Open Rank Position in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Feb 14, 2020
Full time   BUS: Management, HR, OB, Strategy BUS: Marketing Business: Other

Job Description

Open Rank Position in Logistics and Supply Chain Management—Search #67740
Parker College of Business
Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the Parker College of Business invites applications and nominations for an open-rank, tenure-track faculty position of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This position will be located on the Armstrong campus in Savannah, GA, with expectations of assignments on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses.

Georgia Southern University is a distinctive combination of Southern charm and uncompromising academics. We are a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution serving about 26,500 students through nine colleges on three beautiful oak-lined campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Throughout its degree offerings at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern cultivates community collaboration, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities.

Georgia Southern University was founded in 1906 as a school for teaching modern agricultural production techniques and homemaking skills to rural school children. Its Savannah campus was established in 1935 as Armstrong Junior College for local youth who could not afford to attend college away from home. The Liberty Center in Hinesville was established in 1998 to serve the military and their families at nearby Fort Stewart, the largest military base east of the Mississippi. All three locations came together in 2018 when Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University consolidated. The "new" Georgia Southern University preserves a passion for serving its neighbors while preparing students for lifelong service as scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities.

Within this setting, close to the Port of Savannah, the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Departmental faculty members also deliver undergraduate and MBA business core classes in operations management, statistics and applied optimization, as well as serving the Ph.D. program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the Department's goals of achieving national distinction in the discipline through academic research and program outcomes. Faculty must also be willing to interact with students through activities such as advising, mentoring, and collaborative research.

Position Description Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management, the position requires research, teaching and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. The ability to contribute to a positive collegial work environment in the Department, College, and University is also expected as well as a strong orientation to recruiting, retaining, and mentoring qualified students. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, beginning August 1, 2020, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
Ph.D. or DBA in supply chain management, logistics, transportation, operations management or a closely related field from an AACSB, EQUIS or similarly accredited institution by August 1, 2020.
Evidence of the ability to develop, execute and maintain a strong research agenda.
Evidence of the potential for above average teaching ability.
Evidence of effective communication skills.
Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.
Commitment to engaging with best practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.
Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.
Required Qualifications for Associate Professor:
Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the assistant professor level is required for the rank of associate professor along with a strong record of teaching, research and service.

Required Qualifications for Professor:
Minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level is required for the rank of professor along with a strong record of teaching, research and service.

Preferred Qualifications (All Ranks):
Experience working with a diverse student body.
Capabilities to teach doctoral courses in the LSCM Ph.D. program.

Screening of applications begins March 14, 2020, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2020. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. Gerard Burke, Search Chair, Search # 67740
Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
Parker College of Business
Georgia Southern University

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Vice Provost.

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