Professor in Tourism

Griffith University, Queensland, Australia - Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management

The Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management is a multi-award winning provider of degrees in the fields of event management, real estate and property development, international tourism and hotel management, and sport management. The Department attracts the nation's largest student cohort in hotel and tourism related degrees. The Department delivers a Bachelor and a Master of International Tourism and Hospitality Management and teaches a number of majors in the GBS's Bachelor and Business and the Master of Business.

This is a full time, continuting postion based primarily at the Gold Coast campus, however the successful applicant may also be required to work across our other campuses.

The role:
The Professor of Tourism will report to the Head of the Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management and provide additional senior research leadership in support of the Director of the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT). As such, they will be expected to lead engagement, teaching and research activities in smart tourism with a strong focus on developing this area of research and teaching for Griffith University and on helping position the University as a leader in this field.

The person:
The successful candidate will possess a PhD in a Business or Tourism related discipline. As Professor, you will be able to articulately outline a strategic vision for the Tourism discipline at Griffith University. An excellent record or publications will ensure that Griffith continues our outstanding achievements in research. A demonstrated ability to network effectively will ensure that working relationships are improved both internally and to government, industry and community stakeholders.

Salary range:
Professor, Level E: $172,326 per annum. Salary packaging including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $201,622 per annum.

Application requirements:
To support your application please ensure your current curriculum vitae/resume includes:

  • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
  • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
  • Employment history, including present position and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
  • Research interests and list of publications;
  • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:
Obtain the position information package and apply for this positon by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page.

For a confidential discussion about this role, please contact Professor Graham Cuskelly, Head, Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management at

For application queries, please contact Teagan Brown, Recruitment Officer on +61 7 3735 6551.

Closing date: Friday, 19 January 2018 at 5pm AEST.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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