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Teaching Faculty I 9 Month Salaried (Hospitality Management)

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Teaching Faculty I 9 Month Salaried (Hospitality Management)


Florida State University Panama City (FSU PC) offers a Bachelor?s Degree program in Hospitality and Tourism Management housed under FSU?s nationally recognized Dedman School of Hospitality. The Hospitality program at FSU PC provides student's coursework, job-shadowing, study abroad, and internship experiences to prepare them for careers as managers and leaders in hotels, restaurants, clubs, and resorts. In addition, FSU PC offers a related undergraduate program in Recreation, Tourism, and Events (RTE) through the College of Applied Studies, which emphasizes planning and managing recreation programs, special events, and leisure services for resorts, businesses, and public and private recreation agencies.

We invite applications for a 9- or 12- month, full-time, specialized, non-tenure track teaching faculty position with opportunities for promotion and multi-year contracts at our FSU Campus in Panama City, Florida. We anticipate that this position with our Hospitality Management program will also have some engagement with our RTE undergraduate program.


Primary responsibilities include teaching a variety of undergraduate courses in the Hospitality Management program (e.g., food/beverage management, leadership, revenue management, etc.) and RTE program (e.g., research, program design, activities leadership, etc.).

This position also includes recruiting and mentoring students, as well as engaging in service to the department and campus. Additionally, this position has the potential for administrative and leadership opportunities, including serving as a coordinator for the program, working with local and national industry leaders, overseeing and developing internships, developing new curricula, and leading new program initiatives.

The position is being advertised as an open-rank position (depending upon candidate qualifications), and specific responsibilities for teaching and service (including teaching load) will depend upon the candidate?s previous experiences and the needs of the Hospitality and RTE programs.

This position begins in Fall of 2019 with the potential to start earlier (i.e., Spring or Summer 2019) if circumstances warrant it.

For more information about the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program, visit and for information regarding our Recreation, Tourism, and Events Program, visit


PhD in Hospitality, or related field, from an accredited institution (must be conferred by start date of the position) and at least one year of experience teaching at the university level.


Additional preferred qualifications include: managerial experience in the Hospitality or Tourism Industry, ability to be an effective leader for managing projects and new initiatives, experience or previous education in both Hospitality and Recreation industries, and academic administrative experience.

Other Information

The Panama City campus of FSU is located 100 miles west of Tallahassee on the beautiful St. Andrews Bay and is only three miles from the sparkling waters of the Gulf of Mexico. FSU Panama City currently houses 19 bachelor's programs and 8 master's programs and boasts a small faculty-to-student ratio, which gives students a more personalized academic experience. For more information about FSU Panama City, please visit our website:

Contact Info

Inquiries should be directed to:
Andrea Wheeler

Anticipated Salary Range

Salary and Rank will be commensurate with education and experience

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check. The background check will be conducted as authorized and in accordance with University Policy 4-OP-C-7-B11.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in this position, apply at Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Online applications MUST INCLUDE work history up to ten years, and all education details EVEN IF ATTACHING RESUME.
Applicants should also upload all of the following documents to their online application:
1) A cover letter describing college teaching experience, related hospitality experience, related recreation/tourism experience, the courses the applicant feels qualified to teach, and why you are seeking this position.
2) Current curriculum vitae.
3) Evidence of teaching effectiveness (copies of teaching evaluations and other data).
4) Arrange for submission of at least three letters of reference. You should instruct that these letters be mailed to: Florida State University, A312E, Human Resources, 4750 Collegiate Drive, Panama City, Florida 32405 (References should provide contact information, including addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers)
5) Additional material to support your application may also be mailed to the above address.

Open until filled

This position is being advertised as open until filled.

Tobacco Free Campus

Effective January 1, 2014, tobacco use, including simulated tobacco use, is prohibited on property, interior and exterior, owned or managed by Florida State University. This policy applies to all Florida State University students, employees, consultants, contractors, visitors, and external individuals.

Equal Employment Opportunity

An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer.

FSU's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at:


Teaching Faculty I 9 Month Salaried (Hospitality Management)