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Open-rank tenure track faculty position in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • 1.  Open-rank tenure track faculty position in Operations and Supply Chain Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

    Posted 11-18-2020 10:15
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    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position as assistant professor in our department of Technology and Operations Management (TOM), focusing on supply chain management (SCM).

    SCM is one of three critical business transformations covered by the department and is focused on transforming the sector into sustainable global supply chains. The department also works on business information management with a focus on digital transformation, and innovation management with a focus on business model transformation. TOM has a strong tradition in using, critically reviewing and improving analytical and empirical research methods, and mathematical modelling and simulation. The SCM section at RSM consists of some 50 faculty and PhD students.


    Required qualifications

    Applicants should have (or expect to complete soon) a PhD in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, or a closely related field. Candidates need to have demonstrated a potential for excellence in research and teaching.

    We are particularly seeking candidates with an interest and relevant expertise in the overlapping areas of sustainability and supply (chain) management, with a research and teaching focus on for example sustainable supply chains, corporate social responsibility, sustainable sourcing, responsible sourcing, certification in supply chains, reverse logistics and/or closed loop supply chains. Much of the research challenges in this interesting and developing field require an empirical approach, possibly combined with a modelling approach. We especially encourage candidates with a strong empirical background to apply. 


    Applicants with expertise in one of our following focus areas can also apply:

    • supply chain co-ordination and contracting
    • transportation and logistics
    • intralogistics (material handling, warehouse management, terminal operations)
    • procurement, sourcing, purchasing and supply management
    • behavioural operations
    • sustainable operations and closed-loop supply chains
    • retail operations


    Research environment

    RSM is committed to being a research-led business school. You will be part of a strong community of 90 researchers, including more than 40 PhD students in ERIM's business processes, logistics, and information systems track (LIS). Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) is the joint research institute of RSM and the Erasmus School of Economics. The ERIM-LIS research group's aim is to be at the forefront of developments in its domain, and to make major contributions to management research and to management practice. Our research is largely inspired by business challenges and is often carried out in close co-operation with companies.

    The Netherlands – and Rotterdam, which is home to the biggest seaport in Europe – is an international gateway to the massive markets of Western Europe. The Dutch logistics sector employs over 750,000 people and adds about €40 billion to the country's gross domestic product (GDP). Our research and teaching are inspired by our home city but are influenced by and have influence on the rest of the world.  


    Teaching environment

    We teach elements of Operations and SCM in RSM's two bachelor programmes and several of its master programmes. Our specialised MSc in Supply Chain Management is ranked among the best programmes in the world ( Moreover, the SCM section is one of the founding members of the MSc in Business Analytics. Besides these pre-experience programs, we also are involved in RSM's extensive range of post-experience education offerings such as its (Executive) MBA programs.


    Employment conditions

    The conditions of employment comply with the collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants. Erasmus University Rotterdam has attractive employment conditions, which include a holiday allowance of 8 per cent, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3 per cent, and a generous number of vacation days.


    How to apply

    The application deadline is 1 March 2021. Screening will start immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply for the position, go to

     Your application package should include:

    • your letter of interest
    • your curriculum vitae
    • a research statement
    • a teaching statement
    • two recent (working) papers
    • names of three referees.


    For more information about this position contact Prof. Erik van Raaij, co-ordinator of the Purchasing & Supply Chain Strategy cluster ( or the chair of the hiring committee, Dr Cynthia Kong, via


    About the School and Rotterdam

    Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM) is one of Europe's top 10 business schools. RSM's primary focus is on developing business leaders with international careers who can become a force for positive change by carrying their innovative mindset into a sustainable future. Our first-class range of bachelor, master, MBA, PhD and executive programmes encourage them to become critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers and doers.

    Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and is home to Europe's biggest port. It is vibrantly international, accommodating some 644,000 people (1.2 million in the greater metropolitan area) from 160 different countries. It is a modern city, with high-rise towers and creative architecture. In addition to being an important business and logistics hub, the city also has an extensive cultural, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Rotterdam is the gateway to Europe; Paris, London, Brussels, Berlin, and many other great destinations can all be reached in a few hours. Amsterdam and Schiphol Airport are less than an hour away by train or car.

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    Qingxia Kong
    Assistant Professor
    Erasmus University
    The Netherlands