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Department Chair and Associate or Full Professor, Department of Economic Development and Tourism

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position as chair of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism (to be formed pending approval by the Board of Trustees of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning).
Position Description:
The chair is the chief administrative officer of the department and is responsible for the general direction and supervision of the department. Degrees offered include a master's degree in economic development and undergraduate degrees in casino, hospitality and tourism management. The department also offers two certificate programs in economic development and casino management.
Minimum Qualifications:
A terminal degree in economic development, tourism or related field and eligibility for appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor is required. Candidate must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a minimum of three years of teaching experience and two years of experience in a leadership position.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
The preferred candidate will have a terminal degree in economic development, tourism or related business discipline with demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to scholarship and teaching. He or she will have four or more years administrative experience, the ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies in the university and business communities, and credentials for the appointment at the rank of full professor.
Starting Date:
August 16, 2013
The position is based on the Hattiesburg campus.
Application Procedure:
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at ****(job posting # 0002470). Position will be open until filled. Questions should be directed to Joseph Peyrefitte ( ****
) or Gwen Pate ( ****
The University:
Founded in 1910, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. is a comprehensive doctoral and research-extensive university fulfilling its mission of being a leading university in engaging and empowering individuals to transform lives and communities. **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***., which enrolls approximately 17,000 students each year, is the only dual-campus university in Mississippi with campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach. Six additional teaching and research sites are located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Meridian. Learn more at ****As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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