The Hainan University-Arizona State University Joint International Tourism College (HAITC) is seeking one full-time, tenure track, 9-month assistant/associate professor in tourism management or parks and recreation management. This position will be permanently based in Haikou, Hainan, China.
School Information The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) is one of four schools in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions (https://publicservice.asu.edu), a vibrant community of active scholars 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. The mission of SCRD is to co-create transformative solutions that enhance the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. (See: http://scrd.asu.edu/)
Hainan University (HNU) is a comprehensive provincial university in Haikou, Hainan. It is one of the “211 Project” key universities. HAITC is an innovative joint college and the first domestic Sino-foreign cooperative tourism institution approve by China’s Ministry of Education. Currently offering three dual degree programs, the college began in Fall 2017 and now hosts over 500 students. Courses are taught by both HNU and ASU faculty.
Job Responsibilities The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally-recognized research program, deliver excellent in-class instruction at the undergraduate level, and participate in service activities for the college, profession and community. Contributing to graduate education is anticipated in the future. The appointment will begin with a one week orientation at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus toward the end of August 2019.
Required Qualifications • Earned doctorate in tourism, parks and recreation, leisure studies, community development, geography, planning, economics or a closely related field from an accredited institution at the time of appointment • Evidence of a strong or promising program of scholarship in parks and recreation and/or tourism management • Evidence of teaching effectiveness • Ability to work with culturally-diverse populations • Candidates qualified for the rank of Associate Professor must also be eligible for tenure at Arizona State University. This includes demonstrated teaching ability and evidence of nationally or internationally recognized scholarship.
Desired Qualifications • Teaching focused on introductory tourism, leisure, or parks and recreation knowledge, and one or more other areas of expertise including but not limited to community services and professions, park management, tourism planning, facility planning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, marketing and management • Research focused on park management, tourism and city parks, island/coastal/tropical recreation or tourism, agritourism, national parks in China, tourism in Southeast Asia, health tourism, or tourism in tax-free zones • Demonstrated ability to teach effectively in the classroom • Evidence of work on externally-funded research projects
Application Procedure To apply, please visit https://publicservice.asu.edu/content/jobs and upload your application materials to an Interfolio Dossier. Application materials should include the following: 1. A letter of application in which you describe your fit to the position relative to the qualifications listed in this advertisement 2. A complete curriculum vitae 3. Evidence of effective teaching 4. One page (maximum) statement of research and teaching philosophy and approach 5. The names and contact information of three references Other materials may be requested of those selected for interviews. Interviews will be held at ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus. Applicants are expected to give a research presentation and teaching demonstration if invited for an interview.
The first review of applications will begin on March 15, 2019, 5:00p.m. Arizona time; and every Friday thereafter until the search is closed. Please feel free to contact Search Committee Chair Dr. Kathleen Andereck (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
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About Arizona State University - School of Community Resources & Development
The School of Community Resources and Development (SCRD) is one of four degree-granting units in the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions at the Downtown Phoenix campus and one of ASU’s transdisciplinary schools encompassing faculty in several areas of study. Our foundation discipline is community development with four more specific areas of education and scholarship that rest on this foundation: community sports management, nonprofit leadership and management, parks and recreation management, and tourism development and management. The activities of the School faculty, staff and students exemplify the design imperatives of the New American University through our programs’ unifying principle of contributing to healthy, resilient and sustainable communities.