KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY

Assistant Professor in Lodging Facilities and Hospitality

Location
Jeddah (SA)
Posted
19 Jun 2017
End of advertisement period
02 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor in Lodging Facilities and Hospitality

The Department Hospitality Management at King Abdulaziz University (KAU) invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Lodging Facilities and Hospitality to contribute to a Hospitality Management Degree Program. The position is a tenure-track, academic year appointment with potential for summer employment. Responsibilities for research, teaching, and service are required for this position.

Job Description:

  • Collectively possessing the concept of a curriculum in their specializations
  • Committed to excellence in teaching and remaining current through industrial/career experience, scholarly achievements, applied research, professional society activity and continuing education; continually evaluated for ways to incorporate leading-edge information technology needed for future application in Hospitality Industry.
  • Committed to providing an environment of total support, including academic, administrative, and financial and development, to assist students, and faculty whenever appropriate, in acquiring knowledge, work-ready experience and leadership. Also, work in conjunction with faculty to provide and support activities that allow students to benefit from experiences with business, industrial/career and community activities.
  • Committed to mutually beneficial support of the university and its graduates. In its continuing-education efforts,

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • 50% teaching, 40% research, 10% service and outreach. Teach course work in the Hospitality Management undergraduate and Dietetic Management graduate degree programs such as Lodging Operations and Facilities Management, Event Planning, Rural Hospitality, Lodging and Facilities Conceptual Design. Advise undergraduate and graduate students studying Hospitality Management. Develop an extramurally funded research program in area of expertise. Conduct outreach with Hospitality stakeholders in KSA.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, and Knowledge & Skills:

  • Terminal degree in Hospitality Management, Lodging/Hotel Management, Tourism or related field upon hire date.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level in Hospitality or Lodging Management.
  • Evidence of successfully seeking competitive funding for an independent research program, appropriate for the rank of assistant professor.
  • Proven ability to collaborate as part of an interdisciplinary team in teaching, research, and outreach activities with diverse faculty from a variety of academic and/or cultural backgrounds.
  • Work experience or interest in working with lodging or tourism facilities entrepreneurs, and hospitality industry stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Practical experience with lodging or facilities management.
  • Interest in innovative teaching methods.
  • Interest in providing leadership for a new academic program in Hospitality Management.
  • Demonstrated commitment to contributing to a collegial work environment.
  • The Successful Candidate Will be capable of using current approaches to investigating areas of research interest. Possess excellent written and oral communication skills. Have the desire to support the departmental mission of enriching human well-being through teaching, research, and outreach efforts. Have the ability to communicate effectively with the public. Have the ability to establish positive rapport with students and colleagues and community stakeholders. Have an appreciation of diverse constituencies and add intellectual and/or other forms of traditionally underrepresented diversity to the department.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information:

  • This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts KAUFT’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts KAUFT’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

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