Associate Professor/Professor and Chair
Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair—Search #67910
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 Associate Professor/Professor and Department Chair.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern University is a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution with a focus on public-impact research, serving about 27,000 students on three beautiful campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, and Hinesville, and via a growing online program. Through our degree offerings at the associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels, Georgia Southern offers a distinctive combination of community collaboration, world-class scholarship, innovative teaching, and hands-on learning opportunities.

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 Inclusive Excellence. Candidates whose work furthers the institution’s goals and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Within this setting, the Department of Logistics and Supply Chain Management offers an undergraduate Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Supply Chain Management with emphasis options in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation or Operations and Supply Management. Departmental faculty members also deliver undergraduate and MBA business core classes in operations management, serve the Ph.D. program in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and will staff the newly approved Master of Science in Logistics and Supply Chain Management. The Department’s organization and academic programs have been created specifically to synthesize the talents and perspectives of both the logistics and operations management fields to achieve a truly integrated approach to supply chain management. The Department Chair is expected to reinforce the Department’s goal of achieving national distinction in the discipline through leadership and the allocation of department resources. Faculty must also be willing to contribute to student success through activities such as advising, mentoring and collaborative research.

Position Description. Reporting to the dean, the department chair requires the effective leadership of faculty, ongoing research, external engagement, and a modest annual teaching load. The position is a 12 month position with a preferred start date of July 1, 2022. The successful candidate is eligible for tenure upon appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned PhD in Logistics, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, or a closely related field, by July 1, 2022.

• Current academic rank of Associate or Full Professor. Appointment at the level of Professor requires either current rank of Professor or a minimum of 5 years full-time college/university teaching experience at the associate professor level, along with a strong record of research and service with substantial publications in top-tier journals and presentations in professional venues.

• An established record of top tier research publications.

• Evidence of effective communication and the potential for leadership.

• 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.

• Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications (All Ranks):

• Evidence of academic leadership experience and accomplishments that demonstrate effective resource management and allocation, supervision of personnel, program development and assessment, while fostering a positive work environment.

• Capabilities to teach doctoral courses in the LSCM Ph.D. program.

Conditions of Employment:

• Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution.

• All work for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

• Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus

• Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Screening of applications begins January 31, 2022 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is July 1, 2022. 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. Rand Ressler, Search Chair, Search #67910

Georgia Southern University
Electronic mail: [email protected]
Telephone: 912-478-0086

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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Contact Information
Rand Ressler
[email protected]
Georgetown University
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Washington, 20057