Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management—Search #67681
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 the position of Assistant Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This position is located on the Armstrong campus in Savannah, GA, with expectations of assignments on the Statesboro and Armstrong campuses.

Georgia Southern University is the state's largest and most comprehensive center of higher education south of Atlanta. With 141 degree programs at the associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern is designated a Carnegie Doctoral/Research university and serves more than 27,000 students on three vibrant campuses—the Armstrong campus in Savannah, the Statesboro campus, and the Liberty campus in Hinesville. Georgia Southern offers an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery, and personal growth. Nationally accredited academic programs prepare diverse scholars for leadership and service as working citizens.

Since 1906, the University's hallmark has been a culture of engagement that bridges theory with practice, extends the learning environment beyond the classroom, and promotes student growth and life success. Central to the University's mission is the faculty's dedication to excellence in teaching and the development of a fertile learning environment exemplified by a free exchange of ideas, high academic expectations, and individual responsibility for academic achievement. Faculty, staff, and students embrace core values expressed through integrity, civility, kindness, collaboration, and a commitment to lifelong learning, wellness, and social responsibility.

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 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, 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, 2019, 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 or EQUIS accredited institution by August 1, 2019.
• 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:
• Experience working with a diverse student body.
• Capabilities to teach doctoral courses in the LSCM Ph.D. program.

Screening of applications begins April 5, 2019, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2019. 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, Chair
Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
College of Business
Georgia Southern University
[email protected]

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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Posted: 3/4/2019
Application Due: 9/27/2019
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