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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Summer/Fall 2021

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor, Summer/Fall 2021

Knoxville, TN
Open Date:
Feb 24, 2021

The University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business invites applications for Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor position(s) with an emphasis in supply chain management (SCM), logistics management, supply chain planning, or a related field. Our globally renowned supply chain group seeks candidates who have the ability to contribute to our teaching mission, as well as in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. This non-tenure track position will reside within the Department of SCM, and the chosen candidate will have responsibility for teaching in both the recently launched online Master of Science in Supply Chain Management (MS-SCM) program, as well as in-person courses in our undergraduate and graduate supply chain programs. Our future clinical faculty member will be an integral and fully participating member of our faculty. S/he will report to the Department Head of Supply Chain Management and will also work closely with the Executive Director of the UT Global Supply Chain Institute and other tenured and non-tenured supply chain management faculty in order to collaboratively achieve our department’s instructional goals. The successful candidate will be able to teach courses intended for multiple different constituent audiences, including Executive, Non-Degree, and/or traditional undergraduate or graduate degree students as determined by annual needs. Depending upon candidate qualifications, s/he also may assume course or program director responsibilities in the future, and/or serve as a leader in our industry-focused research projects portfolio.

Employment can commence for the summer semester of 2021 (beginning about May 15, 2021) or fall semester of 2021 (beginning about August 10, 2021), and the position(s) will remain open until filled. Compensation will be nationally competitive, and will depend on the chosen candidate’s combination of teaching and practical experiences.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree with an emphasis in supply chain management, logistics management, sourcing/supply management, operations management or a related field from an accredited institution 
  • Qualification and experience to be appointed as an Assistant/Associate Clinical Professor 
  • A minimum of 6 years progressively responsible experience within a business or relevant higher education context 
  • A demonstrated record of high-quality and innovative teaching of germane subject matter 
  • A substantial level of familiarity with at least one segment of the supply chain management/logistics/procurement/operations management industry.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with institutions recognized for their expertise in SCM
  • Knowledge of both the operational and strategic importance of supply chain management in both research and applied settings 
  • Experience teaching multiple subjects within SCM 
  • Experience with online delivery.
  • Preferred attributes for the ideal candidate would include teaching experience in logistics, operations planning and/or forecasting courses, though other related courses may also be of interest.
  • Other highly desirable qualifications include a demonstrated ability to engage, inform, motivate and develop teams; the demonstrated ability to build connections with students and external university partners; an understanding of business school research and programming; and the ability to work in a team-based, client-centered, fast-paced, and innovative setting.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit a cover letter, current curriculum vitae (including a summary of recent teaching evaluation scores and teaching awards, as applicable), and the names and contact information of three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will remain open until the position is filled. Preliminary Interviews may be conducted by Zoom/Skype. For further information, please contact the chair of the search committee: 

Dr. John E. Bell, Search Committee Chair
Haslam College of Business
310 Stokely Management Center
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37996
[email protected]


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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