Classification Title: Department Chair/Associate Professor
College/Division: College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Department: HRSM Retail
Advertised Job Summary:
The Department of Retailing within the College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management at the University of South Carolina, invites applications for a full-time 11-month tenure-track faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Department Chair. Reporting to the Dean of the College, the Department Chair has a responsibility to departmental faculty in matters relating to teaching, research, and service and should work in collaboration with unit members to attain valued and shared objectives. As such, the chair is involved in a variety of activities from the long term to the day-to-day including: establishing a strong strategic vision, forecasting future enrollment trends, identifying and securing resources needed for progressive success, working with a wide range of constituents (industry leaders, alumni, current and future students), facilitating healthy faculty governance structures, reviewing faculty and staff performance, developing and mentoring individuals, allocating resources to meet departmental needs, and assisting with student concerns as they arise. The Chair is also expected to teach one class per academic term and is encouraged to remain active in research programs. At the University of South Carolina, Department Chair terms are between three and five years, and individuals are generally limited by policy to two terms.
Advertised Minimum Qualifications :
The minimum required education and experience associated with the position are an earned Ph.D. in a retailing-related field and a record of successful teaching, scholarly activities, and service contributions commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor including progressively-responsible academic administrative duties or Professor including at least nine years of effective, relevant experience by the start date of employment.
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Internal Number: 73572
About The University of South Carolina
The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state’s flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 “Best Colleges” according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state’s educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.