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Multiple Professorship positions (tenure-track and open rank) in Operations / Supply Chain Management

  • 1.  Multiple Professorship positions (tenure-track and open rank) in Operations / Supply Chain Management

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    Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) in Hamburg, Germany, one of Germany's top research-based private business schools, invites applications for multiple Professorship positions in Operations / Supply Chain Management (tenure-track). We are particularly interested in candidates with an interest in one (or more) of the following areas:

    • Air Cargo
    • Maritime Logistics
    • Pharma-/Medical/Healthcare Supply Chains

    The final denomination of the positions will be defined in line with the interests of the successful applicants. The positions are full-time appointments.

    The professors will excel by conducting original and impactful research in their chosen areas, 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 professors are expected to teach and to demonstrate a willingness to engage in online teaching. Teaching will be primarily in the domains of transportation, healthcare supply chains, operations management, operations research, and/or supply chain management. 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, names of three references, 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 Reviews will start October 10, 2021, and will continue until the positions are filled. We will interview at the INFORMS Annual Meeting, as well as via Skype and alternate locations. A campus visit is part of the final selection procedure. Those wishing to be considered for interviews at the INFORMS Annual Meeting should complete their application by October 1, 2021. For inquiries regarding the positions, 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


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