College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
University of Missouri
Position Description: Assistant Professor of Tourism
Starting Date: January 1, 2019 or as negotiated
Responsibilities: This is a tenure-track position in the School of Natural Resources (SNR; http://www.snr.missouri.edu) at the University of Missouri (MU), Columbia. The successful candidate will develop a nationally and internationally recognized and externally-funded research program. Research specialties that align with MU’s strengths could include nature-based tourism, sport tourism, and agricultural tourism. Teaching responsibilities may include undergraduate courses such as Foundations of Tourism, Tourism Planning and Development, and Program and Event Development, as well as specialty graduate level courses (total of 3-4 courses per year) and advising and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. The position will strengthen growing education programs, collaborative research programs and contribute greatly toward improving grant and publication metrics considered in the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) rankings.
About MU: MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has nearly 31,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant, small city that is consistently ranked among the top such places to live in across America. The School of Natural Resources awards Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Natural Resources with emphases in multiple sub-disciplines including Parks, Recreation and Tourism, and three B.S. degrees (Environmental Sciences; Natural Resources Science and Management; and Parks, Recreation and Sport). Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at http://snr.missouri.edu. The School has access to extensive field areas available within CAFNR’s Farms and Centers Network (http://cafnr.missouri.edu/research/aes.php) that might be relevant to this position. The School has extensive collaborations with local, state and federal agencies charged with managing natural resources. Numerous opportunities are available to access and conduct research on public lands in Missouri within the context of travel and tourism.
Application: To apply for this position, please visit the MU web site at http://hrs.missouri.edu/find-a-job/academic/. Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, narrative of teaching philosophy, narrative of current and future research interests, and the names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on June 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Mark Morgan, Chair of Search Committee (MarkMorgan@missouri.edu).
Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff (equal opportunity/access/affirmative action/pro-disabled and veteran employer). For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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Qualifications: Ph.D. in Tourism or a closely related discipline. The area of expertise should complement existing institutional strengths in natural resources, recreation, sport, and/or hospitality. Candidates should demonstrate a strong research program or the potential for developing one, in addition to outstanding teaching credentials. Preferred qualifications include impactful peer-reviewed publications and a level of grantsmanship that reflects high productivity relative to the applicant’s career stage. The candidate should have a demonstrated interest in working with state and federal agencies and other private and public stakeholders. Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential. Female and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
About University of Missouri
MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri System, has over 35,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America. The School of Natural Resources awards B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Natural Resources with emphasis in multiple sub-disciplines. Detailed information about the programs and faculty is available at http://snr.missouri.edu.