The Hainan University-Arizona State University Joint International Tourism College (HAITC) is seeking one full-time, benefits-eligible, 9-month associate or full professor with summer administrative responsibilities to serve as director. The position is hired by and located at ASU in Arizona. This is a tenured position and requires the candidate to provide evidence of scholarly contributions as well as fulfill all other tenure requirements at ASU. Under administrative direction, this position is responsible for developing and implementing program strategies, plans, goals and objectives for HAITC; and managing staff and building relationships with other ASU/school entities in support of the college’s vision. Expertise in tourism, hotel management, parks and recreation management, public affairs or a closely related area is desired. The position is located in Phoenix, Arizona and will require a minimum of two trips to China per year to teach and meet with faculty, staff and administrators, and students (approximately 10% of position is travel).
The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) and the School of Public Affairs (SPA) are two of the four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions (https://publicservice.asu.edu), a vibrant community of scholars actively committed to excellence in education and innovative responses to collective problems. SCRD is ranked #7 in the world and #2 in the U.S. for Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism according to the Center for World University Rankings. Its mission is to co-create transformative solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities (see: http://scrd.asu.edu/). SPA’s mission is to understand and address society’s grandest challenges in public management, policy and governance (see: http://spa.asu.edu).
Hainan University is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan China. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities. Hainan is a sub-tropical island with beautiful beaches and tropical forests. It is often called the Hawaii of China.
Currently offering three dual degree programs, the college began in Fall 2017 and now hosts over 1,040 students. Courses are taught by both HNU and ASU faculty.
In collaboration with the HAITC and ASU Deans and Vice Deans, this position develops, plans and implements strategies to maintain and continually improve the quality efforts of ASU-HNU collaboration; promotes the college’s visibility and educational offerings; serves as a liaison for academic programs between ASU and HNU; serves as an expert and resource to the Deans and Vice Deans with regards to the ASU-HNU collaboration; counsels and confers with faculty within HAITC’s programs of study; provides program procedures, policies, goals and objectives, technical guidance and problem resolution; oversees and enforces ASU and college policies and procedures; oversees HAITC operations such as budgeting and financial reporting, course assignments and scheduling, and student services; manages the teaching portion of all ASU-HAITC faculty; and provides leadership, supervises, mentors, and evaluates assigned ASU Phoenix staff.
As a faculty member, the successful candidate will be expected to teach two one-credit introductory classes in a hybrid format (in-class and on-line) at the undergraduate level for HAITC first-year students. Additionally, the candidate will teach one three-credit course, at the graduate or undergraduate level, for Phoenix based students. Excellent in-class instruction delivery is expected. Other course assignments will be determined in conjunction with the school director and the dean. The faculty member will also participate in service activities for the college, profession and community. The appointment will begin with a one-week orientation at ASU in mid-August 2021.
A letter of application in which you describe your fit to the position relative to the qualifications listed in this advertisement, including scholarly program and publications
A complete curriculum vitae
A statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to social justice, diversity, equity and/or inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence (max 2 single-spaced pages)
The names and contact information of three professional references (name, title, affiliation, phone number, email address)
Other materials may be requested of those selected for interviews
The initial application deadline is January 25, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.
Please feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Christine Vogt (email@example.com) with questions.
The Watts College of Public Services and Community Solutions has a student body of over 7,122 undergraduate and graduate students, with over 57 percent students of color. SCRD and SPA are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.
This position is subject to the successful completion of an employment background check. An employment background check includes a criminal background check, employment verification, and reference checks. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Earned doctorate degree in tourism/recreation management, hospitality, leisure studies, geography, business, public administration or a closely related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment
Meet the academic requirements for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor with tenure
At least two years of university administrative experience
Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills
Undergraduate teaching experience
Demonstrated ability to work with culturally-diverse populations
Demonstrated experience working internationally
Knowledge of the recreation, tourism and hospitality industries or the field of public administration/policy
Formal or information experience mentoring junior faculty
Administrative skills including budgeting, course scheduling, and curriculum management
Graduate level teaching experience
Ability to verbally communicate in Mandarin is desirable but not required
Internal Number: 16564
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