Position Announcement Hospitality Management & Dietetics and Family & Consumer Sciences
Hospitality Management & Dietetics and Family & Consumer Sciences
Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University is seeking candidates for a nine-month, tenure-eligible position in the Hospitality
Management and Dietetics Program with a doctorate or non-tenure eligible at the instructor level without a doctorate.
Salary and rank are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The ideal candidate will be management-oriented and have the ability to teach a variety of undergraduate courses
across the hospitality management curriculum, as well as systems management courses at the graduate level. Additional
duties include: development and delivery of web-based courses; curriculum development; work with student
organizations and relevant industry groups; promotion of the program; student advisement; community service;
research; and participation on departmental, college, and university committees.
Doctoral degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management; Nutrition and Dietetics; or a related field. ABD and
Masters level candidates will also be considered. The RD/RDN credential is required. Candidates must have two years
industry experience in commercial food preparation and food service systems management.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers undergraduate concentrations in Hotel, Restaurant, and
Tourism Management; Nutrition and Dietetics; Food, Nutrition, and Wellness; Family and Consumer Sciences Education;
Child Studies, Family Studies; Interior Design; and Fashion Merchandising and an associate degree in Early Childhood
Education. The Hospitality Management and Dietetics program also offers a 9-month Dietetics Internship as a graduate
certificate. Seventeen full-time faculty members serve approximately 600 undergraduate majors in the department.
Bowling Green-Warren County area is one of the fastest growing communities in Kentucky with a population of
approximately 120,000, and offers a superb physical setting and rich cultural environment. The city is located 65 miles
north of Nashville, Tennessee, and 120 miles south of Louisville, Kentucky. Bowling Green offers that “college town”
flavor, with the conveniences of a larger city.
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.
Letter of application; current vita including names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of three references;
official transcripts from all universities attended; and three letters of reference should be sent to: Department of Family
and Consumer Sciences, HMD Search Committee, Western Kentucky University, 1906 College Heights Blvd. #11037,
Bowling Green, KY 42101. Further information can be obtained by contacting the committee chair Jane Simmons at 270745-5224 or [email protected]
Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal
background checks to determine suitability for employment.
Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual
orientation, disability, age, religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs
and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title
IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection
process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 7455121, a minimum of five working days in advance.