Director, The School of Hospitality Business

  • Michigan State University
  • Eli Broad College of Business, Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI, USA
  • Nov 04, 2020
Full time   BUS: Hotel & Restaurant Management BUS: Management, HR, OB, Strategy Business: Other Deans & Directors

Job Description




Director, The School of Hospitality Business Search


The School of Hospitality Business in the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University (MSU) seeks nominations and applications for a new Director of The School to start in August 2021. The Director represents The School within the Broad College, the University, and external constituencies. The Director is part of the College’s leadership team and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of school operations including: faculty and staff recruiting, development and retention, resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder relationship management.


The School of Hospitality Business at MSU is recognized as a leader in teaching, research, and service and has been ranked #2 among all U.S. programs in “The Best Schools” and “College Choice,” and ranked #5 globally by “CEO World.” The School has a 93-year history in hospitality business education; alumni who have shaped industry, and top-ranked faculty conduct research that is published and utilized throughout the world.


The School has an enrollment of approximately 550 undergraduates,11 tenure stream faculty, including three named endowed faculty, and has strengths in hospitality management, hospitality operations, and real estate investment management. Alumni hold leadership positions throughout the hospitality industry and are strong supporters of The School. Overall, The School has more than 10,000 alumni around the world and three alumni/industry advisory boards.


MSU seeks a leader who will set the course for The School’s next 100 years. This leader will articulate and execute a vision that includes an active and diverse group of faculty, students, alumni, and industry leaders. As an innovative and entrepreneurial leader, the successful candidate will engage these constituencies to assemble the resources needed to execute a global vision for The School.


The ideal applicant has a doctoral degree with an academic/professional record consistent with an appointment to full professor with tenure. Candidates should have strong connections within the hospitality or tourism industries and a demonstrated record of accomplishment in a disciplinary area related to hospitality or tourism.


About the Eli Broad College of Business


The Broad College has 125 full-time faculty in five departments: Accounting and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management and one industry specific unit, The School of Hospitality Business. The work of the College is supported by a 100-person administrative staff and 50 academic specialists. Currently, some 5,122 students are admitted in the Broad College (approximately 3,900 undergraduates and 1,230 graduate and doctoral students), making Broad one of the largest business colleges in the country.


The Broad College of Business is consistently ranked in the top 25 among business schools at public universities. The Broad vision is to be the leader in creating knowledge and developing transformational thinkers and doers who make business happen. A core focus of the college’s strategic plan is on the 3Rs – Recognition for the Broad College is the result of the accomplishments of our world-renowned faculty, our students, and our alumni. From this we have built a Reputation for being one of the top business schools in the world, and this is reflected in our Rankings. The Broad College Strategic Plan includes five initiatives: a) Transform lives through undergraduate education; b) Enhance careers and lifelong learning through graduate programs; c) Strengthen impactful scholarship; d) Enhance outreach and engagement, and e) Foster a diverse and inclusive culture.


About Michigan State University


Founded in 1855, Michigan State University ( has always been an innovator in research, teaching, and application of knowledge. In 1863, Michigan State was designated the beneficiary of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act endowment, becoming the pioneer land-grant college in the United States and serving as a prototype for future institutions. From these origins, Michigan State has evolved into a comprehensive, global, world-class university with a full spectrum of programs and attracting a diverse set of gifted professors, staff members, and students. The University has been an elected member of the Association of American Universities (AAU) since 1964.


Ranked 34th among the nation’s public universities (U.S. News & World Report), Michigan State enrolls approximately 49,800 students, including 10,600 graduate and professional college students, and it employs more than 13,000 faculty and staff members. The university offers more than 200 programs of study at the bachelor, master’s and doctoral levels. Supporting its Research 1 standing, and AAU membership is MSU’s over $715 million in research expenditures in the last year.


As a public, research-intensive, land-grant university funded in part by the state of Michigan, MSU’s mission is to advance knowledge and transform lives by: a) providing outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional education to promising, qualified students in order to prepare them to contribute fully to society as globally engaged citizen leaders; b) conducting research of the highest caliber that seeks to answer questions and create solutions in order to expand human understanding and make a positive difference, both locally and globally, and c) advancing outreach, engagement, and economic development activities that are innovative, research-driven, and lead to a better quality of life for individuals and communities, at home and around the world.


Application Details

Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae. Confidential review of materials and screening of candidates will begin immediately. Harris Search Associates is assisting Michigan State University for this search. Please send application to the email address below or contact Jeffrey Harris, Managing Partner, for further details.


Office: 614.798.8500

Cell: 614.354.2100



Alternatively, you may contact the chair of the search committee, Michael McCall, NAMA Professor ( for additional information. Applications for the position, may also be submitted directly through the MSU jobs website: job posting #674143.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.


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