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This study examined criteria used in selecting faculty at I-CHRIE hospitality-management education programs in the United States. Results provide a baseline for consideration of faculty at all ranks. The three most important hiring criteria for assistant professors were a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, publication/research, and hospitality-industry work experience. For associate and full professors, the three most important factors were a PhD or equivalent terminal degree, publication/research, and college teaching experience. Results indicated that most programs use similar criteria in evaluating faculty applicants. This study also found that leadership ability is the most important factor in hiring department heads/directors. Results are useful to administrators and faculty evaluating applicants and to faculty interested in applying to hospitality-management education programs.
Woods, Robert H.; Cho, Seonghee; and Schmidgall, Raymond S.
"Faculty Hiring Criteria in Hospitality Education Programs,"
Hospitality Review: Vol. 26
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/hospitalityreview/vol26/iss1/5