The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University is currently accepting applications for a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position to teach in various aspects of sport management to begin no later than Fall 2013. A start date of January, 2013 is possible. The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management currently enrolls approximately 120 undergraduate sport management majors and is awaiting New York State Education Department approval of its application for a master’s of science degree in sport management, the first graduate program in the College. Applicants must have the ability and expertise to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level in two or more of these areas: sport marketing & promotions, sales & licensing, fund raising, financial management, organizational behavior and research methods.
Candidates must provide evidence of strong teaching skills and demonstrate research ability. It is desirable for the candidate to possess some breadth in their teaching expertise. Sport industry work experience or evidence of collaboration with sport organizations is highly desirable as is the ability to create experiential opportunities for students with sport organizations. Candidate must hold at least one undergraduate or graduate degree in sport management or business AND a doctoral degree in an applicable discipline from an accredited institution. Applications from individuals at the doctoral degree completion stage are welcomed, however, those applicants will need to show a strong record of industry experience and outreach as well; will be expected to complete the terminal degree within one year of appointment.
Successful applicants will have the ability to shape the curriculum in new ways, taking advantage of the College’s unique relationship with Industry. The successful candidate will also be expected to support a collegial work environment, engage in scholarly and practical research, advise undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the University, College, Sport Industry, and community, and to serve as an example of the College’s Code of Professionalism. Funding is available for research support, faculty internships, conference presentations, and participation in a range of industry-related programs.
The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ACHPA accredited and one of only four colleges at Niagara University. It is a nationally ranked program. Founded in 1856, Niagara University is a founding member of The Leading Hotel Schools of the World; offered the world’s first Bachelor’s degree in tourism; and has tripled its enrollment since 2000 to over 425 undergraduate students. Niagara University is located in a beautiful tourist setting in Lewiston, New York overlooking Canada and the gorge of the Niagara River, just north of Niagara Falls, USA. Niagara University is committed to providing a student-centered focus via interactive, caring and supportive faculty.