Event & Experience Management Professor Of Practice

Virginia Tech


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Work type:Teaching & Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Business
Department: Hospitality and Tourism
Location:Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories:Instructional / Teaching Faculty


The Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) in the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, invites applications for the position of Assistant / Associate Professor of Practice of Event & Experience Management to begin August 2023. Event & Experience Management (EEM) at Virginia Tech is on a growth trajectory: the Department currently offers an EEM minor with over 200 students and is planning to offer an EEM major starting in Fall 2024.

Job Description

This position is an Academic Year (9 month, August to May), full time teaching appointment starting on August 10, 2023. The selected individual will teach up to four 3-credit hour undergraduate courses on subjects related to event management, meetings and conventions, facilities management, event technologies and other hospitality courses; assist the EEM lead faculty with program development and industry relations; serve in an advising capacity for student clubs and associations; serve on departmental and college committees; and, support the development and implementation of departmental events. Additional summer school teaching may be available. Applicants who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the inclusion and diversity goals of the university are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management or related field
Extensive professional experience in event management sales and operations
Demonstrated record of or potential for teaching across a broad range of topics in the area of event management
Occasional travel to national and international conferences
Extensive networks in the hospitality and tourism industry
Ability to contribute toward a collegial classroom and work environment

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated passion for working with students of diverse backgrounds and helping them achieve their personal and professional goals

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges , a school of medicine , a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers . A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Grace Gorey at [email protected]  during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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