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C.B. Smith Professor of Hotel Management
Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana
Date Posted 01/25/2022
Faculty-Business-Hotel & Restaurant Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Principle Duties

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of C.B. Smith Professor of Hotel Management at the White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM). The individual that holds the C.B. Smith professorship will teach undergraduate courses in Lodging Management, Resort Management Property & Engineering Management, and Hotel Feasibility and Business Development. In addition, this individual will teach Advanced Hotel Management at the Graduate level, as well as, direct and participate in graduate committees, and focus toward establishing industry relationships, specifically within the Hotel Industry. The C.B. Smith Professor is the Director of the Center for the Study of Lodging Operations. As one of three Centers in the School, the Center seeks to advance the hotel industry at the local, national, and international level through the use of basic and applied research to deal with industry issues and challenges.


We are looking for an academic leader and scholar with strong commitment to the discovery, learning, and engagement missions of the School. Applicants must have scholarly credentials commensurate with the rank of a tenured Full Professor, a PhD with specialization in HTM or related consumer-focused disciplines, a strong record of published research and external funding, and prior experience in academic administration, undergraduate and graduate education, and development. The successful candidate will be someone with excellent communication skills who values and promotes diversity.

The School & University

The White Lodging-J.W. Marriot, Jr. School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Purdue is an integral part of the College of Health and Human Sciences, with a Program ranked among the best in the United States. Purdue HTM is situated in the heart of the main campus in West Lafayette, Indiana. The University has more than 44,000 students and is located in a prosperous county of about 150,000 people. Purdue University is about 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis and 120 miles southeast of Chicago. Please access the following Web sites for more information:

HTM: http://www.purdue.edu/hhs/htm/

Purdue University: http://www.purdue.edu/

Community: http://www.HomeOfPurdue.com/

Application Procedure

Applications must include: 1) Letter of Interest indicating relevant experience, qualifications, statements of research, teaching, and leadership philosophy, 2) Complete Curriculum Vitae, 3) Reference List (at least three); references will be contacted only upon applicant’s approval, 4) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement (as outlined below). Nominations of potential candidates for the position are welcome, initial nominations and inquiries will be kept confidential.

Application review will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check is required for employment in this position.

All candidates must apply through SuccessFactors (SF), using the below address:


For further information,

Contact Dr. SooCheong (Shawn) Jang, Search Committee Chair: jang12@purdue.edu | 765-496-3610

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Purdue University’s White Lodging-J.W. Marriott, Jr. School of Hospitality & Tourism Management is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in a separate Diversity and Inclusion Statement, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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