PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report's annual listing of the nation's most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
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COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the COLLEGE
Situated just blocks away from the world's greatest hospitality laboratory-the Las Vegas Strip-the Harrah College of Hospitality enjoys unparalleled access to the hotels and resorts that are shaping the industry. Consistently ranked among the top five hospitality programs in the world, the College provides students with the theoretical and practical foundation needed to succeed in the competitive hospitality field. Faculty members are internationally-renowned, and alumni consist of some of the most influential leaders in the industry, with graduates overseeing major hotel brands, popular restaurants, event firms, and Fortune 500 companies.
The College offers a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management with concentrations in Event Design and Management, Gaming Management, Hospitality Beverage Management, Human Resource Management, Innovative Restaurant Management, and PGA Golf Management; an Executive Master of Hospitality Administration; a Master of Science in Hotel Administration; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Hospitality Administration. In addition, the College offers two dual degrees: a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Hotel Administration; and a Master of Science in Hotel Administration and Master of Science in Information Management Systems.
In the Spring of 2020, the College enrolled 1,872 undergraduate students, 151 graduate students (70 MHA, 54 HOA and dual programs, and 27 doctoral students). The College has approximately 42 full-time faculty members (including tenured, tenure track, faculty in residence, and lecturers), 9 classified staff, and 38 professional staff. In addition, in any given semester, there are approximately 14 part-time instructors.
The College believes that partnering with industry is key to student success. Each year, the College organizes nearly 600 internships, welcomes more than 100 national hospitality brands for recruitment events, and pairs an average of 175 industry mentors with students. These crucial relationships help build careers.
For more information about the Harrah College of Hospitality, please visit https://www.unlv.edu/hospitality
Cass (Wai San) ShumAssistant Professor in Hospitality Organizational BehaviorWilliam F. Harrah College of HospitalityUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas