Assistant (Senior) Professor in Operations/Supply Chain Management, School of Business

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Job Description Summary

The Wake Forest University School of Business is seeking qualified candidates for a Tenure-Track Assistant (senior) Professor to start July 1, 2023. This individual will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Operations Management and Supply Chain Management. Candidates with research and teaching interests in supply chain management are of particular interest. It is expected that the candidate would have publications with a pipeline primarily targeted to the Financial Times 50 Operations journals. Candidates should have a Ph.D. (or its equivalent) in Operations Management, Industrial Engineering, or a related field. Evidence of prior teaching effectiveness is a must. The position offers a highly competitive package of compensation and benefits.

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Job Qualifications

Wake Forest University has a long tradition of excellence in market-relevant teaching, and the ideal candidate should demonstrate an ability to contribute to teaching and scholarship in the School of Business. The School of Business embraces the teacher-scholar model wherein our faculty produce original thought leadership that is visible and positively impacts practice. As a community of teacher-scholars, we systematically and rigorously seek answers to questions of high theoretical, practical, and/or pedagogical importance. Thus, equally important to teaching excellence, candidates’ research should be of the highest quality, as evidenced by publications that address important issues in highly regarded outlets, including premier journals (such as those journals recognized by The Financial Times). Ideal candidates are accomplished teachers and scholars who have deeply considered the ways in which their scholarship can improve the practice of global business, demonstrate marketplace applications, and is in keeping with the University’s teacher-scholar model.

Through our teaching, faculty in the School of Business focus on educating the whole person, facilitating student acquisition of deep conceptual knowledge, the attainment of a broad set of professional competencies, and the development of a clear sense of professional identity and character. Therefore, we seek a colleague who subscribes to the teacher-scholar model, serves as an exemplary role model, and can demonstrate a commitment to teaching courses that develop students and advance knowledge.

Because we are preparing students to succeed and flourish in the profession, we seek to hire colleagues who understand the marketplace, desire to be deeply connected to it on a continuing basis through interaction, research and engagement, and are committed to supporting our students as they prepare for and embark on fulfilling career trajectories.

Wake Forest University

Wake Forest University is a private, coeducational institution dedicated to academic excellence in liberal arts, graduate, and professional education. Founded in 1834, the University is ranked among the top thirty national universities according to U.S. News & World Report. With over 5,400 undergraduates and 3,400 graduate and professional students, the student-faculty ratio is 11:1. Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC). Since its founding, the University has adopted the motto Pro Humanitate, which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. For more information, visit: https://about.wfu.edu/.

Wake Forest University is located in Winston-Salem, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina. A family-friendly city with high quality schools, a wide selection of restaurants and shops, outdoor recreational activities, and numerous special events, it is known for its vibrant and thriving arts and innovation scenes. Residents enjoy proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, and a very reasonable cost of living. Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a small town. For more information, visit: www.visitwinstonsalem.com.

The School of Business

The AACSB-accredited, nationally ranked Wake Forest University School of Business offers undergraduate academic programs in Accountancy, Finance, Business and Enterprise Management, and Mathematical Business as well as graduate programs encompassing the Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA), Master of Science in Business Analytics (MSBA), Master of Science in Management (MSM), and Master of Business Administration (MBA). Courses are offered at the beautiful home campus in Winston-Salem, the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center, and/or online depending upon the chosen program.

Wake Forest University continues to rank as a top school for undergraduate business education (ranked #21 by Poets & Quants for Best Undergraduate Business Programs in 2022). Wake Forest MSA students have earned the #1 CPA Pass Rate more than any other school in the past 20 years, and the MSA Program has been listed as a “Top 20 Program” by the Public Accounting Report. For 2023, U.S. News & World Report ranked the part-time MBA Program #1 in North Carolina and #19 in the nation while The Economist ranked the MSM Program as #2 in Career Opportunities and #5 overall for 2021. For more information about the School of Business, visit: https://business.wfu.edu/.

Farrell Hall

Wake Forest University business programs and faculty are housed in Farrell Hall, an inspiring, four-level, 120,000-square foot structure featuring state-of-the-art technology and groundbreaking design to create an environment in which faculty-student engagement and interaction thrives.

