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Assistant Professor

University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC
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Oct 18, 2021

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*Posting Number:*FAC00105PO21
*Advertised Title:*Assistant Professor
*College/Division:*College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
*Department:*HRSM Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
*Advertised Salary Range:*Commensurate with experience
*Part/Full Time:*Full Time
*Hours per Week:*37.5
*Position Category:*Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
*Basis :*9 months
*Work County:*Richland
*Tenure Information:*Professional Track
*Job Search Category:*Faculty
*About UofSC:*The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.
*Diversity Statement:*At the University of South Carolina, we strive to cultivate an inclusive environment that is open, welcoming, and supportive of individuals of all backgrounds. We recognize diversity in our workforce is essential to providing academic excellence and critical to our sustainability. The University is committed to eliminating barriers created by institutional discrimination through accountability and continuous process improvement. We celebrate the diverse voices, perspectives, and experiences of our employees.
*Advertised Job Summary:*The School of Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management (HRTM) at the University of South Carolina (Columbia, SC) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with primary concentration in Tourism Management.

This is a 9-month position that consists of responsibilities reflected as follows: develop and sustain a program of research excellence leading to publications in premier outlets and attraction of external funding; teach courses in Tourism Management and others as assigned; collaborate with the Richardson Family SmartState Center of Economic Excellence in Tourism on external funding projects; serve on School, College, or University committees as needed; provide mentoring and guidance to students in the major; and contribute to the School's general academic mission and vision in substantive ways.
*Required Education and Experience:*Earned doctorate in Hospitality or Tourism Management, or a related discipline by the start date of employment (ABDs considered); primary teaching and research interests in tourism management;secondary teaching or research interests in one or more of the following: destination management, crisis management, research methods; an active research agenda with a demonstrated ability to generate impactful, peer-reviewed research in premier outlets; and strong evidence of (or potential to attract) external funding.
*Preferred Qualifications:*N/A
*Desired Start Date:*01/01/2022
*Job Open Date:*08/18/2021
*Open Until Filled:*Yes
*Special Instructions to Applicant:*Initial review of applicants will commence September 30th and continue until the position is filled. The appointment start date will be either January 1, 2022 or August 16, 2022. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) a letter of intent describing how the candidate's professional and academic experiences match the position and 2) a current curriculum vitae/resume. Candidates selected to final round interviews will be required to submit three letters of recommendation on official letterhead with wet signatures. Questions may be directed to the search committee chairperson, Lori Pennington-Gray (

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