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DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS, UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO
The Department of Tourism
The Department invites applications from those with research and teaching interests relating to hospitality studies.
We teach a Tourism major in the Bachelor of Commerce degree and alongside that, a minor in hospitality. The courses in the hospitality programme are:
· Hospitality: Theory and Practice
· Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management
· Introduction to Wine Business
· Tourist Accommodation Management
· Event and Conventions Management
We also teach a Masters level course in:
· Hospitality and Events
The Department is a well established research-led academic unit that delivers undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and postgraduate research degree programmes to domestic and international students. Situated in the School of Business ( University of Otago ) the Department has a longstanding commitment to cross-disciplinary research and teaching, and maintains close academic links with scholars and Departments in the science, humanities and health science disciplines.
The Department has an established record of undertaking and publishing research that is timely, and high in quality and impact. It has a growing focus on attracting external research funding to support its research programmes. As part of this we develop and maintain strong international research collaborations. The University of Otago has an enduring commitment to Research and Study Leave to support the research ambitions of academic staff and further the research strategies of the Department.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful applicant will be responsible to the Head of Department and will be required to engage in research, teaching and service as appropriate to a Department in a University of high international standing. Academic staff are required to undertake research (40%), teaching (40%) and administration/service (20%). A confirmation path appointment is equivalent to a tenure-track appointment in North America .
Person Specification for Senior Lecturer:
· Be critically engaged with the theory of hospitality studies in order to contribute to our hospitality teaching programme
· A completed PhD
· A highly productive programme (or programmes) of research in fields of relevance to the study of hospitality
· A track record in publishing empirical and/or conceptual research contributions in high quality international journals
· Experience in preparing and submitting research grant applications
· A track record of successful supervision of PhD and other graduate students to completion
· A proven ability to prepare and deliver high quality lectures, as evidenced by teaching evaluations and/or peer evaluations of teaching
· A demonstrated ability to provide a significant contribution in service roles at the Department and School level
· A collegial approach, evidence of teamwork and strong interpersonal skills.
Teaching and Supervision
Staff teaching commitments are managed to ensure high quality student learning experiences and to protect time for research and graduate research supervision. The Department’s teaching programmes include the Bachelor of Commerce (Tourism), Minor in Hospitality, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism, and Master of Tourism (coursework with a research component). The Department has a strong PhD programme which is central to the research culture of the Department. It is expected that applicants will be able to teach at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and to supervise graduate research.
Research and publication
Research is central to the advertised position. All academic staff are required to be active in developing and maintaining active and productive programmes of research.
Staff in the Department regularly publish peer reviewed articles in such journals as:
Annals of Tourism Research
Annals of Leisure Research
Australian Journal of Outdoor Education
Current Issues in Tourism
Euro Asia Journal of Management
European Sport Management Quarterly
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
International Journal of Tourism Research
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development
Journal of Sport and Tourism
Journal of Sustainable Tourism
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change
Sport in Society
Tourism, Culture and Communication
Tourism and Hospitality Research
Tourism in Marine Environments
Tourism Recreation Research
Tourism Review International
Staff of the Department
There are nine academic and three administrative staff in the Department.
The University of Otago and its Divisional Structure
The University of Otago has maintained a reputation for excellence in education and research for more than 140 years, and business education since 1912. The University’s Departments are organised into four Academic Divisions (Health Sciences, Sciences, Humanities and Business). The School of Business consists of six academic departments which, in addition to Tourism, include Accountancy and Finance, Economics, Information Science, Management and Marketing. The School also offers an MBA programme and executive education courses, supported by the academic departments. One of the considerable strengths of the Department of Tourism is the strong cross-disciplinary links in research, supervision and teaching that it maintains with Departments in all four Divisions.
Date of Appointment
Applicant(s) are asked to indicate the date they would expect to be available to take up the appointment. Starting dates for the appointments will be at a mutually acceptable time. The Department’s first priority is to gain quality appointees and every effort will be made to accommodate them.
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