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Department Chair and Associate Professor, Economic Development and Tourism

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**MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. invites applicants for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position as chair of the Department of Economic Development and Tourism in the College of Business.
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.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The department chair is responsible for the preparation and administration of the department budgets and for making appropriate recommendations to the dean regarding personnel needs. The chair is involved in determining education policy, such as establishing curricula, schedules, department majors and graduation requirements. The chair is directly responsible for developing department faculty to be successful in the teaching, research and service missions of the university. The department chair reports directly to the dean.
Qualifications and Experience:
A terminal degree in economic development, tourism or related field and eligibility for appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
A minimum of three years of teaching and two years of experience in a leadership position
Salary and appointment to associate professor or professor will be commensurate with qualifications and experience appropriate for that rank. A terminal degree in economic development, tourism or related business discipline is preferred, as well as demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to scholarship and teaching. It is also preferred that the candidate have four or more years of administrative experience, ability to collaborate with multiple constituencies in the university and business communities, and credentials for the appointment at the rank of full professor.
Application Procedure:
To ensure full consideration, complete application materials should be submitted to the Southern Miss website at ****by January 15, 2013. All questions should be directed to Dr. Trenton E. Gould, ****
Required documents include the following:
Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information for Three References
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 ****The College of Business is one of six degree-granting colleges at Southern Miss with 65 faculty members spanning multiple campuses and educating more than 2,100 undergraduate and master's degree students. The College of Business (as well as its School of Accountancy) is fully accredited by AACSB International. The college houses departments in accounting; economic development and tourism; finance, real estate and business law; management and international business; and marketing and fashion merchandising.
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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