Assistant Professor-Tenure System

Job description

Job no: 663149
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Eli Broad College Of Business
Department: Department Of Supply Chain Management 10008570
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Tenure System Faculty, Education/Training, Non-Union
Position Summary

Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management, has an opening for a tenure system assistant professor to start in the 2021-2022 academic year. Duties include research, teaching, and service. Salary and terms are negotiable depending on experience.

The department will consider all candidates with expertise in any of the three primary supply chain areas, i.e., logistics/transportation, operations, sourcing. Depending on the candidate’s qualifications and fit, the individual will be housed in one of these areas. As part of the application packet, candidates should include a cover letter that clearly indicates the specific supply chain area that they wish to be considered for. While expertise in multiple areas, and their interaction, would be an asset, please choose only one area of primary focus in the application.

Specific expertise that MSU is seeking in the three areas include, but are not limited, to the following:

  • Logistics/transportation: contemporary logistics managerial decision-making, strategic warehousing/distribution management, last mile logistics fulfillment, maritime and port logistics management, logistics strategy
  • Operations: process improvement and design, innovation and new product development, emerging technology management, sustainability, service operations in contexts such as healthcare and retail, humanitarian operations, behavioral operations
  • Purchasing/procurement/sourcing: supply chain risk management, supply networks, leveraging supplier capabilities, buyer-supplier relationships, green procurement, electronic sourcing
  • For all three areas, candidates with business analytics among their research methods expertise will be given priority.

    Required Degree

    Doctorate -preferred in supply chain management

    Minimum Requirements

    The position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited university. All candidates must have the ability to teach at the undergraduate and MBA levels and a demonstrated record (or potential) of research excellence in supply chain management.

    Desired Qualifications

    From a methodology perspective, candidates with business analytics among their expertise will be given priority. The ideal candidates will also have a demonstrable history of teaching excellence.

    Required Application Materials

    CV, cover letter, and a Word or PDF document with the names and contact information of three references

    Special Instructions

    Review of applications will begin August 12, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

    For additional information, please contact Dr. Yemisi Bolumole ([email protected]) or Dr. Tobias Schoenherr ([email protected]), Search Committee Co-Chairs.

    More information on the SCM Department is available at

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    Department Statement

    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.

    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.

    Advertised: Jul 29, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time
    Applications close: Jul 28, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time




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    Posted: 7/30/2020
    Application Due: 7/28/2022
    Work Type: Full Time