University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg, Mississippi United States

Visiting, Clinical

    February 05, 2023

Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor.

Position Details


118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States 
DivisionHospitality & Tourism Management
Position TypeFaculty
Employment StatusFull Time
Grant FundedNo
Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
The position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the University of Southern Mississippi website at by the priority deadline of March 1, 2023. Questions should be directed to Dr. Joanne Cao (

The position is based at the Hattiesburg campus, but candidates may be asked to teach at other sites occasionally. Note: Teaching sites are Hattiesburg, Stennis, Meridian, Gulf Park, Gulfport (GCRL), and online campuses are Hattiesburg and Gulf Coast.

Job Summary 
The School of Marketing invites candidates to apply for the Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning August 2023. The position is for the Hattiesburg campus. Candidates with extensive knowledge and experience in hospitality and tourism are encouraged to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities 

  1. The Visiting Assistant Teaching Professor will teach four courses per semester (or equivalent) to be determined by the Director of the School. Teaching obligations will primarily support the Hospitality & Tourism Management BSBA and the Casino Resort Management and Marketing certificate program, but may also include support of related programs.
  2. Faculty are expected to maintain quality teaching (both online and in-person).
  3. Contribute to the mission of the program.
  4. Maintain active research and foster strong industry connections.
  5. In addition, the faculty member will be expected to engage in service activity (such as committee work, recruitment, and other official activities) for the School, College, and University.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications Candidates must hold a doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in Hospitality & Tourism Management or a related field. Candidates with ABD status and nearing completion of their dissertation may be considered.
Preferred Qualifications  Candidates who demonstrate the following are preferred:

  • Experience in developing and delivering face-to-face and online instruction at the undergraduate level.
  • An emphasis on building connections with diverse student populations and establishing relationships with community business partners.
  • A desire to engage in recruitment and retention of students.
  • A commitment to high impact practices and the ability to teach a variety of courses, such as hotel operations, event operations, food and beverage operations, strategic hospitality sales, revenue management in hospitality operations, customer services management, and/or strategic destination analysis.
  • An interest in supervising student practical experiences and Honors thesis.
  • Practical hospitality and tourism industry experience may be considered in lieu of teaching experience.

The Mission of the Hospitality & Tourism Management Program.The hospitality and tourism management degree program (Hospitality and Tourism Management BSBA) is for students who desire to work in the hospitality and tourism businesses. The degree program teaches management principles through business core courses coupled with hospitality and tourism management industry knowledge and skills. Program faculty are committed to engaging students through various research projects, industry certificates, and experiential/service-learning activities. Students who graduate with a degree in hospitality and tourism management will have a strategic focus when seeking employment including hotels, restaurants, casinos, events management (e.g., weddings, sporting events, or conventions), entertainment, attractions (e.g., theme parks), cruises, clubs and spa management, all in a rapidly evolving global marketplace. The program aims to be the most comprehensive tourism management program in the state and region by providing students with a thorough understanding of business concepts in order to cultivate them to seek employment in the hotel, restaurant and tourism industries.

About The University of Southern Mississippi 
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education’s “R1: Doctoral Universities – Very high research activity” designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.