Reader (School of Hospitality & Tourism Management)

University of Surrey - Hospitality & Tourism Management

The University of Surrey is an international university with a world-class research profile and an enterprising spirit. Ranked 4th in the UK by the Guardian, the University of Surrey is inventive and forward-thinking.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism Management within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a world-wide reputation for excellence, ranked number one by the Guardian league table. Our academic team has an international reputation, strong engagement with industry and a highly productive research-culture across Tourism, Hospitality and Events Management.

The School is seeking to expand further and we are now seeking to make a number of new appointments across all levels to join our vibrant and highly successful School. We are pleased to receive applications from strong candidates across Tourism, Hospitality, Events and Transport, and are particularly keen to receive applications from individuals with expertise in Hospitality Operations, Finance, and Aviation and Transport. Candidates should also demonstrate strong disciplinary backgrounds and an ability to relate their theoretical understanding to the context of the visitor economy. In particular, the school has identified three research priority areas;

Competitiveness in the Visitor Economy; with a focus on forecasting tourism demand, labour studies within tourism and hospitality and productivity.

Sustainability and Well-Being in the Visitor Economy; with a focus on pro-environmental behaviour change, sustainable enterprises, indicators of sustainability and demonstrating the benefits for health and well-being through tourism, hospitality and events.

The Digital Visitor Economy; addressing the role of digital technologies in enhancing the guest experience through augmented reality, smart phones, social media and media such as films.

Details of our activities, our specialisms and our successes can be found on our website

In return we can offer a generous remuneration package, which includes relocation assistance where appropriate, the latest teaching facilities, and access to a variety of staff development opportunities. Please look at our website ( to see the profiles of the staff who work in our school, and the kinds of activities they undertake.

For an informal discussion about the positions, please contact the Head of School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Dr Caroline Scarles on

Interviews are expected to take between the 9th and 11th of January, 2017.

Further details: For more information and to apply online, please download the further details and click on the 'apply online' button above.

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