Georgia Southern University invites nominations and applications for the position of Assistant/Associate Professor of Quantitative Analysis in the Department of Management in the College of Business Administration #67081. Georgia Southern University, a member institution of the University System of Georgia, is classified as a Doctoral/Research University. Accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Georgia Southern offers more than 100 academic majors in a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs. The University has earned a reputation for providing all of the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a much smaller college. In 2012, Georgia Southern was named one of the top 10 most popular universities in the country in the U.S. News & World Report. A residential university with a fall 2011 enrollment of more than 20,000 students, Georgia Southern is one of Georgia’s premier universities. One of the top choices in Georgia for new freshmen, including HOPE Scholars, Georgia Southern enrolls an increasingly selective student body representing 49 U.S. states and more than 100 nations. The University continues to enhance its academic profile through higher admission standards, an expanded Honors Program, and scholarships for academically talented students. The more than 700 acre park-like campus continues an era of capital construction that has opened new facilities for colleges and academic programs, student recreation and development, university housing, athletics, and public service. The learning environment is enhanced by a museum of cultural and natural history, a botanical garden, a unique wildlife education and raptor center, a performing arts center, the Center for Art and Theatre, and a continuing education and conference center. The University's Division I athletic teams, the Eagles, compete in the Southern Conference. The campus is located in Statesboro, a classic Main Street community near historic Savannah and Hilton Head Island.
Within this setting, the Department of Management offers undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree programs. Management majors may choose specialties in human resource management or small business management; an emerging area is entrepreneurial leadership. Faculty members are expected to contribute to the Department’s goal of achieving national distinction. Faculty must also be willing to interact with students through activities such as mentoring and collaborative research. In addition to the undergraduate curricula, departmental faculty participate in the delivery of the MBA, Master of Accounting (traditional and online), WebMBA, and Ph.D. in Logistics and Supply Chain Management programs.
The position reports to the Chair of the Department of Management, is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment beginning August 1, 2013, and has a competitive salary that is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position requires teaching, research and service responsibilities as well as a terminal degree. Faculty are expected to be teacher/scholars with a commitment to excellence in teaching and learning, engage in productive scholarship, be committed to professional service, have technological literacy with a commitment to using technology in teaching and scholarship, and have experience with, or interest in, working in diverse academic and professional communities. The ability to contribute to a positive work environment in the department, college, and University is also expected.
• Ph.D. or DBA in Decision Sciences, Business Analytics or a closely related field from an AACSB or EQUIS accredited business school/college (or—at the Assistant Professor level—ABD within one year of completion – must complete the degree by August 1, 2014);
• Evidence (e.g. statement of research interests, samples of published work) of the ability to develop and implement a research agenda;
• University-level teaching experience;
• Evidence (e.g., student evaluations) of above-average teaching ability;
• Willingness to teach via web-based instruction;
• AACSB Academically Qualified at time of hire.
• For appointment at the associate professor rank, a minimum of 4 years full-time university-level teaching experience at the rank of assistant professor is required, along with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.
• Area of Specialization: Applied Statistics and Optimization, Business Analytics
• An interest in and ability to teach quantitative management courses ;
• Experience working with a diverse student body;
• Experience teaching via web-based instruction.
Screening of applications begins December 10, 2012, and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is August 1, 2013. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; curriculum vita; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent as an email attachment in either Word or PDF format to Ms. Sara Rene, Administrative Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org , 912-478-5161.
More information about the institution is available through http://www.georgiasouthern.edu . 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 Associate Provost.