College of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Assistant Professor (tenure-track): Sport Management
The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management at Niagara University is currently accepting applications for a replacement, tenure-track Assistant Professor position to teach in various aspects of sport management to begin no later than fall 2017. The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management currently enrolls approximately 150 undergraduate and graduate sport management students and sponsors the only graduate program in the College. Applicants must have the ability and expertise to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate level in two or more of these areas: sport sales & licensing, fund raising, communications, financial management, sport economics, policy and governance, recreation management, sport for development and research methods.
Candidates must provide evidence of strong teaching skills, both in person and through online instruction, and demonstrate a progressive research agenda. It is desirable for the candidate to possess some breadth in their teaching expertise. Sport industry work experience or evidence of collaboration with sport organizations is highly desirable as is the ability to create experiential opportunities and internships for students with sport organizations. Successful applicants will have the ability to shape the curriculum in new ways, taking advantage of the College’s unique relationship with industry. The successful candidate will also be expected to support a collegial work environment, engage in scholarly and practical research, advise undergraduate and graduate students, provide service to the University, College, Sport Industry, and community, and to serve as an example of the College’s Code of Professionalism.
Candidate must hold at least one undergraduate or graduate degree in sport management or business AND a doctoral degree in an applicable discipline from accredited institutions. Applications from individuals at the doctoral degree completion stage are welcomed, however, those applicants will need to show a strong record of industry experience and outreach as well.
The College of Hospitality and Tourism Management is ACHPA accredited and one of only four colleges at Niagara University. It is a nationally ranked program. Founded in 1856, Niagara University is a founding member of Hotel Schools of Distinction; offered the world’s first Bachelor’s degree in tourism; and has nearly tripled its enrollment since 2000 to approximately 400 undergraduate students. Niagara University is located in a beautiful tourist setting in Lewiston, New York overlooking Canada and the gorge of the Niagara River, just north of Niagara Falls, USA. Niagara University is committed to providing a student-centered focus via interactive, caring and supportive faculty.
To be considered for this position, applications must include: a) cover letter, b) comprehensive curriculum vitae, c) photocopies of all post-secondary academic transcripts, d) a list of at least three professional and academic references. Applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit teaching evaluations, samples of research, publications or scholarship, letters of recommendation, and any other supporting documents.
Submit all materials as attachments via email, and direct all recommendation letters and inquiries to:
Michael Gentile, J.D., Search Committee Chair, College of Hospitality and Tourism Management.
(Note: No single email may contain greater than 5mb of content/attachments. If your application is greater than 5mb in size, please send as multiple emails with each attachment clearly labeled with your name.)
Initial review of materials will begin immediately. This faculty search will remain open until the position is filled.