Associate Dean, School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

Temple University in Pennsylvania

Date Posted February 9, 2017
Type Administrative
Employment Type Full-time

Located in one of the largest and most dynamic cities in the United States and with exceptional connections to industry, Temple University’s School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management (STHM) is a model of sustainable excellence in education, research, and service. STHM is the largest provider of tourism, hospitality, sport and recreation management education in the Philadelphia region, an international model for innovative teaching and research, and is now inviting nominations and applications for the position of Associate Dean

Reporting to the Dean and Senior Associate Dean of both STHM and the Fox School of Business, the successful applicant will be responsible for the overall administration of STHM, with its approximately 40 full-time faculty and staff. The Associate Dean of STHM will work with a team of leaders, including an Assistant Dean, two department chairs, and several Directors. The role of the Associate Dean is inclusive of, but not limited to the broad overall management functions of: strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, enrollment management, curriculum, academic programs management, faculty recruitment and management, personnel administration, internships, placements, industry relations, development, public relations, space procurement and distribution, special events, and team morale.


Successful applicants should have an academic record appropriate for appointment as a full professor with tenure and at least three years of administrative experience as a Director, Chair, Associate Dean, or similar level of responsibility. A terminal degree in an STHM related discipline is required. Successful candidates should have the ability to work effectively with numerous stakeholders, an understanding of elements critical to enhancing the academic distinction and reputation of STHM, effective communication, negotiation, motivation and decision-making skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit to help leverage all of STHM’s available assets.

All applications will be held in the strictest of confidence. 
Review of candidates will begin immediately.


Please submit a current CV and letter of interest electronically to: Janine Gudknecht @

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer dedicated to excellence through diversity.

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