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Cost Control, Event Management, and/ or Food and Beverage Management, Assistant/Associate/Full Profe

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Nevada, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 17, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Management, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Food Services Management
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Tenured/Tenured Track
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Full Time
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Cost Control, Event Management, and/ or Food and Beverage Management, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Cost Control, Event Management, and/ or Food and Beverage Management, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor, Harrah College of Hospitality [R0128276]



Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.


Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.


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The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.



Situated just blocks away from the world's greatest hospitality laboratory—the Las Vegas Strip—the Harrah College of Hospitality enjoys unparalleled access to the hotels and resorts that are shaping the industry. Consistently ranked among the top five hospitality programs in the world, the College provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. Faculty members are internationally-renowned, and alumni consist of some of the most influential leaders in the industry, with graduates overseeing major hotel brands, popular restaurants, event firms, and Fortune 500 companies.

The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with concentrations in Event Design and Management, Gaming Management, Hospitality Beverage Management, Human Resource Management, Innovative Restaurant Management, and PGA Golf Management; an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration; a Master of Science in Hotel Administration; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration. In addition, the College offers two dual degrees: a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Hotel Administration; and a Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in Information Management Systems.

In the Spring of 2020, the College enrolled 1,872 undergraduate students, 151 graduate students (70 MHA, 54 HOA and dual programs, and 27 doctoral students). The College has approximately 42 full-time faculty members​ ​(including tenured, tenure track, faculty in residence, and lecturers), 9 classified staff, and 38 professional staff.​  In addition, in any given semester, there are approximately 14 part-time instructors.

The College believes that partnering with industry is key to student success. Each year, the College organizes nearly 600 internships, welcomes more than 100 national hospitality brands for recruitment events, and pairs an average of 175 industry mentors with students. These crucial relationships help build careers.

 For more information about the Harrah College of Hospitality, please visit 


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas William F. Harrah College of Hospitality is conducting an open rank search for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track or tenured faculty in the department of Food, Beverage and Event Management commencing August 2022. Rank will be dependent upon education and experience as outlined below in the qualifications section.


The successful candidate will work on a strong and active research program with the potential for conferences and journal publications and external funding; teach undergraduate and graduate courses, supervise graduate students; and engage in department, college, and university service activities. This faculty member may be responsible for teaching courses in Cost Control, Event Management, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions, Expositions), Multi-Unit Restaurant Management, and/ or related classes.




Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  



This position requires a Ph.D. in Hospitality Management or a closely related field from a regionally accredited college or university.

  • Assistant/Associate Professor (tenure-track): terminal degree and experience and research activity that is consistent with UNLV standards and aspirations
  • Associate/Professor (tenured): terminal degree and experience and research activity that is consistent with UNLV standards and aspirations

Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment.



Candidates with a strong and active publication record, and a record of teaching that is current and consistent with UNLV standards and aspirations are preferred. Applicants are preferred to have an interest and expertise in cost control, event management, MICE (meetings, incentives, conventions, expositions), and/ or multi-unit restaurant management, followed by the ability to teach in one or more of these and related areas. The ideal candidate has experience in hospitality, business, or related industries.



Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding. 



Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, a single document explaining research and teaching philosophies, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on February 1, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Cass Shum, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or



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If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.



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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at, by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555.

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