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Service Assistant Professor and Director of the Nemacolin Lab- College of Business & Economics

West Virginia University
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Hotel and Restaurant Management


Service Assistant Professor and Director of the Nemacolin Lab

The Department of General Business of the John Chambers College of Business and Economics invites applications for a full-time Service Assistant Professor position.  The initial appointment will be for two years, beginning in August 2024, with renewal based on performance. Candidates must have at least a masters degree in business or a related subject from an AACSB-accredited College of Business. This position involves teaching hospitality and tourism courses or a related field and day to day management of the Nemacolin Lab. 

Director Responsibilities-(60% of workload). The Nemacolin Hospitality Lab at West Virginia Univesity is to conduct research, training, and development for students and the workforce in the hospitality and tourism industry. The specific duties include[FD1] :

  • Lead and managed the Van Scoy Fellowship students and Nemacolin Fellowship students.
  • Lead experiential projects that are hospitality and tourism-focused for the local, state, and regional communities, and industry. 
  • Develop a working relationship and collaborate with other organizations to work on hospitality and tourism-focused projects. 
  • Coordinate grant writing and fundraising efforts to reach the goal of making the lab sustainable. 
  • Assist the Coordinator of Hardy Family Hospitality and Tourism program in preparing and coaching the students for career or education opportunities after graduation. 

Teaching Responsibilities-(40% of workload). This positions requires teaching four courses, typically two courses per semester. Courses include but not limited to: Restaurant Management, Hotel Operations Management, Hospitality Revenue Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Event Planning Practicum.


Candidates must have successfully completed a Masters Degree in Business or a closely related field by August, 2024. A PhD is preferred but not required. Hospitality and/or Tourism industry experience is preferred.  All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

Founded in 1867, West Virginia University is the state's primary land-grant comprehensive institution. WVU is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The John Chambers College of Business and Economics is AACSB accredited and offers undergraduate majors in: Accounting, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Finance, General Business, Global Supply Chain Management, Hospitality and Tourism, Management, Management Info Systems and Marketing.  Master's degrees in: Business Administration, Business Cybersecurity Management, Economics, Business Data Analytics, Finance, Economics, Human Resource Management, Forensic and Fraud Examination, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination Graduate Certificate, and Professional Accountancy. The College also has Ph.D. programs in Economics and in Business Administration, with concentrations in Accounting, Finance, Management and Marketing and Doctor of Business Administration. The College is located in Morgantown, a college town with high quality of life, within driving distance of Pittsburgh and Washington, DC. Additional information is available at The College recently moved to a new state-of-the-art building, Reynolds Hall. Information about the College is available at

To apply, please visit, navigate to the position title listed above, and upload the requested information. 

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.  

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