Tenure Track Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, NY

Posted Date 4/25/2024

Tenure Track Faculty


Saunders College of Business

SCB International Hospitality and Service Innovation

Detailed Job Description

The department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation at the Saunders College of Business at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for the Assistant / Associate Professor of Hospitality Management. The candidate will be teaching and conducting research and service the field of hospitality management. The department is open to multiple areas of specialty with special consideration given to individuals with expertise in: event management, event sales, event technologies, sports management, entertainment management, hospitality / service technology and related fields. We’re seeking an individual who has the ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and establish a strong research agenda in their area of specialty. Additionally, the Assistant/ Associate Professor should have the ability to actively engage with the hospitality industry, alumni, and relevant professional organizations. Applicants should have the skills to actively engage and mentor students and work collaboratively with faculty across the department, college, and university.

Preferred qualifications include industry experience in one or more area of hospitality management, events, sports, entertainment, hospitality technology, or related field.

This position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment with a start date of August 2025. Review of applications will begin in April 2024 and continue until the position is filled. We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT’s core values, honor code, and statement of diversity.

Department/College Description

The Saunders College of Business is served by 68 full-time faculty members who value collegiality and teamwork. The college is accredited by AACSB International and offers a bachelor’s degree in business with nine different majors including Hospitality Management. Graduate programs include an MBA, executive MBA, and several Master of Science programs including a Masters in Hospitality Business Management. The college welcomed first Ph.D. class in the Fall of 2023. The Saunders College of Business is ranked among the top 100 business schools in the United States by U.S. News and World Report.

A successful candidate will join the department of International Hospitality and Service Innovation (IHSI). As one of the first programs of its kind in the nation, the IHIS department has an extensive network of successful alumni in various segments of the hospitality industry. The department offers an undergraduate major in hospitality management as well as several minors including a minor in sports, events, and entertainment.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctorate (Ph.D.) in Hospitality Management, Business, or related field. The Ph.D. must be granted by an AACSB-accredited or equivalent institution. ABD candidates will be considered provided they complete their dissertation by August 14, 2025.
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Published scholarly articles relevant to the area of specialty
  • Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.
  • Additionally, candidates for Associate Professor must have a proven record of scholarly research, evidence of teaching excellence and strong service experience.

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Faculty Type (Tenure Status)


Faculty Rank

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor

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Anticipated Start Date


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, Letters of Recommendation, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty; search openings, then Keyword Search 8825BR. Please submit your application, curriculum vitae, cover letter addressing the listed qualifications and upload the following attachments:

You can contact the search committee with questions on the position at:
Dr. Jerrie Hsieh, Search Committee Chair
International Hospitality and Service Innovation
Saunders College of Business

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications submitted before September 30, 2024 will receive priority consideration. Only applications submitted through the Rochester Institute of Technology job board will be considered. Interviews will be conducted until the position is filled.

Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to hr@rit.edu. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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