Assistant/Associate Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management

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Assistant/Associate Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management--Search #67774
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 assistant/associate professor, tenure-track faculty position of Logistics and Supply Chain Management. This position will be located on the Statesboro, GA campus in 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.

Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, close to the Port of Savannah, the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LSCM) offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree program with major in Supply Chain Management (emphasis areas of Logistics and Intermodal Transportation; Operations and Supply Management). Departmental faculty members also teach undergraduate and MBA core classes in operations and supply chain management and mentor doctoral students in 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 via 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 attracting, retaining, and mentoring students in our programs. The position is a 9-month tenure-track appointment, beginning August 1, 2021, 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, 2021.
  • 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.

    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 December 1, 2020 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2021. To equitably serve a fast growing and highly diverse student body and to fulfill the University's commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion, we actively seek candidates with a demonstrated commitment to Pillar 3 of our University Strategic Plan: Inclusive Excellence. 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. In addition, applicants are required to submit an Inclusive Excellence statement (2 pages). In the Inclusive Excellence statement, applicants should reflect on their experience, vision, and commitment regarding teaching and mentorship of students from diverse backgrounds and discuss past, current, and future contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the areas of research, teaching, service, and outreach. 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 # 67774
    Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management
    Parker College of Business
    Georgia Southern University
    [email protected]

    More information about the institution is available through or 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 provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources at 912-478-6947.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 10/28/2020
    Application Due: 10/28/2032
    Work Type: Full Time