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Position Summary

The Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University seeks to hire a new department chairperson to start in August 2019. Salary is competitive.


Ranked #1 in US News and World Report, the Supply Chain Management Department ( is the home of internationally recognized faculty who are among the most accomplished scholars and teachers. The department offers a Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, an MS in Supply Chain Management, and Ph.D.’s in both Logistics and Operations & Sourcing Management. The department contributes heavily to the Executive and Full-time MBA programs, online certificate programs, and is very active in executive education programs.


A department chairperson at Michigan State University represents the department within the College, the University, and with external constituencies. The chairperson is part of the college’s leadership team and is also responsible for the department’s faculty and staff recruiting, development and retention, resource attainment, financial management, and stakeholder relationship management. The chairperson manages a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and should lead a department strong in scholarship, teaching capacity, and outreach.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Business Administration-Supply Chain Mgt

Minimum Requirements

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Business Administration with emphasis in the areas of Supply Chain Management (e.g., Logistics, Operations, Sourcing) or related disciplines that intersect with SCM, and should have an academic/professional record consistent with an appointment to full professor with tenure. In addition to a research record to support appointment at full professor, candidates should have demonstrated collegial program leadership, faculty development, college and university fundraising, and financial management. 

Desired Qualifications

MSU’s SCM department is known for its integrated end-to-end perspective on supply chain, and we are looking for candidates who will perpetuate this view.  In addition, we are looking for candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our faculty (deep expertise in logistics, operations, and sourcing).  Tenure-track faculty include: Y. Bolumole, A. Choo, D. Closs, S. Griffis, M. Li, S. Melnyk, J. Miller, A. Nair, S. Narayanan, S. Peinkofer, C. Rosales, T. Schoenherr, M. Schwieterman, Talluri, S. Vickery, and J. Whipple. 

Required Application Materials

CV, cover letter

Special Instructions

To be given consideration, applicants must provide a cover letter describing their primary professional experiences and accomplishments and a CV. Contact Cheri Speier-Pero, SCM Interim Department Chair, and Chair of the Search Committee ([email protected], 517-432-0800) for additional information. To be eligible for full consideration, all application materials must be received by Friday, November 16, 2018.

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Department Statement

Michigan State University


Founded in 1855, Michigan State University ( has always been an innovator in research, teaching, and application of knowledge. In 1863, Michigan State was designated the beneficiary of the Morrill Land-Grant Colleges Act endowment, becoming the pioneer land-grant college in the United States and serving as a prototype for future institutions. From these origins, Michigan State has evolved into a comprehensive, global, world-class university with a full spectrum of programs and attracting a diverse set of gifted professors, staff members, and students. The University has been an elected member of the Association of American Universities since 1964.


Michigan State enrolls approximately 51,000 students, including 11,300 graduate and professional College students, and it employs more than 11,600 faculty and staff members. The University offers more than 200 programs of study at the bachelor, masters and doctoral levels. MSU is guided by “Bolder by Design” ( as a “shared strategic framework that aligns our efforts across Michigan State University and around the globe, harnessing the power of working together to achieve our highest aspirations and to fuel the creation of better outcomes and growing value for our students, state, nation, and world.”


Eli Broad College of Business


The Broad College has 125 full-time faculty in five departments: Accounting and Information Systems, Finance, Management, Marketing, and Supply Chain Management and one industry specific unit, The School of Hospitality Business. The work of the College is supported by a 100-person administrative staff and 50 academic specialists. Currently, some 7,700 students are enrolled in the Broad College (approximately 6,700 undergraduates and 980 graduate and doctoral students), making Broad one of the largest business colleges in the country.


The Broad College is consistently a top 25 business college in rankings. The Broad vision is to be the leader in creating knowledge and developing transformational thinkers and doers who make business happen. A core focus of the college’s strategic plan is on the 3Rs – Recognition for the Broad College is the result of the accomplishments of our world-renowned faculty, our students, and our alumni. From this we have built a Reputation for being one of the top business schools in the world, and this is reflected in our Rankings.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.




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Posted: 8/16/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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