningfully contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Research/Scholarship Statement
  6. Unofficial Graduate and Undergraduate Transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire.
  7. References. Prepare a list of three professional references and their contact information.

Talent Team Representative

Tanya Rogowsky

Talent Team Representative E-mail


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link: Employee Benefits Offerings

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 50% first generation students and over 45% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.

MSU Denver is committed to creating and fostering a work environment and culture of belonging; we are proud of the work our employee affinity groups contribute to our culture. For more information on our employee affinity groups please visit this link .

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