Professor-Department Chair of Retailing

Columbia, SC
Mar 04, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Professor-Department Chair of Retailing

Internal Title Department Chair of Retailing


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 011293

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 11 months

Department Retail

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date 08.01.2017

Job Posting Date 01-01-2017

Reopen Date

Minimum Posting Period Ends 01-07-2017

Job Close Date

Type of Position

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Faculty

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided

Job Description
The College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina seeks applications and nominations for the Department Chair of Retailing. This is a tenure track position at the Full Professor level. The department chair assumes responsibility for administration of all aspects of the Retail Management and Fashion Merchandising concentrations. Responsibilities include oversight and implementation of curriculum, supervision and mentorship of faculty members, employment and supervision of administrative personnel, fiscal budget management, and recruitment. The department consists of nine tenured/tenure-track faculty, six lecturers, and two administrative personnel.

The successful candidate will be expected to work with industry leaders, mentor faculty, meet with stakeholders, teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses, provide service to the University and profession; and lead the department to the next level of excellence.

The University of South Carolina (USC), founded in 1801, is the flagship campus of an eight-campus, fully-accredited state system. USC-Columbia with a student population of approximately 34,000, is categorized by the Carnegie Foundation as having "very high research activity" and excellent curricular community engagement. The City of Columbia is the state capital and the largest city in South Carolina with a metropolitan area population of over 800,000. It is the state center of financial, transportation, and industrial development, and it has rich historical and cultural tradition. It is located within easy driving distance of both mountains and coast. Tourism and hospitality is the number one industry in the state of South Carolina, offering exceptional opportunities for continued growth and innovative development of the HRSM departments along with rich opportunities for industry partnerships and research prospects. With internationally known destinations such as Myrtle Beach, Charleston, Hilton Head Island, and Kiawah Island, the hospitality industry contributes significantly to South Carolina's economy. Information about the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management is available on the USC website:

Minimum Qualifications
Earned Ph.D. degree in the area of retailing, merchandising, fashion or a related field. Evidence of excellent teaching at the university level. Demonstrated success in research and grant endeavors.

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated record of excellent research, external funding, and industry connections.

Documents which must be associated with this posting
Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will be considered until the position is filled. The required application documents for consideration include: 1) letter of intent, 2) curriculum vitae/resume, 3) three professional letters of reference, and 4) teaching evaluations for the past two years. The letters of reference and teaching evaluations should be sent from applicants via email to the search committee chairperson, Dr. Matthew Brown (email: The anticipated start date is August 01, 2017.

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