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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 Assistant Service Professor position.  The initial appointment will be for two years, beginning in August 2024, with renewal based on performance. Candidates must have a at least a master's degree in business or a related field. This position involves teaching hospitality and tourism courses or a related field and management of the Nemacolin Hospitality Lab. 

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

  • Lead and mentor 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 organizations such as the Department of Tourism, WVU Outdoor Economy Development Collaborative, WV CVB Association, WV Hospitality and Travel Association, and other associations to work on hospitality and tourism-focused projects. 
  • Coordinate and assist with grant writing and fundraising efforts to reach the goal of making the lab sustainable. 
  • Assist the Hardy Family Hospitality and Tourism program coordinator in preparing and coaching the students for career or education opportunities after graduation. 

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


Candidates must have successfully completed a master's degree in business or a closely related field by August 2024. A PhD is preferred but not required. Hospitality and/or Tourism industry experience a plus. 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

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At West Virginia University, we leverage our talents and resources to create a better future for our state and the world. As West Virginia's land-grant university, WVU has three campuses that touch each corner of the state. The WVU System includes 518 buildings on 15,880 acres, Extension Service offices in all 55 counties, ten experimental farms and four forests.

From the groundbreaking R1 research of our flagship campus in Morgantown to the career-oriented programs of WVU Potomac State in Keyser to the technology-intensive programs at WVU Tech in Beckley - the contributions of WVU employees directly impact the 1.8 million people of West Virginia every day, no matter their role or position.

Service, curiosity, respect, accountability, and appreciation are the core values that unite Mountaineers, inspiring one another to work tirelessly and support others as they seek to reach new heights. After all, when you're a Mountaineer, impossible is just another mountain to climb.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic learning environment is core to WVU's academic mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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