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Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Hospitality Management

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, 30144
Hotel and Restaurant Management

Job ID: 269702

About Us

For more than 50 years, Kennesaw State University has been known for its entrepreneurial spirit and sense of community. A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State is located just north of Atlanta, and combines a suburban setting on two metro-Atlanta campuses in Kennesaw and Marietta. As one of Georgia's largest universities, Kennesaw State offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including a growing number of doctoral programs to over 43,000 students. Our high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and across the globe. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2) committed to becoming a world-class academic institution positioned to broaden its academic and research missions and expand its scope on a local, regional, and national level.  

Our vibrant culture, career opportunities, mission and values and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. As part of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State exemplifies the power and promise of a student-centered, research-driven university.  Our institutional values are student-inspired, promise-fulfilling, elevational, open and impact-generating, and being true to ourselves. In addition, Kennesaw State supports the University of Georgia's core values of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect.  For more information, visit 


Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060. 

Department Information

Our mission at the Coles College of Business is to offer educational programs that provide students with exceptional value; sustain a teaching and research environment that attracts and retains high-quality faculty and staff; and support talent development in the business community we serve. We will be highly respected in both the academic and business communities by achieving prominence in selected areas and contributing to sustained regional economic growth.

We will achieve our mission by fostering effective and committed teaching, student career preparation and enhancement, research that is impactful and extends knowledge, and proactive engagement with the business community.

The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University is located northwest of Atlanta and serves approximately 9,000 students. We offer ten different majors in our Bachelor of Business Administration and seven graduate programs including our PhD program in Business Administration. Coles College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB in business and accounting, among the top 2% of business schools in the world.  

Located in the Northwest of metro Atlanta, Michael J. Coles College of Business is fully accredited by AACSB-International, offers programs in online, hybrid, and face-to-face formats, and serves around 9,000 students. The Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality consists of three majors (Management, Entrepreneurship, and Hospitality Management), six minors, two centers, and 40 + faculty with diverse research and teaching interests.

The school supports several graduate programs including MBA, EMBA, and Ph.D. programs, which are nationally recognized. The school also houses Joel A. Katz Music & Entertainment Business Program, Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, and Family Enterprise Center, which was recognized as the third most productive center for publishing research in family business journals. The entrepreneurship & innovation center is focused on the incubation of new businesses through student-led initiatives.

We encourage faculty members to integrate experiential learning into the curriculum and be at the forefront of innovations that promote student success. The school values and supports the diverse research interests of the faculty members and offers a flexible workload model that aligns with their career objectives. For more information related to the college and the school, please visit our website at 

Job Summary

Kennesaw State University is now accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor of Hospitality Management faculty position in the Michael A. Leven School of Management, Entrepreneurship and Hospitality that begins August 2024. This is a nine-month contracted position.  This position is for work to be performed in the state of Georgia.


  • Serve as the Program Director of the Hospitality Program
  • Work closely with the leadership of the Leven School and the Coles College to pursue strategic objectives for the program. 
  • Lead the design, development, administration, and continuous improvement of the program and establish a working group to review and improve curriculum including curriculum development and assessment of learning (AOL).
  • Recruit, coach, and mentor students for the Hospitality degree program.
  • Engage with hospitality industry practitioners, organizations, and other external stakeholders to secure support and sponsorship for the program.
  • Facilitate internships and job placement opportunities for students in the program.
  • Engage with complementary centers/programs across and beyond the university. 
  • Engage in high-quality scholarship. 
  • Teach classes in the program as required. 
  • Coordinate scheduling with the director / or associate director. 
  • Provide regular program updates to the Coles College and Leven School 
  • Professional service to the department, college, and university is expected.

Teaching assignments will be based on earned degrees and SACSCOC Faculty Credentials Guidelines.

Required Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate, or the foreign equivalent, in business administration, hospitality management, management, human environmental sciences, or a related discipline is required.

NOTE: For ABDs, the required degree must be earned by the start date.

Required Qualifications

  1. Letter of Application
  2. Current Curriculum Vitae
  3. Names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 references
  4. Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Official Transcripts and Official International Course-by-Course Evaluations Due Upon Hire)

Preferred Qualifications

  • An earned doctorate from an AACSB-accredited college/school
  • A record of conducting high-quality teaching and research in hospitality management.
  • Interest, training, and/or experience in hybrid and online teaching modalities is desirable.

Apply Before Date

Review of applications will begin immediately.  For full consideration, please apply by April 28, 2024. 

Contact Information

For questions about this faculty opening, please contact Deborah Mixson-Brookshire,

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