Lecturers Supply Chain Management and Operations Management (2.0 FTE)


Faculty of Economics and Business


University of Groningen

Job description

The Department of Operations is part of the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. The department is seeking candidates for part-time and full-time lecturers’ positions in the area of Supply Chain Management and Operations Management.

We are a highly regarded and productive research group. Our cutting edge (inter)disciplinary research is currently built around the themes of supply chain integration, supply chain resilience, health care operations, production planning & control, asset management, and sustainability in supply chains, operations, transport and energy supply (see: https://www.rug.nl/feb/organization/departments/operations/research) and is regularly published in top tier journals. We use a large variety of research methods (case study, archival data, simulation, modelling) and deal with applied, as well as fundamental research questions. The University possesses very good research facilities. Members of the Operations department have an excellent network in industry, providing access to (industry funded) organizational field research. The department has an internationally oriented work environment and collaborates with leading universities around the world. We are responsible for 2 one-year English spoken MSc programs: Supply Chain Management and Technology & Operations Management. In addition, we participate in a one-year English spoken MSc Econometrics, Operations Research and Actuarial Studies program. Our department further contributes to several degree programs at the Bachelor level and to the Research Master of the graduate school.

We currently have 8 full professors, 1 visiting/honorary professor, 11 associate professors, 23 assistant professors, 18 PhD students, and 11 lecturers.

We encourage (recently/almost) graduated PhD students from relevant fields to apply. Teaching tasks are dependent on experience and qualifications and include tutorials, course coordination, marking, mentoring, thesis supervision, course development.

Courses are led by experienced teachers, who act as supervisors for junior staff members. We offer a stimulating environment, where you can continuously improve and expand your teaching skills.

Depending on interests, experience, and qualifications, a maximum of 20% of the workload will be allocated to research. The duration of the part-time or full-time appointments is between 1 and 3 years.


- have a background in logistics, supply chain management, operations management
- hold a PhD degree
- be a hardworking, enthusiastic and experienced lecturer
- have organizational qualities and excellent communication skills
- be proficient in English
- be a team player.

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 36 maanden.

We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

- a starting salary depending on qualifications and work experience from a minimum of € 3,226 gross per month (salary scale 10) to a maximum of € 5,929 gross per month (salary scale 11) for a full-time position
- 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees; favorable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants
- contracts for 1 to 3 years can be discussed. The percentage of research time depends on your expertise and qualities, with a maximum of 20%.

Once you are selected, the actual starting in this job is as soon as possible

Job Application

Applicants are requested to submit:

- a motivation letter (motivation letter attachment)
- a complete curriculum vitae (CV attachment)
- teaching evaluations (if any)
- letters of recommendation (if any).

You can apply for this position before 10 October 11:59pm / until 11 October 2023 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university's website), see: http://www.rug.nl/[…]/english-job-vacancies

The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/

Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code

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Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Prof. Taco van der Vaart

In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0635

Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:

Department of Operations

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