Assistant Professor of Hospitality and Tourism Management - R0044179

University of Virginia's College at Wise
Wise, Virginia
Up to $75,000.00 + benefits
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2023

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The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, a division of the University of Virginia located in Wise, Virginia, invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Hospitality and Tourism Management. The position is a full-time, 9-month commitment at the assistant professor level with a start date of August 2023. The position is housed within the Department of Business and Economics.

The Department of Business and Economics is at a critical juncture with recent investments from the General Assembly to create an interdisciplinary program in Hospitality and Tourism Management that aligns with regional economic development efforts, particularly new investments by Hard Rock Corporation to build an entertainment district in Bristol, Virginia around a casino that opened in summer 2022 and a full-scale resort slated for opening in 2024.

This position in Hospitality and Tourism Management is new at UVA Wise, offering an opportunity for someone who is innovative and entrepreneurial to develop a concentration, eventually a major, in Hospitality and Tourism. We seek a person with the academic background to build such a program, but also who has experience working with business and industry partners in the hospitality/tourism/event management sector to create internships and other experiential learning opportunities for students.

Duties include creating and teaching undergraduate courses in hospitality and tourism management at both the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels; serving the department and college on various committees; advising students; pursuing ongoing scholarly activity preferably in conjunction with undergraduate students; and assisting the department chair with assessment and other duties as needed. 

Successful candidates must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills; must have a Ph.D. (ABD candidates will be considered but must have the Ph.D. completed by the date of appointment) in Hospitality and Tourism Management or an equivalent research degree; and should have the demonstrated ability for engaged and innovative teaching at the undergraduate level.

The successful candidate will also possess an explicit interest in UVA Wise’s student-centered and experiential learning mission and integrating its liberal arts curriculum with the Department’s professional education.

Institutional Profile

A division of the University of Virginia and a member of the Council for Public Liberal Arts Colleges, The University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVA Wise) is an inspiring place to teach, learn, work, and call home. Through personalized attention and commitment to individual growth, UVA Wise prepares students to be engaged citizens. Drawing upon its foundation as a public liberal arts institution in the Appalachian region of Southwest Virginia, the College strives to build a diverse community of learners with the drive to serve and lead in their communities, the nation, and the world. We offer access and affordability along with challenging academic work in the liberal arts tradition. The result is well-rounded graduates who earn fulfilling positions at leading organizations and pursue graduate study at prestigious institutions. And better yet, UVA Wise is consistently ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public liberal arts colleges in the nation whose students graduate with a low average student loan debt. 

Application Instructions

Interested applicants for the position should apply online at and click the job title.  Complete a candidate profile that includes: 1) application, 2) cover letter, 3) current CV, 4) letter describing your teaching philosophy, 5) a statement of research interests suitable to undergraduates, 6) contact information for three references and 7) unofficial transcripts. Review of applications will begin in February 2023, but will remain open until filled. Start date for all positions will be August 2023. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

UVA Wise is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Employee fulfills duties as a “responsible employee” under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.  A Responsible employee includes any employee:  who has the authority to take action to redress sexual violence; who has been given the duty of reporting incidents of sexual violence or any other misconduct by students to the Title IX Coordinator or other appropriate school designee; or whom a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

UVA Wise is committed to helping the campus community provide for their own safety and security.  The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report containing information on campus security and personal safety, including alerts, fire safety, crime prevention tips, and crime statistics is available at  A copy is available upon request by calling 276-328-0190 or 276-376-3451.

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