The College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo, California, is seeking a full-time, Associate/Full Professor 12-month Department Head for its Experience Industry Management Department.
This position has an anticipated start date of January 2021 but will be open until filled. The Department Head is a tenure-track position and will provide leadership for all programmatic and administrative functions including instruction, research, and alumni and industry engagement. The Department Head leads a talented team of 7 tenure-track faculty members, 4-6 part-time lecturers and 1 staff member who engage with approximately 440 undergraduate students.
This position will provide leadership for the Experience Industry Management Department in the following areas:
Department's instructional programs
Faculty and staff hiring, development, mentoring and workload
Academic advising for undergraduate students
Development and implementation of strategic plan and goals for the department
Development of external funds and advancement
Management of budget, facilities, and departmental resources
Diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts
The successful candidate will also teach undergraduate and graduate courses in the program. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, grant writing) as part of professional development. Additional duties will include advising undergraduate and graduate students, and participating in University, College and Departmental activities. The Cal Poly community believes in the "teacher-scholar model" which emphasizes scholarly activities (i.e., research, publishing, proposal writing and program development) in addition to teaching excellence.
Department Head appointments and 12-month assignments are made and continue at the pleasure of the College Dean. Tenure is earned only in the instructional portion of the position, which includes teaching, research, and service. Credit towards tenure at the time of appointment may be awarded depending on the candidate’s years of teaching experience, professional development, and rank. Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with the selected candidate's qualifications and experience.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly’s values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
A Ph.D. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism or a closely related field with qualifications for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with tenure
Demonstrated exceptional leadership, effective management and interpersonal skills
Strong professional record of academic achievement, including publications, grants, and cooperative projects in the experience industry
A broad-based knowledge of the experience industry in areas such as event planning, experience design, experiential marketing, sport management, hospitality, community recreation, outdoor and adventure recreation, tourism planning, and destination marketing and management
Strong commitment to teaching excellence
Demonstrated experience in collaborative priority setting and decision-making
Demonstrated experience in carrying out CAFES’ mission through an appropriate combination of teaching, research, and advancement
Demonstrated ability to manage resources in order to solve problems with creativity and innovation
Ability to interact with Experience Industry stakeholders in developing research and industry initiatives of local, national and global importance
Evidence of leading institutional development such as fundraising, collaboration and contracts
Outstanding written and verbal English communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated experience in successfully allocating, directing and monitoring annual budgets
Evidence of working collaboratively with partners including industry, local, state or national government agencies, and non- governmental entities
Experience in interdisciplinary research
Familiarity with instructional technology and online learning
A track record of effectiveness in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses and overseeing comprehensive curriculum development
The ability to collaborate on research with faculty across the College and the University and lead development of the Experience Innovation Lab to be launched in 2021-22
International experience or the desire to cultivate international partnerships
Experience working with underrepresented students in research, teaching, service, advising, mentoring or the community
SPECIAL CONDITIONS The person holding this position must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
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.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
For health and well-being, Cal Poly is a smoke & tobacco-free campus. The university is committed to promoting a healthy environment for all members of our community.
Internal Number: 496918
About Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
The Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration Department of the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences offers a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration and an M.S. in Agriculture with a specialization in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Management. The Recreation, Parks, & Tourism Administration department, accredited by the Council on Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions offers areas of study in Event Planning and Management, Tourism Planning and Management, Sport Management, Outdoor, Adventure, and Resource Recreation, and Community Services Management.
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