The Experience Industry Management Department in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA, invites applications for a tenure-track, academic year position. Starting date is negotiable, but on or before September 10, 2020 is preferred. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate core courses in the Experience Industry Management Department, and be able to teach courses related to an area of expertise such as tourism experience design, destination marketing and management, experiential marketing, tourism marketing or analytics.
Additional expectations may include supervision of undergraduate senior projects, graduate student research, student advising, and teaching graduate level courses and/or in a Master of Professional Studies or certificate program. The successful candidate is expected to participate in scholarly activities (i.e., research, grant writing, publications, presentations) as part of their professional development and to contribute to the research of the Experience Innovation Lab, to be fully launched in late 2021 or early 2022. The successful candidate is also expected to provide service on committees for the department, college, and university and participate in instructional development activities. Expectations also include service to local, state, national tourism and/or destination marketing and management related professional organizations.
Ph.D. in tourism or destination marketing, experiential marketing, recreation, parks, and tourism administration, tourism and hospitality management, or a related field required prior to appointment. Applicants should have a combination of teaching, practical and/or research experience and a commitment to quality undergraduate education and a research program that involves undergraduate students. Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding, and publish research.
Must demonstrate excellence in teaching, effective communication, and interpersonal skills and be a productive team player able to interact well with peers, students, sectors of the experience industry, government agencies, and the general public. Must demonstrate commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Excellent written and oral communication skills and strong interests in undergraduate teaching are required. Candidates must also demonstrate an ability to initiate, complete, secure external funding, and publish research and be an active researcher within the Experience Innovation Lab, collaborating with cross-disciplinary faculty and industry partners.
Demonstrated experience and commitment to student-centered learning and teaching, as well as the ability to collaboratively work in multidisciplinary settings is required. Demonstrated proficiency in written and oral use of the English language is required.
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled
San Luis Obispo, California