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Assistant Professor/Food and Beverage Management in Auburn, Alabama

LocationAuburn, Alabama, 36849
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-02-06
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Valid Through2023-05-19

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Assistant Professor/Food and Beverage Management

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POSITION AND AVAILABILITY : The position is a nine-month, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant Professor Level specializing in Food and Beverage Management in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Hospitality Management beginning Spring or Fall, 2023. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES : Teaching responsibilities will include food and beverage-oriented classes offered across all three study options for the B.S. in Hospitality Management. Bachelor’s degree options currently offered include Hotel and Restaurant Management, Event Management and Culinary Science.More specifically this faculty member will be responsible for all food and beverage lecture and laboratory teaching in the 1856 Restaurant in the new Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center. Courses will include Food Production and Service in Hospitality, Food and Beverage Management and other beverage-oriented classes. The successful applicant would participate in the formation of department policies related to the undergraduate curriculum, engage in undergraduate academic advising and recruitment for the program. The faculty member will be reviewed annually by the Department Head based on the College and Department Promotion and Tenure guidelines. The successful candidate is expected to engage in research and other scholarship and service consistent with the expectations of a tenure track faculty appointment.
SETTING : This interdisciplinary department is affiliated with the College of Human Sciences. The department offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs in hospitality management that include campus-based programming as well as a master’s degree distance education option. The Hospitality Management Program’s undergraduate enrollment is approximately 250 students. Program faculty are intent upon doubling this number over the next 5-7 years across all three-study options including Hotel and Restaurant Management, Event Management and Culinary Science. All programming will be delivered in the Tony and Libba Rane Culinary Science Center, which will be completed in summer of 2022. This 142,000 square-foot education center will house six floors of state-of-the-art hospitality teaching classrooms and hands-on learning laboratories. The center will house several food production laboratories, a commercial food production kitchen, student training restaurant (1856 Restaurant), a bakery and coffee roasting facility, microbrewery, wine and distilled spirits education laboratories, spa, roof top garden and event center, and an ultra-luxury training hotel (The Laurel). The center will also feature a very interactive food hall encompassing two business incubation units. Auburn University is a comprehensive, multi-cultural university and land-grant institution located in Auburn, Alabama, enrolling 30,000 students. See http://humsci.auburn.edu/hosp/ for more information about the Hospitality Management Program at Auburn University.
The Auburn University Hospitality Management program is proud to partner with Ithaka Hospitality Partners ( IHP ) to provide a robust, engaging education by exposing our students to unique insights into the management of a premier hotel, restaurant and conference center operation. Here, students gain real-world experience in hotel management, restaurant management, event management and culinary science that sets them apart in the competitive global marketplace. As the Operator of The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center, Auburn Hospitality Management’s on-campus teaching facility and one of Auburn’s leading hotels, the Ithaka leadership team works closely with hospitality management faculty in multiple ways, such as class delivery and arranging guest lectures. Members of the IHP Executive team are designated as Affiliate Faculty and team-teach with Hospitality Management Program faculty. All instruction, whether theoretical or applied, is based on a framework grounded in the principles of continuous quality improvement.

To learn more about Auburn University, visit http://www.auburn.edu/academic/provost/facultyjobs/ . Auburn University is understanding of and sensitive to the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.

Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS : The candidate must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited institution in hospitality management, foodservice management, or a closely related field at the time of employment. Applicants must have a minimum of three (3) years of industry experience in the food and beverage sector. The candidate should be familiar with accreditation procedures and national standards for the discipline. The candidate is expected to collaborate with Hospitality Management faculty on research, as well as to provide service and/or industry connections to the school, college, and university. The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time the appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include certification by the Society of Wine Educators, Guild of Master Sommeliers or Wine and Spirit Education Trust. The ideal candidate will also have experience with program development, assessment, delivery of assessment, and experience in the management of educational or commercial culinary or restaurant operations.

Special Instructions to Applicants

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS : Applicants should submit an application including general statement of interest in the position as well as specific teaching and research interests; curriculum vitae; and contact information of three references via the following link: https://www.auemployment.com/postings/29892 . Only complete applications will be considered. For additional information about the position, contact Dr. David Martin (*****), Associate Professor, Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management, Auburn University, AL 36849. Screening of applications will begin September 26th, 2022, and continue until a candidate has been selected and recommended for appointment.

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AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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