Assistant or Associate Professor of Operations Management - 520808

Job Details

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Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Tuscaloosa
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

Department/Organization
206601 - Info Systems/Statistics/Mgt Science

Rank
Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary
Primary duties will include teaching upper level and graduate OM courses, engaging in research that results in published articles in the top peer‐reviewed journals in their field, and performing service as assigned by the department, college and university.

Detailed Position Information
The Department of Information Systems, Statistics, and Management Science at the Culverhouse College of Business at the University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure‐track Assistant or Associate Professor of Operations Management (OM) beginning August 16, 2024. Primary duties include teaching OM courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels where there are current and future needs, research interests compatible with those of the group’s faculty and with potential for outstanding scholarly publications, and performing service as assigned by the department, college, and university. Applications from experienced assistant professors are
welcome.

The University of Alabama is the state’s flagship university. This R1 research institution is located
in Tuscaloosa, one of America’s archetypal college town and a great place to live:
https://visittuscaloosa.com/

Minimum Qualifications
(1) A doctoral degree in Operations Management or a closely related field; e.g.: Operations Research,
Management Science or Industrial Engineering completed by August 16, 2024;
(2) a high‐quality research agenda, and current working/published papers;
(3) evidence of interest and enthusiasm in teaching excellence.

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates with experience, desire, flexibility, and ability to teach a range of upper level & graduate OM courses, including MBA, are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to researchers with interests that mesh well with the current faculty’s activities.

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Candidates must apply online at https://careers.ua.edu/home. Submission of the following documents is required: • cover letter and full curriculum vitae summarizing interests and qualifications for the position, including past and/or anticipated future efforts to advance diversity, equity and inclusion; • statement of teaching philosophy describing (at a minimum) conceptualizations of teaching and learning, teaching and assessment methods; • teaching evaluations; • statement of research interests describing (at a minimum) past, present, and future research; • statement of outlook on diversity, equity, and inclusion and how it may inform their teaching, research, and service efforts; • writing/publication samples; and • full contact information for at least three references. All these materials must be attached at the time of submission for the application to be considered. The candidate selected for this position will be required to submit a disclosure and consent form authorizing a background investigation. Preference for a meeting at the 2023 INFORMS Annual Conference will be given to individuals whose applications are received by October 1, 2023. All inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Dr. John Mittenthal at jmittent@ua.edu.

About the Division/College/School
The Culverhouse College of Business is home to an inclusive community, committed to personal engagement, and dedicated to shaping the future of business through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

Continuously accredited by The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) since 1929, Culverhouse is among the leading public business schools in the country.

The College offers degree programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels distributed across five academic departments and the Manderson Graduate School of Business.

Some of its many distinctive programs and labs include the STEM and CREATE Path to the MBA, a value investing library and trading room, a behavioral research lab, and a center focused on data analytics.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf

Advertised: 18 Sep 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 01 Aug 2024 Central Daylight Time

Organization

The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.

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