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Lecturer - Event/Hospitality Management (82855)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration, Management
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The Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management at the University of Florida (UF) invites applications and nominations for one full-time, non-tenure-earning, Lecturer in Event Management.

Lecturer in Event Management (non-tenure track position): The University of Florida (UF) ( invites applications and nominations for a lecturer position in the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management ( The primary position responsibility is to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in (1) event management and (2) hospitality management. Because of tremendous growth in the undergraduate event management program, immediate need is anticipated in the following courses: Event Promotion, Advanced Event Management, Convention Sales and Service, and Food & Beverage Management. The position will also require assistance with the supervision of event, tourism, and hospitality management internship/practicum student field experiences as well as the Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) student chapter. Contribution to both online and residential courses and program development is required. Outreach through cultivating professional relations between the Event management program and industry. Provide student career advising and contribute to service activities at the program, department, and college levels. A successful applicant will be given opportunities and time to expand the breadth of their teaching experience and to develop new coursework and educational programs.

About the University:
The University of Florida is the state’s oldest, largest, and most comprehensive land grant university. UF is a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization comprising the top public and private institutions in North America. UF is ranked #5 of Public Universities in the United States. With an enrollment of over 53,000 students annually, UF is home to 16 colleges and more than 200 research, service and education centers, bureaus and institutes. Thousands of projects were funded, with a record $928.6 million in research awards to the University of Florida for the last fiscal year. UF is located in Gainesville, a city of approximately 250,000 residents in North-Central Florida, 85 miles from the Georgia border, 50 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, and 67 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. It has abundant wildlife, mature forests, prairies, lakes, and opportunities for many outdoor activities, with moderate temperatures almost all year round. Gainesville has an excellent school system, with a number of public schools ranked highly in the state and nation.

  • While a relevant advanced degree (Ph.D. degree) is preferred, candidates with significant industry experience in event planning / management and resort management will also be strongly considered.
  • Candidates should be passionate and enthusiastic about teaching and student learning and demonstrate a professional commitment to teaching excellence.
  • Candidates should possess good communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to interact with and relate to various constituencies in the local community and throughout the state of Florida.
  • Candidates should also have considerable knowledge and experience working with online course development and delivery.
  • Evidence of successful college-level teaching (online and residential) as well as event certificates [e.g., Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)] are preferred.

The review of applications will begin on December 6, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at ( reference job #82855 ) and include : (1) a letter of application summarizing the applicant's qualifications, teaching experience, and interest in the Department; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references. This 9-month, full-time (1.0 FTE) position will begin August 16, 2022 continuing through May 15, 2023 and is renewable on a yearly basis. Summer teaching opportunities are often available, but not guaranteed.

Please send email inquiries or nominations to Dr. Jinwon Kim, Chair of the Search Committee, at:

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

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