The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences (https://rpts.tamu.edu/) within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University welcomes applications for up to four full-time tenured faculty positions at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor based on the College Station campus. We look to appoint academic leaders and scholars who can commit to the discovery, learning, and engagement missions of the department. Applicants must have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of a Tenured Full/Associate Professor at an R1 University, a PhD with specialization and research interest in hospitality, hotel management and/or tourism and related disciplines, a strong record of publications and external funding. With a commitment to teaching excellence, the successful candidates will balance academic research skills and industry networking capability to advance both the department and students.
This is a full-time 9-month position with opportunities for summer appointment. The expected start date is Fall 2023.
The department is in a strong position to become a leading hospitality program in the nation following a donation to the university of $50 million from Arch “Beaver” Aplin III. https://today.tamu.edu/2022/06/02/buc-ees-creator-giving-50-million-for-hospitality-entrepreneurship-program-at-texas-am/.
We have an internationally recognized history of accomplishment in instruction, research, and public service and the department rates high in global rankings of hospitality, tourism and recreation. Our distinguished and multi-disciplinary faculty have generated hundreds of scientific journal articles, books, and technical reports, and have provided intellectual leadership across recreation and tourism sciences throughout the world.
We will continue our mission of generating and disseminating knowledge to increase understanding of relationships amongst people, environments, and the economy in responding to the needs of society. The department is committed to advancing wellness and prosperity through positive experiences in sustainable environments. There is a supportive research setting and we strive to expand our interdisciplinary collaborations with other units within and beyond Texas A&M University.
Texas A&M University is a tier one research university and we offer a competitive salary, benefits, and startup package. Favorable consideration will be given to applicants with a record of effective teaching, with potential to supervise graduate students and to attract external-funding. Candidates will maintain a research program and pursue external funding opportunities while teaching and mentoring students. This position will contribute to the growing research, scholarship, and outreach of the department.