Tenure Track Assistant/Associate Professor Operations Management/Research

University of Groningen

Faculty of Economics and Business

The department of Operations is one of the largest European research groups on operations, with focal areas in Operations Management (OM), Operations Research (OR), and Industrial Engineering (IE). The department has over 30 scientific staff members and around 25 PhD and PD researchers. Its research publications cover the full range of journals for the field, including Journal of Operations Management, Management Science, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Journal of Business Logistics, and Transportation Science. The department builds on a strong position in international research networks in organizing conferences, and participating in working groups and projects. Staff members are involved in successful and accredited bachelor and master programmes in Supply Chain Management, Technology Operations Management, Operations Research, and Business Administration. They also take part in Research Master and PhD training at both the institutional and national level.
The central research issue in our department is operations and supply chain planning. Topics include but are not limited to supply chain integration, sustainability, service supply chains, supply chain resilience, health care operations, transportation/routing and humanitarian logistics. Methodological approaches range from empirical (case studies, surveys) to simulation and (applied) OR.

Job description
The candidate is expected to strengthen the position of the Operations department. The candidate has the ability to conduct high quality, original research and publishes regularly in high-ranked international journals. Given recent growth of the MSc Supply Chain Management programme and the current composition of staff, we particularly urge candidates with expertise in SCM who are familiar with survey research and related statistical methods to apply.

Time for research is allocated according to standardized faculty procedures, which guarantees initially 50% time for research during the tenure track period. Responsibilities include teaching in the bachelor and master programmes of the department. All MSc programmes are taught in English. He/she has to perform research in the area of Operations, initiate new research projects, participate in the coaching of PhD students, support renewal of the educational and research programmes of the department, and participate in committees on university and faculty level.

- background in logistics, supply chain management or operations management
- PhD degree
- excellent research skills, publications in top journals in the area of Operations
- enthousiastic and experienced lecturer
- organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
- relevant international academic network
- active involvement in obtaining external funding for research projects.

Conditions of employment
Contract length: 72 months.
The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience starting from a minimum of € 3,400 gross per month (salary scale 11 Dutch Universities) to a maximum of € 5,288 gross per month (salary scale 12) for a fulltime position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. The appointment will be for a period of six years, attached is the condition that an evaluation will take place in the third year of the appointment. A second evaluation will take place in the sixth year of the appointment. If this evaluation is positive a tenured position is possible. Once a candidate is selected the actual starting in this job is as soon as possible. Applications You are requested to submit: 1. a motivation letter 2. a complete curriculum vitae 3. the names of three experts who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation 4. three self-selected "best papers" 5. a short statement of your research accomplishments and future research goals 6. a five keywords description of your research area. Please note: you can only upload 5 files so you must merge all the requested documents up to 5 files. You may apply for this position until 26 September / before 27 September 2016 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below this advertisement on the University website). Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.
Maximum salary: 5288.

Additional information
For additional information, please contact:
Dr D.P. van Donk, Research Director Opera, phone +31 50 3637345/3637020

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 216247
Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

Department of Operations
Research institute OPERA
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