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Professor of Practice

Instructional / Teaching Faculty


Professor of Practice

  • 521560
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Instructional / Teaching Faculty
  • Teaching & Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management (HTM) in the Pamplin College of Business, Virginia Tech, invites applications for the position of Open Rank Professor of Practice of Hospitality Management to begin August 2023. This position is a 9-month, academic year (August to May with possible summer teaching), full time teaching appointment. Applicants who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the inclusion and diversity goals of the university are encouraged to apply.
The selected individual will primarily teach sixteen credit hours per semester in culinary and academic courses, coordinate related departmental events, assist with curricular development, and serve on departmental and college committees.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management or related field (extensive executive level of hospitality and tourism experience can waive the Master's requirement in exceptional cases only). Extensive professional experience in unit-level hospitality management operations. Demonstrated record of, or potential for, teaching topics related to food production and services. Relevant years of hospitality industry experience. Prior teaching experience in a culinary lab setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience/involvement in designing /building/renovating F&B facilities. Demonstrated experience in developing and coordination social events with food production and service components. Significant experiences in the culinary/food production field. Extensive networks in the hospitality and tourism industry.

Application Procedure:

We will begin reviewing applications on October 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should complete an online application at http://www.jobs.vt.edu for posting 521560 and attach the following documents: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita/resume, and 3) names and contact information for three references. In addition, candidates can send any inquiries to the attention of:

Ms. Grace Gorey, Admin Assistant to Department Head
Howard Feiertag Hospitality and Tourism Management (0429)
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061
E-mail: ggorey@vt.edu; Phone (540) 231-5515

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

10/1/2022 or until filled

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About the Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management

The Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality & Tourism Management is one of six Departments in the Pamplin College of Business. We are consistently ranked as one of the premier programs in the world. The Department offers a BS in Business with a major in Hospitality and Tourism Management, an MSBA with HTM concentration offered at the Falls Church campus, and a Ph.D. in Business with concentration on Hospitality and Tourism Management. All of our degrees are fully accredited by AACSB. Currently, there are approximately 220 undergraduates, 35 masters, and 10 Ph.D. students in the program. See www.htm.pamplin.vt.edu for more information about the Department.

Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business

The Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business on-campus enrollment is about 5,000 undergraduates and 350 full-time graduate students. Pamplin's undergraduate program is ranked in the nation's 50 best business schools by U.S. News & World Report; in the most recent report, Pamplin was ranked 45th (which puts us in the top 10 percent of the 600+ U.S. business programs accredited by the AACSB). See  https://pamplin.vt.edu/ for more information.

The Blacksburg Area

Blacksburg is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia, making its beauty and temperate climate attractive to many. Blacksburg also has high quality primary and secondary schools (K-12) as well as a relatively low cost of living. Both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Appalachian Trail run through the area and there are numerous hiking, camping, mountain biking, and other outdoor recreational opportunities available.


About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Grace Gorey at ggorey@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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