Eastern Kentucky University — Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Hospitality

Assistant/Associate Professor of Global Hospitality

Position Number: F00261P
Position Type: Faculty
Position Category: Fulltime Faculty
Driver Classification: Non Driver
City: Richmond
Division: Academic Affairs/Provost
Department: College of Health Sciences
Unit: Applied Human Sciences
Contact Person: Dr. Dana Bush
Funding Source: Institutional

About the College/Department:
Eastern Kentucky University is a regional, coeducational, public institution of higher education offering general and liberal arts programs, pre-professional and professional training in education and various other fields at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Located in Richmond, Madison County, Kentucky, EKU has a distinguished record of more than a century of educational service to the Commonwealth. Eastern Kentucky University is committed to access, equal opportunity, dignity, respect, and inclusion for all people, as integral to a learning environment in which intellectual creativity and diversity thrives.

Situated near the heart of the Bluegrass, Richmond is served by a network of major highways that make EKU easily accessible from all parts of Kentucky and surrounding states. Richmond is 26 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky. Interstate Highways I-75 (north-south) and I-64 (east-west) make the metropolitan areas of Cincinnati, 112 miles to the north, and Louisville, 110 miles to the west, within convenient distance by automobile. Richmond is also served by U.S. Route 25 from Southeastern Kentucky and Kentucky Route 52 from the east and west. The Bluegrass, Mountain, Daniel Boone, and Cumberland Parkways provide even greater accessibility by automobile since the city is located near the convergence of these arterial highways into the interstate system.

EKU is a dedicated high-quality instruction, scholarship, and service, and places emphasis on the three in that order. Through its colleges and schools, the University seeks to offer quality instruction at a variety of degree levels in general education, the arts, the sciences, business, education, pre-professional and professional areas, and applied and technical disciplines. Through consultative services, continuing education, and the extended campus, the University seeks to provide service to the community and the region. Research seeks both to advance knowledge in the subject matter areas with which the University is concerned and to support the primary function of teaching.

Position Summary:
The Department of Applied Human Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is excited to launch a new online bachelor's degree in Global Hospitality and Tourism with concentrations in Gastronomic Tourism and Sustainable Hospitality. The degree will include courses in socio-cultural hospitality, universal sustainable design, multigenerational programming, global hospitality law, sustainable hospitality, history & culture of wine, and bourbon, beer, & spirits as well as opportunities for internships and study abroad experiences. Responsibilities of faculty include teaching, scholarly activity, and service to the university, community and profession. The search committee is especially interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.

Visa sponsorship will be considered on a case-by-case basis, depending upon the needs of the unit, available sponsorship budget, and the qualifications of the candidate.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must have ABD toward a terminal degree from an accredited or internationally recognized institution in hospitality, tourism, or a closely related field.

Desired Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have experience in curriculum development, practicum supervision, program coordination and online instruction. Successful work experience in global hospitality or tourism, gastronomic tourism development, or sustainable hospitality practices is desired. The committee also seeks candidates with evidence of successful community engagement and collaboration with individuals from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds.

Posting Number: F00261P
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Open Date: 06/15/2021
Application Review Date:
Job Close Date:
Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions Summary:

AA/EEO Statement:
Eastern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educational institution and does not discriminate on the basis of age (40 and over), race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, ethnicity, disability, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information in the admission to, or participation in, any educational program or activity (e.g., athletics, academics and housing) which it conducts or any employment policy or practice.

Background Check Statement:
Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background check.

Document Link:

To apply, visit https://jobs.eku.edu/postings/16877

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