Purdue University — C.B. Smith Professor / Associate Professor of Hotel Management

Position Available: Fall 2023 

Principle Duties: Applications and nominations are invited for the position of C.B. Smith Professor/Associate Professor of Hotel Management at the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). The individual that holds the C.B. Smith professorship will teach lodging-related courses at undergraduate and graduate levels and conduct leading edge research for the lodging industry. In addition, the individual is also expected to actively establish and maintain relationships/partnerships with the lodging industry and professional communities. The C.B. Smith Professor will have the opportunity to lead the Center for the Study of Lodging Operations. The Center seeks to advance the lodging industry at the local, national, and international level using translational research to explicate industry issues and challenges. 

Qualifications: We are looking for an academic leader and scholar with a strong commitment to the discovery, learning, and engagement missions of the School. Applicants must have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of a Tenured Full/Associate Professor, a PhD with specialization in HTM or related discipline, a strong record of published research and external funding, as well as prior experience in the lodging Industry. With a track record of teaching excellence, the successful candidate will be someone with a balance of academic research skills and industry networking capability that will advance both the School and students. Candidates who value and promote diversity, equity and belonging are sought and desired. 

The School & University: The White Lodging-J.W. Marriot, Jr. School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Purdue is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, with a program ranking among the best in the United States. Our partnership with White Lodging, a world class hospitality company, provides an abundance of opportunities for engagement, research and collaboration. Together with their on-campus Union Club Hotel, the only Autograph Collection hotel run by students, there is no better place than Purdue University to research and educate future leaders of the lodging industry. Purdue HTM is situated in the heart of the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The University has more than 44,000 students and is in a prosperous county of about 150,000 people. Purdue University is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago. Please access the following Web sites for more information: 

HTM: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/htm/
Purdue University: http://www.purdue.edu/
Community: http://www.HomeOfPurdue.com/ 

Application Procedure: Applications must include: 1) Letter of Interest indicating relevant experience, qualifications, statements of research, teaching, and leadership philosophy, 2) Complete curriculum vitae, 3) Reference list (at least three), and 4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (as outlined below). Purdue University, the College of Health and Human Sciences, and the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom. Nominations of potential candidates for the position are welcome, initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential. Please send nominations to Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, Search Committee (contact details below). 

Purdue University’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty efforts, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in the separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. 

Application review will begin November 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position. 

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors (SF), using the below address:

For further information, Contact Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, Search Committee Chair: jang12@purdue.edu | 765-496-3610 

Purdue University is EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.