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Kuehne Logistics University: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Operations / Supply Chain Management

  • 1.  Kuehne Logistics University: Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Operations / Supply Chain Management

    Posted 11-23-2020 16:23
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    Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Operations / Supply Chain Management

    Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany, one of Germany's top research-based private business schools, invites applications for one or more positions as Assistant Professor in Operations / Supply Chain Management (tenure-track) for a start in September 2021. We are open to any research area within Operations Management that would further strengthen KLU's academic position, including emphasis on any relevant functional area, including for example sourcing, supply chain management, warehousing, and transport. We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in sustainability (in the broadest sense, and including matters like social responsibility, humanitarian operations and global health). The final denomination of the position will be defined in line with the interests of the successful applicant. The position is a full-time appointment.

    The assistant professor will excel by conducting original and impactful research in her chosen area, publish this research in the best management journals, such as those in the FT50 list, and create impact with this research in the business or wider societal community. Next to that, the assistant professor in operations management is expected to teach. Teaching will be primarily in the domains of (green) logistics, operations management, operations research, sourcing and/or supply chain management. Teaching is conducted in all of our programs: undergraduate, Master, PhD, and executive. Like other faculty, the professor will also take part in industry outreach and university service activities.

    Applicants need to have completed a PhD in operations management, operations research, industrial engineering, or a related discipline.

    Teaching load is attractive, with about three quarter-length courses as the nominal load, and may include teaching at the undergraduate, master and PhD level, as well as executive education. Language of instruction is English.

    See information about our tenure and promotion process here:

    KLU is a novel international boutique university located in Hamburg. KLU is ranked first tier among business schools in the German-speaking countries both for teaching and research. Hamburg is generally included among the top-10 best places to live in the world.

    Remuneration is internationally competitive with an attractive research support budget.

    KLU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a culturally diverse, inclusive and pluralistic intellectual community. With all current and upcoming faculty openings we look to further increase this diversity and inclusivity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, ethnicity, nationality, family status or physical or mental disabilities.  

    A complete application will include a CV, letter of intent, publication list, teaching portfolio (including details on teaching experience and student feedback), and research statement (including a description of research and publication projects in progress) to Applications are open now, and can be submitted via email to For Best Consideration Date: 13/12/2020. Reviews will continue until the position is filled.

    For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Professor Maria Besiou, Dean of Research, phone: +49 40 328 707 266, eMail:

    Maria Besiou
    Dean of Research and Professor of Humanitarian Logistics
    Kuehne Logistics University