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Job ID: 199899

Department Chair
Auburn University

Date Posted Nov. 18, 2022
Title Department Chair
University Auburn University
Auburn, AL, United States
Department 123497/Supply Chain Management
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Logistics/Supply Chain Management
Position: The Raymond J. Harbert College of Business at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama seeks an experienced and established academic leader for the Department Chair of Supply Chain Management. Successful applicants will be expected to assume a strong leadership role in the college and the department, with particular focus on continuing the current positive trajectory in department research outputs and teaching excellence in undergraduate, masters, and doctoral level programs. The successful applicant will also be expected to teach and maintain a quality research portfolio.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Manage the daily affairs of the department.
  • Manage the department’s fiscal resources.
  • Oversee curriculum development and class scheduling.
  • Lead the department in recruiting, evaluating, and mentoring faculty and staff.
  • Create and support a culture that aims to achieve excellence in research and teaching.
  • Represent the department at external functions and assist in the department and the college’s fundraising efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with the leaders of the other departments (Accounting, Business Analytics and Information Systems, Finance, Management and Entrepreneurship, and Marketing), the Dean, and other administrators as part of the college leadership team.
About the Department: The Department of Supply Chain Management is composed of a total of 10 tenure track faculty members, including an Eminent Scholar. The department also has several full-time lecturers, a professor of practice and 2 full-time positions devoted to the professional development of students. Departmental faculty conduct research in several discipline areas and the department currently hosts the Journal of Business Logistics. Faculty of the department regularly publish their work in premier academic journals and also support and work collaboratively with the Center of Supply Chain Innovation which is also housed in the department. The department offers numerous courses to support the undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered through the department.

About the College: The Harbert College of Business has a strong tradition of providing highly desirable graduates and generating knowledge that drives diverse business thought and sustainable business practice. The college and its programs consistently rank among the nation’s best public undergraduate and graduate business programs. The Harbert College has experienced steady enrollment growth in recent years and currently serves well over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students through six academic departments offering eight undergraduate majors and multiple Masters and Ph.D. options. In addition, the Harbert College has raised over $130 million in private support during the most recent “Because this is Auburn” campaign. The college pioneered online masters and executive education programs that are now ranked among the very best in the nation. The college has invested in building a nationally recognized faculty that moves thought forward through research, engages with industry, and delivers relevant and current instruction.

About the University: Auburn University values tradition, yet eagerly prepares for the future. Rooted in more than 160 years of tradition, Auburn University occupies 1,841 acres and is the academic home to more than 30,000 students. Auburn’s commitment to active student engagement and professional success, and public/private partnerships garners a growing reputation for outreach and extension that delivers broad economic, health and societal impact.

Location: Auburn, AL, is a vibrant and thriving college town and community. Southern Living recently recognized the city of Auburn as one of the top small towns in the South and Money magazine named Auburn as the best place to live in Alabama. Known as the ‘Loveliest Village on the Plains,’ Auburn offers a high quality of life including a vibrant cultural scene at the new Gogue Performing Arts Center, Southeastern Conference sports throughout the academic year, national award-winning chefs and restaurants, a K-12 school system that is top-ranked in the state, general and concierge healthcare options, and an exceptional College of Veterinary Medicine for pet care. Chewacla State Park, just five miles from campus, offers camping, hiking, and mountain biking, as well as swimming and boating opportunities. Auburn’s historical sister town, Opelika, is a fifteen-minute drive and has become known for its eclectic downtown offerings including multiple distilleries and breweries, boutiques, and hobby shops. Visit Auburn Opelika Tourism for more information. The Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport is only 90 minutes away, with multiple shuttle service options to/from Auburn daily. Birmingham is a similar drive to the north, and the state capital of Montgomery is only 50 minutes to the southwest. World-famous Gulf Coast beaches are only a 3-hour drive to the south, and the beautiful Appalachian Mountains are only a 4-hour drive to the northeast. Auburn University is understanding of, and sensitive to, the family needs of faculty, including dual-career couples.
Auburn University is an EEO/Vet/Disability employer

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