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HTM International Business Asst./Assoc. Prof of Practice

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: HTM International Business Asst./Assoc. Prof of Practice
Faculty Rank: To Be Determined
Posting Number: TR0170069
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Position Summary:

The Position is for Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice and will begin August 2018. Applications will be reviewed based on the candidate’s record of, or potential for, teaching across a broad range of topics with a primary focus on international business in hospitality and tourism. This position is in support of the third theme of the Pamplin College of Business Strategic Plan, which focuses on the following: (1) business intelligence, (2) innovation through entrepreneurship, and (3) international business. We encourage candidates, in their letters of application, to articulate specifically how their work and teaching experience will contribute to international business in hospitality and tourism management. Applicants will also need to have the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment. The selected individual will teach undergraduate courses, assist with career advising and industry relations, serve in an advising capacity for student clubs and associations, and serve on departmental and college committees. Additional summer school and winter session teaching may be available.

Required Qualifications:

At minimum, a Master’s degree in a Hospitality and Tourism Management related field or a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with extensive professional experience in hospitality and tourism is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with extensive international networks in the industry are preferred.

Employment Conditions:
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How to Apply for this Job:

Interested applicants should complete an online application at (in the right column under “Search for an Opportunity” click on the “Instructional & Research Faculty” button, then either scroll down to or search for posting #
TR0170069 ) and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita/resume, 3) a statement regarding your teaching interests and professional goals particularly as they relate to the Department’s and Pamplin strategic visions, and 4) names and contact information for three references.

Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Phil Xiang, Search Committee Chair, Hospitality and Tourism Management (0429), Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, via email at with the subject line “HTM position inquiry” or at (540) 231-3262.

Employee Category: Instructional/Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year? Standard Academic Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Hospitality and Tourism
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 06/19/2017
Review Begin Date: 09/01/2017
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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Teaching Statement
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