Application Policy & Procedure

Review of applications will begin immediately. Required materials include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research, and recent course evaluation results with comparative benchmarks. Formal transcripts will be required before a hiring offer can be made. Applications that include all required information and are submitted on or before December 2, 2022 will be given full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, visit: https://hr.wfu.edu/careers/#. Inquiries about the position should be addressed to askhr@wfu.edu.

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment. Additionally, the University requires proof of full vaccination with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all positions. Consistent with federal, state, and local law, the University will consider exemptions for medical- and religious-based reasons unless providing an accommodation would result in an undue hardship to the University.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Additional Job Description

In an effort to protect the health and safety of the campus community, all faculty and staff positions, excluding staff who perform duties exclusively at Graylyn Conference Center, are required to be fully vaccinated with an FDA approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccine prior to their hire date. Once hired, faculty and staff must maintain full COVID-19 vaccination status throughout their employment at Wake Forest University. Faculty and staff with disabilities or sincerely held religious beliefs that preclude vaccination should contact Human Resources to request a reasonable accommodation.

Time Type Requirement

Full time

In order to provide a safe and productive learning and living community, Wake Forest University conducts background investigations for all final faculty candidates being considered for employment.

Wake Forest seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce while promoting an inclusive work environment committed to excellence in the spirit of Pro Humanitate. In adherence with applicable laws and as provided by University policies, the University prohibits discrimination in its employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability and veteran status and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.

Organization

Wake Forest University, formed in 1834, has experienced decades of growth and innovation.  WFU is a distinctive university that combines a liberal arts core with graduate and professional schools and innovative research programs.  The University embraces the teacher-scholar ideal, which prizes the personal interaction between students and faculty.  It is a place where exceptional teaching, fundamental research and discovery, and the engagement of faculty and students in the classroom and the laboratory are paramount.

Wake Forest University is a community that seeks the enlightenment and freedom which come through diligent study and learning. Its higher goal, however, is to give life to the University motto "Pro Humanitate," as members translate a passion for knowledge into compassionate service. The community shares a tradition that embraces freedom and integrity and acknowledges the worth of the individual. The heritage, established by the school's founders and nurtured by succeeding generations, promotes a democratic spirit arising from open-mindedness and discourse. Wake Forest fosters compassion and caring for others. Its collective strength and character are derived from the values and distinctive experiences of each individual; therefore, it affirms the richness of human intellect and culture and its contribution to knowledge, faith, reason, and dialogue. Furthermore, it strives toward a society in which good will, respect, and equality prevail. To that end, Wake Forest University rejects hatred and bigotry in any form and promotes justice, honor, and mutual trust.​

The University is comprised of:  the undergraduate college, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Divinity, School of Law, and School of Medicine (located on the Bowman Gray campus with Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center) and today enrolls about 4,846 undergraduates and 2,823 students in graduate programs at its principal location, the Reynolda campus.  Students at Wake Forest University enjoy a great deal of access to and interaction with world-class faculty both in and out of the classroom setting with a student-faculty ratio of 11:1.  Wake Forest employs approximately 2,772 full and part-time faculty and staff.

Wake Forest is a collegiate university offering a vibrant, intellectual community with a rich cultural life, an impressive array of facilities, and a strong athletics program competing in the fifteen-team Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).  Since its founding, the university has adopted the motto “pro humanitate,” which is exemplified by a deep institutional commitment to public service and engagement with the world. Wake Forest has a strong commitment to holistic, eight-dimensional well-being for students, faculty and staff as evidenced in the Thrive initiative.

Winston-Salem, NC

Wake Forest is located in Winston-Salem, NC, a beautiful, mid-sized city centrally located in the Piedmont-Triad region of North Carolina.  Winston-Salem is a family-friendly city with high quality schools, numerous outdoor recreational activities and events, and is known for its vibrant and thriving arts scene.

Winston-Salem residents enjoy close proximity to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains (1.5 hours) and Atlantic beaches (4 hours), a moderate climate with four distinct seasons, a very reasonable cost of living, and an eclectic variety of restaurants, wine bars, and breweries for dining with friends and family.  Winston-Salem offers many of the amenities of a large city but with the sense of community and quality of life of a smaller town (www.visitwinstonsalem.com).

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