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Hospitality Full-time Faculty (F02203)
Montgomery College in Rockville, Louisiana
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Date Posted 02/12/2020
Faculty-Business-Hotel & Restaurant Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline 02/28/2020

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success.

Job Title

Hospitality Full-time Faculty (F02203)

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and is widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. This expectation of quality has yielded great opportunities for students in our Hospitality Management program, such as twenty students attending the Ocean City Spring Trade Expo, MC’s Spring Catering Event, and strong internship placements. Students’ transfer destinations attest to the strength of MC’s hospitality program. Our graduates have transferred into bachelor’s programs at Florida International University, Penn State, BHMS Business & Hotel Management School (Switzerland), George Washington, and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. We are seeking a full-time hospitality management faculty member (F02203) beginning August 2020 (2020-2021 academic year) who is excited by this level of excellence and is committed to student success.

Job Description

The successful candidate will appreciate teaching in a multi-cultural community college environment, and will welcome the opportunity to work with students with diverse learning abilities. Faculty duties include classroom instruction, assessment, curriculum development, advising, professional inquiry, committee work, utilizing instructional technology and supporting the activities of the Marriott Hospitality Center. The majority of our courses use open educational resources (OERs) to yield cost savings for the students and the most current content for faculty. Incoming faculty will utilize OERs in alignment with the other faculty in the discipline.

Teaching assignments may include various delivery modes, such as face-to-face, online, hybrid and/or blended formats during days, evenings and weekends. Montgomery College has three campuses and instructs courses at area high schools. Faculty may be assigned to any of these campuses and/or teaching online.

Montgomery College is a strong advocate of professional development and invests in its faculty. This position is part of a collective bargaining unit.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teach a variety of courses within the Hospitality Management program which may include Introduction to the Hospitality Industry, Management of Front Office Operations, Lodging and Food Service Law, Legal Issues in Labor Management, Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry, Managing Hospitality Human Resources, Property Security and Facilities Management and Lodging and Food Service Sales and Advertising.

  • Teach 30 semester hours per academic year of courses related to Hospitality Management with an emphasis on Hotel Operations, Meetings & Event Planning, and Travel & Tourism.  

  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts; evaluate and grade students' exams, assignments, and papers.

  • Teach a varied schedule of courses that may include day, night, early morning, weekend and/or accelerated sections, and online.  Opportunities may exist for teaching summer classes.

  • Engage students in their learning through active collaborative learning approaches.

  • Incorporate the use of an educational enterprise platform (Blackboard) and other relevant technology into instruction, including inexpensive or no-cost resources in the development and delivery of instruction.

  • Meet with students outside of class to assist them with being successful college students.

  • Apply culturally relevant pedagogies to the teaching and learning process.

  • Develop and instruct courses in a traditional face-to-face setting as well as online, utilizing appropriate pedagogies.

  • Provide professional and career advice for students pursuing careers in the hospitality industry, maintain office hours, and assist students who are having difficulty with studies.

  • Advise students about program curriculum, transfer options to four-year institutions, and professional/career opportunities.

  • Develop and implement initiatives related to the Marriott Hospitality Center.

  • Serve on/lead, department, discipline, campus and college committees.

  • Maintain an active program of professional development and participate in professional organizations and activities.

  • Engage in the expansion and implementation of assessments for courses, programs and learning outcomes with the goal of increasing student success.

  • Understand and commit to student success including increasing retention, transfer and graduation and creating an equitable and inclusive learning environment for diverse students.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in Hospitality Management, Business Administration, Management, Nutrition or a related field.

  • Teaching or professional training experience in hospitality management field; teaching done as a graduate student or as a teaching assistant will be considered.

  • Evidence of full-time work experience in the hospitality management field at the management level.

  • Ability to integrate technology and classroom-related computer software into course delivery.

  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 18 or more credit hours in masters-level (or higher) Hospitality Management coursework.

  • Deep knowledge of hospitality technology, e.g. Virtual reality devices, Internet of Things, Augmented Reality, Hospitality software and applications, statistical software for data analysis, etc.

  • Three (3) years of full-time teaching experience.

  • Certified as either a CHE (Certificated Hospitality Educator) or CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator).

  • Experience supporting students with varying level of preparedness for college-level work.

  • Evidence of ongoing professional development.

  • Experience leading academic initiatives. 

  • Experience teaching blended/hybrid, and distance learning (online) courses.

  • Demonstration of student engagement strategies that facilitate learning for students of diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences and help students succeed in the course.

For consideration, you must:

  • Submit Resume/CV

  • Submit a cover letter and include your teaching philosophy

  • Submit an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned

Please upload all documents to your online application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Application Process:

  • Online applications must be received by February 28, 2020

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

  • Successful completion of a background check and degree verification. Must provide proof of US degree equivalency for international degrees.

  • Participation in a retirement plan.

Our benefits package includes: sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes. 

Closing Date

Friday, February 28, 2020

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

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