Georgia State University - Open Rank Position in Strategic Management
Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Department of Management
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Tenure Track or Tenured
The Robinson College of Business (RCB) at Georgia State University (GSU) invites candidates for a tenure track faculty position within the Department of Management in the area of Strategic Management to be effective August 2023. The rank is open with a preference for hiring at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. We seek applicants with a passion and demonstrated capability for publishing high-quality research in premier management journals. They should have earned (or will complete) a Ph.D. in a relevant field from an AACSB-accredited university (or international equivalent) prior to appointment. The Department values a commitment to quality teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Salary, teaching load, and research support are competitive with other Research 1 universities.
Successful candidates will help expand the department’s research profile and curricular offerings at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels. We are especially seeking scholars with interests in contemporary issues in strategic management such as innovation, sustainability, and technology management. The successful applicant will join a department of faculty and staff who are committed to innovative teaching; diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence; and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a campus with a diverse student body, we encourage applications from women, minorities, and individuals with a history of mentoring under-represented minorities.
About the Department and Faculty
The Department of Management is excited about implementing a new strategic plan that calls for creating differentiation by promoting empirical and field research in partnership with industry. The department is composed of outstanding and collegial faculty whose research and teaching interests represent different facets of management including Strategic Management, Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Operations and Supply Chain Management, and Business Analytics. Our faculty members are enthusiastically engaged in research and regularly publish in the top journals in their disciplines, hold leadership positions in professional associations, and sit on the editorial boards of top journals. They also engage with colleagues in other units of the Robinson College of Business, GSU, and neighboring and international universities in a variety of professional activities.
About the J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the Southeast. For more than 100 years, Robinson has contributed to Atlanta’s impact as a regional, national and international hub for creativity and innovation.
The vision for the college’s five-year strategic plan, Accelerate 2025, is “innovation for all.” Our mission is to “prepare people from all backgrounds to lead, innovate, and achieve their potential to advance business and society. Robinson recognizes the unrivaled potential of free enterprise to improve lives. We design and implement solutions that advance how businesses and markets function to make a world where all citizens prosper.”
Robinson has broken the business school mold by assembling a faculty encompassing business practitioners, researchers, engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. These experts ensure Robinson students build business acumen and sector-crossing skills in STEM fields, college partners benefit from broader thinking, and collaborate on pioneering, interdisciplinary research to develop breakthrough market solutions.
The college has 12 academic units and offers two MBA programs, 15 master’s, three graduate certificates in innovation, two doctoral programs (a Ph.D. program with 11 areas of study and a Doctor of Business Administration), and 11 undergraduate majors.
It offers a suite of signature programs, including WomenLead, its nationally recognized undergraduate leadership program, and week-long residencies for high-performing students on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC.
Robinson has broad and deep relationships with the Atlanta business community through its insight (analytics) labs focusing on fintech, legal analytics, operations, and social media. The college also is home to discipline-specific roundtables in financial leadership, human resources, logistics, marketing, and sales.
About Georgia State University
Georgia State University is an enterprising urban public research institution in Atlanta, the leading cultural and economic center of the Southeast. Georgia State is a national leader in using innovation to drive student success and research growth. Enrolling and graduating one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, Georgia State provides its world-class faculty and more than 50,000 students with unsurpassed research, teaching, and learning opportunities in one of the 21st century’s great global cities.
In the past decade, Georgia State has increased its graduation rate by more than 20 percent, and it is the only major research university (R-1) to eliminate achievement gaps based on race, ethnicity, and income. Georgia State enrolls and graduates the largest number of Black students, Hispanic students, low-income students, first-generation students, adult learners, and military learners in the state of Georgia. And, for the past five years, the university has awarded more bachelor’s degrees to Black students than any other college or university in the U.S.
In its 2022-2023 “Best Colleges” edition (released Sept. 12, 2022) U.S. News & World Report ranks Georgia State first among public universities for undergraduate teaching and the nation’s second most innovative university.
With six campuses throughout metro Atlanta, the university provides its world-class faculty and more than 52,000 students with unsurpassed connections to the opportunities available in one of the 21st century’s great global cities. Georgia State provides a rich experience with award-winning housing and hundreds of student clubs and organizations. Students, faculty, and alumni enjoy a unique campus personality and culture based on ambition, hard work, dedication, and perseverance.
Comprising 12 colleges and schools, Georgia State has more than 250 degree programs in 100 fields of study at the Atlanta Campus — the widest variety in the state. It has 30+ associate degree pathways at five campuses and through the largest online program in the state. The university generates a $2.8 billion annual economic impact on metro Atlanta.
The Atlanta metropolitan area has a population of 6.1 million. Situated in the Piedmont region of the Southeast, it is 1,000 feet above sea level and has the densest urban tree canopy of any major U.S. city.
With a gross domestic product of $406 billion, Atlanta has the tenth largest economy of cities in the U.S. and the 20th largest in the world. Its economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors in industries including transportation, aerospace, logistics, healthcare, news and media operations, film and television production, information technology, finance, and biomedical research and public policy.
According to the 2022 Fortune 500 and Fortune 1,000 list of America’s largest companies based on revenue, 31 companies headquartered in metro Atlanta are among the Fortune 1,000, of which 17 are Fortune 500 companies. It also is a major transportation hub. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is the world’s busiest airport and the Port of Savannah is the third-busiest U.S. port and in the top 30 worldwide.
Applicants should apply online at http://academicjobsonline.org/ (registration is free) and upload their letter of application, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference. The position remains open until filled. Questions related to the position should be sent to Dr. Chad Hartnell at email@example.com. The position is contingent upon final budget approval by the University.
Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.
About Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Department of Management
By fusing STEM fields with traditional business education, faculty at J. Mack Robinson College of Business pioneer new ways of looking at and solving problems and equip students with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills that set them apart from other talent. Though our faculty hail from a variety of academic institutions, research interest areas and industry positions, they share the same belief: that harnessing the power of diversity is the only way to approach challenges and make the world a better place.