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Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management

Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Posted Date
Aug 17, 2023

Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW) is the largest university in northeast Indiana, offering 25 graduate and over 100 prestigious Purdue University undergraduate degrees and certificates. More than 10,000 students of diverse ages, races and nationalities belong to the PFW family. The 594‐acre campus in Fort Wayne is home to over 7,000 degree‐ seeking undergraduate and graduate students. Through PFW’s partnerships with area high schools, almost 3,000 high school students take dual‐credit courses, simultaneously earning both high school and college credits. PFW is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Learn more about us at

The Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Purdue University Fort Wayne invites applications for a  full-time, 9-month, Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management beginning August 19, 2024.  The department seeks candidates with expertise in management of lodging operations. Courses may occasionally be taught online, but typically will be offered face-to-face. The faculty member may be responsible for teaching courses in Revenue Management, Hospitality Finance, Strategic Management, and/or other classes as needed. The successful candidate will also work on active research productivities (conferences, publications, and external funding). This position requires active participation in the life of the department and university including the development of the program, student recruitment & retention, and other duties as needed.

The position is contingent upon available funding and a satisfactory background check.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidate must hold a doctoral degree in Hospitality & Tourism or a closely related field from an accredited college or university. ABD will be considered, but candidate must earn a Ph.D. prior to the start of employment. A combination of teaching, practical, and/or research experiences Ability to effectively use teaching strategies and technologies for in-person and/or online learning Candidate minimally must have 6 months experience in lodging operations in accounting, revenue management, finance, or closely related area.

How to Apply

The department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including research, teaching, and service/engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references to Alanna Olah, Chair and Clinical Associate Professor at

The position will remain open until filled. All candidates invited for a campus interview will be expected to do a 45-60 minute instructional student presentation.  For questions, please contact Alanna Olah, Chair and Clinical Associate Professor at

Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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