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Assistant Professor

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Position Details

Title Assistant Professor
Appointment Status Tenure Track
Department IUPUI Tourism, Conventions And Event Management
Position Summary

The Department of Tourism, Conventions & Event Management (TCEM) at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) invites applications for tenure-track at the level of Assistant Professor. As part of the School of Physical Education & Tourism Management, the TCEM department offers a four-year Bachelor of Science degree, six certificates, three minors and a Masters in Event Tourism from Indiana University. The department benefits from a unique location adjacent to numerous facilities and national organization headquarters providing opportunities for partnerships, research, and discovery in event, sport, and cultural tourism. Downtown Indianapolis is a convention and event destination and the home of numerous event facilities. To see how Indianapolis actively recruits events of all types, please visit http://visitindy.com/indianapolis-planner. For more information about our vibrant and active downtown, see Forbes’ top ranking at http://www.forbes.com/pictures/efel45eddf/indianapolis-ind-2.

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) is Indiana’s premier urban research and academic health sciences campus, with 21 schools and academic units which grant degrees in over 250 programs from both Indiana University and Purdue University with over 30,000 students attending IUPUI representing 49 states and 122 countries (http://www.iupui.edu/about/facts.html). IUPUI was created in 1969 as a partnership by and between Indiana and Purdue Universities, with Indiana University (IU) as the managing partner. IUPUI encourages interdisciplinary collaboration with other schools and work with community partners.

Successful candidates should have a desire to advance TCEM’s vision of innovation in event tourism. We seek a motivated scholar who can help continue our evolution and growth into a unique and reputable, academic program. For more information about our program, visit http://petm.iupui.edu/tcemdept/.

Review of applications will begin immediately and applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The ideal target starting date is January 1, 2018; will consider an August 1, 2018 starting date. Interested candidates should review the application requirements and submit their letter of application, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three references.

Indiana University pledges itself to continue its commitment to the achievement of equal opportunity within the university and throughout American society as a whole. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on arbitrary considerations of such characteristics as age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status. Indiana University shall take affirmative action, positive and extraordinary, to overcome the discriminatory effects of traditional policies and procedures with regard to the disabled, minorities, women, and Vietnam-era veterans.

Duties: 50% Research; 40% Teaching undergraduate/graduate classes; 10% Service to the department and school.

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management or a related field.

1) An emerging or established record of research, scholarship, external grant and/or industry contract productivity in the areas of tourism, hospitality, and/or event management.
2) A keen desire to work in the dynamic community of Indianapolis and ability to build community partnerships.
3) A demonstrated understanding of and sensitivity to the institution’s populations, including but not limited to students and employees with disabilities and from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.

Department Contact for Questions

For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Brian Krohn at bkrohn@iupui.edu.

Additional Qualifications

Preference given to candidates with a strong industry work experience and documented use of experiential learning pedagogies.

Salary and Rank Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 09/01/2017
Expected Start Date 01/01/2018
OAA # IN-PHED-TCEM17002

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
  3. List Of References
Optional Documents
  1. Evidence of Teaching Ability
  2. Statement of Teaching Philosophy