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Faculty Position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Cynthia Hardin Milligan Chair of Business

  • 1.  Faculty Position at University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Cynthia Hardin Milligan Chair of Business

    Posted 09-07-2019 16:49

    Cynthia Hardin Milligan Chair of Business

    Tenured Endowed Chair Faculty Position in the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    College of Business at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    The Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics within the College of Business at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln invites applications for a tenured endowed chair appointment. The successful candidate will hold the Cynthia Hardin Milligan Chair of Business. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas of business analytics, supply chain management, operations management and management information systems. We will consider candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level, and we are particularly interested in individuals who are strong organizational citizens and interested in being active members of a rich academic community.

    This position will have an August 2020 start date and will be an academic year (nine month) appointment. Salary, benefits, and research support are competitive and consistent with other Colleges of Business within the Big Ten. The awarding of tenure within the College of Business requires publications in top-tier refereed journals.

    Minimum Required Qualifications

    Applicants must have a doctorate in a supply chain management, operations management, business analytics, operations research, industrial engineering or a related field (such as econometrics, statistics or computer science). Applicants must possess an established record of publications in top-tier refereed journals and a research record commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. Applicants must also possess a demonstrated ability to teach college-level courses in business analytics, supply chain management or operations management.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Experience teaching courses at the MBA, MS or equivalent level, and experience teaching in an online and/or blended environment, are preferred. Relevant work experience in supply chain management or business analytics is also preferred.

    About the Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics

    The Department of Supply Chain Management and Analytics consists of 12 tenured and tenure-track faculty, along with one professor of practice and one full-time lecturer. The department is responsible for teaching the College of Business core courses in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Business Analytics/Information Analysis. The department offers an undergraduate major in supply chain management, as well as a minor in business analytics. At the graduate level, the department teaches courses in the MBA program, and offers certificates in supply chain management and business analytics, as well as an MS in Business Analytics.

    About the Nebraska College of Business

    The College of Business, established in 1913, moved into a new 240,000 square foot, $84 million dollar state-of-the-art building in the fall of 2017. The Undergraduate Program, consisting of 11 majors and 4 minors, is ranked 44th by US News and World Report, and emphasizes real-world experiences for students. The Online MBA Program is ranked 8th in the nation by Poets and Quants, 13th in the world by the Financial Times, and 26th among public institutions by U.S. News & World Report. Strong support for research and close proximity to the thriving business communities of Omaha and Lincoln help advance the research goals of our 120 faculty and 40 Ph.D. students, in an open, inclusive and collaborative community. Visit the College of Business webpage:

    About Lincoln, NE

    Lincoln, population 290,000, is the third largest city in the Big Ten and is known for its college-town atmosphere, but also offers the attractions and entertainment opportunities of a large metropolitan area. Lincoln was recently named America's "brightest and most affordable tech hub" by Livability and a "Smart Gigabit Community" by the National Science Foundation-funded nonprofit, U.S. Ignite. Other accolades include: #4 best state capital to live in by WalletHub; #1 best city for new jobs by Forbes; #2 on quality of life ranking by The Huffington Post; and #4 on best places to raise a family in Children's Health. Lincoln boasts low unemployment, low cost of living, and low crime, along with a strong vision for growth, vibrant downtown, extensive bike trails, numerous golf courses and parks, a wide variety of restaurants, shops and museums, and top college sports teams. For more information visit:

    How to Apply for this Position

    To be considered for this position applicants should access requisition F_190150 at, click on "Apply to this Job" and complete the Faculty/Academic Administrative Form. Applicants will be required to attach three (3) separate documents in PDF or Word format: 1) A letter of application outlining their research and teaching experience and interests; 2) A detailed curriculum vita that includes information on education, qualifications, publications, teaching experience, and work experience. Evidence of teaching experience should include the title, level (undergraduate or graduate) and delivery method (in-class, online or blended) for all courses taught, along with a summary of the relevant teaching evaluations; and 3) Names and contact information for three references.

    Additionally, three reference letters should be addressed to Dr. Demet Batur, Search Committee Chair, and submitted electronically to

    To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by October 11, 2019. However, applications will be considered until the position is filled.

    As an EO/AA employer, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See:

    Jennifer Ryan
    Professor and Department Chair
    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    Lincoln NE