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  • Alan A. Lew
    Jan 31 6:52 PM
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      From: Alderman, Derek <ALDERMAND@...>
      Date: Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 1:12 PM


      The Center for Sustainable Tourism (CST) at East Carolina University is seeking candidates for a full-time, faculty appointment beginning August 19, 2010. The position will be filled either as tenure-track or with consideration for tenure, dependent upon qualifications. This research and teaching position will be a joint appointment between the Center for Sustainable Tourism and an appropriate academic department. 

      The position is broadly defined to consider all candidates with strong evidence of sustainability-related research and teaching pertaining to aspects of tourism. Relevant fields or areas of expertise include travel and tourism studies, recreation and leisure, hospitality management, business, economics, sociology, geography, political science, public administration, anthropology, ecology, conservation, biology, geology, or other fields related to sustainability and tourism. The CST seeks a leader or someone with a strong potential to be a leader in the emerging field of sustainable tourism. The successful candidate will hold an appointment in an academic department (51%) and the CST (49%), and will conduct research and teach appropriate courses for both units. Appropriate service to the university, community and profession is expected.

      The CST is an interdisciplinary research center housed in the Division of Research and Graduate Studies. The CST is positioned to have a state, national and international impact and embodies innovation in graduate education, leadership development, community consultation, and collaborative research. The CST is charged with implementing a new interdisciplinary Master of Science Degree in Sustainable Tourism believed to be the first of its kind in the nation. Devoted to implementing sustainable practices in business operations, public policies, and individual travel behaviors, the Center offers solutions to challenges facing the tourism industry and destination communities as they balance economic viability with socio-cultural and environmental enhancement and equity.

      The mission of the CST is to advance academic research and analyses that advocate sustainable practices in the travel and tourism industry; to communicate these results to businesses, government planners, destinations, and communities throughout the region, nation, and globally in order to influence public policy and business decisions; and to help university students understand the broader sustainability issues challenging the travel and tourism industry, train them for management, research, and teaching careers in sustainable tourism and help them secure internships and jobs in the industry.

      Research: Demonstrated evidence of an active research program that incorporates environmental, economic and socio-cultural related issues pertaining to tourism and sustainability is critical. In addition, the successful candidate will serve as a catalyst for new research projects both on an individual basis and by involving faculty collaborators, and will demonstrate ability to lead and facilitate collaborative multi-partner research programs.

      Outreach/Service: Desirable qualities include ability to interact with decision makers and stakeholders to formulate a responsive research agenda which can contribute to enhanced public policy, business practice, and personal behaviors in tourism. Ability to communicate research findings to both academic and practitioner audiences is very important.

      Teaching: Evidence of effective teaching and active involvement in all aspects of undergraduate and graduate research and education is desired. Successful candidate will have a limited teaching role but will teach appropriate courses in both the interdisciplinary Master of Science in Sustainable Tourism and the academic home department.  

      Doctoral degree from an appropriately accredited institution, established publication and external funding record, and evidence of a strong teaching record. Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Center and the campus's focus on sustainable tourism, evidence of collaborative initiative is important.

      This position is Open Rank and salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Review of applications begins February 28, 2010.  

      Please submit the following documents online:

      1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest;
      2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae;
      3. Statement indicating your general philosophy of sustainability and tourism and its implication in your teaching, research, external funding and community and industry outreach;
      4. Complete contact information for three or more references.

      Please direct any questions to Dr. Craig Landry, Department of Economics and Chair, Sustainable Tourism Search Committee, at (252) 328-6383 or landryc@....  

      East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities.

      Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

      Proper documentation of identity and employability is required at the time of employment.