Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Dec 14, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management—Search #67568
College of Business
Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

The Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management in the College of Business invites nominations and applications for an Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management position. This position is located on the Statesboro campus.

In January 2017, the University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted to consolidate Armstrong State University and Georgia Southern University. The new, 27,000-student university will be named Georgia Southern University with campuses in Savannah, Statesboro, and Hinesville. The expected timeline for the first entering class will be fall 2018. Complete details are available at

Within this setting, close to the Port of Savannah, the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree program in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation as well as an operations emphasis in management. Departmental faculty members also deliver undergraduate and MBA business core classes in operations management, statistics and applied optimization, elective courses in operations management as well as serving the Ph.D. Program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the Department's goal 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, 2018, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD or DBA in logistics, transportation, supply chain, operations management or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited institution by August 1, 2018.
• 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
• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution

Preferred Qualifications:
• Capabilities to teach doctoral courses in our Ph.D. program
• Experience working with a diverse student body

Screening of applications begins January 15, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2018. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only applications submitted as an email attachment in either Word or PDF format will be accepted. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:
Dr. Gerard Burke, Chair
Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
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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