Assistant Professor - Operations Management and Statistics

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Job FieldThe Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the Operations Management and Statistics area, with a specialization in data analytics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Operations Management, Statistics, or a related discipline, by the date of appointment or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching. In addition, applicants for the position must have a strong theoretical and methodological background in their area of specialization, as well as the demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge to important questions and issues in management.

We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing strengths in the Operations Management and Statistics Area, and reinforce our expertise in data analytics. The Rotman School of Management has a strong research oriented faculty that is supportive of serious scholarship and is committed to the professional development of its faculty. The Operations Management and Statistics area provides a stimulating and supportive research environment and a strong commitment to excellence in both research and teaching. The recently-formed TD Management Data and Analytics Lab promotes cutting-edge analytic tools in business through teaching and research, and will be a central source of knowledge and expertise in data science, AI, and machine learning applications.

The successful candidate for this position is expected to pursue independent, innovative research at the highest international level, to establish an outstanding and competitive research program, and to establish and sustain a publication record of impactful articles in internationally recognized top-tier academic journals in relevant fields. The successful candidate will also have a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level, and to graduate student training and supervision.

Excellence in research is evidenced primarily by the submitted research statement and publications or forthcoming publications in top-ranked field-relevant journals, or a job market paper and other work in progress that meets high international standards. Other evidence of research excellence may include presentations at top conferences, presenting research at other highly ranked schools, and research awards and accolades, as well as strong letters of recommendation from referees of high standing.

A commitment to excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching accomplishments, and teaching dossier or other evidence of superior performance in teaching-related activities (such as performance as a teaching assistant or course instructor, experience leading successful workshops or seminars, student mentorship, or excellent conference posters or presentations), as well as strong letters of recommendation, and strong performance during the on-campus presentation for short-listed candidates.

Salaries are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto is Canada's largest university and has an international research reputation. The Rotman School operates an undergraduate Commerce program, a full-time, part-time and executive MBA program, a Master of Management Analytics, a Ph.D., and other programs. We attract outstanding students and place them with the leading institutions, corporations and consulting firms.

Rotman is situated in the heart of Canada’s corporate and financial centre, and the world’s most diverse city. Rotman’s core values reflect this diversity and, as such, we have a preference for candidates with demonstrated experience and interest in promoting a diverse and inclusive research and teaching environment. For more information about the Rotman School and its core values, please visit:

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research statement outlining current and future research interests, a job market paper, up to 3 sample publications, and a teaching dossier (to include a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, and teaching evaluations or evidence of other teaching related activities).

Applicants must also arrange to have three letters of reference sent directly by the referee via email (on letterhead and signed) by the closing date, November 18, 2019, to:

Email: [email protected]
Opher Baron
Professor and Recruiting Committee Chair, Operations Management and Statistics
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto

Submission guidelines can be found at:  We recommend combining attached documents into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact [email protected]

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of November 18, 2019.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)
Job Posting: Sep 17, 2019
Job Closing: Nov 18, 2019




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Posted: 9/18/2019
Application Due: 11/17/2019
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