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California State University, Fullerton
  • Position Number: 2631892
  • Location: Fullerton, CA
  • Position Type: Business - Hotel & Restaurant Management

Assistant Professor in Entertainment and Hospitality Management

Department of Management
College of Business and Economics
Assistant Professor
Fall 2022

The Department of Management at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Entertainment and Hospitality Management with appointment to begin Fall 2022.

California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution and an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. CSUF is strongly commitment to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through their teaching, research, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University's strategic diversity goals and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.

CSUF faculty are committed teacher/scholars who bring research and creative discovery to life for students in classrooms, labs, studios, and individually mentored projects. They teach broadly in the curricula of their departments, advise students, and serve on departmental and university-wide committees. The primary responsibilities of the person in this position will include the development and teaching of introductory and core courses in Entertainment and Hospitality Management. Specific courses may include Entertainment Business, Entertainment Money Management, Hospitality and Tourism Management, or Entertainment Operations. This person will be responsible for producing scholarship commensurate with the requirements for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to and participate in the life and development of the Center for Entertainment and Hospitality Management and the department including advising students, serving on committees, and participating in the broader university and disciplinary communities.

Required Qualifications
  • Prior to the Fall 2022 semester, candidates should complete all requirements for a Ph.D. in management, hospitality management, service management, sports management, entertainment (media, music, etc.) or equivalent, from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated experience in entertainment and/or hospitality management such as teaching, research, and working in industry
  • Demonstrated evidence of or potential for publications in high quality journals
  • Demonstrated commitment to and excellence in teaching
  • Demonstrated ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
  • Demonstrated potential for effective integration of technology into instruction
  • Ability and commitment to work effectively with a wide and culturally diverse range of students, staff, and faculty

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior industry experience in related areas
  • Experience working collaboratively with industry and local community organizations

    A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission to be considered. To apply, please visit, choose full-time faculty, search for position #501030, and provide the following required materials:
  • Cover letter in which you respond to the required qualifications
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable) (in a single PDF file)
  • Exemplary publications, if applicable (in a single PDF file)
  • Teaching statement
  • Candidate statement on commitment to inclusive excellence
  • This statement provides the candidate's unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. The purpose of this statement is to help the department identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. More information can be found at

  • A list of three references with relevant contact information
  • Finalists will be asked to have each of their three referents submit a letter of recommendation. Please have these ready for the referents to submit should you move forward to this phase of the search. On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate time in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back into your applicant portal.

    Please direct all questions about the position to: Ellen Kim at or call 657-278-8296.

    Application Deadline
    To be assured full consideration, all application materials must be received by December 31, 2021. Applicants interested in being considered for an interview at the Academy of Management Annual Virtual Meeting should submit their application by July 26, 2021. Applicants who are not able to attend the annual meeting will be provided an alternative means of interviewing should they advance to that phase of the search process.

    The Department of Management
    The Department of Management is the largest and most research productive group of management faculty in the entire CSU system. We have 27 tenured and tenure-track faculty, several full-time lecturers and over 50 part-time faculty. Our faculty have published in journals such as Journal of Service Research, Journal of Service Management, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Travel Research, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, Human Resource Management, Leadership Quarterly, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Strategic Management Journal, among others. Department faculty are on the editorial boards of the Journal of Service Research, Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Group and Organization Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. The department houses four centers of excellence that engage faculty and students with the business community- The Center for Entertainment and Hospitality Management, the Center for Leadership, the Center for Entrepreneurship, the Center for Family Business. Our faculty are frequently recognized by the College and University for their teaching, research and service excellence.

    College of Business and Economics
    The College of Business and Economics (CBE) leads business education on the West Coast. CBE is accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) at both the undergraduate and master's levels, is among the five largest business colleges in the U.S., and the largest in the Western U.S. CBE houses 14 Centers of Excellence- four of which are affiliated with the Department of Management. With about 250 full-time equivalent faculty and about 9,400 students (including about 600 graduate students), CBE offers Bachelors' degrees in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Entertainment & Tourism, Finance, Operations & Supply Chain Management, General Management, Human Resources Management, Information Systems/Decision Sciences, Marketing, and International Business. CBE offers MBA degrees in a variety of concentrations, an MA degree in Economics, and MS degrees in Taxation, Accountancy, Information Systems, Information Technology, and Financial Engineering. CBE also offers a graduate certificate in HRM with plans to offer an MS degree in HRM. For more information about the College visit:

    Additional Information

    Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

    Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start-up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee-waiver; access to campus child-care; and a defined-benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit

    The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

    A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

    Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator (

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at

    CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

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