Assistant Professor - Hospitality & Food Industry Management

Position ID: 41168
University of Georgia
Agricultural & Environmental Science
Agricultural & Applied Economics
Branch Campus: 
Athens, Georgia
Position Description
New Position?: 
Job Class: 
Assistant Professor
Job Description: 


Posting Details
Posting Number F0206P
Working Title Assistant Professor - Hospitality and Food Industry Management
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) is among the best and most established U.S. colleges of agriculture. In its classrooms, its Agricultural Experiment Stations and its statewide network of UGACooperative Extension offices, the faculty and staff of CAES are dedicated to discovering, teaching, and delivering the science required for healthy living to flourish in Georgia. Agricultural and environmental sciences are only as important as the food you eat, the clothes you wear and the water and air around you. To improve the quality and guard the safety of life’s necessities, CAES has gathered world-renowned scientists and exceptional students.

The Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics is home to 28 faculty members with 350 students in programs of study at the B.S., M.A.B, M.S., and Ph.D. levels. The Department offers excellent support and opportunities for professional growth and development. The position is located on The University of Georgia campus in Athens, a city of 67,000 within a metropolitan community of 150,000.

College/Unit/Department website
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Underutilization Minorities & Females
Anticipated Start Date 08/01/2019
Job Posting Date 10/18/2018
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

The position is open until filled, but application review will begin January 7, 2019. Please upload (1) a cover letter including a description of academic
qualifications and experience; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) evidence and/or philosophy of teaching and research; (4) graduate school transcripts; and (5) names and contact information for three professional references. For questions, please contact John Bergstrom, Search Committee Chair, email

Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Details
Position Information
Classification Title ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
Faculty Rank Assistant Professor
Contract Type Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Minimum Qualifications

Terminal degree appropriate for the discipline

Position Summary

Major responsibilities include: (1) developing a nationally recognized, industry-relevant research program, (2) publishing research in top hospitality and food industry journals, (3) teaching a wide range of undergraduate HFIM courses, (4) mentoring undergraduate HFIM students, and (5) securing sufficient grants and contracts to support research. Faculty will also be expected to assist with recruitment, retention, and placement efforts; effectively interact with the staff of the Georgia Center (a 200 room/suite conference center located on campus) in providing a “hands-on” component to the curriculum; develop programmatic relationships with industry related organizations and businesses; and perform scholarly activities and service appropriate for appointment.

Additional Requirements

Must have an earned doctorate in hospitality or a closely related area.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

At least one year of experience in teaching undergraduate courses in restaurant operations, catering operations, meeting and event planning, and/or hospitality finance; two years of managerial experience in hotels, restaurants, or catering/event operations.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Membership and active participation in relevant professional organizations. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Does this position have financial responsibilities? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Major responsibilities include: (1) developing a nationally recognized, industry-relevant research program, (2) publishing research in top hospitality and food industry journals, (3) teaching a wide range of undergraduate HFIMcourses, (4) mentoring undergraduate HFIM students, and (5) securing sufficient grants and contracts to support research.

Percentage Of Time 100
Application Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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CIP Discipline Code: 
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Degree Levels: 
Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Position Starting Date: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
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